THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal and Logbook of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Lady Jane Dundas on her voyage to Madras and Bengal 1805-1807. Commanded by Captain Hon Hugh Lindsay.

EXTRACT

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG ETC.

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

LADY JANE DUNDAS

(BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain Hon Hugh Lindsay

Voyage to Madras and Bengal

5 Dec 1805 - 9 Sep 1807

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 309D.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
April 2019

Page under construction


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.


Lady Jane Dundas

Built by Cleverly and launched 1800, length 146ft, 826 tons. She made five voyages to Madras and Bengal of which this was her fourth, commanded by Captain Hon Hugh Lindsay. On her next voyage, homeward bound and under Captain John Eckford she parted company off Mautitius in a gale on 14th March 1809 and along with three other ships was not heard of again. An upturned hull of one of the ships was sighted off the island the following October but sank before it could be identified. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Jane_Dundas_(1800_EIC_ship) for more information.


Example of a page from the Journal.
Monday 29th December 1805.

Farrington extract for this voyage:-

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

LADY JANE DUNDAS: Built by Cleverly, launched 18800, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 146ft 2in, keel 118ft 3in, breadth 36ft 3in, hold 14ft 9½in, wing transom 24ft 5½in, port cell 27ft 2in, waist 1ft 6in, between decks 6ft 3in, roundhouse 6ft 4in, ports 13 middle & 11 upper, deck range 86ft 10in, 826 tons. Principal Managing Owner: Robert Wigram.

1 Madras and Bengal
L/MAR/B/309D Journal 5 Dec 1805 - 9 Sep 1807
L/MAR/B/309H (1) Ledger
L/MAR/B/309H (2) Pay Book
Capt Hon Hugh Lindsay
Portsmouth 4 Mar 1806 - 28 Jun Madras - 10 Jul Diamond Harbour -
12 Sep Saugor - 18 Oct Penang - 13 Dec Kedgeree - 30 Jun Saugor -
13 Jun St Helena - 6 Sep 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).


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
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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.

Outward bound
HMS Adamant, HMS Fame, Lady Jane Dundas, Perseverance, Essex, Walmer Castle, Alnwick Castle, Ceres, Winchelsea, David Scott, Bengal, Hugh Inglis, Castlereagh and Sir William Bensley. In the South Atlantic the Adamant left the Convoy on Sunday 11th May 1806.

Crew list HCS Diana (2) Extra ship, repaired by Mestaers 1805, lench 134ft 605 tons. Recorded as making 4 voyages to India of which this was her 1st, under Captain John Eckford. Coincidentally John Eckford perished on the Lady Jane Dundas' subsequent voyage to India. Arthur Coville, Boatswain's mate of the Lady Jane Dundas was transferred to the Diana and made Boatswain.

Crew list --- Fenton & Hay Master On 3rd January 1806 while preparing to sail from Blackwall the Fenton & Hay Master came athwart and carried away the Lady Jane Dundas' sprit sail yard.

Crew list 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. She is mentioned in the crew list of the Lady Jane Dundas when a John Drake was taken on board as an invalid on 18th on March 1807 while at Point di Galle from HM Albion by order of Captain Cramer of HM ship Concorde. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/A/00155.html, for her history. She was disposed of in 1836.

Crew list HCS Concorde Taken from the French in 1783, 5th rate, armament 28, 889 tons with a complement of 257.

On 14th March 1807 she is at Point de Galle waiting for ships to gather as a convoy back to England. Captain Cramer of the Concorde is also recorded as boarding the Ganges at Point de Galle on her return voyage to England. She is mentioned in the crew list when a John Drake was taken on board the Lady Jane Dundas as an invalid on 18th on March 1807 while at Point di Galle from HM Albion by order of Captain Cramer of HM ship Concorde. See: www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/C/01067.html, for her interesting history. She was disposed of in 1811..


Passenger list HCS Marquis of Wellesley/i> Built by Randall, launched 1799. length 146ft, 818 tons. Six voyages to India are recorded of which this was her fourth, under Captain Charles Le Blanc. On the 30th December 1806 she was at Kedgeree, recorded in the Log of Lady Jane Dundas. Her sixth and last recorded voyage was in 1811 when she went aground in the harbour at Bombay 16 April 1813.

Page 25 HMS Adamant Built by Peter Baker in Liverpool, launched 24th January 1780, fourth rate, 50 guns, length 146ft, 1000 tons. She served in the American War of Independence and the French wars. On 1st March 1806 she was at Portsmouth and the Lady Jane Dundas received instructions from her subsequent to sailing. She acted as excort to the Convoy. She was also noted by Captain Farrer of the Cumberland at St Helena on Wednesday 2nd July 1806 and her escorting the Convoy back to England. Her commender at the time was probably Captain John Stiles. She was broken up in 1814.

Page 26 HMS Fame Built at the Royal Navy dockyard at Deptford, launched 8th October 1805, as a 74 gun 3rd rate ship of the line, length 175ft 1745 tons. She was noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on the 4th March 1806 as part of the Royal Navy escort for the outbound Convoy of East India Company ships until at least near La Palma when on the 24th March 1806 when she possibly turned back. She was broken up in 1817.

Page 26 HMS Polythemus Built Sheerness, launched 27th April 1782, 3rd rate, armament 64, 1369 tons. She participated in the 1801 Battle of Copenhagen, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Siege of Santo Domingo. See Wikipedia. She was noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on the 4th March 1806. She was probably on her way back from operations in the Rio de la Plata when she passed the Northampton on Sunday October 25th 1807. She was a powder hulk in 1813 and broken up in 1827. Built Sheerness, launched 27th April 1782, 3rd rate, armament 64, 1369 tons. She participated in the 1801 Battle of Copenhagen, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Siege of Santo Domingo. See Wikipedia. She was probably on her way back from operations in the Rio de la Plata when she passed the Northampton on Sunday October 25th 1807. See www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/P/03589.html, for her story. In 1813 she became a powder hulk and was broken up in 1827.


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



Page 26 HMS Africa Built by Barnard at Deptford, launched 11th April 1781, as a 64 gun 3rd rate ship of the line, length 159ft 1385 tons. She was noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on the 4th March 1806. Later in the year she was present at the Battle of Trafalgar under Captain Henry Digby. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Africa_(1781)for her history. She was broken up at Portsmouth in May 1814.


Royal Navy Africa being attacked by Danish gunboats.



Page 26 HCS Perseverance (2) Built by Pitcher, launched 1801, length 166ft, 1271 tons. She made seven voyages to the Far East of which this was her third, under Captain James Tweedale. Noted on 4th March 1906 as at Portsmouth as part of the convoy. On Thursday 8th May 1806 she parted Company at Lat 24.48S Long 13.46Wvand went her way. She was sold for breaking in 1819.

Page 26 HCS Essex (5) Built by Perry, launched 1802, 165ft long, 1257 tons. Sailed to China at least seven times, of which this was her second, under Captain George Bonham. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy.

Page 26 HCS Walmer Castle Built 1796, 176ft long, 1460 tons. Sailed to China at least 9 times. Now on her fifth recorded voyage under Captain Luke Dodds. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy.

Page 26 HCS Alnwick Castle Built 1801, 165ft long, 1256 tons. Sailed to China at least seven times. Now on her third recorded voyage under Captain Charles Elton Prescott. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy.


The Alnwick Castle



Page 26 HCS Ceres (4) Built by Perry, launched 1796, length 176ft, 1430 tons. She made nine voyages to the Far East of which this was her 5th, under the command of Captian William Dunsford. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy. On 17th July 1806 Captain Harington noted the Ceres at Bombay. Her last recorded voyage was in 1815.

Page 26 HCS Winchelsea Built by Well, launched 1803, length 165ft, 1265 tons. She made eleven voyages to the Far East of which this was her second, under the command of Captain William Moffat. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy. On 7th July 1806 Captain Harington noted the Winchelsea at Bombay. Her last recorded voyage was in 1830.


The Winchelsea in the foreground
(http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/12649.html)



Page 26 HCS David Scott (2) Built by Pitcher, launched 1801, 166ft long, 1276 tons. Sailed to China at least seven times. She sailed from Deptford on Monday 10th Feb 1806 on her 3rd voyage Captain John Locke. who was also her owner. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy. Her last recorded voyage was in 1815.

Page 26 HCS Bengal (2) Built by Wells, launched 1799, length 146ft, 818 tons. This was her fourth trip to India, commanded by Captain Adam Cumine. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy. Her last and 5th recorded trip was in 1808 when she disappeared after parting company off Mauritius on 14 March 1809.

Page 26 HCS Hugh Inglis Built by Clevely, launched 1799, length 146ft, 821 tons. This was her third trip to India, commanded by Captain William Fairfax. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy. Captain Harington of the Ganges records her as arriving at Point de Galle from Bengal on Sunday 15th March 1807. Her last and 7th recorded trip under Captain William Fairfax was in 1816.

Page 26 HCS Lord Castlereagh (1) Built by Randall, launched 1802, length 146ft, 821 tons. She made seven voyages to the East, of which this was her second, under Captain Thomas Garland Murray. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy. Her last voyage with the HEICS was in 1817. In December 1817 she set sale for New South Wales, Australia as a convict ship landing on 11th June 1818.

Page 26 HCS Sir William Bensley Built by Bayley at Ipswich 1802, length 125ft, 547 tons. This was her third trip to India. She was commanded by Captain George Hooper. Noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth on 4th March 1806 as part of the outward bound convoy. There is one more recorded trip in 1812/3. In 1816 she was transporting convicts to Australia arriving at Port Jackson, New South Wales 10th March 1817 with 199 passengers under Captain Lew E Williams. Sir William Bensley was a Director of the HEICS.

Page 40 HCS Elphinstone Built by Randall, launched 1802, length 167ft, 1274 tons. She made six voyages to the Far East of which this was her second, under the command of Captain Milliken Craig. Noted by the Lady Jane Dundas on 2nd April 1806 as part of the outward bound Convoy. On 25th July 1806 Captain Harington noted the Elphinstone at Bombay. Her last recorded voyage was in 1816/7 when she was destroyed by fire at Whampoa on 12th Feb 1817.

Page 84 HMS San Forenzo Late Minerve, raised, having been sunk at San Florenze by the French and taken into service as the San Florenzo 1794, 5th rate, armament 38, complement 253, 1032 tons. On Tuesday 15th October 1805 she was spotted in the Bay of Bengal by Indiamen Ganges and Dorsetshire. On Thursday 3rd July 1806 she was recorded by the Captain of the Lady Jane Dundas at Diamond Harbour as joining the Convoy at Diamond Harbour on Thursday 3rd July 1806, she departed Tuesday 8th July 1806. She was disposed of in 1837. For her history see: http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/18-1900/S/04081.html and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_St_Fiorenzo_(1794).

Page 90 HMS Rattlesnake A 16 gun Royal Navy sloop from 1791. noted as at Madras by Captain Farrer of the Cumberland on Friday 13th Aug 1805. In 1806 she was involved, along with HMS Powerful, in the capture of the French privateer Bellone in the Indian Ocean. On 10th August 1806 she arrived at Diamond Harbour and on 17th August one of her Lieutenants impressed eleven of the crew of the Lady Jane Dundas. She was sold in 1814.

Page 90 HCS Calcutta 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. She was noted by Captain Lindsay of the Lady Jane Dundas as leaving Diamond Harbour on Monday 18th August 1806. 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.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

Pages 15-23 Harbour Log at Blackwall 5th December 1805 - 17th February 1806

Pages 24-24 Sea Log at Motherbank 18th February 1806

Pages 24-26 Harbour Log at Portsmouth 19th February - 5th March 1806

Pages 26-84 Sea Log to Point di Galle 5th March - 28th June 1806

Pages 84-84 Harbour Log at Point de Galle 28th June - 3rd July 1806

Pages 84-87 Sea Log to Diamond Harbour 4th July - 9th July 1806


The Journal


First page dated 12th September 1807

[Page 001:]

Received 12th September 1807

[Stamp] 1805.7/309/D

[In faint pencil] Captain Lindsay - Lady Jane Dundas

This is my original Journal

H Lindsay

Witness C. Collingwood

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[Page 003:]

Ships company Lady Jane Dundas 4th voyage 1806.

No. Names Stations Remarks
1 Honble Hugh Lindsay Commander [born Balcarras 31 Oct 1765, Fife, in Royal Navy in several stations 2y 11m; Lieutenant in Royal Navy 3y 7m; 5th mate Winterton 1787/8, home as 4th mate Prince William Henry; 4th mate Royal Admiral (1) 1789/90; 2nd mate Melville Castle 1791/2; Capt Rockingham (1) 1793/4 & 1795/6; Capt Lady Jane Dundas 1799/1800, 1801/2, 1803/4 & 1805/6; Capt Winchelsea (3) 1809/10. The Honourable Hugh Primrose Lindsay, 31 Oct 1765 - 23 Apr 1844, was the fifth son of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres. He joined the Royal Navy in 1779 but by 1787 had joined the East India Company. He became a Chairman of East India Company and a Member of Parliament. He married Jane, dau of the Hon Alexander Gordon, Lord Rockville and had a son and daughter.]
2 Ynyr Haffey Chief mate [Bap Walthamstow, Essex 12 Nov 1776, son of John & Elizabeth. Midshipman Northumberland (3) 1792/3; 6th mate Princess Amelia (3) 1794/5; 4th mate Hindostan (2) 1796/7; 3rd mate Manship 1798/9; 2nd mate Marquess of Ely 1801/2; 1st mate Lady Jane Dundas 1803/4, 1805/6; 1st mate True Briton (4) 1808/9.]
3 William Baker 2nd mate [Born 7 Jan and bap St James's, Westminster 17 Jan 1778, son of Henry & Kitty. Midshipman Belvedere 1796/7; 5th mate Ceres (4) 1799/1800; 3rd mate Marquis of Ely 1801/2; 2nd mate Lady Jane Dundas 1803/4 & 1805/6; Lady Jane Dundas 1807/8. He is assumed to have died on or shortly after 14th March 1809 when his ship Lady Jane Dundas disappeared in a storm off the coast of Mauritius.]
4 Francis Jefferie 3rd mate [Francis Richard Jefferie, born 2 Oct & bap St Luke,s Chelsea, Middx 24 Oct 1781, son of Francis & Ann. Midshipman Carnatic (2) 1798/9; midshipman Hawke (5) 1800/1; 4th mate Lady Burgess 1801/2; 3rd mate Lady Jane Dundas 1803/4 & 1805/6, 2nd mate Lady Jane Dundas 1807/8. He is assumed to have died on or shortly after 14th March 1809 when his ship Lady Jane Dundas disappeared in a storm off the coast of Mauritius.]
5 Thomas Stewart 4th mate [born Chresenham, Norfolk 28 Dec 1785. 1st mate's servant Lady Jane Dundas 1801/2; midshipman Lady Jane Dundas 1803/4, transferred as 3rd mate to Tottenham; 4th mate Lady Jane Dundas 1805/6; 3rd mate Lady Jane Dundas 1807/8. He is assumed to have died on or shortly after 14th March 1809 when his ship Lady Jane Dundas disappeared in a storm off the coast of Mauritius.]
6 Joseph Savigny 5th mate [5th mate on the Lady Jane Dundas 1807/8. He is assumed to have died on or shortly after 14th March 1809 when his ship Lady Jane Dundas disappeared in a storm off the coast of Mauritius.]
7 Thomas Dudman 6th mate Run at Penang 13th Novr 1806. [6th mate Lady Jane Dundas 1805/6. Farrington has no other reference as presumably he left the Service.]
8 John Syme Surgeon [Surgeon Royal Admiral (1) 1791/2; Rockingham (1) 1793/4 & 1795/6; Lady Jane Dundas 1788/1800, 1801/2, 1803/4 &1805/6; Sir William Bensley 1807/8 & 1809/10.]
9 John Richie Purser [Purser Rockingham (1) 1797/8; Lady Jane Dundas 1799/1800, 1801/2, 1803/4 & 1805/6.]
10 John Price Surgeon's mate
11 Charles West Midshipman
12 Hugh Lowrie Midshipman Drowned at Kegeree 10th Jany 1807.
13 William Yates Midshipman Drowned at Saugor 13th Feby 1807.
14 Edward Keir Midshipman Permitted by Govern'r to leave the ship at Calcutta 8th September 1806.
15 William Cook Boatswain
16 James Kirkness Gunner
17 Alexander Lowe Carpenter
18 Daniel Tyrrel Caulker
19 William Manchester Cooper Made ship's steward 7th Septr 1807.
20 William Clarke Armourer
21 John Banston Sailmaker
22 Thomas Brown Ship's Steward Died at Diamond Harbour 6th Septr1806.
23 Richard Cooper Captain's Steward
24 John Pope Ship's Cook Died 1st October 1806.
25 James Herbert Captain's Cook
26 William Chamberlin Butcher
27 Charles Kirkwood Baker Impressed 6th September 1807.
28 Alexander Smith Paulterer Impressed 6th September 1807.
29 Henry Pynn Boatswain's mate Impressed 6th September 1807.
30 Arthur Coville Boatswain's mate Made Boatswain of the Diana 20 September 1806.
31 John Murphy Gunner's mate
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32 Thomas Green Gunner's mate
33 Thomas Stewart Carpenter's 1st mate Impressed 6th September 1807.
34 William Trussell[?] Carpenter's 2nd mate Died 27th June 1807.
35 Joseph Galbreath Caulker's mate Impressed 6th September 1807.
36 Thomas Barker Cooper's mate Impressed 6th September 1807.
37 Nicholas Syme Captain's servant
38 Thomas Ross Captain's servant
39 William Quodling Chief mate's servant
40 John Hubbart Chief mate's servant Died 3d October 1806
41 Thomas Cooper Surgeon's servant
42 George Howard Boatswain's servant
43 James Laurence Gunner's servant
44 Thomas Green Carpenter's servant
45 James Churchill Master at Arms
46 David Patten Quarter Master Impressed at Calcutta 17 August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
47 Thomas Swan Quarter Master Impressed at Calcutta 17 August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
48 Robert Dunn Quarter Master
49 John Clarke Quarter Master Impressed Calcutta 17th August 1806. [on HMS Rattlesnake].
50 William Brown Quarter Master
51 William Wilson Quarter Master
52 Adam Gladman Quarter Master Impressed 6th September 1807.
53 William Conner Quarter Master Died 10th December 1806.
54 William Strickland Seaman
55 William Hutley Seaman
56 William Thomason Seaman
57 William Ayres Seaman
58 William Metcalf Seaman
59 William Thomson Seaman Impressed at Calcutta 17 Aug 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
60 William Cooper Seaman
61 John Colman Seaman Impressed at Calcutta 17th August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
62 John Clough Seaman
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63 John Wilson (1st) Seaman Died 12th March 1806. [He died at sea near Madeira.]
64 John Hilliger Seaman
65 John Currie Seaman Impressed 6th September 1807.
66 John Rosa Seaman Impressed Calcutta 17 August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
67 John Wilson (2nd) Seaman Impressed Calcutta 17 August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
68 John Corbitt) Seaman Impressed Calcutta 17 August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
69 John Jennings Seaman
70 John Anderson Seaman Impressed 6th September 1807.
71 Andrew Hoyland Seaman
72 Andrew Dennis Seaman
73 Andrew Holmburgh Seaman
74 Andrew Lidberg Seaman
75 Andrew Lerche Seaman Died 29 September 1806.
76 Andrew Thomson Seaman
77 Andrew Westmorland Seaman
78 Michael Coventry Seaman Impressed Calcutta 17 August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
79 Michael Hoyland Seaman Impressed Calcutta 17 August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
80 Charles Goldingship Seaman Died Calcutta 6 September 1806.
81 George Kinnear Seaman Died 29th September 1806.
82 George Slaughter Seaman
83 George Williams Seaman Impressed Calcutta 10 Jany 1807.
84 Robert Parker Seaman
85 Robert Thomas Seaman Impressed 5th September 1807.
86 Peter Barrick Seaman
87 Peter Dixon Seaman Impressed 6th September 1807.
88 Thomas Londy Seaman Impressed Calcutta 17th August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
89 Lewis Yepson Seaman
90 Errick Olstroom Seaman
91 Eilias Walstroom Seaman Died at Calcutta 20 Septr 1806.
92 Fredk Walstroom Seaman
93 Simon Nichols Seaman
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94 Neil Graham Seaman Died 27 September 1806.
95 Joseph Keight Seaman
96 Jeremiah Sposa Seaman
97 Daniel Cusack Seaman Impressed at Calcutta 17th Ougust 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
98 James Welsh Seaman
99 Francis Roberts Seaman
100 John Nelson Seaman Died at Diamond Harbour 8 Aug 1806.
101 William Phipps Ordinary seaman Impressed 5th September 1807.
102 William Collard Ordinary seaman
103 William Roach Ordinary seaman Impressed at Madras 30th Jan 1806.
104 William Clarke Ordinary seaman Impressed at Calcutta 17th August 1806 [on HMS Rattlesnake].
105 William Thomson Ordinary seaman
106 John Sullivan Ordinary seaman Died 14 April 1806.
107 Joseph Brown Ordinary seaman Impressed 6th September 1807.
108 Andrew Green Ordinary seaman
109 Christopher Lewis Ordinary seaman
110 Thomas Sinnet Ordinary seaman
111 Robt Pearson Ordinary seaman Impressed at Madras 1 July 1806.
112 Richard Brown Ordinary seaman Impressed 6th September 1807.
113 James Duffy Ordinary seaman Impressed at Madras 1 July 1806.
114 James Quin Ordinary seaman Impressed at Madras 1 July 1806.
Received on board at sea being part of the Crew of a Spanish prize to the Adamaary[?]
115 Lewis Ramerara Seaman
116 Manuel Hosa Seaman
117 Daniel Santeen Seaman
118 Cochete Starke Seaman
At Calcutta.
119 Thomas Voss Midshipman
120 James McDougal Seaman
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Passengers from England to India for Lady Jane Dundas 1806.

No. Names Rank &c Came on board Occurances
1 The Honble Sir Thomas Strange Supreme Court Mad[ras] Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806. [Sit Thomas Andrew Lumisden, was born 30th November 1756. He was Chief Justice of Nova Scotia 1789-97; Cheif Justice of the Supreme Court of Madras 1801-1817. He married firstly Jane Anstruther in 1797, who died in 1798; he married secondly Louisa, dau of Sir William, 1st Baronet Burroughs on 11th Oct 1806, and had several children. He died on 16th July 1841. See Wikipedia.]
2 Edwd Holden Cruttenden Writer Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806. [Edward Holden Cruttenden, bap St Mary's Marylebone 14th March 1787, son of Edward Holden and Harriet Jones, an established family in Calcutta. ]
3 John Cameron Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
4 Francis Fowke Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
5 Edward Holmes Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
6 Henry Holmes Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
7 James Boles Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
8 William Abbey Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
9 David Hamilton Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
10 James Michael Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
11 Thomas Higgins Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
12 S W Steel Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
13 George Dun Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
14 William Borthwick Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
15 William Lane Servant of L[or]d Wm Bentinck Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806. [William Bentinck was Major-General and Governor of Madras. For Lord Bentinck's career see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_William_Bentinck.]
16 Felix Demonte Servant of Sir Thos Strange Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
17 Ann Smith Servant of Mrs Fuller Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
18 Major J W Nangreve H Comp Service Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
19 David Renton Assist Surgeon Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
20 J Dupre Porcher Writer Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806. Probably related to Josiah Dupre Porcher MP. See Wikipedia.
21 J M MacNabb Writer Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
22 John Holbrow Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
23 Andrew Harvey Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
24 E J Walker Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
25 William Cotes Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
26 C D Aplin Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
27 Richd Benson Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
28 W W Moore Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
29 J D L Davis Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
30 R H Gosling Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
31 John Campbell Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
32 John Nicholson Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
33 Adam Young Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
34 Charles Graham Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
35 Robert Blackall Cadet Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
36 Miss Sophia Brown
Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
37 Miss Harriet Barclay
Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
38 Miss Amelia Dashwood
Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
39 Major Genl Fuller HM's Service Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Madras 29th June 1806.
40 Hon Captain Maude Aid de Camp Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
41 Ensign Fuller H M's 59th Regt Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
42 Mrs Fuller
Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
43 James Purches Private 59th Reg Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
44 James McCarroll Servant to Mr Nangreve Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 10th July 1806.
45 Mary Smith - native Servant to the Ladies Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
46 Susannah Holwell Servant to the Ladies Portsmouth 2d March 1806 - Landed at Bengal 13th July 1806.
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Honble Company's Recruits for Lady Jane Dundas 1806.

No. Names Rank &c Embarked Occurances
1 John Rutter Sergeant Major Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
2 John Rowe Corporal Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
3 William Foulds Corporal Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
4 Michael Hemming Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
5 Joseph Brown Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
6 William Butler Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
7 Thomas Murphy Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
8 Thomas Perry Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
9 Robert Rosse Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
10 William Toole Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
11 Marlin Menage Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
12 James Brown Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
13 Thomas Mahon Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
14 James Wilson Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
15 John Smith Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
16 Thomas Owens Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
17 James Dancer Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
18 William Moore Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
19 John Flanaghan Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
20 John Connor 1st Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
21 William Pickard Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
22 Robert Brook Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
23 Bartholomew Wall Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
24 John Connor 2nd Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
25 John Blackwall Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
26 Peter Boyce Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
27 William Taylor Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
28 Charles Gartland Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
29 Vincent Jackson Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
30 William Lee Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
31 Dennis MacSheffsies[?] Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
32 Anthony Robinson Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
33 Thomas Kennedy Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
34 Timophy Byrne Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
35 John Dickson Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
36 Joseph Leonard Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
37 William Brownlow Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
38 Joseph Shaw Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
39 William Lewis Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
40 William Snell Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
41 Samuel Smith Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
42 Richard Carr Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
43 Richard Wilkinson Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
44 Thomas Coyle Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
45 John Connor 3rd Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
46 William Stanbridge Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
47 Charles Young Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
48 John MacReed Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
49 William Dowlins Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
Thomas Sorsfield Private Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
Women Accompaning the Above
51 Mary Rowe Wife of John Rowe Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
52 Ann Taylor Wife of Wm Taylor Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
53 Hannah Foulds Wife of Wm Foulds Portsmouth 25 February 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
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List of a Detachment of the 24th Light Dragoons from Madras as und-.

No. Names Rank &c Embarked Occurances
1 George Gould Sergeant Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
2 Joel Bales Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
3 John Boyden Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
4 Thomas Blagg Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
5 George Currell Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
6 George Degmas Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
7 John Edward Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
8 John Froud Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
9 Mathew Turner Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
10 Francis Freary Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
11 Martin Farrer Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
12 John Golding Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
13 Jeremiah Hannant Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
14 William Stilling Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
15 George Stilling Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
16 James McCoy Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
17 Philip Morter Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
18 Charles Ridgelay Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
19 John Wands Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
20 George Warden Private Madras 1st July 1806 - Disembarked at Bengal 13th July 1806.
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List of a Detachment of His Majesty's 30th Regt & Passengers from Penang.
Transhipped on board the Honble Compy's ship Marquis of Wellesley at Kedgeree on the 30th December 1806.

No. Names Rank &c Embarked Occurances
1 Lieut Col Lockart 30th Reg, Lieut-Col Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806. [Lt Col William Lockhart, was born circa 1730, son of William & Violet, of Birkhill, Lanarkshire. Major in 30th Foot 30 September 1795; brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 1 January 1801; commanded 30th Foot in Egypt 1801; Lieutenant-Colonel 9 July 1803; commanded 2/30th Foot 1804; brevet Colonel 25 July 1810; commanded 1/30th Foot in India 1810 to 1812; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1813; died March 1817.]
2 Captain Bircham 30th Regt, Captain Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
3 Lieut & Adjt Nun 30th Regt, Lieut Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
4 Lieut Cramer 30th Regt, Lieut Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
5 Lieut Beaumont 30th Regt, Lieut Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
6 Lieut Brown 30th Regt, Lieut Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
7 Quartermaster Pointz 30th Regt, Quartermaster Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
8 Paymaster Jones 30th Regt, Paymaster Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
9 Arthur Pointz 30th Regt, Volunteer Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
10 Saml Pointz 30th Regt, Volunteer Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
11 Sergt Major Stevens 30th Regt, Sergt Major Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.
12 Quartermaster Sergt Glenn 30th Regt, Quartermaster Sergt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806. Died 28th November 1806.

*9 Sergeants 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

*10 Corporals 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

*13 Drummers 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

*250 Privates 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

*17 Women 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

*22 Children 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

(3 men died at sea and 247 transported.)

Mrs Lockart Wife, 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

Mrs Bircham Wife, 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

Miss Lockart aged 19, 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

Master Lockart Child aged 3, 30th Regt Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Kedgeree 30th December 1806.

Sir William G Keir Adj. Genl for Bengal Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Saugor 10th December 1806. [Sir William Keir, also known as Grant-Keir, was born in 1772. In 1806 he was appointed adjutant-General of the King's troops in Bengal, later rising to Major-General. He had a long and successful career in India and was made K.C.B in 1822, Lieutenant-General in 1825 G.C.H. in 1835, General of the Scots Greys in 1841. He married in 1811 and died in London 7th May 1852, aged 80. See https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Grant,_William_Keir_(DNB00) for his long history.]

J H Oliphant Esgn, 2d in Council, Penang Embarked at Penang 12th November 1806 - Disembarked Saugor 10th December 1806. John Hope Oliphant, born in Perth in 1773, son of Robert. He was married in 1805 to Jean Wedderburn Oliphant and had one daughter Jane. He died of the fever in Penang in or shortly after 1806, Jean died 1861 aged 87.
* The official returns of Troops embarked at Penang & disembarked at Saugur as stated above was delivered to Marine Paymaster at Calcutta by order of the Secretary to Governt and inadvertently no copy of the names of the noncommissd officers, Drummers, Privates, Women & Children was retained on board.
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List of Passengers from Bengal to Point di Galles [Sri Lanka].
No. Names Rank &c Embarked Occurances
1 Francis Balfour Doctor Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807. [He was on his way home in Scotland after many years in India. Francis Balfour, born Fife circa 1744, 3rd son of Army officer Arthur Balfour and grandson of the 3rd Lord Balfouyr of Burleigh. MD Edinburgh University in 1767. He entered the HEICS as assistant-surgeon on 3rd July 1769; appointed surgeon on 10th August 1777; retired from service on 16th September 1807. An early member of the Bengal Asiatic Society. He married Emilia Balfour in Madras in 1777 and succeeded to the Fernie estate on the death of his brother. He died there on 7th May 1818. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Balfour_(medical_officer).]
2 William Dick Doctor Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
3 Thomas Preston Captain, Bengal Engineers Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Died at sea 9th May 1807.
4 Thomas Roworth
Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
5 William Morrissy
Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
6 Mrs Mason
Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
7 Mrs Collins
Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
8 Mrs Roberts
Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
9 Miss Smith
Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
10 Miss E F Fombelle aged 3 years Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
11 Miss Emily Taylor aged 2½ years Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
12 J C Roberts aged 10 months Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
13 Charlotte Collins aged 2 years Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
14 Miss Emma Collins aged 12 months Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
15 Master John Stewart aged 6 years Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
16 G J Taylor aged 4 years Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
17 George Mason aged 14 months Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
18 John Rizo Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
19 George Di Silon Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
20 John Stamford Servant (European) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
21 John White Servant (European) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
22 Fuorkah Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
23 Hannah Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
24 Johannah Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Returned to Duke of Morton from St Helena 2nd[?] August[?] 1807.
25 Maria Urban Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
26 Flora Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
27 Rahmut Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
28 Dolaree Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
29 Elizabeth Ramus Servant (native) Embarked at Saugor 23rd February 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
30 John Hatton Colonel HM 66th Regt Embarked at Point di Galle 19th March 1807 - Landed at Cowes 4th September 1807. On 26th May 1800 HM 66th (Berkshire) Regiment embarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia on board the John and sailed for St John's, Newfoundland. Here on 14th Sept. Lieutenant-Colonel George Urquhart died and was succeeded by Lieutenant-Colonel John Hatton. On 9th Oct 1802 the Regiment sailed for England after 17 years continuous service.]
31 H G Somerville Lieut 18th Regt Madras NI Embarked at Point di Galle 19th March 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807.
32 Cosmo Gordon Captain HM 94th Regt Embarked at Point di Galle 19th March 1807 - Landed at Deal 6th September 1807. [Cosmo Gorden, born 28th November 1777, son of Hon Alexander, Lord Rockville and Ann Duff. He married Caroline Bird. His career started as Ensign in 1792, he fought at the Battles of Pondicherry and Argaum and the Walcheren Expedition in 1809. He gained the rank of General in 1854 and died at Exton, Hampshire 7th March 1867 aged 89.]
33 Stephen Piegory Prisoner of War Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
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List of Passengers on Charter Party Terms &c.

No. Names Rank &c Embarked Occurances
1 James Turner Sergeant Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
2 Thomas MacCormac Corporal Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Fell sick at St Helena 26th June 1807.
3 Thomas Miller Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
4 William Smith Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
5 Michael Cunningham Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
6 Thomas Brown Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
7 John Grouse Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
8 Richard Walker Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
9 John Intant Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
10 Philip Gardiner Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Deserted same day.
11 John Hannay Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
12 James Hickey Mattr oss[?] Embarked at Saugur 23rd Feby 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
13 Captain W Thraits HM 51st Regt, Captain Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
14 Sergeant Hocking HM 51st Regt, Sergeant Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
15 Sergeant Campbell HM 51st Regt, Sergeant Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
16 Sergeant Hault HM 51st Regt, Sergeant Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
17 Sergeant Slight HM 51st Regt, Sergeant Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
18 Sergeant Dillan HM 51st Regt, Sergeant Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
19 Corporal Cantey HM 51st Regt Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
20 Corporal Murrell HM 51st Regt, Corporal Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
21 Corporal Wright HM 51st Regt, Corporal Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
22 Corporal Redman HM 51st Regt, Corporal Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
23 Corporal Norton HM 51st Regt, Corporal Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
24 Drummer Douglas HM 51st Regt, Drummer Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
25 Drummer Campbell HM 51st Regt, Drummer Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
26 Adam Johnston HM 51st Regt, Private Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
27 Michl McNivan HM 51st Regt, Private Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
28 John Criar HM 51st Regt, Private Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
29 Daniel Sutherland HM 51st Regt, Private Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
30 Mathew Daley HM 51st Regt, Private Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
31 John Drake Invalid Embarked at Point di Galle 18th March 1807 - Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807. Invalided from His Majestry's Ship Albion by order of Captain Cramer of the Concorde.
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List of Lascars shipped at Calcutta 15th February 1807.

No. Names Rank &c Embarked Occurances
1 Matab Sarang Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
2 Golamnabee Tindal Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
3 Pern Tindal Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
4 Ajum 1st Tindal Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
5 Ungso Tindal Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
6 Dolot Tindal Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
7 Abram Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807. Ran at Point di Galle 16 March 1807.
8 Ajujulah Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
9 Ameer Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
10 Joomun Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
11 Kader 1st Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
12 Kader 2nd Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
13 Majoojoomah Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
14 Demanali Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
15 Buderdeen Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
16 Buxoo 1st Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
17 Buxoo 2nd Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
18 Dena Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
19 Babookah Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
20 Haloo Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
21 Saduk Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
22 Ardoo Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
23 Ajum 2nd Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
24 Kenoo Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
25 Memhoo Mahomet Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
26 Jan Feringhy Noora Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
27 Beramdee Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807. >Died at St Helena 26th June 1807.
28 Kidalkah Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
29 Kemdy Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
30 Najum Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
31 Kelabdee Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
32 Osmut Dowlah Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
33 Emamdee Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
34 Ungo Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
35 Truno Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
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No. Names Rank &c Embarked Occurances
36 Bura Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
37 Toyo Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
38 Jaon Hasun Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
39 Rupae Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
40 Roson Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
41 Mahomet Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
42 Noorah Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
43 Golapdee Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
44 Harroo Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
45 Bolokee Lascar Landed at Blackwall 17th September 1807.
List of Passengers from St Helena Embarked 27 June 1807.]
1 Herbert Mortimer Acting 6th Officer Landed at Lymington 4 Septr 1807. Late 6th Officer of the HC ship Ganges. [Herbert Mortimer, privately bapt Eastbourne, Sussex 13th Nov 1785, son of Charles Smith & Elizabeth; mate Mouser cutter 1 year & 6 months; midshipman General Stuart 1802/3; 5th mate Ganges (3) 1804/5; home from Cape as 6th mate Lady Jane Dundas 3rd mate Ocean (4) 1807.8. After being rescued by the Earl St Vincent he was dropped off at St Helena and became acting 6th mate on the Lady Jane Dundas on her return voyage to England.]
2 Joseph Sexton 6th mate of Ganges Landed at Lymington 4 Septr 1807. Late 6th Officer of the HC ship Ganges. [Joseph Sexton, bap Nettlestead, Suffolk 12th Feb 1786. son of William & Elizabeth (née Booby) Sexton; 6th mate Ganges (3) 1804/5; 3rd mate Carmarthen 1807/8; 2nd mate Monarch 1809/10. After being rescued by the Earl St Vincent he was dropped off at St Helena and returned to England on the Lady Jane Dundas.]
3 Timophy Manion Sergt 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
4 Michael Smith Sergt 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
5 Charles Smith Sergt 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
6 D MacDougal Corporal 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
7 Hugh Roberts Sergt 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
8 Thomas Thorp Corporal 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
9 Lewis Williams Private 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
10 Margaret, Manion Wife of Timophy Manion, 51st Regt Landed at Gravesend 10th September 1807.
I do declare upon honor that the above are true and correct Lists of the Ship's Company and passengers to the best of my knowledsge & belief.
H Lindsay

Witness
C Collingwood


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[Start of Harbour Log]

Ship Lady Jane Dundas at Blackwall

Thursday 5 December 1805.
Wind Westerly with fair weather throughout At 11am Mr Hingham boarded the Ship and left Mr Sherwood Companys Officer on board. Found on board 105 Fathoms of Billet Wood, One stream Anchor. Two old Hawses 59 Butts. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd. Draught of water fwd 12.9 aft 14.10.

Friday 6th.
Moderate breezes westerly and cloudy weather Employed stowing Butts and receiving on board the Kentledge & Stores. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board.

Saturday 7th.
Fresh breezes at SW rain at times. Employed receiving on board Sores etc. At 2pm hauled out of the Dock & took in the Moorings, draught of Water fwd 13.3 aft 14.2. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board.

Sunday 8th.
Moderate breezes at SW fair weather. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board.

Monday 9th December 1805.
Fresh breezes at SW cloudy weather and Rain. Employed receiving Coals and Lead. Filled some Water. Officers as before.

Tuesday 10th.
Moderate breezes at West, fair weather. Employed receiving Lead in the Hold. Filled the Ground Tier with Water. Officers as before.

Wednesday 11th.
Moderate breezes at West, fair weather. Employed receiving on board Lead on acct of the Hon Coy and filling Water. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 12th.
Winds at NE with snow. Employed receiving Shot & Shells on acct of the Hon Coy & filling Water. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Friday 13th.
Winds NNE with frosty weather & snow. Employed in the Hold and filling Water. Officers 1st & 3rd.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Saturday 14th December 1805.
Wind NW with frosty weather. Employed receiving on acct of the Hon Coy & filling Water. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Sunday 15th.
Wind northerly with cloudy weather. Employed receiving on board Shot & Shells on acct of the Hon Coy and Ships Stores. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Monday 16th.
Wind northerly with frosty weather. Employed receiving Anchors on acct of the Hon Coy and Cables on acct of the Ship. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 17th.
Winds NW with frosty weather. Employed receiving Company Cargo & Ships Stores otherwise Rigging the Ship. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Wednesday 18th December 1805.
Winds westerly and fair weather. Employed receiving Stores & Rigging the Ship otherwise as most useful. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 19th.
Moderate breezes SW with cloudy weather. Employed getting the Ship ready for going down to Gravesend. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Friday 20th.
A fresh breeze SW with cloudy weather & some rain. AM Mr Slaney Pilot came on board to take the Ship down, the Wind being too much to the Southward could not cast off. Employed as most useful. All the Officers on board.

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At Blackwall

Saturday 21st December 1805.
A fresh breeze at SW with cloudy weather and rain. AM Mr Slaney came on board to take the Ship down, but it blowing too strong could not attempt it. Employed as most useful. All the Officers on board.

Sunday 22nd.
Moderate breezes at WSW fair weather. AM Shipped our moorings and warped out. At Noon made sail. At 4pm anchored in the upper part of Gravesend Reach. Moored Ship with the Long Boat a Cable each way. Draught of Water fwd 18.4 aft 16.0.

At Gravesend

Monday 23rd.
Light breezes from the South cloudy weather. Unbent the Sails. Otherwise as necessary. 2nd & 3rd Officers on board .

Tuesday 24th December 1805.
Moderate breezes from the North cloudy weather. Employed clearing the after Hold. Receiving Stores and Company Bales. Officers on board as yesterday

Wednesday 25th.
Strong breezes from the West cloudy weather & rain. Officers as before.

Thursday 26th.
Moderate breezes from SW cloudy weather. Employed receiving Company Bales & Tar and in stowing the Hold. Officers as before.

Friday 27th.
Moderate breezes from the North fair weather. Employed in the Hold. Officers as before.

Saturday 28th.
Moderate breezes at SW. cloudy weather and rain. Employed receiving on board Company’s Anchors and in Stowing the Hold. Officers as before.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Sunday 29th December 1805.
A fresh breeze for the most part at SW with cloudy weather and rain. AM Cleaned Ship. The Captain and all the Officers on board.

Monday 30th.
A fresh breeze SW with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Stores and in the Hold. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Tuesday 31st.
A fresh breeze SW with cloudy weather. Employed receiving our Guns Officers 1st & 3rd.

Wednesday January 1st 1806.
Winds SW with rain at times. Receiving Company Cargo and Ships Stores & otherwise as most useful. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Thursday 2nd.
A moderate breeze westerly with fair weather. Employed in the Hold, otherwise as necessary. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Friday 3rd January 1806.
A moderate breeze SW with cloud weather and rain . Employed receiving Company Cargo and Private Trade. At 8pm the Sloop Fenton & Hay Master came athwart Hawse of us and carried away our Sprit Sail Yard in the Slings. Officers 1st & 3rd.

Saturday 4th.
A moderate breeze SW with cloudy weather and rain. Employed receiving Beer on the Victualling Bill and Stores on acct of the Ship.

Sunday 5th.
Moderate breezes from West – fair weather. AM Captain Lindsay came on board. Officers 1, 2, & 3rd.

Monday 6th.
Fresh breezes from the West cloudy weather. Employed receiving on board Stores and in stowing the Hold. Officers on board 2nd & 3rd.

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At Gravesend

Tuesday 7th January 1806.
Fresh breezes West fair weather. Employed receiving Company Cargo and stowing the Hold. Officers 2nd & 3rd.

Wednesday 8th.
Strong breezes from West cloudy weather & rain. Employed stowing the Hold and about the Rigging. Officers as yesterday.

Thursday 9th.
Moderate breezes at SW fair weather. Employed setting up the lower Rigging. Officers as before.

Friday 10th.
Fresh breezes from he West fair weather. Employed about the Rigging and receiving on board the Sails. Officers as before.

Saturday 11th.
Fresh breezes and fair weather. Employed receiving Company Cargo and about the Rigging. Officers as before.

Sunday 12th January 1806.
A moderate breeze West with cloudy weather and rain for the most part. AM cleaned the Ship. The Captain and all the Officers on board.

Monday 13th.
A moderate breeze NW with frosty weather. Employed receiving Ships Stores otherwise under the Boatswain. Officers 1st & 4th

Tuesday 14th.
A fresh breeze for the most part at SW with fair weather. Employed receiving Private Trade & Ships Stores. Otherwise under the Boatswain. Officers 1st & 4th.

Wednesday 15th.
A fresh breeze throughout at SW with cloudy weather. Employed in the Hold and under the Boatswain. Officers 1st & 4th

Thursday 16th.
Blowing fresh for the most part at SW with cloudy weather & rain. Employed under the Boatswain and in the Hold. Officers 1st & 4th.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Friday 17th January 1806.
Fresh breezes for the most part with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Company Cargo and Ships Stores. Boatswain on the Rigging. Officers 1st & 4th.

Saturday 18th.
A fresh breeze for the most part SW with cloudy weather & rain in the latter part. Employed receiving our Wet Provisions, otherwise under the Boatswain. PM Cleared Hawse. Officers 1st & 4th.

Sunday 19th.
Moderate breezes from SW fair weather AM Captain Lindsay came on board. Officers on board 1, 2 & 4th.

Monday 20th.
Strong breezes from the South cloudy weather. Employed receiving Stores and in the Hold. Officers on board 2nd & 4th.

Tuesday 21st.
Light breezes variable fair weather. Employed getting in the Raft. All Officers on board.

Wednesday 22nd January 1806.
Moderate breezes from the South cloudy weather. Employed stowing the booms. All Officers o board.

Thursday 23rd.
Fresh breezes from the SW and fair weather. Employed stowing the Hold and receiving on board Private Trade. All Officers on board.

Friday 24th.
Fresh breezes from the SW and fair weather. Employed stowing the Hold & receiving on board Private Trade. All Officers on board.

Saturday 25th.
Fresh breeaes from the SW and fair weather. Employed receiving on board Ships Stores and under the Boatswain. 2, 3 & 4th Officers on board.

Sunday 26th.
Light breezes NE cloudy weather. Received some Treasure. Captain & all Officers on board.

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At Gravesend

Monday 27th January 1806.
A Moderate breeze Easterly with cloudy weather and rain in the latter part. Employed receiving Ordnance on acct of the Company and some Stores on acct of the Ship. The Captain & all Officers on board.

Tuesday 28th.
Light breezes Northerly with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Company Cargo and Private Trade. AM Cleared Hawse. All the Officers on board.

Wednesday 29th.
AM moderate breeze from West with very cold weather and snow at times. AM hoisted in the Long Boat. Employed receiving Company Cargo and Private Trade. The Captain & all the Officers on board.

Thursday 30th.
Light breezes Westerly with frosty weather. Employed receiving Company Cargo and Private Trade. Otherwise as most useful. All Officers on board.

Friday 31st January 1806.
Variable winds with frosty weather. Employed receiving Ships Stores and under the Boatswain. All Officers on board.

Saturday February 1st 1806.
Light breezes Northerly with frosty weather. Employed receiving Company Treasure and Private Trade. Otherwise under the Boatswain. All Officers on board.

Sunday 2nd.
Wind NE with cloudy weather and snow. Cleaned the Ship fore & aft. All Officers on board.

Monday 3rd.
Wild Northerly with frosty weather. Employed receiving Company Cargo and Private Trade. The Captain and all the Officer son board.

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At Gravesend

Tuesday 4th February 1806.
Light breezes SE with cloudy weather. Employed stowing the Hold and under the Boatswain. Captain & all Officers on board.

Wednesday 5th.
Moderate breezes from the South fair weather. Employed receiving Baggage and Stores and in stowing the Hold. Captain & all Officers on board.

Thursday 6th.
Moderate breezes from the South fair weather. Employed as necessary. The Captain & all Officers on board.

Friday 7th.
A moderate breezes with cloudy weather for the most part. Employed receiving Private Trade and under the Boatswain, otherwise as most useful. The Captain & all Officers on board.

Saturday 8th.
A moderate breeze SW with cloudy weather for the most part. Employed receiving Private Trade and under the Boatswain otherwise as most useful. The Captain & all the Officers on board.

Sunday 9th February 1806.
Moderate breezes SW with fair weather for the most part. AM Cleaned the Ship fore & aft. The Captain & all the Officers on board.

Monday 10th.
Variable winds and weather. Employed receiving Private Trade & Ships Stores otherwise under the Boatswain. The Captain & all Officers on board.

Tuesday 11th.
Light breezes North with fair weather for the most part. Employed getting ready for Sea. AM Mr Gale Pilot came on board to take the Ship down, being little wind could not move. Set up the Rigging fore & aft. The Captain & all the Officers on board.

Wednesday 12th.
Light Airs and Calms throughout. Employed as most useful. AM Unmoored the Ship having no wind could not move. The Captain and all Officers on board.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas towards Portsmouth

Thursday 13th February 1806.
Moderate breezes NW for the most part with fair weather. At 7am Weighed and stood too down the River. At half past 9 anchored in the Lower Hope. Paid the Ships Company. The Captain & all Officers on board.

Friday 14th.
A moderate breeze Westerly with cloudy weather. At daylight Weighed and made Sail, stood down the River. At 2pm anchored in the Nobs Hole with the Best Bower in 10 fathoms. The latter part blowing fresh at SW with rain. Got down the Top Gallant Yards.

Saturday 15th.
Light breezes for the most part South with cloudy weather, employed as most useful.

Sunday 16th.
The first part a moderate breeze SSW with cloudy weather, middle NN & fair, latter variable light Airs & foggy weather. AM Cleaned Ship fore & aft.

Monday 17th February.
Fresh breezes from the North fair weather for the most part. At 10am Weighed and made all Sail. At 11 crossed Flats. Draught of Water fwd 22.3 aft 24.6. This Log ends at Noon containing 12 hours.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas towards Portsmouth

Tuesday 18th February1806.
C&D. ----. Wind NEbN. Fresh breezes & fair weather for the most part. At ½ past 3pm Hove too in the Downs & received some Beef. At made Sail. At ¼ past 6 Dungeness Light North distance about 3 Miles. Wind NEbE. At daylight hauled for St Helens, turned up. At Noon Anchored at the Mother Bank, moored Ship a Cable each way. Rye bearing ----. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

At Portsmouth

Wednesday 19th.
Moderate breezes NE fair weather. Employed clearing the Orlop Deck for the Troops, otherwise as necessary.

Thursday 20th.
Moderate breezes NE fair weather. Employed clearing the Orlop Deck for receiving the Recriuits, otherwise under the Boatswain.

Friday 21st.
The first part a moderate breeze SW with cloudy weather latter blowing fresh with rain. Employed under the Boatswain. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck.

Saturday 22nd.
The first part a fresh breeze W. with cloudy weather latter moderate & fair. Employed under the Boatswain. Gunner as yesterday.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas at Portsmouth.

Sunday 23rd February 1806.
Moderate breezes SW for the most part with cloudy weather. Employed cleaning the Ship etc.

Monday 24th.
Light breezes W with fair weather. Employed painting the Ship otherwise under the Boatswain .

Tuesday 25th.
Moderate breezes SW fair weather. Received on board Treasure on acct of the Company. Embarked 50 Company Recruits and 2 Women

Wednesday 26th.
Fresh breezes W fair weather. Employed about sundry jobs. Gunner painting the side.

Thursday 27th.
Fresh Gales NW. Cloudy weather and rain at times. Employed under the Boatswain. Struck Top Gallant Masts.

Friday 28th.
Strong breezes N fair weather. Cleared Hawse. Employed receiving Baggage

Saturday 1st March 1806.
A moderate breeze W with cloudy weather. Employed getting ready for Sea. AM the Top Gallant Masts & Cross Top Gallant Yards. AM unmoored and sent on board HMS Adamant for instructions.

Sunday 2nd.
Moderate breezes NW with cloudy weather. At 10am Weighed & Signal and stood towards St Helens. At Noon Anchored in St Helens roads with the best Bower in 8 fathoms.

Monday 3rd.
A fresh breeze NE for the most part with cloudy weather. Employed as most useful.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Tuesday 4th March 1806.
Light breezes NE with cloudy weather and small rain. At ½ past 7am Weighed per Signal and made Sail in company with HM Ships Fame, Polyphemus, Africa and Adamant. The Hon Coys Perseverance, Essex, Walmer Castle, Alnwick, Ceres, Winchester [Winchelsea], David Scott, Bengal, Hugh Inglis, [Lord] Castlereigh and [Sir William] Bensley. At Noon Dunnose bearing NNW abot 6 miles. Draught of Water fwd 22 aft 21.5. This Log contains 12 hours

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

Wednesday 5th March 1806.
C&D ---- The first part light breezes NE with small rain, latter moderate & cloudy. At 6pm Dunnose bearing EbN 7 Leagues. Extremes of the Land to N’d, NbE offshore about 4 Leagues. At 6pm Dunnose bearing EbN 7 Leagues. At ½ past 11pm the Needles Light NNE. At 2am Portland Light NbE. At 8am the Start Point WbN. AM Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck. At Noon the Start EbN, Bolt Head NE. Extremes wo W’d NNW offshore about 7 Leagues. No Observations.

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Towards Madras

Thursday 6th March 1806.
C&D 854W 119. Moderate breezes EbS and fair weather. Signal to steer WbS. Stowed the Bowers Anchors. At 2pm the Edystone Lighthouse NNE about 10 miles. Lat 48.49N Long 6.50.

Friday 7th March 1806.
C&D S34W 162. Strong breezes with passing Squalls and cloudy weather. Employed as necessary, Signal to make all possible Sail. No observations. Lat 46.34N Long 9.4W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Saturday 8th March 1806.
C&D S34W 170. The first & middle parts blowing fresh ESE latter more moderate with fair weather for the most part. A heavy swell from the SE. Lat 44.13N Long 11.18W

Sunday 9th March 1806.
C&D S34W 136. Moderate breezes and fair weather for the most part. Signal to close. Smoked the Gun and Orlop Decks. Performed Divine Service. Stock of Water on leaving England 174 Butts Remaining Butts 171 Gallons 28189. Lat 42.2N Long 13.2W.

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Towards Madras

Monday 10th March 1806.
C&D S22W 135. Moderate breezes EbS pleasant weather for the most part. Employed as necessary. Lat 40.14N Long 14.10W.

Tuesday 11th March 1806.
C&D S14W 144. Signal to form the order of Sailing. A fresh breeze SEbE. PM Confined in Irons Michael Hoyland for insolence and disobedience of orders. Squally with rain. Lat 37.54W Long 15.55W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Wednesday 12th March 1806.
C&D S24W 146. Moderate breezes ENE and fair weather for the most part. At 1pm punished the prisoner with a dozen lashes and released him. Departed this life John Wilson Seaman. At 6 Committed his body the deep. AM bent the bar Cables. At Noon Porto Sancto SWbW½W 5 or 16 Leagues. Lat 35.42W Long 16.

Thursday 13th March 1806.
C&D S40W 66. Variable breezes and passing Squalls and rain at times. At 4pm the body of Porto Sancto WbS 12 miles. At Sunset the highest part of Porto Sancto, West. Exremes from WbNAM to WbS. The West part of Madeira WSW high land WbN. Distance from Porto Sancto about 6 Leagues. At 6am Porto Sancto NbE to NbW½W about 10 miles. AM scraped and cleaned the Gun Deck. At noon the body of Madeira. Lat 34.51N Long 16.59W.

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Towards Madras

Friday 14th March 1806.
C&D ---- 28. The first part a fresh breeze and cloudy. The middle & latter variable light airs and Calms with fair weather .At Noon the extremes of Madeira from WbN to SbE dist off shore about 10 miles. At Noon Porto Sancto NEbE, flat Deserters [Desertas] SWbS. The extremes of Madeira WbS to NWbW. At Noon Porto Sancto EbN. AM washed the Gun Deck Calms. Lat 34.53N Long 17.28W

Saturday 15th March 1806.
C&D N81 W20. Signal for ships to wind to bear down. At Sunset the extremes of Madeira WSW to SbW. The highest part of the Island SW. offshore 5 or 6 miles. Fresh breezes and cloudy weather for the most part. At Noon the body of Madeira SSW 8 or 9 Leagues. Signal to wear. Signal for stern most ships to make more Sail. Lat 34.56N Long 17.48W

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Sunday 16th March 1806.
C&D N68W 50. At 6pm extremes of Madeira from WbS to SbW, highest point SW½W. Off shore about 8 Leagues. Signal to Wear Moderate W breezes with fair weather. AM Set the Rigging up fore & aft. Circumstances prevented the performance of Divine Service. Water remained 171 Butts, 26683 galls. Lat 35.16N Long 18.47W.

Monday 17th March 1806.
C&D S52W 33. Moderate breezes WbS and fair weather for the most part . Signal to Tack. At 6pm the body of Madeira SSW at 11 or 12 Leagues. Employed under the Boatswain. At Noon the body of Madeira South dist from the shore about 10 Leagues. Lat 34.56N Long 19.19W.

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Towards Madras

Tuesday 18th March 1806.
C&D S48E 46. Signal to steer SE. At sunset the extremes of Madeira WbN to SbW. The high land SWbW distance 7 or 8 Leagues. At 8am The extremes of the DesertasWbN to WSSW. Light breezes NW and cloudy weather for the most part. At Noon the Desertas from West to NWbW. Lat 34.25N Long 18.38W.

Wednesday 19th March 1806.
C&D S36E 23. Light breezes SW with pleasant weather. Roused up the Bower Cables and took off the rounding. Signal to close. AM unbent the Cables. Lat 34.7N Long 18.22W.

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Thursday 20th March 1806.
C&D S17W 19. Light Airs W and Calms throughout with fair weather. AM Blacked the bends otherwise under the Boatswain. At 10pm reduced James Churchill from Master at Arms to act before the Mast for drunkenness & riotous behaviour. Signal for ships to make more Sail. Calm. Lat 33.49N Long 18.29W

Friday 21st March 1806.
C&D S49W 20. Calms & light breezes with cloudy weather for the most part. Shifted the Jib boom with the Pole one. PM Confined in Irons Dan’l Cusack Seaman for disobedience of orders to the 4th Officer. Signal to steer WbN. Lat 33.36N Long 18.46W.

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Towards Madras

Saturday 22nd March 1806.
C&D S62W 40. Light breezes with pleasant weather throughout. AM Washed Gun Deck. At 1pm punished Dan’l Cusack with one dozen lashes for offences committed as yesterday’s Log. Lat 33.17N Long 19.29W.

Sunday 23rd March 106.
C&D S62W 21. Light airs East and Calms throughout with fair weather. Taken aback. At daylight the Island of Palma SW. At 8am the extremes of the land SWbS to WSW dist 10 or 121 Leagues. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon the body of Palm SWbS dist about 15 Leagues. Water remaining Butts 152 25325 Galls. Lat 33.7N Long 19.51.

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Monday 24th March 1806.
C&D S58W 112. Moderate breezes NW and cloudy weather for the most part. Signal to steer WbS. Sent a boat on board HMS Fame with letters for England. Signal for ships to make more Sail. Lat 32.8N Long 21.43W.

Tuesday 25th March 1806.
C&D CS36W 129. Signal to form the order of Sail. A moderate Trade and pleasant weather for the most part. Employed as necessary. Exercised the Great Guns. Lat 30.24N Long 23.12 W.

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Towards Madras

Wednesday 26th March 1806.
C&D S39W 146. A moderate Trade NEbE with cloudy weather for the most part. AM shifted Sails with the worst. Signal to close. Squally rain. Lat 28.30N Long 24.57W.

Thursday 27th March 1806.
C&D S39W 146. Moderate Trades and cloudy weather. PM confined in Irons James Dancer recruit for attempting to take water out of the scuttle Butt. Employed setting up the Rigging. Lat 26.38N Long 26.40W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Friday 28th March 1806.
C&D S32W 162. A fresh Trade NE with passing squalls and rain at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat 24.20N Long 28.15W.

Saturday 29th March 1806.
C&D S16W 173. A moderate Trade ENE with pleasant weather. People employed under the Boatswain. Signal to close. Ships to alter course 1 point to port. Lat 21.33N Long 29.7W

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Towards Madras

Sunday 30th March 1806.
C&D S18E 153. A fresh Trade East and fair weather for the most part. Under easy Sail. Latterly a considerable swell, could not perform Divine Service on that account. Water Account remaining Butts 143 24002 Galls. Lat 19.6N Long 28.16W.

Monday 31st March 1806.
C&D S43E 128. A moderate Trade ENE. Employed as necessary. Signal ships ahead to shorten Sail. Lat 17.32N Long 26.44W.

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Tuesday 1st April 1806.
C&D S47E 142. A moderate Trade ENE with fair weather. Employed under the Boatswain. AMM Smoked Decks. Cooper shaking empty Butts. Lat 15.55N Long 24.56W.

Wednesday 2nd April 1806.
C&D S46E 137. Moderate Trades NEbE and fair weather. AM Exercised Great Guns & Small Arms. Longitude at Noon. Lady Dundas 21.40, Elphinstone 21.41, Bengal 21.26, Essex 21.35, Ceres 21.18, Perseverance 21.36, Hugh Inglis 21.23, Castlereigh 21.3, Walmer Castle 21.20. Lat 14.20N Long 23.13W.

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Towards Madras

Thursday 3rd April 1806.
C&D S34E 102. Moderate Trades ENE and pleasant weather throughout. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat 12.56N Long 22.15W

Friday 4th April 1806.
C&D S34E 84. Signal to close. At daylight a strange Sail in the SW quarter. A light Trade and fair weather. Employed as necessary. Lat 11.46N Long 21.17W

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Saturday 5th April 1806.
C&D S34E 88. A light Trade NbE & fair weather. Washed the Gun Deck. PM Confined in Irons Dan’l Cusack for striking the Captain of the afterguard and insolent conduct. Signal to disregard the Commodores motions. Lat 10.33N Long 20.36W

Sunday 6th April 1806.
C&D S22E 50. Light breezes throughout variable. First & latter parts fair weather middle hard rain. Light Airs. AM Performed Divine Service. Water Acct Remaining Butts 134 22595 Galls. Lat 9.47N Long 20.19W

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Towards Madras

Monday 7th April 1806.
C&D S12W 18. Light airs and Calms with fair weather for the most part. AM Set up the Bob Stay & fore Rigging. Lightning. Signal to observe the Commodores motions. Lat 9.29N Long 20.23W.

Tuesday 8th April 1806.
C&D S12W 16. Light airs East & cloudy weather for the most part with rain at times. Set up the Main Rigging. Squally & hard rain. Lat 9.13N Long 20.26W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Wednesday 9th April 1806.
C&D S8E 12. Light airs variable and calms with hard rain and squally at times. Signal for ships astern to make more Sail. Lat 9.1N Long 20.24W.

Thursday 10th April 1806.
C&D S3E 29. Light airs variable and Calms for the most part with Squalls & rain at times. People employed as necessary. Lat 8.32N Long 20.22W.

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Towards Madras

Friday 11th April 1806.
C&D S18W 27. Light breezes SbE fair weather. Shifted Lead forward to trim Ship. Signal for ships to make more Sail. Lat 8.7N Long 20.30W.

Saturday 12th April 1806.
C&D S30W 64. First & middle parts light breezes SbW latter increasing with fair weather for the most part. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat 7.14N Long 21.5W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Sunday 13th April 1806.
C&D S20W 70. A light Trade SEbS and fair weather. Signal to observe the Commodores motions. Water Acct remaining Butts 124 21029 Galls. Several circumstances prevented my performing Divine Service. Lat 6.8N Long 21.29W.

Monday 14th April 1806.
C&D S16W 82. A light Trade SEbE and fair weather. Longitudes at Noon Sir W. Bensley 20.48. Lady J Dundas 21.20. Winch[elsea 21.10. Alnwick Castle 20.17. Hugh Inglis 20.49. Lat 4.49N Long 21.52W.

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Towards Madras

Tuesday 15th April 1806.
C&D S8W 59. A light Trade SE with fair weather for the most part. People employed under the Boatswain. Soldiers picking Oakum. At 5pm departed this Life John Sullivan. At 9am committed his body to the deep. Lat 3.51N Long 22.00W

Wednesday 16th April 1806.
C&D S27W 90. At day light a strange Sail standing into the fleet. A moderate Trade SEbS and fair weather for the most part. Squally rain. Cleaned & smoked the Gun Deck. Signal to close on either Quarter. Lat 2.31N Long 22.41W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Thursday 17th April 1806.
C&D S14W 60. The first & middle parts a light Trade SE, latter moderate with fair weather for the mot part. Signal to observe the Commodores’ motions. People employed as necessary. Soldiers picking Oakum. AM Smoked the Gun Deck. Lat 1.33N Long 22.56W.

[Crossed the Equator]

Friday 18th April 1806.
C&D S22W 111. A moderate Trade SE & pleasant weather for the most part. Passing squalls. People employed as necessary. Carpenter reducing the Driver Boom, Armourer at the Forge. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat 0.10S Long 23.37W.

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Towards Madras

Saturday 19th April 1806.
C&D S22W 94. Signal for Ships to Leeward to make possible Sail to get into their stations. A light Trade SEbE and fair weather. Washed the Gun Deck & Exercised the Great Guns and small Arms. Lat 1.38S Long 25.121W.

Sunday 20th April 1806.
C&D S4W 40. Signal to close. Light Trades SEbE and fair weather for the most part. Performed Divine Service. Water Acct Remaining Butts 112, 19706 Galls. Lat 2.17S Long 24.14W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Monday 21st April 1806.
C&D S5E 40. A light Trade East with pleasant weather. People employed as necessary. Soldiers picking oakum. Cooper shaking Butts. Lat 2.57S Long 24.10W.

Tuesday 22nd April 1806.
C&D S6W 76. A light Trade NNE with fair weather. People employed under the Boatswain. Sail Maker middle stitching the 2nd best Main Top Sail. Lat 4.13S Long 24.17W.

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Towards Madras

Wednesday 23rd April 1806.
C&D S14W 112. A moderate Trade SE. Set up the Fore Mast Top Rigging. Sail maker middle stitching the 2nd best Main Top Sail. At 1pm punished James Byrne Recruit with 2 doz. & William Butler & Peter Boyce with 1 doz. each for entering into company against the Sergeant. Signal to make more Sail. Lat 6.1S Long 24.44W

Thursday 24th April 1806.
C&D S11W 97. At half past an hour past Noon a strange Sail to the Northward – made the Signal. A fresh Trade with pleasant weather. Employed as necessary. Lat 7.38S Long 25.2W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Friday 25th April 1806.
C&D S2W 107. A moderate Trade SSE with fair weather. Signal to observe the Commodores motions during the night. Employed filling Salt Water in the fore Hold to trim Ship. Otherwise under the Boatswain. Sail maker as days past other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 9.26S Long 25.6W.

Saturday 26th April 1806.
C&D S 1¾W 99. A moderate Trade and fair weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Exercised the Great Guns & Small Arms. Lat 11.5S Long 25.9W.

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Towards Madras

Sunday 27th April 1806.
C&D SbE 90. A moderate Trade EbS with fair weather. A heavy swell form the Westward. Performed Devine Service. Water Acct Remaining 117 Butts 18518 Galls. Longitude at Noon Winchelsea 15.52, Walmer Castle 25.53, Bengal 25.43, Ceres 25,40, Castlereigh 25.49, Bensley 25.49, David Scott 25.45, Elphinstone 26.23, L. J. Dundas 25.50. Lat 12.23S Long 24.51W.

Monday 28th April 1806.
C&D S1.22E 98. A light Trade EbN for the most part with fair weather. Employed filling Salt Water in the Hold otherwise under the Boatswain. Sail Maker on the 2nd best Fore Top Sail, other Tradesmen as most useful. Soldiers picking Oakum. Lat 14.5S Long 24,49W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Tuesday 29th April 1806.
C&D S37E 75. Light breezes NE & fair weather for the most part. Signal to steer SEbS, variable, filled some Salt Water. Lat 15.50S Long 24.2W

Wednesday 30th April.
C&D S38E 75. Light wind NbW variable with sultry weather. AM set up the Rigging fore & aft. Lat 26.4S Long 23.14W.

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Towards Madras

Thursday 1st May 1806.
C&D S48E 30. Variable light airs throughout with cloudy weather and rain at times. People employed under the Boatswain. Lat 16.25S Long 22.5W.

Friday 2nd May 1806.
C&D S37E 67. Light breezes NW and fair weather. Shifted the Fore Sail and Main Top Sail with the 2nd best and the Driver with a New One. Signal for Ships to make more Sail. Lat 17.18S Long 22.11W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Saturday 3rd May 1806.
C&D S58E 18. Light Airs and Calms with sultry weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker altering the Driver. Wind SSW rain . Exercised the Great Guns and Small Arms. Lat 17.27S Long 21.55W.

Sunday 4th May 1806.
C&D S34E 84. First part variable light breezes N with cloudy weather and Squally at times. Being squally weather could not perform Divine Service. Water Acct Remaining Butts 98 16988 Galls. Lat 18.36S Long 21.7W.

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Towards Madras

Monday 5th May 1806.
C&D S37E 168. Strong breezes NEbN & fair weather for the most part. Squally & rain. Longitudes at Noon Bengal 18.5W, Bensley 17.48W, Perseverance 18.36W, David Scott 18.9W, Winchelsea 18.8W, Alnwick Castle 18.0W, Essex 18.20W, Ceres 18.0W, Hugh Inglis 17.40W, Walmer Castle 18.2W, Elphinstone 18.0W, L.J Dundas 18.1W. Lat 20.50S Long 19.20W.

Tuesday 6th May 1806.
C&D S48E 184. Strong breezes NbE with frequent Squalls and rain. At 10am a Strange Sail in the SE the Commodore in chase. Signal for the Perseverance to lead. AM bent the Storm Stay Sails. Lat 22.53S Long 16.52W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Wednesday 7th May 1806.
C&D S42E 86. A moderate breeze NbW for the most part with cloudy weather and rain. At daylight the Commodore NW with the Strange Sail in Company. At 9am the latter hoisted the Spanish Colours under English. The Captain went on board the Commodore. No observation. Lat 23.56S Long 15.48W.

Thursday 8th May 1806.
C&D S65E 123. Moderate breezes NW and fair weather for the most part. At 3pm The Perseverance parted Company. Lat 24.48S Long 13.46W.

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Towards Madras

Friday 9th May 1806.
C&D S64E 130. Moderate breezes WNW with frequent Squalls & rain. Employed filling Salt Water to trim Ship. Signal to disregard the Commodore’s motions. Lat 25. 45S Long 11.37W.

Saturday 10th May 1806.
C&D S67E 160. A fresh breeze WNW for the most part with Squalls at times. Signal for ships on either Quarter to close. Lat 26.46S Long 8.53W.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Sunday 11th May 1806.
C&D S70E 185. A fresh Gale WbN with passing Squalls. At half past Noon the Adamant hoisted her Colours and parted Company. The state of the weather prevented my performing Divine Service. Water Acct Remaining 90 Butts 15903 Galls. Lat 24.49S Long 5.38W.

Monday 12th May 1806.
C&D S81E 163. Fresh breeze WSW and fair weather. Set the for the most part with a large Swell from the West’d. Made signal to hand the Mizzen Top Sail. Set the Mizzen Fore Sail. Up Fore Top Gallant yard & set the Sail. Lat 28.13S Long 2.37W.

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Towards Madras

Tuesday 13th May 1806.
C&D S77E 159. A moderate breeze NW & fair weather for the most part. Shifted the Main Sail with the best. At half past 10am made Signal for a boat with an Officer from each Ship. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Lat 28.49S Long 0.20E.

Wednesday 14th May 1806.
C&D S85E 197. Fresh Gales NbE & cloudy weather. At daylight one of the fleet missing – shortened Sail for her. At 10 discovered the Lord Castlereagh on the NE quarter. Handed Mizzen. Lat 29.6S Long 3.57E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Thursday 15th May 1806.
C&D S83E 165. Fresh breezes N, first & middle parts cloudy latter fair. AM Smoked the Gun Deck. Made Signal 95M to the Essex. Lat 29.26S Long 7.58E.

Friday 16th May 1806.
C&D S78E 105. Moderate breezes Squally with cloudy weather. People employed under the Boatswain. Made Signal to Tack. Wore. Made Signal 90 to the Essex. Lat 29.48S Long 9.7E.

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Towards Madras

Saturday 17th May 1806.
C&D S82E 154. Fresh breezes NEbE & cloudy weather for the most part. Made Signal 17 for Longitude. Made Signal 95 to the Castlereagh. Lat 30.10S Long 11.59E

Sunday 18th May 1806.
C&D East 188. First and latter parts moderate breezes NNE, middle blowing fresh in squalls with cloudy weather for the most part. Signal made by Ceres for a Strange Sail to the East. Handed the Mizzen Top Sail burnt a Blue Light. Could not perform Divine Service on account of the state of the weather. Water Acct Remaining 10 Butts 14389 Galls. Lat 30.10S Long 16.4E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Monday 19th May 1806.
C&D East 138. A moderate breeze NNE with cloudy weather. People employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter making a spare Top Gallant Yard. Soldiers picking Oakum. Made Signal 87 to the Winchelsea. No observations. Lat 30.10S Long 19.4E

Tuesday 20th May 1806.
C&D East 104. Moderate breezes NWbW for the most part. Rain. Squally. Lat 30.16S Long 21.20E.

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Towards Madras

Wednesday 21st May 1806.
C&D East 113. Moderate breezes SWbW with Squally rain & cloudy weather the most part. Scraped the Gun Deck . Watch at Junk work. Soldiers picking Oakum. Lat 30.10S Long 23.47E.

Thursday 22nd May 1806.
C&D East 106. Moderate breezes NbE. For the most part with fair weather. People employed under the Boatswain. Soldiers picking Oakum. At 2pm the Ceres made the Signal for a Strange Sail bearing EbS. Made Signal for her and the Essex to chase. Shewed American Colours. Lat 30.10S Long 26.58E.

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Friday 23rd May 1806.
C&D East 123. Moderate breezes NE and hazy weather. People employed on Junk Work. Lat 30.10S Long 28.54E.

Saturday 24th May 1806.
C&D N73E 130. Moderate breezes NNE with hazy weather. At daylight the Castlereagh not in sight. At noon the Castlereagh NNE. AM Scraped and cleaned the Gun Deck. Made 75 to Ceres and Winchelsea made NW 88 to Ceres 50. Lat 29.31S Long 31.21E.

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Towards Madras

Sunday 25th May 1806.
C&D NE½E 114. At half past Noon made 134 to the Castlereagh with Guns she being a mile & a half to wind. Could not perform Divine Service. The first part light breezes N with foggy weather, middle & latter moderate and fair. Water Acct Remaining 70 Butts 12889 Galls. Lat 28.19S Long 33.01E.

Monday 26th May 1806.
C&D NNE½E 135. Moderate breezes West and fair weather for the most part . Exercised Great Guns and Small Arms. Cloudy. Lat 26.20S Long 34.12E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Tuesday 27th May 1806.
C&D N31E 179. Moderate breezes WNW and fair weather for the most part. People at Junk Work. Tradesmen as necessary. Soldiers picking Oakum. Passing Squalls. Hand the Main Sail. Lat 23.47S Long 35.43E.

Wednesday 28th May 1806.
C&D N15E 129. The first & middle parts, latter variable light breezes SW and cloudy with large Swell from SW. Passing Squalls. People employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most necessary. Soldiers picking Oakum. Made 95 to the Larboard Division. Lat 21.43S Long 36.29E.

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Towards Madras

Thursday 29th May 1806.
C&D N17E 137. Moderate breezes SEbE and fair weather for the most part. Passing Squalls. Lat 19.32S Long 37.12E

Friday 30th May 1806.
C&D N16E 42. Light Airs & Calms. PM Bent the best Bower Cable and un-stowed the Anchor. Employed as needful. Variable light Airs. Lat 18.51S Long 37.24E

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Saturday 31st May 1806.
C&D N9½E 138. The first part light breezes middle & latter moderate with fair weather throughout. Bengal made Signal for Land EbN. PM Shifted Main Sail with the worst. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Tradesmen as most needful. At 5pm Extremes of Madagascar from the Mast Head E½S to SSE. Lat 16.34S Long 37.48E.

Sunday 1st June 1806.
C&D N13E 121. Decreasing breezes and fair weather. Made Signal 48. Performed Devine Service. Water Acct Remaining 60 Butts 11389 Galls. Lat 14.36S Long 38.16E.

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Towards Madras

Monday 2nd June 1806.
C&D N7W 91. At 4pm the Land SEbE appearing like 4 Rocks distance about 7 Leagues. Sound no ground at 100 Fathoms. Moderate breezes SW the first & middle parts latter light Airs inclinable to Calm. Employed at Junk Work. Lat 13.6S Long38.5E.

Tuesday 3rd June 1806.
C&D N3E 92. The first part light breezes SSW and fair middle & latter variable with cloudy weather and Squally at times. People employed under the Boatswain, Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top Sail. Caulker on the sides. Soldiers picking Oakum. Squally rain. Lat 11.34S Long 38.10E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Wednesday 4th June 1806.
C&D N25E 105. First part light breezes SSE latter fresh breezes with cloud Employed working up Junk. Squally. Lat 9.59S Long 38.55E.

Thursday 5th June 1806.
C&D N3W 123. At half past 5pm the extreme of Johanna to the East N½E. At midnight the extremes from NEbE to EbS. Saddle Island NE½E off shore 6 or 7 miles. The body of Mohilla WSW. Shortened Sail. The extremes of Comora [Comoros] NwbW½W. Moderate breezes with fair weather for the most part. Shifted the Main Top Sail with the old one. Lat 7.57S Long 38.50E.

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Towards Madras

Friday 6th June 1806.
C&D N14E 158. A moderate breeze South. and fair weather throughout. Employed as most necessary. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Top Sail. Lat 5.24S Long 39.29E.

Saturday 7th June 1806.
C&D N30E 176. Fresh breezes SSW and fair weather. PM Confined in Irons Thos. Sinnet for drunkenness & disorderly behaviour. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Squalls & rain. Lat 2.52S Long 40.57E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Sunday 8th June 1806.
C&D NE 140. Moderate breezes SSE with pleasant weather for the most part. Under easy Sail for the Bensley. At 1pm punished the prisoner with two dozen lashes for offences as yesterdays Log, Water Acct Remaining Butts 57 9799 Galls. The Bombay Ships being about to part Company could not perform Divine Service. Lat 1.13S Long 42.35E.

[Crossed the Equator]

Monday 9th June 1806.
C&D N57E 149. A moderate breeze SSE with fair weather for the most part. At 1pm parted Company with the Bombay Ships. AM Roused up the best Bower Cable to serve, otherwise employed as most necessary. Sailmaker as for days past. Lat 0.8N Long 44.40E.

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Towards Madras

Tuesday 10th June 1806.
C&D N58E 158. Moderate breezes SW. and fair weather for the most part. Employed serving the Cables and under the Boatswain. Squally rain. Lat 1.32N Long 46.54E.

Wednesday 11th June 1806.
C&D N59E 144. Moderate breezes SSE with sultry weather. AM Roused up the small Bower Cables and clapped on the whole Cable Service. Watch at Junk work. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat 2.46N Long 48.57E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Thursday 12th June 1806.
C&D N59E 184. A moderate breeze SbE with cloudy weather for the most part, rain, Squally. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as for days past, other Tradesmen as necessary. Soldiers picking Oakum. Lat 4.21N Long 51.35E.

Friday 13th June 1806.
C&D N60E 166. A fresh Monsoon SbW & cloudy weather. Lat 5.44N Long 53.59E.

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Towards Madras

Saturday 14th June 1806.
C&D N60E 130. A moderate Monsoon SSW with cloudy weather for the most part. Small rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Watch at Junk work. Soldiers picking Oakum. Lat 6.44N Long 55.52E.

Sunday 15th June 1806.
C&D N61E 129. At 1pm made Signal for Longitude. Bengal 62.15E, Essex 61.38E, Castlereagh 62.15E, Alnwick Castle 62.7E, Hugh Inglis 62,17E, David Scott 62,15E, L. J. Dundas 62.0E. Water Acct Remaining Butts 41 8201 Galls. Lightning & Thunder Southward. A moderate breeze with cloudy weather for the most part. The weather being Squally prevented our performing Divine Service. Lat 7.51N Long 57.45E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Monday 16th June 1806.
C&D N63E 139. A steady Monsoon WSW and cloudy weather. People working up Junk. Lightning at the South. Lat 8.54N Long 59.50E.

Tuesday 17th 1806.
C&D N62E 152. A moderate breeze WbS with cloudy weather. People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the old Driver, other Tradesmen as necessary. Soldiers working Oakum. Lat 9.56N Long 62.12E

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Towards Madras

Wednesday 18th June 1806.
C&D NEbE 159. A fresh Monsoon WbN with cloudy weather for the most part, otherwise as necessary. Lat 11.00N Long 64.39E.

Thursday 19th June 1806.
C&D N87E 165. At 1pm made Signal for Longitudes. Bengal 71.73E, David Scott 71.45E, Hugh Inglis 71.55E. Alnwick Castle 72.16E, Essex 71.30E, Castlereagh 71.58, Bensley 71.10, L. J. Dundas 71.46. A fresh Monsoon &b cloudy weather for the most part. Employed under the Boatswain. Lat 11.8N Long 67.24E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Friday 20th June 1806.
C&D N79E 162. A fresh Monsoon WbN with cloudy weather for the most part. Scrubbed Hammocks otherwise as necessary. Lat 10.36N Long 70.03E.

Saturday 21st June 1806.
C&D N83E 176. A moderate Monsoon WNW with fair weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck, otherwise employed as most necessary. At half past 9am the Essex made the Signal for Land bearing ENE. At Noon extremes of Ceylon from ESE to NbE distance off shore 8 or 9 miles. Lat 10.13N Long 72.59E.

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Towards Madras

Sunday 22nd June 1806.
C&D N84E 114. Fresh breezes NWbW and fair weather for the most part. Hove too. Signal for making Sail after lying by. At 5pm the extremes of the Land N35W to N85E, The Flag Staff of Point de Gall N10E. 9 or 10 miles. At Noon the Elephant NWbW, extremes of the Land NbW to WNW dist. about 7 or 8 Leagues. Water Acct Remaining 32 Butts 6816 Galls. Lat 10.5N Long 74.51E.

Monday 23rd June 1806.
C&D N82E 101. Variable breezes SWbW with sultry weather for the most part. Gunner painting the Ship, otherwise as necessary – Soldiers Picking Oakum. Lat 11.51N Long 75.48E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Tuesday 24th June 1806.
C&D N5E 56. Variable light breezes Airs. Calm & fair weather. Employed as necessary. Gunner painting Ship, Sailmaker as per days past, other Tradesmen as most useful. Lat 12.47N Long 75.51E.

Wednesday 25th June 1806.
C&D N2E 42. Variable breezes NW first part fair weather latter cloudy. At half past 10am saw the Land bearing SWbW. Hard squalls with thunder & lightning. Lat 13.29N Long 75.52E

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Towards Madras

Thursday 26th June 1806.
C&D N11W 109. Moderate breezes WNW & cloudy weather in the first part, rain in the latter. Small rain. Lat 15.15N Long 75.30E.

Friday 27th June.
C&D N34W 128. Moderate breezes WSW cloudy weather. Bent Cables and the Harbour Gun. At Noon the Land from the Mast head NW to WNW. No observations. Lat 17.00N Long 74.15E

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Saturday 28th June.
C&D -- -- .Moderate breezes and fair weather. At 4pm Saw the Ships in the Roads. At 6 Saluted the Admiral . At half past 7 Anchored in 7½ fathoms, the flag Staff SWbW the Custom House NWbN. Employed receiving on board water and otherwise as necessary. This Log contains 36 hours to commence Harbour Logs.

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Sunday 29th June .
Variable light breezes with calms and rain. Employed receiving Water and cleaning the Ship.

Monday 30th.
Moderate breezes from South fair weather. Employed delivering passengers Baggage etc.

Tuesday 1st July.
Light breezes and fair weather with squalls and rain at times. Employed as most useful. Received on board twenty men of His Majesty’s 24th Regiment of Light Dragoons.

Wednesday 2nd July.
Moderate breezes and cloudy weather. Employed receiving on board Water and otherwise as necessary.

Thursday 3rd.
Fresh breezes from SW and cloudy weather. At 8am Commander and passengers on board. Weighed and made Sail in Company with the Hugh Inglis, Bengal, Castlereagh & Sir William Benlsey under convoy of HMS St Forenzo. This Log ends at Noon.

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[Start of Sea Log]

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Madras & Towards Bengal 1806

Friday 4th July 1806.
C&D N43E 112. Moderate breezes SWbW and cloudy weather. At 1pm Ran out clear of the Shipping & came too again. At half past 6 Weighed as per Signal & hove too. At 8 Madras Lighthouse SWbW about 6 miles. Lat 14.30N Long 81.47E.

Saturday 5th.
C&D N32E 142. Hove too Commodore NW 2 miles. Fresh breezes for the most part. Cloudy weather & rain in the latter. Lat 16.30N Long 83.4E.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas.

Sunday 6th July.
C&D N23E 180. Strong breezes WbN and cloudy weather with heavy Seas. Could not perform Divine Service on account of the state of the weather Lat 19.8N Long 84.34E

Monday 7th.
C&D N34E 106. First & middle part a moderate Monsoon SWbS. And fair weather variable Southerly and rain. 22 fathoms Mud. At 8am the black Pagoda WNW ½ W. 5 Leagues. Lat 20.36N Long 85.36E.

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Madras towards Bengal 1806

Tuesday 8th.
C&D N46E 98. Soundings every hour [22 to 13] Moderate breezes SW & cloudy weather for the most part. At 2pm the St Forenzo parted Company. At 6 the extremes of the Land from the Masthead NE. At 9am the Land from the Masthead NW. Lat 21.44N Long86.51E.

Wednesday 9th.
C&D --- distance 92 miles. A light monsoon SbE and cloudy weather for the most part. At 6pm Mr Lister pilot came on board and took charge of the Ship. Made Sail & stood for the Reef. At half past 2am crossed the Western Reef least Water 5½ fathoms. At half past 5pm Anchored in 7 fathoms below Kedgeree. This Log contains 36 hours.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Thursday 10th July 1806.
Moderate breezes with fair weather. At Noon Weighed and at 5pm Anchored at Diamond Harbour, took in the Company’s Moorings. Unbent the Sails and unrove the running Rigging.

Friday 11th.
Light breezes with very sultry weather. Employed striking Masts and Yards, Hoisted out the Longboat.

Saturday 12th.
Light breezes, cloudy weather & very sultry. Employed under the Boatswain otherwise as most needful.

Sunday 13th.
Light Airs & Calms. AM Cleaned the Ship. Disembarked the Troops. PM Delivered 48 chests of Company Treasure for the Deputy Master Mr Readank. Captain Lindsay & Passengers left the Ship.

Monday 14th.
Moderate breezes cloudy weather and much rain. Employed delivering Private Trade & under the Boatswain.

Tuesday 15th.
Squally weather with much rain. Employed delivering Private Trade on acct of the Captain and Officers, under the Boatswain.

Wednesday 16th.
Light breezes with cloudy weather& rain. Delivering Private Trade. Tradesmen as most needful.

Thursday 17th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed usefully

Friday 18th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed as yesterday.

Saturday 19th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed delivering Private Trade. Tradesmen at their different occupations.

Sunday 20th.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned Ship and smoked the Gun Deck.

Monday 21st.
Moderate breezes & cloudy weather, muchrain. Employed delivering Private Trade and otherwise as most useful.

Tuesday 22nd.
A fresh Monsoon with hard Squalls & much rain throughout. Employed as most needful.

Wednesday 23rd.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed delivering Company Cargo.

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Diamond Harbour 1806

Thursday 24th July.
A fresh monsoon with fair weather. Employed as yesterday.

Friday 25th July.
A moderate monsoon with cloudy weather and rain at times. Employed delivering Companys Cargo & otherwise as most needful.

Saturday 26th.
Moderate breezes with cloudy weather & rain at times. Employed delivering Private Trade & otherwise as needful.

Sunday 27th.
Light breezes for the most part with very sultry weather. Cleaned the Ship & smoked the Gun Deck.

Monday 28th.
Light Airs and Calms with very sultry weather & rain at times. People employed by the Boatswain, Lascars picking Oakum.

Tuesday 29th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed as yesterday.

Wednesday 30th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed delivering Companys Cargo and otherwise as useful..

Thursday 31st.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed as yesterday.

Friday 1st August.
Moderate breezes & cloudy weather. Employed delivering Private Trade & otherwise as necessary.

Saturday 2nd.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed in the Hold under the Boatswain.

Sunday 3rd.
Light breezes & fair weather. Washed & smoked the Gun Deck.

Monday 4th.
Moderate breezes & cloudy weather. Employed delivering Stores etc. otherwise under the Boatswain.

Tuesday 5th.
Cloudy weather with hard squalls & rain at times. Employed clearing the Orlop Deck for the Caulkers. Otherwise under the Boatswain.

Wednesday 6th.
Fresh breezes with squalls & rain for the most part. Employed delivering Companys Cargo & otherwise under the Boatswain.

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Ship Lady Jane Dundas

Thursday 7th August.
Fresh breezes & cloudy weather. Employed delivering Companys Cargo and otherwise as most useful.

Friday 8th.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed in the Hold & under the Boatswain. Died John Nelson Seaman. Sent on shore his body to be interred.

Saturday 9th.
A fresh monsoon and cloudy. Washed & smoked the Gun Deck. Otherwise under the Boatswain.

Sunday 10th.
Light breezes and sultry weather. Arrived the Rattlesnake Sloop of War.

Monday 11th.
Moderate breezes with much rain. Employed by the Boatswain.

Tuesday 12th.
Moderate breezes and mostly fair. Employed by the Boatswain.

Wednesday 13th.
Moderate winds at SW. Employed as yesterday. Washed the Gun Deck. Punished George Williams Seaman for theft by making him run the Gauntlet .

Thursday 14th.
Moderate breezes WSW with rain at times. Employed about sundry jobs.

Friday 15th.
Fresh SW breezes & much rain. Employed by the Boatswain.

Saturday 16th.
Fresh breezes & cloudy weather. Washed & smoked the Gun Deck.

Sunday 17th.
Moderate breezes SW & fair weather. Lieutenant from the Rattlesnake came on board and impressed eleven men.

Monday 18th.
Light Airs & Calms with sultry weather, Employed as most useful. PM Sailed the Calcutta [HCS].

Tuesday 19th.
Ditto weather with much rain in the night. Employed by the Boatswain.

Wednesday 20th.
Moderate breezes from SW & rain at times. Employed as yesterday.

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


APPENDIX 1

Notes and Glossary

  1. Called to Quarters - in this context means called to action stations.
  2. Country Ships - Honourable East India Company's ships that plied between ports in the Eastern seas.
  3. ODNB - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  4. Editor's notes in square brackets.
  5. Extra ships - ships built in India and hired by the HEICS for a particular voyage. These were often made from better materials than those made in Britain and were considered to be longer lasting (The East Indiamen by Russell Miller).
  6. 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:

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  • Eicships.info for information concerning types of ships in the HEICS see: www.eicships.info/help/shiprole.html.
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