THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal and Log of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Bridgewater on her voyage to Bengal and China 1828-1830. Commanded by Captain John Rennie Manderson.

EXTRACT

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG ETC.

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

BRIDGEWATER

(EAST INDIA DOCKS, BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain John Rennie Manderson

Voyage to Bengal and China

21 Nov 1828 - 3 Jun 1830

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 42Y)

Extracted by
Bryant Bayliffe and Julian Rawes
October 2019


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.


Approaches to Bombay and Calcutta

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


The west coast of India.


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


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


Approaches to Whampoa


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


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


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


Landmarks:
Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies

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

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


Bridgewater


The Bridgewater upon entering Madras Roads on 10th April 1830 under jury masts.
Painting by William John Hughes
see https://commons.wikimedia.org.

This was the fifth ship by the name of Bridgewater recorded by Farrington. Her maiden voyage to China and India was back in 1812/3 and was now on her ninth, so she was an old lady and was probably not fit to sustain what amounted to both a typhoon and a hurricane. Her commander was Captain Manderson who had been with her since 1824.

On her 6th voyage in 1823 there had been a mutiny which was suppressed by her commander at the time Captain William Mitchell and her officers, which resulted in an enquiry at St Helena.

The Journal for this voyage commenced on 11th January 1829 when she was in the Downs and everything went to plan until her approach to Whampoa in China in the beginning of August 1829. She had commenced her harbour log and the log entry on the 9th August suggests that things were getting a bit tricky as the weather worsened - a typhoon was upon them and the barometer eventually dropping to 28.6. She was pushed towards the shallows and gently grounded. The situation was serious and her officers deemed it necessary to demast her and throw cargo overboard as the weather gradually worsened. The logs entries for this event and subsequent days and weeks when the masts and rigging had to be rebuilt is a fascinating record. After much ado of offloading and onloading cargo she finally set sail for her return voyage and began her sea log on 1st February 1830 - over six months later.

All was well as she crossed the South China Sea, until the 24th February when off Sumatra when she was caught in a hurricane with the barometer dipping to 28.80. From the day to day graphic log entries it is clear that she was having difficulty staying afloat with her masts and upper decks severely damaged, it must have been terrifying for the passengers and crew alike. She survived the ordeal and limped firstly to Madras and then up the coast to Saugor under a jury sail and by manning the pumps continuously. One could say that this voyage was for her an unlucky trip, but one could also say that, with the help of her gallant crew, she was extremely lucky in not founding with the loss of all on board. As it was, much of her cargo was spoiled by water ingress. The ship was placed in dry dock at Howrah, Calcutta for inspection and on Thursday June 3rd 1830, 'In consequence of the Report of the Committee who surveyed the Ship of her being unfit for repair by order of Captain Manderson', and therefore condemned.

Of the crew:
There is no indication of how the crew returned to England. The Journal states that on Thursday 3rd June 1830, the 'Ships company was having a house in Calcutta to await orders from Government' in this case the East India Company.

  • Captain Manderson was obviously back in England by 11th March 1832 because he was captain of the Charles Grant in the Downs 11th March 1832.
  • William Harrison Walker, 1st mate, sailed on the Charles Grant with Captain Manderson.
  • Charles Samuel Bawtree, 2nd mate, this was his last recorded voyage and his return is not recorded.
  • William Toller, 3rd mate, became 2nd mate of the Lowther Castle on his return to England.
  • Frederick Sims, 4th mate, returned home as 3rd mate on the Lowther Castle.
  • Alfred Qwilt, 5th mate, served as 3rd mate on an Australian ship called Portland to return to England.
  • Henry Friday, 6th mate, served as 4th mate on the Lowther Castle on his return to England.
  • George Graham, Surgeon', it is not known how he returned.
  • The rest of the crew presumably found their own disperate ways to return.

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

BRIDGEWATER: Built by Brent, launched 1812, 3 decks, 4in bottom, length 166ft 5in, keel 135ft 8 five eighths in, breadth 42ft 2½in, hold 17ft ½in, wing transom 25ft 6in, port cell 29ft 3in, waist 1ft 4in, between decks 6ft 4¼in, & 6ft 4in, roundhouse 6ft 5½in, ports 14 middle & upper, deck range 98ft 3in, 1276 tons. Principal Managing owner: James Sims.

9 1828-9 Bengal & China
L/MAR/B/42Y Journal 21 Npov 1828 - 3 Jun 1830
L/MAR/B/42VV Receipt Book
Capt John Rennie Manderson
Downs 11 Jan 1829 - 30 Apr Saugor - 10 Jul Penang -
16 Aug Whanpoa - 23 Nov Second Bar - Macao 31 Jan 1830 -
Mar dismissed in hurricane - 11 Apr Madras - 8 May Calcutta -
condemned at Calcutta 31 May 1831.


Example of a page from this Journal Saturday 24th January 1829.


What the Papers Said

Morning Post 13th January 1829, issue 18122.


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.


List of Ships noted in this journal.

Every journal contains sightings of other craft, whether in passing, in a convoy, or in or near to a port. There was a good reason for this in that, before the age of telecommunication, it helped to keep record of ships encountered. These sightings were entered in to the journal on a daily basis. There is also the occasional mention of Royal Navy ships in the crew lists where crew have been pressed. Sometimes there is just one note of a passing ship, other times, especially in a convoy, the particular vessel is mentioned on a number of occasions.

Encounters Page:
is a list of all ships encountered in the transcripts we have done so far. Additional details of these ships have been added by the Editors from a number of sources. The main sources for the HCS ships and for their commanders come from Farrington: Catalogue of East India Company's Ships' 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 there is also the Internet, mostly Wikipedia.

Only the first sighting in the Journal has been recorded, unless there is a particular event that is thought worthwhile recording. Therefore it is worthwhile searching this journal for other references to a particular ship. Please click:-

~ Encounters ~.


Contents of Ship's Log


Log Pages Description Date

1-15 Crew and passengers lists


16-22 Harbour Log East India Docks 21st Nov 1828 - 11th Jan 1829

23-77 Sea Log Thames Estuary 12th Jan 1829 - 29th Apr 1829

78-90 Harbour Log Saugor 30th Apr 1829 - 29th June 1829

91-96 Sea Log to Penang 30th Jun 1829 - 18th Jul 1829

96-98 Harbour Log Penang 18th Jul 1829 - 25th July 1829

98-101 Sea Log to Singapore 26th Jul 1829 - 6th August 1829

102-107 Sea Log to Whampoa 26th Jul 1829 - 5th August 1829

107-142 Harbour Log at Whampoa/Macao 6th Aug 1829 - 31st Jan 1830

108 Ship damaged in Typhoon 8th Aug 1829

142-185 Sea Log at Macao 1st Feb 1830 - 19th Apr 1830

158 Ship hit by typhoon 4th March 1830

185 Harbour Log at Saugor 20th Apr 1830 - 26th May 1830

195 Howrah Dock, Calcutta 20th Apr 1830 - 3rd June 1830

198 Declared unfit to sail 3rd June 1830


The Journal

[Log - page 001:]

Bridgewater / Capt. Journal [Stamp] 1829 30 42 Y

[Log - page 002: - not existing]

[Log - page 003:]


First page of journal.

Reced [Received] 3rd December 1830

This is my original Journal

J R Manderson
Commander

Witness G Bryant

I hereby certify that in persuance of the Court's Regulations I have delivered to the Clerk to the Committee of Shipping the here perscribed certificate of the good conduct of the following officers who have served under my Command

Mr W H Walker Chief
Mr C J Bawtree 2nd
Mr Wm Toller 3rd
Mr F Sims 4th

J R Manderson
Commander

Witness G Bryant

[Log - page 004: blank]

[Log - page 005:]

List of Crew of H.C.S. Bridgewater 9th Voyage 1829
No. Names Stations When & Where Entered Remarks
1 J R Manderson Esq Commander London [John Rennie Manderson, born Scotland 27 Apr 1791. Seaman to West Indies 2y; midshipman Asia (4) 1807/8, home in Penang frigate; 6th mate Lord Melville (1) 1810/1, home from Bengal as 4th mate William Pitt (2); 4th mate William Pitt (2) 1812/3; 3rd mate William Pitt (2) 1814/5; 2nd mate William Pitt (2) 1816/7; 1st mate Lord Castleeagh (1) 1818/9; 1st mate 1820/1; 1st mate Vansittart (4) 1822/3; Capt Bridgewater (5) 1824/5, 1826/7, 1828/9; Capt Charles Grant 1831/2. He married at Prestonkirk, East Lothian 11 Jul 1828, Margaret Rennie and had Robert, born Prestonkirk 30 Aug 1831 & George Rennie, born Inveresk 17 Feb 1834.]
2 Mr William H Walker 1st Officer Januy 4th 1829 [William Harrison Walker, bap at Milton-next-Sittingbourne, Kent 7 Apr 1796, son of Benjamin & Sarah. Midshipman Warren Hastings (3) 1810/1; midshipman Castle Huntley 1813/4; 5th mate Castle Huntley 1815/6; 3rd mate Windham to South America 1y; 3rd mate Matilda 1818/9; 3rd mate Repulse 1820/1 & 1822/3; 2nd mate Repulse 1824/5; 1st mate Bridgewater (5) 1826/7 & 1828/9 (home from Bengal as passenger Caesar Jun 1830). 1st mate Charles Grant 1831/2.]
3 Chas S Bawtree 2nd Officer Januy 4th 1829 [Charles Samuel Bawtree, born 11 Aug 1802, bap St Paul's Shadwell, Middx 3 Dec 1802, son of William, sailmaker & Elizabeth [née Young] of 76 Wapping Wall. Midshipman Abberton 1818/9; 6th mate Lowther Castle 1820/1; 4th mate Lowther Castle 1822/3; 3rd mate Warren Hastings (3) 1824/5; 2nd mate Warren Hastings (3) 1826/7; 2nd mate Bridgewater (5) 1828/9. He was married at Manningtree, Essex 17 Mar 1835 to Eliza Anne Alston and had five children. He died Mistley, Essex 11 Jan 1869.]
4 Mr William Toller 3rd Officer Januy 4th 1829 [William Toller, born 17 Mar & bap Cross St Chapel, Barnstable, Devon 14 May 1806, son of John & Catherine. Boy to West Indies 1821; midshipman Henry Porcher free trader to Madras and Bengal 1821/2; 6th mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1822/3; 5th mate Herefordshire 1824/5; 4th mate Princess Charlotte of Wales 1826/7; 3rd mate Bridgewater (5) 1828/9; 2nd mate Lowther Castle 1830/1; 2nd mate Marquis of Huntly 1832/3.]
5 Mr Frederick Sims 4th Officer Januy 4th 1829 [Frederick Sims, born 20 Apr & bap Stepney Meeting House, London 18 May 1810, son of William & Mary of Mile End. Midshipman Warren Hastings (5) 1824/5; 5th mate Bridgewater (3) 1826/7; 4th mate Bridgewater (3) 1828/9; 3rd mate Lowther Castle 1830/1; 2nd mate Lowther Castle 1832/3. He died Camden Town, Middx 4 Aug 1858.]
6 Mr Alfred Gwilt 5th Officer Januy 4th 1829 [Alfred Qwilt, born Southwark 13 Oct 1810, son of George & Mary Ann [née Applegath]. Midshipman Farquharson 1824/5; a voyage to Quebec; midshipman Bridgewater (5) 1826/7; 5th mate Bridgewater (5) 1828/9, home from Bengal as 3rd mate of Australia Co's ship Portland; 4th mate Marquis of Huntly 1832/3.]
7 Mr Henry Friday 6th Officer Januy 4th 1829 [Henry Friday, bap All Saints', Canterbury 10 Dec 1810, son of John & Ann. Midshipman Bombay (3) 1826/7; 5th mate Bridgewater (5) 1828/9; 4th mate Lowther Castle 1830/1 & 1832/3. Probably the Henry Friday, who in 1851 he was a Farmer of 102 acres in Elham, Kent, with Amelia his wife and three children.]
8 Mr George Graham Surgeon Januy 4th 1829 [George Graham, born 16 Nov 1801 & bap Dufton, Westmorland 20 Jan 1802, son of William & Frances (née Graham). Asst Surgeon Lowther Castle 1824/5; Surgeon Warren Hastings (3) 1826/7; Surgeon Bridgewater (5) 1828/9.]
9 Mr Joseph Cragg Purser Januy 4th 1829 [Joseph Cragg, midshipman Henry Addington (2) 1808/9; purser Union (5) 1810/1 & 1812/3; William Pitt 1816/7; Essex (5) 1818/9; Bridgewater (5) 1820/1, 1824/5, 1826/7, 1828/9.]
10 Edward Balls Boatswain Januy 4th 1829
11 John Grenville Gunner Januy 4th 1829
12 Robert McFie Carpenteer Januy 4th 1829
13 Thomas Bailey Master at Arms Januy 4th 1829
14 John Baker Mid & Cockswn Januy 4th 1829
15 Alban Best Midshipman Januy 4th 1829
16 James Rennie Midshipman Januy 4th 1829 Transfd to H.C. Bombay Marine 4 October 1829
17 Chas Wm Black Midshipman Januy 4th 1829
18 Jno Will Wright Midshipman Januy 4th 1829
19 James Currie Asst Surgeon Januy 4th 1829
20 Joseph Dixson Caulker Januy 4th 1829
21 James Noon Cooper Januy 4th 1829 Died at Canton 16 October 1829.
22 James Wilson Captains Cook Januy 4th 1829
23 Lewis Noel Ships Cook Januy 4th 1829
24 Robt Eastham Captns Steward Januy 4th 1829
25 Edwd Case Ships Steward Januy 4th 1829 Disrated 17 June 1829. Died Canton 19 Septem 1829.
26 John Campbell Bosuns Mate Januy 4th 1829 [John Bartlett along with John Campbell, Bosuns mate and Edward Notley forced a boat to take them to shore at Calcutta.]
27 William Wild Bo Mate Januy 4th 1829
28 John Brown Bo Mate Januy 4th 1829
29 William Lawrence Gunners Mate Januy 4th 1829
30 Andrew Stewart Gunners Mate Januy 4th 1829
31 Thomas Prowles Carpenters Mate (1) Januy 4th 1829
32 John Vannet Carpenters Mate (2) Januy 4th 1829 Died Canton 30 October 1829.
33 Miles Kenyon Caulkers Mate Januy 4th 1829
34 Thomas Gordon Coopers Mate Januy 4th 1829
35 Thomas Sheering Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
[Page 006:]
No. Names Stations When & Where Entered Remarks
36 Thomas Skinner Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
37 Philip McRae Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
38 John Knight Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
39 William Thomas Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
40 William Jones Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
41 William Sutherland Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
42 Peter Smith Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
43 Edward McDugol Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
44 James Smith Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
45 William Howell Sailmaker Januy 4th 1829
46 Thomas Pike Armourer Januy 4th 1829
47 James Price Butcher Januy 4th 1829
48 Henry Ellis Baker Januy 4th 1829
49 Henry Cole Poulterer Januy 4th 1829
50 Robert Day Captains Steward Januy 4th 1829
51 Samuel Tulley 1st Officers Servant Januy 4th 1829
52 William Hughes Surgeons Servant Januy 4th 1829
53 Samuel Hill Quarter Master Januy 4th 1829
54 John Wilson Seaman Januy 4th 1829
55 James Williams Seaman Januy 4th 1829
56 William Jones Seaman Januy 4th 1829
57 Wm Hy Williams Seaman Januy 4th 1829
58 John Linch/Lynch Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Died at the Hospital Calcutta May 29th 1830.
59 Christian Johnson Seaman Januy 4th 1829
60 Thomas Ross Seaman Januy 4th 1829
61 John Bartlett Seaman Januy 4th 1829 [John Bartlett along with John Campbell, Bosuns mate and Edward Notley forced a boat to take them to shore at Calcutta. Four days he returned and was refused permission to board.]
62 William Brown Seaman Januy 4th 1829
63 William Collins Seaman Januy 4th 1829
64 Chas McMillan Seaman Januy 4th 1829
65 James Dunford Seaman Januy 4th 1829
66 Robert Sims Seaman Januy 4th 1829
67 George Lewis Seaman Januy 4th 1829
68 Benjn Drake Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Died Canton 19 October 1829
69 Anthony Rose Seaman Januy 4th 1829
70 John Robinson Seaman Januy 4th 1829
71 William Cummings Seaman Januy 4th 1829
72 Alexr Wardel Seaman Januy 4th 1829
73 John Carnfield Seaman Januy 4th 1829
74 John Turrock Seaman Januy 4th 1829
75 William Suggs Seaman Januy 4th 1829
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No. Names Stations When & Where Entered Remarks
76 Robert Graham Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Drowned at Saugor 29 April 1829.
77 John Henry Seaman Januy 4th 1829
78 Abraham Black Seaman Januy 4th 1829
79 Richd Bullmore Seaman Januy 4th 1829
80 Charles Leeman Seaman Januy 4th 1829
81 William Garman Seaman Januy 4th 1829
82 Alexander Hurd Seaman Januy 4th 1829
83 Thomas Teece Seaman Januy 4th 1829
84 Joseph Adams Seaman Januy 4th 1829
85 Thomas Jones Seaman Januy 4th 1829
86 George Taylor Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Run at Singapore 25 July 1829.
87 Charles Milne Seaman Januy 4th 1829
88 John Ticehurst Seaman Januy 4th 1829
89 John Bruck Seaman Januy 4th 1829
90 Peter Duff Seaman Januy 4th 1829
91 James Smedick Seaman Januy 4th 1829
92 Robert Brown Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Run at Pinang 17 July 1829.
93 John Hone Seaman Januy 4th 1829
94 John Smith Seaman Januy 4th 1829
95 Thomas Verrier Seaman Januy 4th 1829
96 Edwd Notley Seaman Januy 4th 1829 [John Bartlett along with John Campbell, Bosuns mate and Edward Notley forced a boat to take them to shore at Calcutta.]
97 John Dickson Seaman Januy 4th 1829
98 John James Seaman Januy 4th 1829
99 James Hayes Seaman Januy 4th 1829
100 John Owens Seaman Januy 4th 1829
101 Danl Watson Seaman Januy 4th 1829
102 Thomas Williams Seaman Januy 4th 1829
103 Henry Ball Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Left the ship at Gravesend
104 John Cleath Seaman Januy 4th 1829
105 George Martin Seaman Januy 4th 1829
106 Saml Ocheltree Seaman Januy 4th 1829
107 Charles Jones Seaman Januy 4th 1829
108 William Oxer Seaman Januy 4th 1829
109 Edwd Fisher Seaman Januy 4th 1829
110 Donald Chisholm Seaman Januy 4th 1829
111 Thomas Marron Seaman Januy 4th 1829
112 Johut Brown Seaman Januy 4th 1829
113 James Robinson Seaman Januy 4th 1829
114 William Man Seaman Januy 4th 1829
115 John Hay Seaman Januy 4th 1829
116 William Stevens Seaman Januy 4th 1829
117 Robert Hall Seaman Januy 4th 1829
118 Joseph Williams Seaman Januy 4th 1829
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No. Names Stations When & Where Entered Remarks
119 Joseph Banks Seaman Januy 4th 1829
120 John Jones Seaman Januy 4th 1829
121 Thomas Hide Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Died at Canton 14 October 1829.
122 Charles Salter Seaman Januy 4th 1829
123 George Phillips Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Run at Calcutta May 1630.
124 James Cheel Seaman Januy 4th 1829
125 Thomas Homes Seaman Januy 4th 1829
126 William Murray Seaman Januy 4th 1829
127 George Castle Seaman Januy 4th 1829 Died at Calcutta May 31 1830.
128 Francis Foster Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829 Killed by a fall 9 January 1829, ship sailed from Engd 11 January 1829.
129 Edward Smith Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
130 Thomas Mayfield Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
131 John Nisbell Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
132 Henry Carleton Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
133 William Sinclair Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
134 Richard Hall Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
135 Samuel Jewell Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
136 James Woodley Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
137 Edward Carter Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
138 Edmund Higgins Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
139 Andrew Nelson Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
140 Antonio Blaire Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
141 John Sandon Ordinary seaman Januy 4th 1829
142 Hugh Ingles Boy Januy 4th 1829
143 Henry Double Boy Januy 4th 1829
144 William Lincoln Boy Januy 4th 1829
145 Michael Hark Boy Januy 4th 1829
Shipped in China
146 Henry Howe Seaman 31 August 1829
141 Men
4 Boys
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145
1 left before sailing
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Total 144
1 killed before sailing from Engd
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Total 143
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List of Military on Board the H.C. Ship Bridgewater
Kings Troops Received at Gravesend 6th Jany 1829
Left Ship at Saugor Roads
1 Lieut Hunt Hill 3rd Regt Foot
2 Lieut Scott Hill 3rd Regt Foot
3 Ensign Speedy Hill 3rd Regt Foot
4 Lieut Faber 49th Regt Foot
5 Private F Ward Steward, 3rd or 49th Regt Foot
6 Private J Campbell Steward, 3rd or 49th Regt Foot
7 Private W Hodgin Steward 3rd or 49th Regt Foot
8 Private E Lund Steward 3rd or 49th Regt Foot
9 Private W Walton Steward 3rd or 49th Regt Foot
Herewith Companys Recuits Received at Gravesend 6 Jany 1829. Left ship at Saugor Roads 7th May 1829.
Infantry
1 John Spearman actg
Artillery
2 R. Woodville Actg Quellas[?] Serj.
3 Geo Edmonstone Serjeant
4 Pat Orford Corporal
5 Edwd Butler Private
6 Thos Shanahan Private
7 Jeremiah Sullivan Private
8 Patk Ronan Private
9 Dennis Brennan Private
10 James Crowe Private
11 James O'Donoghue Private
12 James Reddy Private
13 John Houghton Private
14 William Murray Private
15 John Graves Private
16 Joseph Field Private
17 William Smith Private
18 Thomas Rigley Private
19 John Richardson Private
20 James Bentley Private
21 Hugh S McLean Private
22 Pat Markham Private
23 William Boston Private
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Bengal 9th Voyage 1829
Honrable Companys Recuits continued.
24 Thomas English Private
25 John Conner Private
26 John O'Brien Private
27 Ebenezer Jenkins Private
28 George Hall Private
29 James Mullay Private
30 Francis Harris Private
31 Richard Barry Private
32 George Carr Private
33 Pat Mard Private
34 Henry Carrol Private
35 Michael Mooney Private
36 William Moore Private
37 Thomas Paddock Private
38 Charles Garnell Private
39 William Lynch Private
40 James Burton Private
41 Jas McGenness Private
42 Jonn Boardman Private
43 Thomas Mannan Private
44 Henry May Private
45 Wm Tho: Reynard Private
46 Charles Mullane Private
47 George Galloway Private
48 Peter Litler Private
49 Michael Mahoney Private
50 William Birtles Private
51 Richard Edmonds Private
Infantry
52 William Holton Actg Serjt
53 George Sears Actg Corpl
54 Edward Fell Actg Corpl
55 George Leaden Private
56 Pat Smith Private
57 Pat Whelan Private
58 David Power Private
59 Timophy Murphy Private
60 William Jones Private
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Honrable Companys Recuits continued.
61 William Currey Private
62 William Carter Private
63 John Evrett Private
64 James Gibbard Private
65 John Bigwood Private
66 Edward Bessex Private
67 Patk Murphy Private
68 Archd Campbell Private
69 Lawrence Butler Private
70 William Bayley Private
71 William Kinshela Private
72 Thomas Nicholson Private
73 Alexander Hurst Private
74 Geo: McDonald Private
75 Stephen Davies Private
76 Will Whitehead Private
77 Henry King Private
78 Patk Read Private
79 William S Munro / Compton Private
79a William S Compton / Munro Private
80 William P Bennett Private
81 Fredk Harbottle Private
82 Chas Hassiter Private
83 George Carr Private
84 Bart Bradley Private
85 Pat Carey Private
86 Jno Vertue Private
87 Tim Devine Private
88 Pat Power Private
89 Michael Conway Private
90 Mie Shaughnessy Private
91 Jeremiah Murphy Private
92 Richd Cashan Private
93 Thomas Lacy Private
94 William Wilson Private
95 George Newsham Private
96 John Keeble Private
97 Stephen Roose Private
98 Charles Stacy Private
99 Thomas Rabbith Private
100 Thomas A Watson Private
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Women & Children accompanying H Co Recuits
1 Ann Spearman Wife of John Spearman
2 Helen Shanahan Wife of Thos Shanahan
3 Ann Stacey Wife of Charles Stacey
4 Elizabeth Birtles Wife of William Birtles
5 Catherine Markham Wife of Patk Markham
6 Sarah Watson Wife of Tho[s] A Watson
7 Frances Watson child of Tho[s] A Watson Aged 5 months
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List of Passengers of Bridgewater 9th Voyage 1829
For China
1 J B Thonhill, Esq H Co Establishment Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship for Macao 5th August 1829.
2 Mrs C Thonhill Wife of J B Thomhill Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship for Macao 5th August 1829.
For Bengal
3 Mrs F L Baillie returning to her Husband Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship for Bengal 5th August 1829.
4 Miss Ann Baillie accompanying Mrs F L Baillie Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship for Bengal 5th August 1829.
5 Mrs Hunt Wife of Lt Hunt HM 3rd Regt Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
6 Captain Webster H C Service (charge of Recruits) Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
7 Mr Seouce Writer Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
8 Mr Woodcock Writer Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
9 James Oatley Cadet Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
10 Will Jennings Cadet Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
11 Robt H Mockler Cadet Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
12 Wm F Hanneresley Cadet Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
13 F S Mannington Cadet Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
14 Geo: B Harvey Cadet Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
15 Thos Fox Retg to Bengal as Free Merchant Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
16 William Bruce Proceeding to Bengal to reside Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
17 Maxwell McKenzie Proceeding to Bengal to reside Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
18 Kenneth McLeod Free Merchant Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
19 Richd Jenkins Free Mariner Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
20 Elizabeth Munro Mrs Baillie's Servant Embarked at Gravesend 7 Jany 1829, Left ship at Saugor 1st May 1829.
[In very faint pencil]
1 Mr Fox Bengal to Whampoa[?] China
2 Bridget O'Brien Bengal to Whampoa[?] China
3 Lieut James & Servant Bengal to Whampoa[?] China
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List of Passengers of Bridgewater from China
4 Sir John & Lady Claridge Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
5 John Anderson Esq & Mrs Anderson Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
6 Lewis Griffiths Esq & Mrs Griffiths Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
7 Mrs Shawe Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
8 Will C Plowden Esq Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
9 The Honable Edward Gardner Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
10 John Harvey Astell Esq Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
11 John Bishop Esq Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
12 William James H C S Lieut Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
13 Joseph Greene H C S Ensign Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
14 A Brown Captain HM 44th Regt Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
Children
15 Master Robt Patrick Anderson aged 4 years Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
16 Miss Margaret L Anderson aged 2 years Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
17 Master William Henry Anderson aged 10 months Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
18 Master Lewis R C Griffiths aged 4 years Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
19 Master Edward Griffiths aged 2 years Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
20 Geo Griffiths aged 6 months Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
21 John F Crockett aged 6 years Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
Servants
22 Charlotte Rottenburg Servant to Lady Claridge Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
23 Sarah Biggins Servant to Mrs Shawe Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
24 Ann Shuck Servant to Mr & Mrs Griffiths Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
25 John Purseram Servant to Mr & Mrs Griffiths Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
26 Jans Mudsen Servant to Mr & Mrs Anderson Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
27 Maria Perera Servant to Mr & Mrs Anderson Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
28 Charles Page Servant to Mr Astell Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Calcutta 25 April 1830
29 Achune (Chinese) Servant to Mrs Plowden Embarked 31st Jany 1830, landed Madras 12 April 1830
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I do declare upon honor that the foregoing are true & correct list of ships Company, Troops & passengers to the best of my knowledge & belief.

J R Manderson, Commander

Witness G Bryant

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Honourable Company’s Ship Bridgewater East India Docks

[Start of Harbour Log]

Friday 21st November 1828.
Winds variable WSW wit fine weather. At noon Mr Cooper Hon Coys Surveyor boarded the Ship. Found on board, 3 Bower Cables, 26 Gun Carriages and 110 fms of Billet Wood. Draft of Water fwd 15.6 aft 15.0. All Officers on board.

Saturday 22nd.
SW winds with cloudy weather and rain in the latter part. Employed stowing Butts and filling water. Officers on board 1, 2 & 3rd.

Sunday 23rd.
Docks closed

Monday 24th.
Variable winds southerly winds with fine weather. Riggers getting the Lower yards up and pointing the Top Gallant masts. Employed filling water & receiving various Ships Stores. Officers on board 1 & 3rd.

Tuesday 25th.
Southerly winds with cloudy weather. Riggers staying the masts and setting the Topmast Rigging up. Officers on board 1 & 3rd.

Wednesday 26th.
Winds variable westerly with cloudy weather and rain in the latter part, waiting for Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 1 & 3rd.

Thursday 27th.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Sundry Stores. Captain Manderson visited the Ship. Officers on board 1 & 3rd.

Friday 28th.
Westerly winds with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Lead on acct of the Hon Coy. Draft of Water fwd 17.2 aft 16 feet. Officers on board 1 & 3rd.

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HCS Bridgewater

Saturday 29th November 1828.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving Hon Coys Lead & taking in the Raft & Long Boat. Officers on board 1 & 3rd.

Sunday 30th.
Docks not open.

Monday 1st December .
A strong breeze North & West throughout with fine weather. Employed receiving iron on acct of the Hon Coy. Officers on board 1, 3 & 6th.

Tuesday 2nd December.
SE winds with fine weather. Employed as yesterday filling water. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th

Wednesday 3rd.
Fresh breeze from the West with cloudy weather. Employed filling water and receiving Billet wood. Officers on board 2, 4 & 6th

Thursday 4th.
Variable westerly winds with cloudy weather. Received the anchors and a new Cable with Sundry Small Stores. Pumped ship. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th.

Friday 5th.
SW winds with fine weather. Received 2 Bower Cables & Sundry Small Stores. Fidded the Top Gallant masts. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th.

Saturday 6th.
Westerly winds with fine weather. Received 2 Bower Cables the new Sails and various Small Stores. 2pm Mr. Ross Pilot came on board and hauled the Ship into the Basin. Draft of Water fwd 18.1 aft 17.4. Officers on board 1, 3 & 6th.

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Bridgewater at Northfleet Hope

Sunday 7th.
First part squally from the SW middle moderate with fine weather latterly gusts of wind from the West with Lightning & rain. At noon hauled into the River and were took in tow by the Dart and Albion Steamers. At 3.30 made fast to one of the Buoys in Northfleet Hope. Captain Manderson left the Ship. All Officers on board.

Monday 8th.
Blowing strong throughout from the SW with hard squalls at times. Employed receiving the Ships Guns. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th.
Tuesday 9th.
First part blowing strong from SW with squally weather middle and latter wind veering to the SE and moderating. Received the remainder of the Guns. Struck the Top Gallant masts. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th.

Wednesday 10th.
First & middle parts moderate with fine weather latterly blowing strong from the West with squalls at times. Employed rounding the small Bower Cable. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th.

Thursday 11th.
Hard squalls with rain in the first part latterly moderate WSW with fine weather. A Hoy with Ordinance came alongside on acct of the Hon Coy. Employed clearing her. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th.

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HCS Bridgewater

Friday 12th December 1828.
Variable SW with fine weather. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo. Officers on board 1, 4 & 6th.

Saturday 13th.
Winds westerly with cloudy weather, received the Store Bread & discharged two hoys with Hon Coys Cargo. Draft of Water fwd 19.8 aft 18.2.

Sunday 14th.
Light variable airs from West with fine weather. AM washed & cleaned the upper & lower decks. Officers on board 2, 4 & 6th. Pumped Ship 14 inches.

Monday 15th.
Variable from the East mostly fine weather. Employed receiving the Hon Coys Woollens and as required under the Boatswain. Officers on board 2, 3 & 6th. Draft of Water fwd 19.8 aft 18.3.

Tuesday 16th.
First part light airs from south with fine weather increasing and drawing round to the East in the middle & latter parts with thick weather and small rain. Employed receiving Cargo on acct of the Hon Coy & Beer on acct of Captain Manderson. PM Got the Large Cutter in. Officers on board 2, 3 & 6th.

Wednesday 17th.
Squally throughout from south with rain at times. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade on acct of Captain Manderson. Draft of Water fwd 19.6 aft 18.9. Officers on board 2, 3 & 6th.

Thursday 18th.
First & middle parts a fresh gale from the West with hard squalls & rain at times moderating latterly with fine weather. Employed scraping the upper deck and as required in the hold. Officers on board 2, 3 & 4th.

Friday 19th.
A strong breeze throughout from the West with cloudy weather. Employed taking in Victualling Bill Beer & Private Trade. Officers on board 1, 3 & 5th.

Saturday 20th.
Wind & weather a yesterday. Employed receiving Hon Coys Car. Captain Manderson visited the Ship. Came down the HC Ships General Kyd & Inglis. Draft of Water fwd 19.8 aft 19.5. Officers on board 1, 3 & 5th.

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Bridgewater Northfleet Hope

Sunday 21st December 1828.
Variable winds from west with fine weather. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Pumped Ship 14 inches. Officers on board 1,3 4 & 5th.

Monday 22nd.
Westerly winds with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. All Officers on board.

Tuesday 23rd.
Variable winds with hazy weather & rain at times. Employed as yesterday and receiving the Store Cordage. Boatswain on the Rigging. Mr Tollar joined the Ship to relieve Mr Home. Draft of Water fwd 19.7 aft 19.8. All Officers on board.

Wednesday 24th.
Winds variable WSW with cloudy weather and rain in the latter part. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo and Ships Stores. Officers on board 1, 3 & 4th.

Thursday 25th.
Rain in the first part latterly light airs from West. Received the Ships Salt provisions. All Officers on board.

Friday 26th.
Light Easterly winds with fine weather. Employed receiving Hon Coys Cargo and Private Trade. All Officers on board.

Saturday 27th.
Winds Easterly with thick foggy weather. Employed as for days past. Set the Bobstays up. Stayed the Masts and set the Fore & Fore topmast Rigging up. Received the Store Rum. Draft of Water fwd 20.11 aft 20.11. All Officers on board.

Sunday 28th.
Variable winds with rain. Cleaned Decks. All officers on board.

Monday 29th.
Southerly winds & cloudy weather. Employed taking in Hon Coys Cargo & Private Trade. All Officers on board.

Tuesday 30th.
Winds variable from the South with fine weather. Employed as yesterday & receiving Sundry Stores. Pumped Ship 16 inches. Draft of Water fwd 21.2 aft 21.2. All Officers on board.

Wednesday 31st.
A fresh breeze variable SSW with rain in the latter part. Set the Main & Mizzen Rigging up. Employed receiving Sundry Stores and the Gunpowder. Paid the Cable into the Hold. All Officers on board.

Thursday 1st January 1829.
A strong breeze from the West with mostly fine weather. Variously employed receiving running Gear & receiving Companys Cargo. Put the whole & half Cable Service on the Best Bower Cable. All Officers on board.

Friday 2nd January 1829.
SW winds with fine weather. Employed receiving Private Trade Beer preparing for Sea. Draft of Water fwd 21.7 aft 21.5. All Officers on board.

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HCS Bridgewater

Saturday 3rd January 1829.
A strong breeze variable from NW with heavy rain in the 1st part latterly clear. Bent sails & cleaned the Ship. Commenced paying the Ships Company. Received four Chinese & Two Lascars as charter party passengers. Pumped Ship 16 inches. Captain Manderson joined the Ship

. Sunday 4th.
Blowing strong from NW with cloudy weather & rain in the first part. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Capt. Manderson & all Officers on board. Received one Sergeant & two Company’s recruits to look after the horses.

Monday 5th.
Fresh breeze from NE with hazy weather & rain at times. Finished paying the Ships Company. Captain Webster with 97 Company Recruits embarked on board, also 4 Officers of HM Reg. of Foot & 1 of the 49th Foot with 5 Servants. Pumped Ship 17 inches. Draft of Water fwd 21.9 aft 21.8. Capt. Manderson & all Officers on board.

Tuesday 6th.
Fresh breeze throughout from the North & mostly fine weather. Employed receiving Passengers Baggage & Sundry Small Stores. Captain & all Officers on board.

Wednesday 7th.
Winds as yesterday with sleet and rain. Variously employed receiving Baggage and preparing for Sea. Captain Manderson & all Officers on board. Received two horses on acct of the Hon Coy.

Thursday 8th.
A strong NE wind with sleet & snow. Mr Thomas Pilot came on board and took charge. 1.30pm cut from the moorings & towed by the Magnet Steamer to Chapmans Hole. At 5 anchored in 10 fathoms with the Small Bower and gave her the half Cable Service. Captain Smith of the 3rd Reg’t of Foot left the Ship.

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Towards the Downs

Friday 9th January 1829.
At 4am Mr Cragg Purser joined with the Despatches Variable NE in the first & middle parts. At 9am crossed the Top Gallant yards, at 10 Weighed the Steamer took us in tow. Made sail, at noon passed the Nore Lights, at 3pm high water crossed the Flats least water 5 fathoms, at 6 rounded the North Foreland, wind variable NW, a 9 anchored in the Downs in 9½ fms. The South Foreland SW½S. Sandown Castle NbW½W. The HC ship Lady Melville in company. The Hon Coys Surveyor left the Ship. In reefing the Mizzen Top Sail Francis Foster fell from the Mizzen top Sail yard & was unfortunately killed.

Saturday 10th.
First part variable from SSW with cloudy weather. At 9am the Company’s Agent came on board and mustered the Ships Company. Weighed and made sail working towards windward until 1pm, flood tide making, bore up and anchored in 10½ fms with the best Bower gave her the whole Cable Service. Deal Castle on with Upper Deal Mill WbN. Strong breeze, down Top Gallant yards.

Sunday 11th.
Wind SSE. Crossed top Gallant yards and weighed in Company with the Lady Melville. At 10am rounded the Foreland. Noon wind SE. Folk[e]stone Church NbW. Committed the body of the Deceased to the Deep with the usual Ceremony. This Log contains 12 hours and ends at noon to commence Sea Log.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

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HCS Bridgewater

Monday 12th January 1829.
C&D WbS ---. First part moderate from the E, middle and latter a strong breeze with cloudy weather throughout. At 5.30 Beachy Head light NWbN. Water on board 36,726 gallons. At noon hove too and sent the Pilot out of the ship. Start Point WbS Berry Head North. Lat --- Long ---

Tuesday 13th January 1829.
C&D SWbW 153. A strong breeze throughout from the East with thick weather and rain in the middle part. At 2pm Start Point N½E. At 8pm saw the Lizard lights from the deck bearing North about 5 Leagues. At 9 Lizard lights NNE. People employed making Sail and paying the ranges of the Cable below. Lat 48.12N Long 7.59W.

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HCS Bridgewater towards Bengal

Wednesday 14th January 1829.
C&D WbS½S ---. A moderate breeze throughout variable with cloudy weather. AM Got the Main Topmast Studding Sail booms on the yards. Sailmaker repairing the Studding Sails. Paraded the Soldiers. Unbent the Cables and secured the anchors. Strange Sail standing to SW. Lat ---- Long ----

Thursday 15th January 1829.
C&D S46W 153. Variable winds throughout from N & E with fine weather. AM Payed the Cables into the Hold and cleaned the Orlop Deck. Carpenter employed fitting the long pole Top Gallant masts. Lat 43.33N Long 12.30W.

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HCS Bridgewater

Friday 16th January 1829.
C&D S41W 181. First part a light NW breeze, middle & latter blowing strong with cloudy weather heavy gusts of wind and a confused Sea. Passed 2 vessels standing to the NE. Lat 41.04N Long ----.

Saturday 17th January 1829.
C&D S36W ----. First part a strong breeze at North middle & latter moderate & variable NW with passing squalls & showers of rain. A Brig on the Lee beam standing to the Eastward. AM cleaned the Gun Deck and Paraded the Soldiers. Lat 38.07N Long 16.45W.

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Towards Bengal

Sunday 18th January 1829.
C&D S17W 114. First & middle parts variable breezes and rain occasionally hard gusts in one of which during heavy rain the Mizzen mast went first under the under the catharpins and also by the deck, at the same time carrying the top Gallant Sails easily – put the ship before the wind and got the wreck [debris] outboard at the same time, the Cross jack yard went in the evening, double reefed the Topsail and carried the Courses until 3am when we hauled them up and reefed them. At 6am set them. Employed getting the Shears up to get the spare mast up for the Mizzen mast which prevented Divine Service. Water on board 34,563 Gallons. Lat 36.18 Long 16.46W.

Monday 19TH January 1829.
C&D S61W ---. Winds variable from the westward with hard squalls & showers of rain. At 2pm stripped the Mizzen. All employed setting mizzen rigging up and rigging the Main Top Sail yard for a Crossjack. Armourer repairing Futtock plates. A heavy Swell from the Northward. Taken aback NWbN. Hard squalls & rain. Lat 36.08N Long 16.7W.

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HCS Bridgewater

Tuesday 20th January 1829.
C&D S18W 48. First part blowing strong from West with frequent gusts and a heavy confused Sea. Middle moderate latter variable from the WNW with fine weather. Hauled up the Courses. AM Fidded the Mizzen Topmast otherwise employed rigging the Crossjack & mizzen Top Sail yards. Passed a Brig on the Larboard tack. Armourer at the Forge, sailmaker repairing the Mizzen Topsail. At 6pm put in confinement Private Bigwood, Company’s Recruit for insubordination & gross neglect of duty. Bent Mizzen Topsail double reefed it and set the Sail. Lat 35.18N Long 16.7W.

Wednesday 21st January 1829.
C&D S32W 116. A strong breeze throughout variable at NW with strong gusts & showers of rain. Employed trimming Sails & as needful. Lat 33.35N Long 17.12W.

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Towards Bengal

Thursday 22nd January 1829.
C&D S35W 209. First part a fresh Gale with hard squalls and a heavy Swell from the Northward middle decreasing latterly a moderate breeze with fine weather. At 2.30pm saw the Island of Madeira bearing about SbW. At 5pm the west point of Madeira SEbS about 9 Leagues. AM Stowing the Booms, scraping the masts and as useful. Fidded long Mizzen Top Gallant masts. Paraded Troops when Capt. Manderson released the Prisoner Bigwood from confinement and admonished the Recruits as to their future good conduct. Sailmaker repairing the best Jib, armourer at the Forge. Lat 30.40N Long 19.22W

Friday 23rd January 1829.
C&D S31W 126. A pleasant breeze throughout at NWto NE. with mostly fine weather. AM Got the long pole Top Gallant masts up and crossed the yards. Carpenter making a Beam for the front of the Poop carried away by the falling of the Mizzen Mast. Lat 28.45N Long 19.59W.

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HCS Bridgewater

Saturday 24th January 1829.
C&D S27W 133. A light increasing breeze from NE with passing squalls. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the Quarter Deck Awning. Confined Jeremiah Sullivan Company’s recruit for stealing water from the Butchers Cask. AM Held a Court of Inquiry on the Prisoner and the Charges being substantiated paraded the Troops and punished him with two dozen lashes it being the second offence of the same kind. Stepped the Main Staysail mast. Lat 26.41N Long 20.5W.

Sunday 25th January 1829.
C&D S25W 184. A moderate breeze throughout variable at the Eastward with fine weather. AM Read, paraded the soldiers and mustered the Ships Company. Water on board 32,963 Gallons. Sick List Ships Company 5, Soldiers 3. Lat 23.57N Long 21.56W.

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Towards Bengal

Monday 26th January 1829.
C&D S26W 180. A moderate breeze throughout variable from the East with cloudy weather. AM Employed trimming Ship as needful. Shifted the Driver with the old one. Paraded the Soldiers and inspected their necessaries. Lat 21.32N Long 23.21W.

Tuesday 27th January 1829.
C&D S25W 170. A moderate Trade ESE and pleasant weather. Carpenter making a Beam for the Poop. Sailmaker altering the fore Topsail. Soldiers washed clothes. Lat 19.05N Long 24.39W.

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Wednesday 28th January 1829.
C&D S32W. Light variable airs throughout with fine weather. AM employed as needful. Paraded the Soldiers and served them with light clothing. Sultry. Sailmaker making a Poop Awning. Lat 18.25 Long 25.29W.

Thursday 29th January 1829.
C&D S15W 56. A light breeze throughout variable from the South and West with cloudy weather and a Swell from the Northward. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Topsail. People under the Boatswain. Lat 17.23N Long 25.48W.

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Friday 30th January 1829.
C&D S19W 131. First part a light increasing breeze from West middle moderate latterly light and variable from the South with a Northerly swell throughout. At 4pm saw the Peak of St Antonie [Santiago, Cape Verde Islands] bearing from the deck SEbE½E 13 Leagues. At sunset Peak bearing ESE & western point SE½E too hazy to judge the distance but suppose about 10 Leagues. AM employed getting up Passengers Baggage and working up Junk. Paraded the Troops. Lat 15.29N Long 26.34W.

Saturday 31st January 1829.
C&D S2W 100. First & middle parts a light breeze NW to NE with a heavy northerly swell latterly moderate with fine weather throughout. AM scrubbed Hammocks washed the Gun Deck stationed the people at their Quarters and loaded the Guns. Paraded the Troops. Carpenter repairing the Hammock Nettings. I make the chronometer about 26 miles East of the truth. Lat 13.51N Long 25.52.

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Sunday 1st February 1829.
C&D S34W 207. A pleasant Trade throughout variable from the East with fine weather. AM Read Prayers Mustered the Ships Company & Paraded the Troops. Sick List Ships Company 7 Soldiers 4. Water on board 31,413 Gallons. Lat 11.00N Long 24.16W.

Monday 2nd February 1829.
C&D S28E. A moderate Trade with pleasant weather. AM stayed the Masts & set the Rigging up Fore & Aft. Lat 8.29N Long 22.55W.

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Tuesday 3rd February 1829.
C&D S40E 90. Light breeze ENE throughout with pleasant weather. Increasing breeze NNE. AM Shifted the Topsails & Main Top Gallant sail with the old ones. Sailmaker repairing the best Fore Topsail. Hauled in the Sails up from the Sailroom & made them up afresh. Lat 7.31N Long 21.56W.

Wednesday 4th February 1829.
C&D S42E 131. A light breeze NEbE throughout with fine weather and a swell from the South. AM Washed the Gun Deck & Mustered at Quarters otherwise employed rattling the Rigging down. Sailmaker altering the old Fore Top Gallant Sail. A strange Sail on the Larboard Quarter standing to the SSW. A Brig standing ENE. Carpenter repairing the Cutter. Lat 5.50N Long 20.22W.

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Thursday 5th February 1829.
C&D S19E 132. A pleasant North breeze throughout. Schooner standing Westward. Employed rattling the Rigging down. Paraded the Troops & Exercised a Division at Small Arms. At 2pm Spoke an American Brig from the South Seas bound for the West Indies. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 3.50N Long 19.47W.

Friday 6th February 1829.
C&D S3E 59. Light variable Westerly airs throughout with heavy rain thunder & lightning during the night. AM Washed clothes. Employed getting up Passengers Baggage & Trimming Sails. A Brig on the starboard Bow standing to the Southward. Lat 3.9N Long 19.41W.

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Saturday 7th February 1829.
C&D S19W 34. Variable winds from the South & East with squalls & rain. Swell from the Southward. Taken aback. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat 2.37N Long 19.43W.

Sunday 8th February 1829.
C&D S3W 67. Variable winds NbW throughout with occasional squalls and heavy rain. AM employed trimming Sails which prevented the performance of Divine Service. Water on board 29,907 Gallons. Sick List Ships Company 3, Soldiers 3. Lat 1.30N Long 19.46W.

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Monday 9th February 1829.
C&D S43W 73. Variable winds SE with showers at times. Trimming Ship. Soldiers picking Oakum. Came up with a Stranger who showed French Colours. A Ship on the Lee Bow standing to the SW. Two Sail ahead. Lat 1.05N Long 20.16W.

Tuesday 10th February 1829.
C&D S22W 86. First part calm middle variable and squalls with rain. Latterly a moderate breeze at SE with fine weather. AM Paraded the Soldiers a Division picking Oakum. Sailmaker repairing the Jib. A large Ship on the Lee beam standing to the SW. Lat 0.4N Long 20.38W.

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Wednesday 11th February 1829.
C&D S30W 151. A moderate Trade SE with squalls and rain in the middle & latter parts. Spoke a Ship from ye Brazils bound to Mayo. AM People performing the usual Ceremony on crossing the Equator. Lat 2.01S Long 21.5W.

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Thursday 12th February 1829.
C&D S46W 168. A fresh Trade SSE with squalls & rain at times. Stowed the Staysail masts. Sailmaker fitting New Main Sail. Paraded the Soldiers. Strange Sail WNW standing to the SW. PM Confined in Irons Richard Cashan and Thomas Lacy Recruits on the Complaint of Captain Webster for maltreating Sergeant Edwards and general neglect of duty. Stranger showed French colours. Lat 3.59S Long 23.40W.

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Friday 13th February 1829.
C&D S34W 175. A moderate Trade SSE & fine weather. Shifted the Main Sail with the New One. AM Getting up water from the After to the Fore Hold. Sailmakers repairing the 2nd best Main Sail. A Sail from the masthead SW. Lat 6.54S long 25,45W.

Saturday 14th February 1829.
C&D S20W 179. A pleasant Trade SEbS throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck & fumigated the Orlop. Sailmaker fitting the new Foresail. Paraded the Soldiers admonished the Prisoners and released them from Confinement. Shifted the Flying Jib with the 2nd best. Lat 9.45S Long 27.6W.

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Sunday 15th February 1829.
C&D S20W 172. A moderate Trade SEbE throughout with pleasant weather. Shifted the Foresail with the new one. AM Read Prayers, paraded the Troops and mustered the Ships Company by Divisions. Sick List Ships Company 5 Soldiers 3. Water last week 29,907, Expended this week 1550, remaining 28,357 Gallons. Lat 12.24S long 27.46W

Monday 16th February 1829.
C&D S9W 170. A pleasant Trade East throughout with fine weather. AM Employed restowing the Boom. Carpenter making a Cross Jack yard of the Job Boom Spar. Sailmaker repairing the old Foresail. Gunner & Crew scrubbing the sides Soldiers picking Oakum. Shifted Fore Top Gallant Sail & Jib with the old ones. Sultry. Lat 15.26N Long 28.9W.

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Tuesday 17th February 1829.
C&D S8W 126. Winds variable from South & East with passing squalls. Employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter on the Crossjack yard. Armourer making Hoops for above. Lat 17.44S Long 28.24W.

Wednesday 18th February 1829.
C&D S8W 126. Light East winds throughout with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Paraded the Soldiers and exercised a Division at Small Arms. Sailmaker enlarging the old Main Sail. 11.30 Saw the Island of Trinidad from the Deck SSW. The Martin Vas [Vaz] Rocks from the Mast head South. Lat 19.51S Long 28.52W.

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Thursday 19th February 1829.
C&D S29E 121. First & latter parts a moderate NE breeze variable during the night with fine weather throughout. At 4pm the body of the Island SWbW½W. The Martin Vaz Rocks SbW, at 6.30 SWbS. AM Got the new Crossjack yard up. A Brig WSW standing to the East. Carpenter repairing the Gig. Shifted Courses with the old ones. Lat 21.37S Long 27.41W.

Friday 20th February 1829.
C&D S26E 136. A light breeze NbW throughout with fine weather. Employed getting up Baggage & Trimming Ship. Sultry. Lat 23.39S Long 26.40W.

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Saturday 21st February 1829.
C&D S26E 91. Light breeze NNW throughout with sultry weather. Reprimanded Thomas Jones & Jno Notley for general neglect of duty. At 9pm confined in Irons Robert Hall for breaking open the Butchers Cask and stealing water. AM Washed the Gun Deck and fumigated the Orlop. Paraded the Troops & exercised a Division at Small Arms. Sailmaker converting a Fore Topsail into a Main one Carpenter repairing the Gig. Swayed the lower yards higher up. Sultry. Held a Court of Enquiry on the Prisoner and finding him guilty punished him with one dozen lashes & released him. Lat 24.43S Long 26.2W.

Sunday 22nd February 1829.
C&D S16W 35. Light variable from the NNE throughout with sultry weather. AM Read Prayers. Paraded the Troops and mustered the Ships Company by Divisions. Sick List Ships Company 4, Soldiers 4. Water last week 28,356 Gallons, expended 1560 & remaining 26,790 Gallons. Lat 25.08S Long 26.7W.

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Monday 23rd February 1829.
C&D S14W 108. First part light variable airs from South squally during the night. Latterly moderate breeze East with fine weather.AM employed under the Boatswain, shifted the Fore & Main Royals with the new one. Paraded the Troops, one Watch picking Oakum. Lat 26.54S Long 26.37W.

Tuesday 24th February 1829.
C&D S7W 142. A moderate breeze ESE with fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker making a Fore into a Main Topsail. Soldiers washed clothes. Lat 29.21S Long 27.2W.

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Wednesday 25th February 1829.
C&D S30E 109. Light breeze variable & East throughout with fine weather. Sailmaker converting the old Main Topsail into a Fore one. AM Washed the Gun Deck, paraded the Troops & exercised a Division at Small Arms. Shifted the Main Topsail with the old one. Lat 31.15S Long 26.3W.

Thursday 26th February 1829.
C&D S39E 86. Light variable ENE with fine weather. Paraded the Troops, a Division picking Oakum. Shifted the Main Topsail with the 2nd best. Light airs Easterly. Lat 32.25S Long 24.59W.

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Friday 27th February 1829.
C&D S45E 40. Light airs inclinable to calm with fine weather. Stopped the following Recruits Grog for 3 days for fighting & riotous conduct viz. Jeremiah Sullivan, Patrick Smith, James Virtue & George Leaden. At noon a Ship hull down NE standing to the Eastward. Lat 32.53S Long 24.19W.

Saturday 28th February 1829.
C&D N73E 175. Moderate & fine weather in the first part middle & latter a strong breeze SSE with squalls and rain at times. AM cleaned the Gun Deck, Soldiers picking Oakum, Sailmaker fresh pointing the best Main Topsail. A Brig standing to the East. Shifted the Jib with the 2nd best. Stranger SbE. Lat 32.01S Long 20.56W.

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Sunday 1st March 1829.
C&D S62E 27 A steady breeze SE with cloudy weather. Exchanged colours with a Bark [Barque] standing to SW who showed English Colours. Performed Divine Service. Paraded the Troops & mustered the Ships Company. Sick List Ships Company 2, Soldiers 2. Water expended this week 1550 Gallons, remaining 25,246 Gallons. Lat 32.24S Long 20.56W.

Monday 2nd March 1829.
C&D S72E 91. Moderate breeze backing to SW with cloudy weather. Crossed Royal yards. Paraded Troops. Sailmaker pointing the best Fore Topsail afresh. Lat 32.50S Long 19.19W.

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Tuesday 3rd March 1829.
C&D S61E 65. Light variable SW airs with fine weather and swell from the South. AM Stayed the Fore Mast & Fore Topmast Rigging. Soldiers washed clothes. Shifted the Driver with the best. Lat 33.21S Long 18.2W.

Wednesday 4th March 1829,
C&D S62E 195. A light NNW breeze with pleasant weather. Sultry. AM Washed the Gun Deck and Paraded the Soldiers. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Driver. Lat 34.00S Long 16.19W.

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Thursday 5th March 1829.
C&D S64E 91. A light variable NEbE breeze with cloudy weather. Employed making Mats & Working up Junk. Soldiers scrubbed Hammocks & washed clothes. Carpenter repairing the Boats. Lat 34.40S Long 14.28W.

Friday 6th March 1829.
C&D S73E 159. Moderate NE breeze with fine weather. AM Getting up Baggage and under the Boatswain, Paraded the Troops. At 6pm confined in Irons Patrick Power for insolence to Capt. Webster Commanding the Troops. A three masted Schooner standing to the East. Lat 35.36S Long 11.14W.

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Saturday 7th March 1829.
C&D S76E 206. In the 1st part a moderate NNE breeze middle & latter veering to SW with cloudy weather. Housed the Skysail Masts. PM Passed the three masted Schooner who showed English Colours. AM cleaned the Gun Deck, got the Skysail Masts & Royal Studding Sail Booms on deck. Captain Webster inspected the Soldiers. Lat 36.33S Long 6.52W

Sunday 8th March 1829.
C&D East 105. Variable SE wind with fine weather. Latterly a heavy swell from the SW. AM Read Prayers, Paraded the Troops & mustered the Ships Company. Released the Prisoner from Confinement on promise of future good behaviour. Sick List Ships Company, Soldiers 3 Water expended 1653 Gallons. Remaining 23,693. Lat 36.24S Long 4.51W.

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Monday 9th March 1829.
C&D S60E 76. A light variable breeze from East to North with fine weather, a swell from the South. AM Paraded & Exercised the Soldiers. People working up Junk. Lat 36.54 Long 3.01W.

Tuesday 10th March.
C&D S74E 116. A light NNE breeze & fine weather & smooth water. Employed drawing & knotting yarns. Soldiers picking Oakum. Sailmaker on the old Main Topsail. Lat 37.29S Long 0.29W.

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Wednesday 11th March 1829.
C&D S74E 101. Light breeze NWbN with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck Paraded the Soldiers Sailmaker middle stitching the 2nd best Driver. Lat 37.59 Long 1.40E.

Thursday 12th March 1829.
C&D S75E 148. A moderate variable breeze at Northward with hazy weather and a swell from SW. A Brig on the Lee Beam standing to the East. AM Paraded the Troops & exercised a Division at the small Arms. Lat 38.30S Long 4.39E.

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Friday 13th March 1829.
C&D S76E 206. A fresh North breeze throughout with fine weather. At 4pm Confined in Irons Alexander Wardle for insolence to Mr Baker Midshipman and being repeatedly off deck in his watch. Employed getting up Baggage and working Junk. Soldiers picking Oakum. At Noon released the prisoner on promise of better behaviour. Lat 39.10S Long 8.52E.

Saturday 14th March 1829.
C&D S78E 175. A fresh NW breeze veering to the South with small rain & thick weather. Backing Westward with a swell from the South. AM Washed the Gun Deck, Paraded & exercised the Troops. Lat 39.41S Long 12.25E.

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Sunday 15th March 1829.
C&D S80E 105. First & middle parts a light breeze NWbW latterly moderate with fine weather throughout. Water expended 1536 Gallons remaining 22,157 Gallons. AM Read Prayers, Paraded Troops and mustered the Ships Company. Sick List Ships Company 5, Soldiers 2. Lat 39.36S long 14.37E.

Monday 16th March 1829.
C&D S81E 172. [now in the Roaring Forties] A moderate breeze NNE with pleasant weather. AM Paraded & Exercised the Troops. Sailmaker repairing the old Foresail. Shifted the foresail with the 2nd best. Lat 40.08S Long 18.43E.

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Tuesday 17th March 1829.
C&D S85E 136. First part moderate NWbW breeze & fine middle & latter form North to SW with showers of rain and a heavy confused Sea. AM People employed drawing and knotting Yarns. Hazy with rain. Lat 40.09S Long 22.7E.

Wednesday 18th March 1829.
C&D S85E 222. First & middle parts an increasing Breeze NWbW, latterly blowing fresh with hard squalls & showers of hail. Down Fore & Mizzen Royal yards Crossed Fore Royal yard. At 8am Mr Walker reported me that he has confined in Irons James Hayes, Seaman for having been absent from the muster at 10pm and a half hour elapsed before he could be found, when Mr Sims 4th Officer ordered him to look out on the Forecastle, when he positively refused to do so – having had Alexander Wardle in confinement for a similar offence a few days previous I deemed it necessary to punish the Prisoner with two dozen Lashes and admonished the Ships Company against being absent from duty and disobedience to the Officers. Sprung the Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom owing to the neglect of Thomas Jones. Hard squalls & rain carried away Main Top Gallant yard, got another up. Split the Jib & shifted it with the third best. Carpenter making a Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Lat 40.17S Long 27.29E.

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Thursday 19th March 1829.
C&D S85E 191. First part a fresh WSW breeze with hard squalls & rain decreasing during the night, latterly a light breeze from the NW with cloudy weather and confused Sea. Down Royal yards. Shifted the Fore Top Gallant Sail and Mains with the best. Paraded the Troops. Lat 40.18S Long 31.24E.

Friday 20th March 1829.
C&D S86E 141. A light NWbW breeze with fine weather and a swell from the West. AM Employed trimming the Ship and getting up Baggage. Soldiers picking Oakum Sailmaker on the 2nd best Jib and Main Top Gallant Sail. Lat 40.03S Long 34.30E.

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Saturday 21st March 1829.
C&D S85E 203. A fresh NEbN breeze throughout with squally weather. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck & paraded the Troops. Shifted the Jib with the 2nd best. Lat 40.16S Long 38.59E.

Sunday 22nd March 1829.
C&D S89E 227. A fresh NEbN breeze throughout with cloudy weather & passing squalls. Down Royal yards. Water expended 1535 Gallons. Remaining 20,622 Gallons. AM the weather too unsettled for Divine Service. Sick List Ships Company 5, Soldiers 3. Lat 40.22S Long 43.54E.

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Monday 23rd March 1829.
C&D S73E 162. A fresh NE breeze variable North & East with squally weather. Crossed the Main Royal yards. AM Employed working up Junk and paraded the Soldiers. Shifted the Main Top Gallant with the 2nd best. Thick weather. Lat 41.22S Long 47.30E.

Tuesday 24th March 1829.
C&D N84E 155. First & middle parts a strong NEbN breeze with squalls & rain. Latterly moderate from the North and a heavy swell from the East. AM Paraded the Troops one Division picking Oakum. Sailmaker repairing the old Foresail. Crossed the Fore & Main yards. Lat 41.17S Long 51.27E.

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Wednesday 25th March 1829.
C&D N69E 166. Firs part moderate NNW variable & cloudy with fine weather. Latterly a fresh breeze from South with squally weather & light rain. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Down Roya; yards. Lat 40.24S Long 55.15E.

Thursday 26th March 1829.
C&D N40E 127. A strong SSE breeze throughout with squally weather and sell from the East. Lat 39.01S Long 56.61E.

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Friday 27th March 1829.
C&D S57E 95. First & middle parts moderate variable blowing strong S & E. with squally weather & heavy head Sea, Ship pitching deep. At Noon blowing, reefed the courses, housed the Flying Jib boom. Lat 39.53S Long 58.36E

Saturday 28th March 1829.
C&D S85E 94. First part blowing strong NE with a heavy head Sea, breeze decreasing during the night & veering to the NW latterly moderate & fine. Swell considerably gone down. Reefed Main Topsail down Top Gallant yards. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck otherwise employed putting Ship to rights. Lat 39.58S Long 60.4E.

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Sunday 29th March 1829.
C&D N88E 111. Variable winds WNW throughout & cloudy weather. Carried away the Starboard Top Gallant Studding Sail Boom. AM Paraded the Troops. Mustered the Ships Company – Too unsettled for Divine Service. Sick List Ships Company 4. Soldiers 2. Water expended 1526 Gallons, remaining 19,096 Gallons. Lat 4003S Long 63.14E.

Monday 30th March 1829.
C&D N88E 141. Light variable winds throughout with cloudy weather. AM Unlashed the Starboard Booms & restowed them Carpenter making a Main Top Gallant yard. Got the flying Jib Boom out set the Sail. Shifted the Fore Topsail with the old one. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Sail. Soldiers picking Oakum. Lat 39.46S Long 66.0E.

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Tuesday 31st March 1829.
C&D N77E 214. First part an increasing breeze, middle blowing fresh with cloudy weather, rain and lightning latterly moderate & fine. AM Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Fore Topsail. Lat 39.00S Long 70.16E.

Wednesday 1st April 1829.
C&D N57E 227. Strong NbW breeze and fair weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck, paraded & exercised the Troops, Sailmaker on the Fore Topsail. Lat 37,04S Long 74.29E.

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Thursday 2nd April 1829.
C&D N59E 78. Winds light & variable NW with fine weather. Carried away Main Topmast Studding Boom. AM Shifted the Fore topsail with the 2nd best and fore Top Gallant Sail with the old one. Paraded the Troops. Armourer at the Forge. Lat 36.34S Long 75.48E.

Friday 3rd April 1829.
C&D N59E 110. Light variable N breeze with fine weather & smooth water. AM Washed clothes employed getting up the baggage and working up Junk. Sailmaker altering the old Fore Topsail. Caulker on the waterway seams of the Orlop Deck. Lat 35.41S Long 77.44E

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Saturday 4th April 1829.
C&D N46E 158. A light breeze NWbN with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Paraded the Troops. Caulker as yesterday. Got the Skysail Masts & royal Studding sail booms aloft. Lat 33.49S Long 80.20E.

Sunday 5th April 1829.
C&D N54E 144. Moderate NbW breeze and mostly fine weather, latterly a head swell. AM Read Prayers. Paraded the Troops and mustered the Ships Company. Sick List Ships Company 2, Soldiers 2. Water expended 1524 Gallons remaining 17,572 Gallons. Lat 32.28S Long 83.1E.

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Monday 6th April 1829.
C&D N25E 112. First part a fresh breeze NbW variable with hard squalls and cloudy weather. Down Royal yards. At 4am the wind shifted to the SW latterly thick weather and rain. Caulker on the Orlop Deck. Crossed the Royal yards. Lat 31.08S Long 84.4E.

Tuesday 7th April 1829.
C&D N5E 224. First part an increasing breeze SbW with rain, middle & latter blowing fresh with fine weather. AM Shifted Main Topsail with the old one, otherwise filling salt water to Trim the Ship. Lat (obs) 27.43S Long 84.26E.

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Wednesday 8th April 1829.
C&D N – 250. A strong SSE breeze with cloudy weather. Sailmaker repairing Studding sails. Down Royal yards. Lat 23.33S Long 84.55E.

Thursday 9th April 1829.
C&D N3E 233. First & middle parts a strong SSE breeze increasing latterly to a hard Gale with a high Sea. Ship rolling very deep. Drizzling rain and hard squalls. Split the Main Topsail & hauled it down. Down Top Gallant yards & struck the masts. Lat 19.40S Long 85.3E.

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Friday 10th April 1829.
C&D N40W 46. First & middle parts an increasing Gale with thick weather and heavy squalls latter more moderate with a heavy Sea. Ship rolling very deep at times. Lashed the Booms & hove too. At 2pm the Ship laboured so much obliged to heave to under Staysail & Main Staysail. Ship rolling deep. At noon employed shifting the Main Topsail with the best one. Lat 19.05S Long 84.33E.

Saturday 16th April 1829.
C&D N7E 204. First & middle parts a strong SEbS breeze with a high Sea, latterly moderate with passing squalls, swell much abated. AM Fidded Top Gallant Masts & crossed Top Gallant and Royal yards. Made all Sail. Throughout a Gang at the Pumps and relieving Tackles. Moderate & cloudy. Lat 15.36S Long 84.26E

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Sunday 12th April 1829.
C&D N23E 84. First part a decreasing South breeze middle light and variable latterly moderate N with squally weather. A Southerly swell throughout. AM The weather too unsettled for Divine Service. Paraded the Troops. Variable & rain. Sick List Ships Company 6, Soldiers 3. Water expended 1472, remaining 16,100 Gallons. Lat 14.29S Long 84.43E.

Monday 13th April 1829.
C&D N6W 40. Variable NW winds and mostly fine weather. AM Stayed the Main & Main Topmast & set the Main Rigging up, got the Jib Boom out and bent the Sail. Soldiers picking Oakum. Sailmaker on the old Main Sail. Lat 14.2S Long 85.0E

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Tuesday 14th April 1829.
C&D N13E 97. A light NWbN breeze throughout with fine weather. AM Scrubbed Hammocks & clothes, got the Skysail masts up and Royal Studdingsail Booms on the yards. Caulker and Carpenter repairing the Copper. Sailmaker on the old Mainsail. Soldiers picking Oakum. Lat 12.39S Long 85.13E.

Wednesday 15th April 1829.
C&D N8E 60. Light airs NWbW inclinable to Sultry weather. Washed the Gun Deck and fumigated the Orlop. Shifted the Courses with the old ones. Paraded the Troops. Caulker on the Orlop Deck. Lat 11.46S Long 85.27E.

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Thursday 16th April 1829.
C&D N24W 44. Light airs variable from NE with very warm sultry weather. AM Shifted the Main Topsail and Main Top Gallant Sail with the old ones. Paraded the Troops. Lat 11.06S Long 85.11E.

Friday 17th April 1829.
C&D North 75. Calm in the 1st part middle & latter an increasing breeze with fine weather. AM scrubbed clothes. Shifted the Jib & flying Jib with the old ones otherwise employed getting up the Baggage. Gunner painting the Gig. Soldiers picking Oakum. East fine weather. Lat 19.5S Long 84.54E.

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Saturday 18th April 1829.
C&D N2W 166. Increasing SEbE breeze with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck, paraded the Troops. Sailmaker on the 2nd best Main Topsail. Gunner & crew scrubbing the side. Lat 7.19S Long 84.50E.

Sunday 19th April 1829.
C&D N3E 136. A moderate breeze SSE and fine weather. AM mustered the Ships Company and Paraded the Soldiers. Sick List Ships Company 6, Soldiers 2. Water expended 1581, remaining 14,519 Gallons. Sent the Cutter on board the Stranger the Sesostris from Bombay left the 24th March bound to London. Trimming sails and communication with the Stranger prevented Divine Service, Lat 5.9S Long 84.53E.

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Monday 20th April 1829.
C&D N11W 129. Hove too. A pleasant SbE breeze throughout & made sail. AM Paraded & exercised the Troops. Set the Bobstays up and Stayed the Foremast. Caulker on the Topsides. Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Main Topsail. SbW fine. Lat 3.03S Long 84,28E,

Tuesday 21st April 1829.
C&D N11W 152. A moderate breeze with fine weather and a swell from the NW. A Stranger in sight standing to the Southward. AM Ships Company and Soldiers scrubbed clothes. Carpenter sawing Cants for the Cable Tier Bulkheads. Lat 0.39S Long 84.1E.

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Wednesday 22nd April 1829.
C&D N11W 142. Winds variable WSW hard squalls with rain at times. Split the Jib and Fore Top Gallant Sail bent the 2nd best. Lat 1.43N Long 84.3E.

Thursday 23rd April 1829.
C&D N23W 168. Variable WSW with hard squalls & rain. Squally, lightning & rain. Employed Trimming Sails. Lat 4.15N Long 83.32E.

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Friday 24th April 1829.
C&D N21W 185. Throughout a moderate variable breeze with squalls and rain in 1st part, latterly fine weather. Ships Company & Soldiers washed clothes, Sailmaker repairing the 2nd best Mainsail. Caulker on the Lazaretto. Lat 6.46N Long 83.6E.

Saturday 25th April 1829.
C&D N13W 160. Land & Sea SW breezes. Carried away the Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom. AM Washed the Gun Deck & fumigated the Orlop. Paraded the Troops. Caulker on the Cables Tiers. A Brig Hull down standing to the Southward. Lat 9.31N Long 82.34E.

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Sunday 26th April 1829.
C&D North 184. A moderate variable breeze with fine weather. Two Strangers in sight standing to the West. Spoke a county Brig from Daheer to Negapatam [S. India]. Read Prayers. Paraded the Troops & Mustered the Ships Company. Sick List Ships Company 6, Soldiers 1. Water expended 1590 Gallons Remaining 12,929 Gallons. A Ship NW standing to the SE showed St Georges Ensign & Pendant. Lat 12.36N Long 82.32E.

Monday 27th April 1829.
C&D N11E 199. A pleasant SSW breeze throughout with cloudy weather. AM Employed hauling the Cables from the Hold and berthing them on the Orlop Deck. Bent the Bowers. Lat 15.46N Long 83.42E.

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Tuesday 28th April 1829.
C&D N13E 198. A moderate Monsoon SSW with hazy weather. Employed bending the cables and reeving the Anchor Gear. Paraded the Troops & inspected their necessaries. At 11am saw the land extending from WbS to North. At Noon the high land of Pondy WNW the land about Ganjam NE off shore about 7 miles. Soundings 20 fathoms. Lat 18.42N Long 84.49E

Wednesday 29th April 1829.
C&D ---- 181. A steady Monsoon with hazy weather. Shifted the Main Topsail with the 2nd best. Too hazy to see land. AM got Skysail Gear down & Royal Studding Sail Booms off the yard. At Noon a Brig NW standing to the NE showed American Colours who hailed us to know the Longitude. Lat 20.21N (obs) Long 87.17E (obs)

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Thursday 30th April 1829.
C&D ---- ----. A moderate SSW Monsoon with hazy weather. At 2.30pm Mr Lemondine Pilot came on board and took charge in 17 fathoms off Point Palmiras bearing West. Crossed the Western Reef in 9 fms & Eastern Reef in 6½ fms. At 10pm anchored in the Eastern Channel in 9 fms. Light Vessel NEbN. While furling Sails Robert Graham Seaman fell from the Fore yard, Cut away the Life Buoy and lowered a boat but unfortunately of no effect. On sighting the Anchor one of the flukes broken off by the Crown. Bent the best Bower Cable to the Spare Anchor. At 9am weighed, set the Topsails & hove to waiting for water to cross the Sands. At Noon the Light Vessel NbE 5 miles. Soundings 9 fms. At 1pm Bore up wind SSW and hazy. At 2 passed the Eastern Reef Buoy in 6½ fms. Buoy of the Spit WSW. At Saugor Point NW½W in 5¼ fms. At 6.30 Anchored in Saugor Roads in 9 fms. The Point SbW The Tripod NEbE½E. Down Royal & Top Gallant yards and masts. Moored Ship a Cable each way. Draft of water 20.5 fms aft. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at midnight to commence Harbour Logs. Lat 20.59N (obs) Long ----.

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[Start of Harbour Log - Madras]

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Towards Bengal

Friday 1st May 1829.
A fresh south breeze with fine weather, At 4am Mr Cragg left the Ship with the Packet. Unbent the Sails, got the Jib boom in and unrove the Running Rigging. At 11 Captain Manderson left with some of the Passengers for Calcutta. Arrived HC Ship Lady Melville. Pumped Ship.

Saturday 2nd May.
First part moderate South latterly blowing strong from SW with fine weather throughout. Got the Topsail yards across the Tops & struck Topmasts. Got the Sheet Cables from the Hold into the Orlop. Paraded the Troops & Pumped Ship.

Sunday 3rd May.
A moderate Monsoon with Sultry weather. AM Washed Gun Deck. Paraded the Troops and Mustered the Ships Company. Some of the Passengers left for Calcutta. Passed the Ship Andromache from England. Pumped ship.

Monday 4th May.
A fresh South breeze with cloudy weather, employed stowing the Lazaretto and about the Rigging. Caulkers on the Topsides and Bends. Scrubbed Hammocks and washed clothes. Pumped Ship.

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Tuesday 5th May 1829.
A moderate Monsoon with pleasant weather. Soldiers washed clothes. Employed clearing the Fore Hold starting Salt Water and about the Rigging. Received a load of Bullocks for the Ships Company. Pumped Ship.

Wednesday 6th May.
First part moderate South with fine weather. Latterly squally NW and cloudy. Employed on the Rigging and as useful. Pumped Ship. Cleared Hawse and repaired the Rounding of the Cable. Sick List 5.

Thursday 7th May.
Light SE winds with sultry weather. At 10am The Irrawaddy Steamer came alongside and received 100 Hon Coys Recruits 6 women and a child under the Orders of Captain Webster, also the Officers & Servants belonging to HM 3rd & 49th Regiments, delivered also two Horses on acct of the Hon Coy. Pumped Ship.

Friday 8th May.
Variable South winds with very warm weather. At daylight the Brig Margaret came alongside. Employed loading her with Hon Coys Cargo. Carpenter building a Gundeck Sail room. Cleared Hawse. Pumped Ship. Sick List 4.

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Saturday 9th May 1829.
Pleasant monsoon throughout finished loading the Brig with Hon Coys Cargo and despatched her under charge of Mr Black Midshipman. Caulker on the Bends & Topsides. Received a load of Bullocks. Sick List 7. Pumped Ship.

Sunday May 10th.
A fresh SE breeze with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck and Mustered the Ships Company. At 9pm confined in Irons Joseph Williams for drunkenness fighting & riotous conduct & Thomas Hide for using improper language & insubordination he having been a short time before reprimanded by Capt. Manderson for insolence to Mr Toller 3rd Officer.

Monday May 11th.
First & middle parts moderate South winds latterly variable NW with thunder, lightning & rain. Employed in the Hold and about the Rigging. Caulkers on the outside. Gunner painting Ship. 9am released Thomas Hide from confinement on his expressing contrition for his conduct and promise of good behaviour for the future. Cleared Hawse Pumped Ship. Sick List 8. Draft of water fwd 19 feet aft 20 feet.

Tuesday 12th May.
Light South winds in the first part. At Sunset a squall came on from the NW with rain during the night came alongside the Edward Barnett Brig. Employed loading her with the Hon Coys Cargo. Sick List 8.

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Wednesday 13th May 1829.
AM Light N winds and sultry. PM Variable South with fine weather. Dispatched the Edward Barnett Brig with the Hon Coys Cargo under charge of Samuel Ochiltree, Captain Manderson’s Servant. Sick List 8. [Samuel Ocheltree has not been traced, was he the master of the Edward Barnett?]

Thursday May 14th.
A moderate Monsoon with pleasant weather until 5pm when the winds shifted suddenly to the NW in a violent squall with thunder and heavy rain. Employed delivering Private Trade, Riggers lifting the main lower rigging and fitting a pair of new shrouds. Draft of Water fwd 18.3 aft 19.00 Sick List 8.

Friday May 15th.
Winds variable with mostly fine weather. At Sunset a heavy squall from the NW with lightning and rain. Employed delivering Private Trade and getting the Hold ready for Cotton. Confined in Irons John Smith for drunkenness & riotous conduct. Sent the Hon Coys Journal to Calcutta. Pumped Ship.

Saturday 16th May.
Winds variable South with fine weather in the first part latterly squally. Dispatched the Sloop Lord Bentick [Bentinck] under charge of Mr Baker Midshipman. A Brig came alongside with 500 Bales of Cotton on acct of the Hon Coy. Employed loading one craft and discharging another.

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Sunday 17th May 1829.
SSW wind with fine weather in the first part latterly squally from the NW. Washed Gun Deck, Cleared Hawse and mustered the Ships Company. Released John Smith from Confinement. Sick List 7.

Monday 18th May.
A moderate Monsoon and fine weather. Receiving Cotton on acct of the Company and receiving Private Trade, draft of water fwd 18.2 aft 18. Sick List 7

Tuesday 19th May.
Winds weather & employment as yesterday. Arrived the HCS Hythe & Farquharson. Pumped Ship.

Wednesday 20th May.
A light Monsoon with fine weather. Stayed the Masts. Set the Lower Rigging up. Dispatched the Brig John Foster with Hon Coys Cargo under charge of Mr Friday 6th Officer. Arrived the HCS Duke of York. Draft of Water fwd 18.3 aft 17.6. Sick List 8. Pumped Ship.

Thursday 21st May.
Winds variable South with fine weather. Employed in the Hold and about the Rigging. Gunner painting the Ship. Caulker on the Gun Deck Sail Room. Carpenter making a Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Sailmaker repairing the old Mainsail . Sick List 7. Pumped Ship 15 inches.

Friday 22nd May.
Southerly winds with fine weather. Receiving Hon Coys Cotton otherwise about Rigging, draft of Water fwd 19 Feet aft 17. Sick List 8.

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Saturday 23rd May 1829.
A pleasant Monsoon. Employed delivering Iron and receiving Cotton on acct of the Hon Coy. Arrived the HC ship Inglis from England.

Sunday 24th May.
A moderate Monsson with fine weather. AM Cleared Hawse and washed the Gun Deck. At Noon mustered the Ships Company. Sick List 7.

Monday 25th May.
Variable winds with cloudy unsettled weather. Employed in the Hold and about the Rigging Dispatched the Sloop Success with the last of Company Cargo under the charge of Mr Best Midshipman. Draft of Water fwd 18.9 aft 17.9. Sick List 8. Pumped Ship.

Tuesday 26th May.
In the first part winds variable with rain latterly calm with sultry weather. Restowed the Booms.

Wednesday 27th May.
Winds variable throughout from the North with unsettled weather. Employed stowing Cotton and receiving water. Carpenter stocking the Stream Anchor. Pumped Ship. Sick List 8.

Thursday 28th May.
Light variable North winds with cloudy weather. Employed receiving Cotton on acct of Hon Coy and as requisite. Sick List 8. Well 15 inches.

Friday 29th June.
A moderate Monsoon in the first & middle parts with cloudy weather middle squally from the NW with thunder lightning & heavy rain.

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At Saugor

Friday 29th May.
Employed as yesterday receiving & stowing the Hon Coys Cotton. Sailmaker altering the new Quarter Deck Awning. Carpenter & other Mechanics as required. Sick List 9. Well 17 inches. Draft of Water fwd 19.3 aft 18.0 feet.

Wednesday 30th May.
Light variable Monsoon with heavy squalls accompanied with thunder lightning & heavy rain. In the night. Employed inn the Hold and as requisite under the Boatswain. AM Scrubbed Hammocks and washed clothes. PM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Topmast Staysail. Other Tradesmen as for days past. Pumped Ship 20 inches. Sick List 8.

Sunday 31st May.
Variable monsoon with hard squalls in the night much thunder lightning and rain Washed & cleaned the upper and lower decks and at Noon mustered the Ships Company Sick List 8. Pumped Ship

Monday 1st June 1829.
A moderate Monsoon and fine weather throughout. Employed clearing the Orlop up as requisite under the Boatswain. Carpenter repairing the Fore Channels, Gunner painting the Quarter Deck Guns. Armourer at the Forge. Caulker on the Waterways on the Gun Deck and Sailmaker repairing Studding Sails. PM Washed the Gun Deck and Pumped Ship. Sick List 8.

Tuesday 2nd June.
Wind & weather as yesterday with squalls and heavy raining the night. Employed as requisite. At 4.30pm the Dover Castle sloop came alongside with

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[continued] Hon Coys Cotton. Mechanics as yesterday. Sick List 7. Well 18 inches.

Wednesday 3rd June Moderate Monsoon with sultry weather. Employed as yesterday receiving and stowing Hon Coys Cotton and at 3pm discharged the Sloop Dover Castle Sick List as before. Well 20 inches.

Thursday 4th June.
First part a moderate Monsoon & fine weather increasing in the middle and latter parts. With cloudy weather. Employed unloading the Sloop Edward Barnett laden with Cotton on the acct of the Hon Coy & Captain Manderson arrived alongside at 8am. Carpenter repairing the Jolly Boat. Armourer at the Forge & other Tradesmen as required. Pumped Ship Sick List 7. Draft of Water fwd 20.4 aft 19 feet.

Friday 5th June.
A fresh Monsoon with fine weather. AM Swayed the Topmasts up Crossed the yards and got the Jib Boom out otherwise employed in the Hold stowing Cotton. Mechanics as most useful. Well 15 inches. Sick List 7.

Saturday 6th June.
First part a fresh breeze and hazy latterly hard squalls from North with vivid lightning and heavy rain. Discharged the Sloop Edward Barnett and commenced unloading the Sloop Industry. Sick List 8. Pumped Ship 15 inches.

Sunday 7th June.
A fresh Monsoon with hazy weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck & mustered the Ships Company. Pumped Ship 17 inches.

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At Saugor

Monday 8th June 1829.
A light SE breeze with sultry weather, discharged the Sloop Industry and commenced loading the Brig Salamanca otherwise employed in the Hold, draft of Water fwd 21.9 aft 20.3.

Tuesday 9th June.
Light monsoon & fine. Discharged the Brig Salamanca, Caulker on the Waterway seams of the Gun Deck. Armourer at the Forge. Pumped Ship Sick List 10.

Wednesday 10th June.
Variable SE winds in the 1st & middle parts latterly squally with hard North gusts and rain. Cleared Hawse. Employed receiving Cotton on acct of Captain Manderson. Fidded the Short Top Gallant Masts. Sick List 10. Pumped Ship

Thursday 11th June.
A strong Monsoon with cloudy weather and a confused swell which prevented Craft coming alongside. Employed in the Hold and reeving the running rigging. Caulker on the water way Seams of the Upper deck. Sick List 10. Pumped Ship.

Friday 12th June.
First & middle parts a fresh Monsoon latterly blowing strong with cloudy weather throughout. AM The Brig Goliath came alongside with Cotton on acct of Captain Manderson, cleared her. Pumped Ship. Sick List 12.

Saturday 13th June.
A fresh Monsoon in the first and middle parts latterly a strong South breeze with cloudy weather throughout. AM cleared the Sloop

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Cossimbazar with the last of the Coys Cargo. Draft of Water fwd 22 feet aft 21.3. Sick List 11. Pumped Ship.

Sunday 14th June 1829.
First & middle parts blowing hard from the East with squalls and heavy rain, latterly wind veering to the South & moderating with cloudy weather. Struck the Top Gallant masts and repaired the service in the Hawse. Pumped Ship. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sick List 11.

Monday 15th June.
A moderate South breeze in he 1st & middle parts latterly squally from NW with cloudy weather throughout . At daylight bent sails & fidded the Top Gallant masts otherwise employed receiving Private Trade on acct of the officers. Pumped Ship.

Tuesday 16th June.
Variable NE winds with cloudy weather. Employed receiving stores and preparing for Sea. Draft of Water fwd 22.4 aft 21.6. Sick List 8. Pumped Ship.

Wednesday 17th June.
Winds SE variable with fine weather. At daylight Captain Manderson, the Purser and Passengers joined the Ship. Mr Sinclair Pilot came on board and took charge of the Ship with Captain Collie, deputy Master Attendant who dispatched the Ship. Crossed Top Gallant yards. Disrated Edward Case Ships Steward for drunkenness, general neglect of duty. And gross insolence to Mr Rennie Midshipman.

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At Saugor

Thursday 18th June 1829.
Variable East with passing squalls and rain. At daylight unmoored and hove in to the half Cable Service. At 11.30 the Ebb making Weighed and worked to the windward until 2.30pm and anchored in 6½ fms. Saugor Tree N½E, Edmond Stones Island ENE Upper Buoy of the Gaspar ESE. At 6pm confined in Irons William Thomas for Insolence and general neglect of duty. Sick List 10. Pumped Ship.

Friday 19th June.
Winds variable from ESE to SSE with occasional squalls and rain, at 4.30am Weighed with a light SSE breeze. Dropped into 5 fathoms and Anchored with the best Bower. Upper Buoy of the Gaspar SEbE Saugor Point North. Employed Scrubbing the side and as needful. Loosed Sails and furled them afresh. Sick List 11. Pumped Ship.

Saturday 20th June.
A fresh variable SE breeze with squalls & rain. At 1pm whilst riding with 35 fathoms Cable out Slack Water parted the Cable about 5 fathoms from the anchor, dropped into 7 fathoms and let go the Small Bower. 1.30 Weighed on inspecting the Cable it appeared to have been cut through by catching an Anchor or something on the ground. At 2 passed Saugor Point and stood in for the Roads. At 3 Anchored in 9 fms and sent a Dispatch to

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Calcutta for an Anchor. At Sunset Down Top Gallant yards. Saugor Point bearing SbE½E. The Tripod NE½N. Kedgeree Light House NNW½W. Pumped Ship.

Sunday 21st June 1829.
Squally throughout from SW At 2pm received an Anchor from the HC Ship Farquharson bent the Best bower Cable to it, at 2.30 Slack Water perceived the Ship drifting, Hove up and found the Anchor broke just below the Stock, set the Jib and foremast Staysail and ran a little further to the Northward and anchored with the Bower in 8 fathoms. Sent to the HC Ship Duke of York to be in readiness to give us one of the Company Store anchors. Bent the Small Bower Cable to the Stream Anchor. Bearings The Tripod NEbN Saugor Point SbE. Pumped Ship.

Monday 22nd June.
A fresh Monsoon and cloudy. At 9am received an anchor weighing 59 Cwt from te HCS Duke of York stocked it and bent the small Bower Cable, Loosed Sails to dry. Released William Thomas from confinement promising to amend his behaviour. Sick List 8.

Tuesday 23rd June.
Westerly winds with rain at times. At daylight sighted the Anchor, loosed sails & furled them afresh. Pumped Ship. Sick List 8.

Wednesday 24th June.
A fresh Westerly breeze with cloudy weather, washed clothes, unlashed the Booms & restowed them. Pumped Ship.

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Thursday 25th June 1829.
A moderate monsoon with rain. AM Received from Calcutta one Bower Anchor weighing 61cwt 3qrs 18 lbs. Unstocked the stream and put the large Anchor in its place. Received a boat load of water from Diamond Harbour. Sick List 7. Pumped Ship.

Friday 26th June.
Winds west variable with rain. At 8.30am weighed and made sail. At 10 anchored in 7½ fathoms. Saugor Point ESE 1½ miles off shore. Cleaned the Gun Deck and pumped Ship.

Saturday 27th June.
A strong monsoon with heavy rain throughout & thick weather. Loosed Sails and refurled them. AM cleaned the Gun Deck Pumped Ship. Sick List 5.

Sunday 28th June.
First part blowing strong from SW veered away to the whole Cable Service. At 9am hove into the half Cable. 10.30 moderate & fair weighed and dropped into 5¾ fathoms and anchored with the best Bower, Saugor Point North off shore 1½ miles. Loosed Sails to dry, the necessary duty of the Ship prevented Divine Service. Crossed Top Gallant yards and Pumped Ship.

Monday 29th June.
A moderate monsoon with fine weather at 8.30 weighed and made Sail working to windward. At 11.30 passed the lower buoy of the Gaspar. Pumped Ship. N.B. This Log contains 12 hours an ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs.

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Tuesday 30th June 1829
C&D --- 80. Moderate SW and fair throughout. At half past Noon passed the Northern floating light buoy. 4pm the Reef buoy West, at 5 anchored in 8 fms, the floating light buoy SSE½E. gave her the half Cable Service, furled the Sails and took in 1st reefs. 9.30 Weighed, moderate from the SW. Lost sight of the Pilot Brig burnt a blue light every hour and at 1pm shortened Sail. At 5am Mr Sinclair Pilot left the Ship. Stowed the anchor and payed the Ranges of the Cable below. I take my departure from our situation today at Noon. Lat 20.5N (obs) Long 88.41 (chr.)

Wednesday 1st July 1829.
C&D S33E 17. First part moderate SW steady monsoon & fine middle and latter squally and rain. A SW swell throughout. Lat 17.38N Long 90.24E.

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Thursday 2nd July 1829.
C&D S46E 159. Variable Monsoon S to SW with cloudy weather rain at times. Pumped Ship [every 4 hours] Employed working up Junk, Carpenter repairing the Boats. Sick List 3. Lat 15.49N Long 91.29E.

Friday 3rd July.
C&D S35E 91. First part squally and rain. Middle & latter light monsoon with fine weather. AM Gunner & crew scrubbing the side, Sailmaker fitting the new Awning. Carpenter repairing ythe Boats. Wind SW fair. Lat 14.28N Long 92.55E

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Saturday 4th July 1829.
C&D S27E 163. A moderate SSW steady monsoon with fine weather. AM Shifted the Top Gallant masts with the long ones and got the Flying Jib Boom out. PS Crossed Royal yards & bent the Flying Jib. At 2pm saw the great Coco from the deck bearing SEbE distance about 6 Leagues. At 4pm the East Point of the Great Cocos SSE. Little Cocos SSW¼W. At 6 North Point of the Island W¼N. At 7p, the body of the Island West 9 or 10 miles. At 5.30am the Island of Narcoudam bearing NbE½E. Lat 12.11N Long 94.20E

Sunday 5th July 1829.
S28E 167. A moderate SW monsoon with mostly fine weather. PS. AM Read Prayers & mustered the Ships Company. Lightning all round. Stepped the Skysail masts. Lat 10.4N Long 95.38E.

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Towards Penang

Monday 6th July 1829.
C&D S35E 70. Light variable winds with cloudy unsettled weather and rain at times. PS. AM Washed the Gun Deck and scrubbed Hammocks. Lat 9.11N Long 96.0E.

Tuesday 7th July.
C&D S30E 150. First & middle parts moderate variable monsoon squally latterly light W breeze and sultry. AM Employed Trimming Sails. Shifted Jib & Fore Topmast Stay Sail with the old ones. Gunner & Crew painting the Ship. Saw the Island of Junkseylon from the Mizzen top bearing NEbE. At Noon ditto NEbN. Lat 7.4N Long 97.42E.

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Wednesday 8th July 1829.
C&D S64E 76. Variable winds N & E with cloudy weather & rain in the latter part. At 5.30pm Pulo Bouton EbN. At Noon the Dome of Pulo Bouton ENE the eastern extreme of the Ladda Island East. Lat 6.38N Long 98.59E.

Thursday 9th July 1829.
C&D ---- 83. Light variable winds with squalls and rain at times. Employed trimming Sails. At 6pm the Eastern extremes of the Laddas EbS the Dome of Pulo Bouton NEbN. Pulo Lancara E½N. Soundings 42 fms. At midnight the Dome of Bouton NW. 5am Pulo Pinang SEbE. The Peak of Quedo EbS½S. Extremes of the Laddas NNE. Heavy rain & sultry. At Noon high land of Queda. The Northern extremity of Pinang SEbS. Mount Erskine SE. Sultry Soundings 15fms. Lat 5.43N (obs) Long 100.1E (chr.)

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Towards Pinang

Friday 10th July 1829.
C&D ---- 23. Lat ---- Long ----Variable winds throughout with rain. At 4pm Pulo Pinang NE½E South point of Pinang SbE. North point SEbS. At 6.30 High Land of Pinang NE. Anchored in 7fms. High Land of Quedah NE. At Noon weighed with a light breeze. At 1pm anchored in 7 fms Moored Ship and unbent the best Topsails. The Fort point NW½N . Saluted the Fort with 13 Guns Found riding here HMS Pandora. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence Harbour Logs.

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[Start of Harbour Log]

Saturday 11th July.
Light variable airs with hot sultry weather throughout. Employed delivering Private Trade and as required under the Boatswain. Gunner painting the Outside and other Tradesmen as most useful. Pumped Ship. Sick List 1.

Sunday 12th July.
Land & Sea breezes with heavy rain in the latter part & sultry weather. AM Washed and cleaned the Upper and Lower Decks and mustered the Ships Company. PS 13 inches. Sick List 1 Seaman. Confined John Henry Seaman in Irons for drunkenness and disobedience of Orders to Mr Toller 3rd Officer.

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Monday 13th July 1829.
Light winds and calms with heavy rain in the first part. AM cleared hawse, loosed Sails to dry otherwise employed receiving & delivering Private Trade. At Noon Captain Manderson came on board & investigated the conduct of John Henry, being found guilty and having been confined for improper behaviour before punished him with 2 dozen lashes and released him from confinement. At 8pm arrived the HCS Lady Melville. PS. Draft of Water fwd 22.3 aft 21.3.

Tuesday 14th July.
Light N wind variable with sultry weather and Calms at times. Employed receiving Pepper & Rattans on Capt. Mandersons acct & as requisite under the Boatswain about the Rigging. Mechanics variously. Pumped Ship.

Wednesday 15th.
Land & Sea breezes and Showers at times. Bent the best Topsails otherwise preparing for Sea. Draft 22.3 aft 23.2 fwd. PS.

Thursday 16th July.
Land & Sea breezes with rain in the first part. At 8am unmoored and hove short. At Noon weighed and dropped into 7½ fathoms and Anchored. The Fort Point SbW. Pulo Ticoos [Teecoos] NWbN.

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Friday 17th July 1829.
At 6am Robert Brown Seaman was reported missing, suppose he run during the night to a County boat that came alongside. Weighed a light East breeze. At 10.30am the North Point of Pinang SSW½W. Pulo Ticoos [Teecoos] SE½E. Peak of Queda NE½N. Soundings 4¾ crossing the Bar. At Noon the North Point of Pinang SSE about 5 miles. NB this Log contains 12 hours and ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs. Lat 5.35N Long ----.

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[Start of Harbour Log]

Saturday 18th July 1829.
C&D ---- 92. Light airs E & fine. At 4pm the West Point of Pinang NE. Ladda Island SbE. At 6pm Ladda Island SE. Soundings 17 fathoms. At 9.30 Ladda Island East. At daylight Pulo Dinding East. Extremes of the Picoah Coast to the Northward NNE. Hard squalls, rain. At 10.30 saw Pulo Jarcaha bearing SW. Lat --- Long ---.

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Sunday 19th July 1829.
C&D --- 91. At 4pm the Southernmost of the Sambelangs NE½N. At 6am the round Arwa SW. The Long Arwa WSW. False Parcelar Hill ENE. At 7.30 lost sight of the round Arroa bearing N85E. Parcelar Hill east. The necessary duty of the Ship prevents Divine Service. At Noon Parcelar Hill EbN½N. North Point of Pulo Callam NNE¼E. Water on board 5,000 Gallons. Lat .48N Long ----.

Monday 2th July 1829
C&D ---- 65. Variable westward. At 4.30 Cape Richardo East. Anchored. Parcelar Hill N16E. Parcelar E½N. Pulo Callam NNW. PS. At 6pm Parcelar Hill N18W. Cape Richardo [Rachado] from the Fore yard SEbE½E. Soundings 3 fathoms. Tanjong Clin EbS¼S. The Sumatra Coast S. At Noon anchored in Malacca Roads, Fishers Island NW½W. The Outer Water Island SE. Flag Staff NE½E in 13 fathoms. Mr Cragg left with the Package consigned to the Settlement. Lat 2.48N (obs) Long ---.

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Towards China

Tuesday 21st July 1829.
C&D --- 24. Calm with heavy rain. At daylight the Outer Water Island SEbE½E. Mount Ophir NEbE Malacca Town NE. At Noon the Outer Water Island NW. Mount Mora EbN½N. Mount Formosa EbS¼S. Soundings 22 fathoms. Lat 1.57N (obs) Long ---

Wednesday 22nd July 1829.
C&D ---- 85. Variable S and W. At 6p Mount Mora N½E. THE Sumatra Shore SSW Soundings 22 fathoms. At 6am Pulo Pisang N34E Mount Formosa N25W. Tanjong Bolus [Boulas] East. Peak of the Great Carrimon [Carimon] S½W. Fine throughout. At Noon the North Point of the little Carrimon [Carimon] SW½S. Barn Island EbSE. Pisang N42W. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat--- Long ----

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Thursday 23rd July 1829.
C&D ----, ----. Light west airs. Soundings 16fms. Anchored in 14fms. South point of Barn Island NEbE. 4pm the south point of Barn Island S80E. Tree Island SW. Rounded St Johns Island. At 5.30 rounded Rabit & Coney. At Anchor Government Hill NW6W. Signal Island SbW½W. Deep Water Point NEbE.

Friday 24th July.
Land & Sea breezes with rain, shifted Foresail with the old one and swayed the Main yard higher up otherwise employed cleaning decks.

Saturday 25 July.
Light winds & calms. Employed preparing for Sea and receiving Rattans on acct of Capt. Manderson. George Taylor Seaman ran from the Ship. Arrived the HC Ship Herefordshire from Bombay. Draft of Water fwd 23.01 aft 22.8. PS. Lat ---- Long ----

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Towards China

Sunday 26th July 1829.
C&D ---- 35. At 6am Saint Johns Island WSW. Johore Hill SEbE. Soundings 20 fathoms. At Anchor. Light variable airs & Calms. At 10 Pedra Branca NEbE. Bintag [Bintang] Saddle Hill SE½E. Point Romanio N14W. Weighed a light South breeze. At Noon moderate & fine. Pedra Branca WbN. Bintang Saddle Hill South. Employed trimming sails which prevented Divine Service. Lat 1.21N (obs) Long 104.30 (chr.)

Monday 27th July 1829.
C&D N23E 142. SW Fine. At 4pm saw Pulo Aor from the Poop bearing NbW¼W. At 6pm Pulo Aor NNW¼W. PS. A moderate monsoon with cloudy weather. AM Secured the Anchors and payed the Ranges of the Cables down. Gunner painting. Hammocks Clothes. At Noon the Anambas SEbS. Lat 3.32N Long 105.26E (obs)

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Tuesday 28th July 1829.
C&D N23E 182. First and middle parts a steady SSW breeze with fine weather latterly squally from the NNW with heavy rain. Lat 6.17N Long 106.37E

Wednesday 29th July 1829.
C&D N31E 149. Variable winds from SW to NW with very severe squalls and rain. AM got the Royal Studding Sail booms off the yards and Skysail masts upon the deck. Shifted the Mainsail with the 2nd best. At 10am hard squalls lowered the Topsails. In 1st Reefs Main & Mizzen topsails. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat 8.24N Long 107.54E

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Thursday 30th July 1829.
C&D N36E 223. A strong monsoon WbS throughout with hazy weather. AM Got the Flying-jib-boom in and main topmast Studding sail booms of the yard. Sailmaker reg the 2nd best Driver. Lat 11.08N Long 110.13E.

Friday 31st July 1829.
C&D N24E 156. A steady monsoon. First and middle parts moderate from the SW with a confused swell. Latterly a light breeze with smooth water and hazy weather. Lat 13.7N Long 111.35E

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Saturday 1st August 1829.
C&D N21E 119. First & latter parts moderate SW with fine weather, variable during the night with squalls & rain. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed scrubbing the sides and Rattling down the Lower Rigging. Lat 15.19N Long 113.8E.

Sunday 2nd August 1829.
C&D N15E 160. A moderate Monsoon SSW with fine weather. Water on board 4,090 Gallons. AM Read Prayers and mustered the Ships Company. Lat 17.58N Long 223.52E.

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Monday 3rd August 1829.
C&D N½W 123. Variable winds SbW with fine weather. PS. Employed under the Boatswain. Examined the mooring Swivel and rounded it afresh. A Brig on the Starboard beam standing to the North. Lat 19.58N Long 113.44E.

Tuesday 4th August 1829.
C&D N5W 91 First & middle parts light variable winds latterly a moderate E breeze with fine weather throughout. A7 7.30am saw the land from the mast head NNE. At 8 the Dome of the Grand Ladrone NbW. Soundings 45 fathoms. At Noon the Asses Ears NE½N. The Grand Ladrone NNW. A Chinese Boat came alongside with a Pilot. Lat 21.27N Long 113.46E.

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Wednesday 5th August 1829.
C&D ----, ----. At 3pm rounded the west point of the Grand Ladrone. Squally rain. Soundings 5½ fms. At 4.30 the Dome of Grand Ladrone SE. Potoe East ½ mile. At 6pm Mr Cragg left with the Hon Coys Dispatches for Macoa. At 6.30 Carbaretta point NW Potoe SbE. 9.30 Mr Cragg returned with the Pilot. Variable from the NE. NB this Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight tto commence Harbour Logs. Lat ----, Long ----.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

Thursday 6th August 1829.
First part squally from East with rain. AM Weighed and made Sail to the NE. 10 passed Chan Chow East ½ mile. At Noon anchored in 13 fms. Lintin Peak N½W. Lantua Point East. Latterly fine weather. Stayed the mizzen mast and set the Rigging up, loosed Sails to dry. Draft of Water fwd 23 aft 22.8. Pumped Ship.

Friday 7th August.
Variable light airs, at 3.30 pm weighed and made Sail. At 7 falling calm anchored in 9 fathoms. Lantoa Peak ESE. Lintin Peak NNW. Tug Cos NNE.

Saturday 8th August.
AM a light north breeze. At Noon the flood making weighed and made Sail turning

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Saturday 8th August - continued.
to windward, variable light airs. At 8 anchored in 7 fathoms with the best Bower. Lintin Peak NNW HC Ship Herefordshire in Company. PS.

Sunday 9th August 1829.
First part variable North and squally. 2am gave the Ship the half Cable Service. At 3 the weather still squally called the hands out and sent the Skysail masts and Royal yards upon Deck. Wind increasing and Barometer falling quickly, at 7 struck the top Gallant yards housed the Masts and gave her the whole Cable. At 8 the Mercury 29.30 and on the decline got the Flying boom in. At 9 blowing hard and veering to the Eastward found the Ship driving, let go the small Bower and brought up with two Anchors ahead. At 10 the wind ESE with violent gusts in one of which parted the small Bower dropped the Sheet and veered away upon both Cables brought the Ship up with four Cables out. At Noon Barometer 29.17 with very thick weather. Typhoon still increasing hove in the small Bower Cable which had parted and bent it to the spare Anchor, prepared to strike lower yards & Topmasts, the Ship again driving & being in only 4 fathoms water near the edge of the Lintin Sand and seeing no chance of bringing the Ship up Captain Manderson consulted with First & Second Officers when it was deemed absolutely necessary as the only means of saving the Ship to cut away the Masts this was done instantly by cutting the Lanyards of the Lower Rigging when three Masts fell over the side

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Sunday 9th August continued.
together cleared the wreck and let go the Spare Anchor. Ship now brought up in 3½ fathoms soft mud. 2pm the wind decreasing. At 3 the weather clearing a little observed the following bearings. Lintin Peak N½W about 4 miles. Peak of Lantoa SE. West point of Jung coo [Toun-Koo] NEbE½E. Water fallng the Ship grounded but so easy as not in the slightest degree to be felt on board and making more water than usual. At low water 2½ fathoms all round. Got up the Top Gallant Masts for Derricks and preparing for discharging the Raft threw overboard some Private Trade Rattans. Towards midnight, Moderate with cloudy weather. PS.

Monday August 10th 1829.
Moderate from the SE with passing squalls and rain. Employed getting out the Spars, Long Boat, Quarter Deck Guns & Wet Provisions at high water 3¼ fathoms all round. Sent out the heavy Kedge to the Eastward with two 10 inch Hawsers, attempted to heave the Ship off with the Sheet Cable but could not succeed without the probability of injuring her Keel. Received assistance from HC Ship Herefordshire. Least water during the 24 hours 2½ fathoms. At 8am Mr Millett one of the Select Committee came on board and informed Captain Mandelson that boats were to be sent from Macao to receive part of the Hon Coys Bales. Barometer 29.6.

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Tuesday 11th August 1829.
Variable East wind with fine weather. At daylight boats arrived to receive Cargo, discharged 176 Bales of Hon Coys Cotton. At 7am weighed the Bower Anchor and hove in to 100 fathoms of the Sheet without straining in the least. The water fulling grounded in 3½ Fathoms. Carried out 3 Hawses to the Eastward and at ½ flood hove the Ship into 5 fathoms. Bearings Peak of Lantoa SE¼S Lintin Peak NbW¼West. Extremes of the Island from NWbN to West Peak of Tungcoo [Toun-koo] NEbE¼E. least water 4½ fathoms. Pumped Ship as usual.

Wednesday 12th August.
Variable and sultry at daylight carried the Hawses out and warped more to the Eastward. Ebb making dropped down and anchored in 6 fathoms with the following Bearings of Peak of Lintin NbW½W Lantoa Peak SbE Samock SW. Hoisted the provisions in and got up a Jury Fore Mast. Draft of Water aft 22.4 fwd 21.9. Ship not making more water than usual pumped out twice a day at 11 inches. Received instructions to proceed to Whampoa.

Thursday 13th August.
At 4am a Macao boat came alongside with a Cable and half of the best Bower that had parted, took on board and delivered some more of the Hon Coys Cotton making altogether 243 Bales to be sent to the Charles Grant. At 2pm received a Cutter from the four HC Ships. Weighed the last Quarter ebb and dropped clear of Lintin Sand when the County Ship Sherburn took us in Tow. Set the Foresail, Jib & Trysail, wind variable from SW with fine weather, stood to the Northward. At 6pm the Peak of

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Thursday 13th - continued.
Lintin NbE. Lantoa Peak ESE Samcock SbW½W. At 8.30 Lintin Peak East about 3 miles. At 9.30 anchored in 7 fms with the following bearings Lintin Peak SE¾S. Pumped Ship as usual. Got the Jury Fore Topmast up.

Friday 14th August.
Light airs and Calms at 4.30am weighed and warped the Ship a little to the Westward but not clearing the Fishing Stakes anchored in 7 fathoms. Stocked the Stream Anchor and got it over the side. At 6.30pm flood making weighed with a moderate West breeze. Set foresail foretopsail and Trysail. The Chinese boats towing ahead. 9.30pm Lankeet Island SW. Sampan Chow West Soundings 8 fathoms. Least water in crossing 4 fathoms. At 10 Anchored above Chuenpee. Sampan Chow W¾S. Tiger Island NW bent the best Bower Cable to the Stream anchor.

Saturday 15th August First and middle Parts calm with sultry weather latterly moderate SW. AM Weighed & dropped through the Bocca Tigris all boats ahead. Noon crossed the little Bar least water 6 fms, At 2pm anchored a little below the 2nd Bar with the following Bearings below the Second Bar Pagoda N4W. Tiger Island S9E. Sawshee Hill S52E. PS. Sick List 13. Dispatched the boats from the Buckinghamshire and Charles Grant to their respective Ships at Tunkoo. Draft of Water fwd 22.4 aft 22.8. PS.

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Sunday 16th August 1829.
Calm with sultry weather. 9.30 Weighed having 30 Chinese Tow Boats crossed the 2nd Bar least water 3¾ fathoms. At 2pm Anchored in the lower part of Whampoa Reach AM Confined J Smith in Irons for refusing to look out and insolence to Mr Toller 3rd Officer.

Monday 17th August.
Firs and middle parts light airs and Calms latterly squally from NE with rain. At 10 weighed on the flood and dropped up abreast Junk River and anchored in 6 fms. Moored Ship half a cable each way with the Swivel. Captain Manderson left for Canton. Dispatched the Boats of the Herefordshire and Lady Melville for Tunkoo. PS. Sick List 12.

Tuesday 18th August.
Variable winds and Calms with showers in the latter part. AM Mechanics busily employed in repairing the Gunwale Hammock Nettings etc. People cleaning decks and putting Ship to rights. Sailmaker making a Forecastle awning. PS. Sick List 12.

Wednesday 19th August.
Southerly winds with rain at times. AM took the Raft on board. Mechanics as yesterday. Sick list 13. PS.

Thursday 20th.
SE Winds with squalls and rain. Captain Manderson visited the Ship. Washed the Gun Deck. On stripping the Bowsprit found it sprung in the wake of the upper Gammoning. Released John Smith from Confinement with a suitable reprimand. PS.

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Friday 21st August.
Variable winds with fine weather. Employed preparing blocks & for rigging the Lower & Topsail yards. Carpenters variously employed about the ship. PS.

Saturday 22nd August.
Fine weather throughout. At daylight sent the two Cutters to Canton to tow one of the Lower masts down. At Noon they returned not having succeeded in getting it. Employed as yesterday. Washed the Gun Deck Sick List 13. PS. These 24 hours at 13 inches.

Sunday 23rd.
Variable from the East and fine. AM Read Prayers and mustered the Ships Company by Divisions. PS. Sick List 11. At 11am The Hoppo [Chinese official] came on board & measured the Ship.

Monday 24th August.
Winds & weather as per Log. Employed fitting Strops for the lower yards and under the Boatswain. Carpenter repairing the Bulwarks. Received a raft from Canton with a Spar for a Foremast and some pieces of Teak wood for Tops Caps etc. Chinese on shore erecting a Shed for the Carpenters. Pumped Ship 12 inches. Sick List 10.

Tuesday 25th August.
Light North winds with fine weather. Sent 50 hands on shore to beach the Spar for a Foremast and get it under the Shed. PM sent the Carpenter to commence making the mast. Employed on board fitting Main & Fore Stays from the new Messenger.

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Wednesday 26th August 1829.
Light winds and sultry in the first and middle parts latterly heavy rain. Employed on the Rigging. Carpenter & Crew on shore about the Mast. Armourer at the Forge making Futtock plates. PS 12 inches.

Thursday 27th August.
Moderate from west with rain during the night. People & Mechanics employed as yesterday. Sick List 10.

Friday 28th August.
Light Westerly winds with sultry weather. Employed cutting out & fitting the fore rigging from the 10 Inch Store Hawse. Carpenter about the mast. Sailmaker repairing the old driver. Pumped Ship 12 inches.

Saturday 29th August.
Winds Southerly with rain at times. Employed on the Rigging Mechanics as yesterday. PM Washed the Gun Deck. PS.

Sunday 30th August.
Variable from SE with fine weather. AM Read Prayers and Mustered the Ships Company. Sick List 8. Pumped Ship 11in.

Monday 31st August.
Unsetteld weather with rain at times. Employed fitting lower rigging and under the Boatswain, Carpenter on shore about the Fore Mast, Trussel Trees &c, Cooper setting up Butts.

Tuesday 1st September 1829.
Southerly breezes with pleasant weather. Employed as yesterday. Scrubbed Hammocks & clothes. Received a part of the Wreck[age] from Tooncoo [Toun-koo] PS 11 Inches. Sick List 8.

Wednesday 2nd September.
Winds variable with squalls and raining the latter part. Sent a boat to Canton with the Carpenter to inspect a Spar for the Main Mast. Employed about the Rigging. Washed

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Wednesday 2nd September 1829 - continued.
the Gun Deck. Received a lower shroud Hawser from the Hon Coys Ship Buckinghamshire

Thursday 3rd September.
Westerly winds with fine weather. Carpenter & Crew on shore about the Foremast. Captain Manderson came on board. PS 11 inches. Sick List 9.

Friday 4th September.
Winds weather & employment as yesterday.

Saturday 5th September.
Variable throughout with sultry weather. Two of the Carpenters making a fish for the Bowsprit. PM Washed the Gun Deck

Sunday 6th September.
Light SW winds & fine. AM Read Prayers & mustered the Ships Company by Divisions. PS 10 inches. Sick List 8. 9pm Confined Robert Sims in Irons for being repeatedly neglectful in his look out and general neglect of duty.

Monday 7th September.
Fine weather throughout, employed making Spun yarn and about the Rigging. Carpenter making the Fore Top & fishing the Bowsprit. Armourer making hoops for the Foremast. Sent Mr Bawtree 2nd Officer to the NC Ships at Tooncoo [Toun-koo] for 2 Shear Masts. Admonished Robert Sims & released him from Confinement.

Tuesday 8th September.
Southerly winds with pleasant weather. Employed as per days past. Received four carpenters and one Armourer from HC ships at Toonkow [Toun-koo]. Sick List 8. PS 9 inches.

Wednesday 9th September.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Put the fish on the Bowsprit and bolted it down. Armourer making hoops & the Boatswain clothing it. A Chinese Junk ran on board

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Wednesday 9th September - continued.
carried away the arm of the Spritsail yard, detained the vessel until the arrival of the Commadore. Captain Manderson left for Macao to inspect a spar there for a main mast.

Thursday 10th September.
Light airs with passing squalls. Employed preparing Rigging and as needful. PS 8 inches. Sick List 10.

Friday 11th September.
Variable and Calm with rain in the latter part. Mr Bawtree returned having procured two Shear Masts hoisted them in and raised them preparatory to take in the Foremast, got the stumps of the old mast out and shored the Beams well up. Carpenter tongueing the Fore yard making tops and cutting the heel of the Foremast. Armourer hooping the Mast.

Saturday 12th September.
SE winds with squalls and rain in the latter part. At Noon the Carpenter finished the Foremast. Sent a gang of hands on shore and floated it alongside slung it with two new Topmast Shroud Hawsers and hove it out of the Water when one of the Sheaves of the masting Blocks broke. Lowered the Mast and secured it alongside.

Sunday 13th September.
First part rain middle and latter parts variable from the East with fine weather, AM Washed the Gun Deck and mustered he Ships Company. Sent one of the Masting block Sheaves to Canton to have others made by it. PS 8 inches. Sick List 11.

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Monday 14th September 1829.
Fine weather throughout. Employed as per days past. Carpenter making the Top & Fishing the Fore yard. PS sick List 8.

Tuesday 15th September.
First & middle parts fine weather latterly squally from the East with rain. Employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter making the Tops & Cross trees.

Wednesday 16th September.
Light airs with sultry weather in the first part latterly blowing fresh from ESE squalls & rain. Washed the Gun Deck. People working up Junk & seizing stuff. Pumped Ship 8 inches. Sick List 9. Draft of Water fwd 21.10 aft 22.10.

Thursday 17th September.
Moderate SW with fine weather. Employed as per days past.

Friday 18th September.
Calm with sultry weather, employed reeving the masting fall and preparing for getting the Foremast in, Captain Manderson came up from Macao not having succeeded in getting a Spar for the Main Mast Pumped Ship 7½ inches.

Saturday 19th September.
Light airs and Calms with sultry weather, at daylight commenced getting the Foremast in rigged the Main Topmast out for a davet [davit] to keep the mast clear on the side. At 2pm stepped and wedged it, Captain Manderson left or Canton. Draft of Water fwd 22 feet aft 22.9. Sick List 11. PS 8½ inches. At 3pm Departed this life Edward Case Seaman.

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Sunday 20th September 1829.
A fresh east breeze with rain during the night. At daylight sent the body of the deceased on shore for interment. Cleaned the Gun Deck and mustered the Ships Company. Sick List 13. PS 9 inches.

Monday 21st September.
Winds ESE variable with hard squalls and rain at times, got the lower rigging over the Foremast and set it up. Carpenters repairing Ship and putting a yard arm to the Fore yard. PS 9 inches. Sick List 14.

Tuesday 22nd September.
SE winds with occasional Showers of rain blowing strong during the night. Got the Fore Top over painted the Foremast and put the lower Cap on got the Shears down and sent one on shore for the Main yard, PS 9 inches.

Wednesday 23rd September.
Light variable winds with mostly fine weather, got the Fore yard on board. Employed Rigging it Carpenters variously employed. Captain Manderson visited the Ship. Washed the Gun Deck. PS 9 inches. Sick List 15.

Thursday 24th September.
Strong East breeze with squalls & rain at times. Got the Fore yard up. Set the Bobstays up, stayed the Foremast and set the Rigging up. Sick List 15. PS at 9am 17 inches. At 8pm 16 inches in the Well. The Ship commenced making more water after the Fore Rigging was set up.

Friday 25th September.
Variable East with cloudy weather and rain. AM Sent the Carpenter to Canton to look for a Main Mast. Employed rattling the Fore Rigging & blacking it down Rigging the Fore topsail yard. PS twice these 24 hours at 14 inches. Sick List 15.

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Saturday 26th September 1829.
First & middle parts fine latterly squally from the East with heavy rain. Carpenters making a main yard and about the Stern. Boatswain fitting the Topmast Rigging. Crossed the Fore Topsail yard. Captain Manderson visited the Ship. PS at 14 inches Sick List 13. Washed the Gun Deck.

Sunday 27th September.
A fresh East breeze with heavy rain throughout. Mustered the Ships Company by Divisions. PS as yesterday.

Monday 28th September.
Winds NE variable with fine weather in the first and middle parts, latterly squally with heavy rain. Employed on the Rigging. Gunner painting the Bowsprit Carpenter on the Main yard and as needful. PS 15 and 19 inches. Sick List 15.

Tuesday 29th September.
A fresh Easterly breeze with cloudy weather. Employed on the Rigging and as needful. The Scaleby Castle’s Launch arrived from Toon Koo [Toun-koo] with some Spars, Futtock plates and sundry Stores from the Ships. PS 16 & 20 inches. Sick List 16.

Wednesday 30th September.
Variable from the East with fine weather. Got the Topmast crosstrees over, fidded the Fore Topmast and got the Jib Boom out. Washed the Gun Deck. Carpenter on the Main yard. Sick List 16. PS as yesterday. Received a Spar 64 feet long from the Ship Fergusson for a Cross Jack yard.

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Thursday 1st October 1829.
Variable SE with rain at times. Employed about the Topmast Rigging and as needful. Carpenters making a Crossjack yard and mizzen Topmast. Armourer making Hoops for the Main yard. PS as usual Sick List 16.

Friday 2nd October.
Variable S & E with rain in the 1st part middle and latter fair. Employed setting up the Fore Topmast Rigging and rattling it down as required under the Boatswain. Carpenter and other Mechanics as yesterday. PS as usual Sick List 17. At 3am Mr Walker & the Carpenter left for Canton to inspect a Spar for the Main Mast.

Saturday 3rd October.
Light South wind with rain at times. Turned the Fore Rigging in afresh and set it up. Washed the gun Deck. Carpenters making a Mizzen Topmast and as necessary. PS 15 & 20 inches. Captain Manderson visited the Ship. Sick List 15.

Sunday 4th October.
First part variable East with fine weather. Read Prayers, middle & latter parts light North winds with constant heavy rain. PS Sick List 14.

Monday 5th October.
A moderate North breeze and cloudy. PM The Spars arrived from Canton for the Main Mast. Sent a gang of hands ashore and got them under the Shed. Employed as needful. PS at 16 & 19 inches. Sick List 13.

Tuesday 6th October.
Northerly winds with cloudy weather. Carpenters making the Main Mast. Armourers Hoops for ditto. Gunner painting the Ship. PS. Sick List 10.

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Wednesday 7th October 1829.
Winds variable with fine weather. Employed fitting Main Rigging. Mechanics as yesterday, Caulkers on the Gun Deck. PS as usual Draft of Water fwd 22.3 aft 22.4. Sick List 10.

Thursday 8th October.
A moderate NE breeze with fine weather. Stayed the Fore & Fore Topmast and set the Rigging up. Carpenters on the Main Mast Caulkers on the Gun Deck. PS. Sick List 12. At 8pm Confined in Irons John Brown Seaman for refusing to take his turn at the Pumps & insubordination & abusive language to Mr Toller 3rd officer and Mr Gwilt 5th Officer.

Friday 9th October.
Variable winds with cloudy weather. Employed fitting Top Gallant Rigging and as needful. PS at 16 & 19 inches. Sick List 17.

Saturday 10th October.
East winds with fine weather. Held a Court of Enquiry on the prisoner and the charge in the preceding being fully substantiated punished him with two dozen lashes as per Sentence of the Court. Carpenters making the Main Mast. People about the Rigging. Washed the Gun Deck. PS as yesterday. Sick List 18.

Sunday 11th October.
Light winds with sultry weather. AM Read Prayers and Mustered the Ships Company by divisions. PS at 16 & 19 inches. Sick List 22.

Monday 12th October.
Variable light airs and Calms. Employed fitting Top Gallant Rigging and making rope. Carpenters about the Mainmast. The very unsettled state of the weather has increased our Sick List

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very much these last few days to day 25. PS as usual.

Tuesday 13th October 1829.
Light airs variable with sultry weather. Employed about the Rigging. Carpenters as per days past. Captain Manderson came on board. PS, Sick List 35.

Wednesday 14th October.
Sultry weather with heavy dews at night. Employed Rigging the Main Topsail yard and as required under the Boatswain making points, Carpenter and other Mechanics as per days past. At Noon Thomas Hide Seaman departed this life after a few days illness, in the evening sent his body on shore for interment. Sick 40. PS as usual at 16 & 19 inches.

Thursday 15th October.
A moderate NE breeze with fine weather Employed as days past. Sick List 50. PS as yesterday.

Friday 16th October.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Riggers making Matts and under the Boatswain. Carpenters building the Mainmast. At 8pm Departed this life James Noon Cooper. Sick List 60. PS at 15 & 20 inches.

Saturday 17th October.
NE Winds and fine. Employed as per days past. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sick List 60. PS as yesterday, at Sunset sent the body of the deceased on shore for interment.

Sunday 18th October.
Light airs and Calms. Mustered the Ships Company by divisions. Sick List 58. PS at 14 & 18 inches.

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Monday 19th October 1829.
First and latter parts North middle calm & sultry. AM the HC Ship Repulse’s cutter came up from Toonkoo [Toun-koo] with a Shear Mast and 7 inch Hawser. Captain Mandeson visited the Ship. Carpenters on the Main Mast. At 5pm Benjamin Drake Seaman departed this life. Sick List today decreased to 46. PS as yesterday.

Tuesday 20th October.
Light NE winds with fine weather. Opened the Main Hatches and hoisted sufficient Cotton out clear the Stump of the Main Mast which was got out and sent on shore to have hoops taken off. At 6am sent the corpse on shore to be buried. Carpenter and Mechanics as yesterday. PS once at 20 inches. Sick List 35.

Wednesday 21st October.
Northerly winds with fine weather, cleaned the Gun Deck. People making Mats and about the Rigging. Carpenters making Cheeks for the main Mast, Armourer the Hoops for ditto. PS at 12 & 18 inches. Sick List 30.

Thursday 22nd October.
Winds mainly East with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. PS. Sick List 28.

Friday 23rd October.
Variable SE with fine weather. Mechanics hooping the Mast and making the Cheeks, Crosstrees etc. People under the Boatswain. PS 18 & 12 inches. Sick List 28.

Saturday 24th October.
Light variable winds with pleasant weather. Received a Spar 76 feet long from the HCS Windsor for a Mizzen Mast. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sick List 20.

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Sunday 25th October 1829.
Southerly winds with sultry weather. AM Read Prayers & Mustered the Ships Company. Pumped Ship at 12 & 17 inches. Sick List 23.

Monday 26th October.
Winds light & variable with fine weather. Employed Rigging the Sheers & getting them up. Carpenter on the Main Mast Armourer making Bolts & Hoops for ditto. PS as yesterday

Tuesday 27th October.
Variable N & E winds with fine weather. Employed securing the Sheers and shoring the decks up preparatory to getting the Main Mast in, hauled the Sheet cables up and berthed them. PS. Sick List 20.

Wednesday 28th October.
Easterly winds & fine. At 4pm the Carpenters finished the main mast. Sent the people on shore and Launched it but finding the head of the Mast would not float got a wharp [warp] from the Ship and hove it alongside. PS. 17 inches.

Thursday 29th October.
First & middle parts variable from the North with cloudy weather and rain and latterly fine weather. At Noon stepped the Main Mast and secured it. All hands employed getting it in. Draft of Water fwd 22.3 aft 22.7. PS 17 inches. Sick List 19.

Friday 30th October.
Light northerly Winds and fine, got the Trussel trees and Crosstrees over the Mast head. Carpenters wedging & securing the Mast. Riggers making the lower Rigging from the 9 inch Masting fall. At 8am departed this life John Vannet Carpenters Mate. At sunset sent the Body on shore for interment. Pumped Ship 18 inches. Sick List 20.

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Saturday 31st October 1829.
A moderate NE breeze and fine. Got the Main Rigging over the mast head and set it up. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Carpenters on the Main Top & Main yards. PS as yesterday. Sick List 20.

Sunday 1st November 1829.
Pleasant weather throughout. Cleaned the Gun Deck & mustered the Ships Company.

Monday 2nd November.
Moderate North with fine weather. Employed fitting the Mizzen Rigging and under the Boatswain. Got the Main Top over. Carpenters putting a fish on the Main yard and repairing the Cutter. Pumped Ship 18 inches. Sick List 20.

Tuesday 3rd November.
Fresh North breeze & fine. Employed fitting the Main Topmast Rigging. Carpenter securing the Main Top and making a Mizzen mast. Armourer making hoops for the Main yard. PS as yesterday.

Wednesday 4th November.
Northerly winds & pleasant weather, pointed the Main Topmast and got the Rigging over. Carpenters making the Mizzen Mast. Pumped Ship 18 inches. Sick List 19.

Thursday 5th November.
Winds as per log with fine weather. Set the Fore and Fore Topmast Rigging up. Employed fitting Main topmast Stays and Backstays. Carpenters as yesterday. Pumped Ship 15 inches. Sick List 19.

Friday 6th November.
Variable winds & cloudy. Fidded the Main topmast and set the Rigging up. Carpenters on the Mizzen Mast. Armourers Hooping the Main yard and making Futtock Plates.

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Saturday 7th November 1829.
Light airs with warm sultry weather. AM the Carpenters finished the Mizzen Mast got the Sheer mast up for a Derrick and stepped the Mast. Got the Rigging over. Draft of Water fwd 22,3 aft 22,7. PS 14 inches. Sick List 19.

Sunday 8th November.
Variable light winds & fine weather, hooping the Main yard and set the Mizzen Rigging up. Cleaned the Gun Deck.

Monday 9th November.
Easterly winds with pleasant weather during the night. Five Cutters arrived from Toon Koo [Toun-koo] with orders from the Senior Officer to assist the Ship in moving down. AM Unmoored. 1pm weighed and dropped to the lower part of the Reach, and anchored in 6 fathoms. Dispatched two of the Boats to Macao the other to Toon Koo [Toun-koo] to acquaint the Select Committee and Senior Officer of our proceedings. Got the main yard across ready for Rigging and cleared the Shore of all our Carpenters & Armourers Stores. PS 16 inches. Sick List 18. Bent Jib & Driver.

Tuesday 10th November.
Variable light airs from South & East with sultry weather. At 11.30 Mr Peters arrived from Macao with Orders from the Select Committee to assist in piloting the Ship down the river. At 2pm weighed with the Ebb and dropped own. The Chop House North ¼ mile. 2nd Bar Pagoda SSE½E. Anchored in 6 fathoms. During the day crossed the Main and Main Topsail yards. Bent the Fore & Main Topsails and Fore Sail. Draft of Water fwd 22.5 aft 22.6.

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Wednesday 11th November 1829.
Variable light SE winds. At daylight sent the Gig & Cutter and placed one on the Brunswick [Brunswick rock] the other on the 18 feet Rocks. Carried a long Guess Warp in the fair Channel. The Boats on returning when near the Ship were run foul of by a Chinese Junk and obliged to slip the Warp, not being sufficient Tide to cross the first Bar by carrying out the other warps, waited until high water and weighed and warped within a Cables length of the Rock and anchored in 6 fathoms. The Chop House NW2nd Bar Pagoda SbE½E. During the night the wind still Southerly and the flood running strong prevented the mooring of the Ship. Got the Mizzen Top over. PS 13 inches.

Thursday 12th November 1829.
First & middle parts a light East air latterly variable South with fine weather throughout. In the last Quarter Ebb placed a Boat on the Brunswick and one on the 18ft Rock and a long warp towards the 1st Bar point. First Quarter flood weighed and made sail and warped the Ship to the Kedge, breeze increasing crossed the 1st Bar least water 3¾ fms. At 3pm the Ebb making with a shift of wind to the South furled sails & towed with the Boats, kept the Ship in the Channel with the Bower Anchor until 6.30pm when brought up in 6 fms. The 2nd Bar Pagoda SWbW off the East shore half a mile. At 9.30 two Launches arrived from ToonKoo [Toun-koo] with a Bower Anchor and Cable. PS 12 inches. Sick List 16.

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Friday 13th November 1829.
Variable South airs with Calms. At daylight weighed and dropped down nearer the Bar and anchored in 5 fms Second Bar Pagoda WbS¾S. Small Pagoda SW at low water the Ship grounded 3½ fms all round flood making carried a Kedge further to the Eastward and on floating weighed and hove into deep water. Captain Manderson went with Mr Peters the Pilot and placed three Cutters on the 2nd Bar intending to weigh during the nights flood but the wind continuing to the South prevented our doing so. Took on board the Sheet Anchor. Carpenter making a Mizzen Topsail yard.

Saturday 14th November 1829.
First part light variable South middle & latter an increasing NE breeze with fine weather throughout. Fidded the Mizzen Topmast and got the Bower Cable on board. Sent a boat with the Pilot to the Bar but found there was not sufficient water to cross. Employed on the Rigging. PS 13 inches.

Sunday 15th November.
North winds with fine weather, warped the Ship a little further to the East & moored half a Cable each way. Dispatched the Cutters to their respective Ships at ToonKoo [Toun-koo]. PS 17 inches. Sick List 16.

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Monday 16th November 1829.
Fresh North winds with cold weather, crossed the Crossjack and Mizzen yards. Employed Blacking the yards and on the Rigging. Unbent the Bower Cable from the Stream Anchor and bent the Sheet. PS 19 inches.

Tuesday 17th November.
Wind & weather as yesterday, fidded the Top Gallant Masts. Mechanics as yesterday. PS 12 & 15 inches. Sick List 15.

Wednesday 18th November.
NE winds & fine. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Cleared Hawse, Variously employed. Gunners Crew painting Ship inside. PS as yesterday.

Thursday 19th November.
Winds from North and fine. Employed as needful PS 12 & 18 inches. Sick List 15. Sent the 1st Cutter to the fleet at ToonKoo [Toun-koo] for Sundry Stores.

Friday 20th November 1829.
Moderate East breeze with fine weather. Employed rattling the Rigging and under the Boatswain. Carpenter reducing the Driver Boom. PS 12 & 20 inches. Sick List 14.

Saturday 21st November.
Variable East 7 fine. Bent the Mainsail and Mizzen Topsail, restowed the Booms and washed the Gun Deck. PS 13 & 19 inches. The Cutter returned from ToonKow [Toun-koo] bringing Sundry Stores for Ships use.

Sunday 22nd November.
East winds with fine weather. At 2pm Chops came alongside from Canton. Employed during the afternoon loading them with Captain Manderson’s Private Trade. Sick List 12.

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Monday 23rd November 1829.
Variable East winds with fine weather. 2 Cutters from the HC Ships Thames & Buckinghamshire arrived to assist in moving down River. Sent a boat to ascertain the depth of water on the 2nd Bar, Employed throughout the day delivering Private Trade on acct of Captain & Officers. Draft of Water fwd 21.2 aft 20.8. PS.

Tuesday 24th November.
Light variable South winds with sultry weather. AM Unmoored and hove short. The Hythe’s Cutter came up from Toonkoo [Toun-koo] to assist in mooring down, weighed on the Ebb and dropped close to the Bar & anchored 4¾ fms. Second Bar Pagoda West, the Small Pagoda SWbW, Tiger Island SbE½E. Sent 3 boats and placed them with lights in the fair Channel intending to cross during the night but the Wind continuing from the South prevented. Crossed Top Gallant yards.

Wednesday 25th November.
First & middle parts variable South latterly a light air Easterly with fine weather, not sufficient water during the day to cross 2nd Bar. At 4pm sent 3 boats with lights & placed them in the fair way. At 8pm weighed and set all Sail but not stemming the flood, continued warping the Ship until 2.30am and Anchored in 5½ fms. Below the Bar. PS 12 & 15 inches. Sick List 11. Beat to Quarters & Shotted the Guns,

Thursday 26th November.
Light South winds in the first and middle parts, at Daylight weighed and dropped close to the

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Thursday 26th November 1829 continued.
Small Bar and anchored in 6 fms, received a boat load of Water. At 1pm weighed & crossed the Bar and anchored in 6½ fms. Tiger Island SbE½E. Anunghoy SSE½E. In attempting to weigh broke the Barrel of the Capstan and stranded the Cable, got the Cat & Fish Tackles on and got the anchor to the Bows. Bent another Cable. Latterly a strong NE breeze with cloudy weather, gave Ship the half Cable Service. PS 12 inches. Sick List 14. Dispatched the Thames Cutter for Toonkoo.

Tuesday 27th November.
8am weighed and made sail passed the Bocca Tigris, crossed the Lankeet flat least water 3¾ fms. 4.30pm Anchored off Lintin the Peak NE in 8fms, light North winds throughout with hazy weather. PS 18 & 17 inches. Sick List 16.

Wednesday 28th November 1829.
First & middle parts a moderate North breeze latterly variable with fine weather throughout. At 5am weighed and stood down clear of the Lintin Sand. Lantoa Peak SES working to Windward until noon. Lintin Peak WNW. Toonkoo [Toun-koo] SbW. At 1.30pm anchored in the fleet in 9 fms. Castle Peak NbE, Toonkoo [Toun-koo] WNW, Lantoa South. Moored Ship a Cable each way.

Sunday 29th November.
First part a strong NE breeze latterly variable with fine weather throughout. Washed the Deck and Mustered the Ships Company. Captain Manderson left the Ship for Macao. PS 18 inches. Sick List 14.

Monday 30th November.
Moderate North throughout with fine weather. Employed delivering Cotton to the HCS Duke of Sussex on acct of the Hon Company.

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Tuesday 1st December 1829.
Light variable airs and fine. Employed as yesterday. At 2am departed this life Thomas Jones Seaman, at Sunset committed the body to the deep with the usual ceremony. PS 15 inches. Sick List 10.

Wednesday 2nd December.
Easterly winds and fine employed delivering Hon Coys Cotton under the Boatswain. Caulkers on the Gun Deck. Loosed sails and furled them afresh. PS 10 inches. Draft of Water fwd 19,5 aft 19.2. Cleared Hawse.

Thursday 3rd December.
First and middle light variable airs latterly a fresh East breeze with fine weather. Washed the Gun Deck & scrubbed clothes. Caulker on the Lazaretto

Friday 4th December 1829.
A strong SE breeze throughout with cloudy weather. Delivered 430 Bales of Cotton to the HCS Duke of Sussex on acct of Captain Manderson. Down Top Gallant yards. Draft of water fwd 18.9 aft 18.9. PS 18 inches Sick List 9.

Saturday 5th December.
Easterly winds throughout with fine weather. Received a Spar from HCS Kellie Castle for a fish for the main Mast and to make a new Capstain Washed the Gun Deck. The HC Ships Farquharson, Windsor & Kellie Castle left the Anchorage for Hon Kong.

Sunday 6th December.
Light variable winds with fine weather. AM Prayers & Mustered by Divisons. The HCS Repulse left for Hon Kong.

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Monday 7th December 1829.
Winds Easterly with fine weather. Employed delivering Cotton to the Duke of Sussex. Scrubbed Hammocks and Pumped Ship 11 inches.

Tuesday 8th December.
A fresh NE breeze variable with fine weather. Loosed sails to dry. Caulker on the Gun Deck, Hoisted the Capstan on the Upper Deck, Carpenters making a New Barrel & Haul head. Employed transshipping Cotton to the Country Ship Carmelita on acct of Captain Manderson, got the Top Gallant Masts on Deck.

Wednesday 9th December.
Draft of Water Variable winds and fine. Employed as yesterday and receiving Ballast, cleared Hawse. Draft of Water fwd 19.10 aft 19.8. Sick List 8.

Thursday 10th December 1829.
Easterly winds and cloudy, variously employed. Carpenter on the Capstan Caulkers stripping the copper of the Stern & Caulking the Bows. Mr Lindsay & Captain Locke of the Duke of York came on board and surveyed the deck preparatory to receiving Teas. PS 13 inches.

Friday 11th December.
Variable winds with fine weather, cleared Hawse. Employed transshipping Cotton to the Waterloo on acct of Captain Manderson, Carpenters & Caulkers as yesterday. Sailmaker reducing the old Main Sail. Sick List 8.

Saturday 12th December.
Variable North with fine weather. employed as yesterday. Caulkers on the Bends. Draft of Water fwd 8.03 aft 18.4. PS 12 inches.

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Sunday 13th December 1829.
First part blowing strong North middle & latter moderate with fine weather throughout. Washed the Gun Deck and Mustered the Ships Company.

Monday 14th December.
First & latter parts blowing strong North middle moderate with fine weather throughout, The Country Ship Helen arrived with Hon Coys Cargos and the Lowjee Family* with Private Trade. Employed discharging them and sending Cotton to the HCS Scaleby Castle. Received a Main Topsail from the Windsor. Caulker on the Bends. Carpenters about the Capstan and sawing the Spar to fish the Main Mast. Sick List 8.

* The Lowjee's were a wealthy Bombay family involved in trade and shipbuilding, see https://www.geni.com/people/Cursetjee-WADIA-Ardeseer/6000000051879138891.

Tuesday 15th December.
Variable from the NE with squalls during the night. Employed receiving Teas and discharging Cotton Mechanics as yesterday.

Wednesday 16th December 1829.
Winds as yesterday with fine weather. Employed stowing the Teas in the Hold and Water in the Lazaretto. PS 11 inches. Sick List 7.

Thursday 17th December.
A fresh easterly breeze with rain. Employed as yesterday.

Friday 18h December.
Easterly winds & cloudy. Loosed sails to dry. Cleared the Hawse. Employed stowing Teas & Watering the Ship. Gave the Ships Company 2 months pay. Captain Manderson came on board.

Saturday 19th December.
Winds & weather as yesterday, Shipped the Capstan Carpenter fitting the Partners and making the Fish for the Main Mast. Employed transshipping Hon Coys Lead to the Vansittart. Draft of Water fwd 19 feet aft 18.5. Sick List 6. Caulkers on the Waterway Seams of the Orlop Deck.

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Sunday 20th December 1829.
A fresh Easterly breeze and cloudy weather. Washed the Gun Deck and mustered the Ships Company.

Monday 21st December.
Winds variable & cloudy. Employed transshipping Hon Coys Lead. Confined in Irons Edward Notley for drunkenness & riotous behaviour. PS 13 inches. Sick List 4.

Tuesday 22nd December.
First and middle parts moderately strong NE with fine weather throughout. At 7am the Ship Resource hauled alongside having on board 5,327 chests Tea on acct of the hon Coy. Employed taking them in and stowing in the Hold.

Wednesday 23rd December.
Moderate & fine. Employed receiving Teas & discharging Cotton on acct of the Company. Released the Prisoner on promise of future good behaviour.

Thursday 24th December 1829.
Fine weather throughout. Cleared the Resource of the Teas and put into her 1292 Bales of Cotton on acct of the Hon Coy. At 10am the HCS Scaleby Castle hoisted the Signal 369 manned and armed a boat with the 2, 4 & 5th Officers went on board and found the Ship in a state of Mutiny, succeeded in getting two of the Ringleaders into the Boat and sent them to the Commodore, the Officers of the fleet soon assembled and after punishing five men with six dozen [lashes] each restored tranquility of the Ship.

Friday 25th December.
Variable East & cloudy. AM got the Main & Main Topsail yard down also the Main topmast preparatory to getting the Fish on the Main Mast. PS15 inches. Sick list 6.

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Saturday 26th December 1829.
Light winds with unsettled weather 7 rain. Employed transshipping Hon Coys Lead to the Chartered Ship Mangles & Stowing Teas. Lifted the Main Lower Rigging and got the Fish on. Carpenters securing it & Armourer making hoops. PS 15 inches.

Sunday 27th December.
Cloudy weather with rain. AM Washed decks. Carpenters bolting te Fish. PS 16 inches.

Monday 28th December.
Variable winds with fine weather. Set the Main Rigging up, pointed and rigged the Topmast, otherwise employed transshipping Hon Coys Lead to the Mangles. Caulker on the Water wat Seams of the Upper Deck. Draft of Water fwd 19.10 aft 18.8.

Tuesday 29th December 1829.
Winds Easterly with cloudy weather. Fidded the Topmast and got the main & Main topsail yards across, cleared Hawse otherwise employed stowing Teas transshipping Lead. Commodore made Signal for an Officer to copy instructions. Pumped Ship 16 inches.

Wednesday 30th December.
Variable winds with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Carpenters about the Fish and building Store Rooms. PS 16 inches. Sick List 6.

Thursday 31st December.
Variable with cloudy weather. Employed as yesterday. PS 16 inches.

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Friday 1st January 1830.
NE Winds & fine weather. Employed in the Hold and stowing the Lazaretto, Fidded the Top Gallant masts and got the flying Jib boom out. Cleared Hawse. Received some Private Trade from HCS Waterloo. Draft of Water fwd 19.6 aft 18.7. PS 16 inches.

Saturday 2nd January.
First part blowing strong East middle and latter moderate with fine weather. Sent a boat with a Midshipman to the Commodore to copy Instructions. Employed as yesterday and delivering the remainder of the Private Trade to an American Brig to be taken to Whampoa. At 4pm confined John Adams in Irons for Drunkenness.

Sunday 3rd January 1830.
Fine weather throughout. AM washed the Gun Deck, mustered by divisions and read to the Ships Company an Official Letter by Order of the Senior Officer. Released the Prisoner from confinement in consideration of his general good conduct and expressing sorrow for his faults. PS.

Monday 4th January.
First part a strong monsoon, middle and latter more moderate with fine weather throughout. Employed stowing Teas in the Hold, clearing the Orlop Deck up. Mechanics at their various occupations. Bent the Main Sail & Jib. Well 10 inches. Sick List 8.

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Tuesday 5th January 1830.
A moderate monsoon throughout with fine weather. Employed in the Hold and about the Rigging. Carpenter building a Store Room between the Bitts. Gunner painting the Quarter Deck Guns, other Tradesmen as required. Pumped Ship 16 inches. Sick List 9. Loosed Sails & furled them afresh.

Wednesday 6th January.
Easterly winds & fine weather. Variously employed below. Boatswain fleeting the Fore Topmast rigging and working up Junk. Tradesmen as required. PM Washed the Gun Deck. PS 16 inches. Sick List 9.

Thursday 7th January.
A fresh Easterly breeze in the first and middle parts latterly calm with fine weather throughout. Employed stowing the Booms and taking in Water. Loosed Sails. Caulker on the Bitts on the Gun Deck. Carpenter building Store Rooms, Cooper setting up the Butts.

Friday 8th January.
Moderate North & fine. Set the Bobstays and Fore Rigging up. Restowed the Sail Room. Gunner painting Ship. PS 16 inches. Sick List 11.

Saturday 9th January.
Strong NE Wind with fine weather. M Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed receiving Ships Stores and Watering Ship. PS.

Sunday 10th January.
First part blowing hard from North, middle and latter moderate with cloudy weather. Two Country Ships Mary and Samdany arrived from Whampoa with HC Cargo & Private Trade. PS.

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Monday 11th January 1830.
Moderate & fine. Employed receiving Private Trade, received 36 boxes of Treasure on acct of Thomas Dent & Co. [Thomas Dent & Co. were a trading company based in Canton, see https://industrialhistoryhk.org/john-dent/ for their history.]

Tuesday 12th January.
Winds North & variable with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Cooper setting up the Butts. Gunner painting the Ship. Carpenter building Store rooms. Draft of Water fwd 20 feet aft 19.92. Sick List 9. PS 16 inches.

Wednesday 13th January.
Afresh NE breeze with fine weather. Employed receiving Private Trade Teas. PS 11 & 12 inches.

Thursday 14th January.
Moderate winds variable with cloudy weather. Employed transshipping Private Trade. PS 10 & 11 inches.

Friday 15th January 1830.
Winds, Weather and employment as yesterday.

Saturday 16th January.
Fine weather throughout. Employed receiving Private Trade on acct of Captain & Officers of the Fleet. Treasure on acct of Messrs Magniac & Co. [Magniac & Co., founded by Hollingworth Magniac, 1786-1867, were a large trading house based in China, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollingworth_Magniac.]

Sunday 17th January.
Variable winds & fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. PS 11 & 19 inches. Sick List 7. Draft of Water fwd 22ft aft 21.00.

Monday 18th January.
Moderate breeze throughout. Employed transshipping Teas from the Ship Mary on acct of the Hon Coy. PM the Fleet hoisted their Ensigns half mast in consequence of the loss of Mr Hawkins* 3rd Officer & a Boats Crew of the HCS Atlas. PS 13 & 14 inches

* [Charles Hawkins, born England 4 Feb 1804. Midahipman Lowther Castle 1820/1; 6th mate Lowther Castle 1822/3; 4th mate Lowther Castle 1824/5 & 1826/7; 3rd mate Atlas (4) 1828/9; drowned at Toun-koo. near Whampoa 18 Jan 1830.]

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Tuesday 19th January 1830.
Light airs and Calms. Received the last of the Hon Coys Cargo and dispatched Mr Bawtree 2nd Officer to Macao with the Boatswains Book, crossed the Top Gallant yards, cleared Hawse. Draft of Water fwd 22,6 ft aft 21.2. Pumped Ship. Sick List 4. Loosed sails to Air.

Wednesday 20th January.
Fresh NE breeze with sultry weather. Employed watering Ship and preparing for Sea. PS.

Thursday 21st January.
Winds NE with fine weather. Employed taking on board sundry Stores and the livestock. Hoisted the Launch in and restowed the Booms. PS 13 & 14 inches. Sick List 6.

Friday 22nd January 1830.
First part blowing strong middle and latter moderate East. With fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck & scrubbed Hammocks. PS 14 & 15 inches. Sick Leave 7.

Saturday 23rd January.
Fine weather throughout. Received on board 45 Boxes of Treasure on acct of W.H.C. Plowden Esq, Captain Manderson visited the Ship. PM Washed the Gun Deck, cleared Hawse NS Pumped Ship.

Sunday 24th January.
Light variable airs & fine. AM Read Prayers and mustered by Divisions. PS twice at 15 inches. Sick List 6.

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Monday 25th January 1830.
East Winds with fine weather. Employed receiving Passengers Baggage and preparing for Sea. Loosed sails to air. PS at 15 & 16 inches. Draft of Water fwd 22,9 aft 21,5.

Tuesday 26th January.
Light airs and fine. At 8am unmoored Ship. Employed rounding the Cables. 5pm weighed and made Sail with a light East breeze. At 7 anchored in 1 fathoms North Point of Toonkoo west about 1½ miles. PS.

Wednesday 27th January.
AM Light variable North winds. At 7.30 weighed with the flood, crossed Royal yards and made all Sail. At Noon Lintin Peak W½N. North point of Toonkoo. Soundings 7 fathoms. 4pm Peak of Lintin NNW Lantoa Peak SEbE 8 fathoms. At 6pm Lantoa Peak, East Chung Chow SW Peak of Lintin N½E. Soundings 13 fathoms. At 8.30 variable North with cloudy weather. Anchored in 5½ fathoms and gave the half Cable Service. Chung Chow SE. Samcock South. Down Royal yards & Staysail masts. At 11 hard gusts NW got the Top Gallant yards down and Struck the Masts, gave the Ship the whole Cable and dropped the Best Bower under foot. PS 15 inches.

Thursday 28th January.
First part blowing strong NW middle more moderate and veering Northward. 5am weighed the Best Bower. Received some Treasure from Magniac & Co. Noon double reefed the TopSails, weighed & stood to the Southward till 1.30pm & anchored in 5 fathoms Samcock EbS½S. PM employed receiving Passengers Luggage & Treasure on acct of the Hon Company. PS.

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Friday 29th January 1830.
Blowing strong North in the first part middle & latter moderate with fine weather throughout. At 8am weighed and stood nearer to Macao and anchored in 4¾ fathoms. Samcock East, Carbaretta [Cabaretta] Point WbN¼N. Fidded the Top Gallant Masts. Employed receiving Sundry stores, Treasure and Passengers Baggage . Pumped Ship. Sick List 7.

Saturday 30th January.
Moderate throughout with fine weather, Captain Manderson joined the Ship with most of the Passengers. Employed variously.

Sunday 31st January.
Light variable winds. At 11.30 Mr Plowden came on board manned the yards & fired a Salute of 13 Guns waiting for the Despatches. PS. This Log contains 12 hours & Ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

Monday 1st February 1830.
C&D. SSW 105. PM Light east winds variable. At 2pm Mr Cragg joined the Ship with the Packets. Weighed and made Sail. At 6pm steering SSW Potoe East, Tylo [Tyloo] Chow East, Carbaretta Point NWbN First middle parts light variable airs latterly a steady monsoon with fine weather. AM Payed the ranges of the Cables down and secured the Anchors. at 20.26N (obs) Long 112.52E (chr,)

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Tuesday 2nd February 1830.
C&D S29W 138. A pleasant NE monsoon throughout. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmakers making a Mizzen Topsail, Carpenters making a Lower Boom. PS. Lat 18.25N Long 111.35E.

Wednesday 3rd February.
C&D S22W 79. Light breeze ENE with fine weather. Employed making points for the new Mizzen Topsail. PS. Sultry. Lat 17.22N Long 111.03E.

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Thursday 4th February 1830.
C&D S13W 100. A light East monsoon with pleasant weather & smooth water. Got the Skysail masts aloft. A Chinese Junk on the Lee Bow standing to Southward. Sailmakers on the Mizzen Topsail. PS. Lat 1.37N Long 110.31E.

Friday 5th February 1830.
C&D S½W 89. Light NE variable with fine weather. AM Clinched the Bower Cables afresh. Light breeze Northerly. Lat 14.18N Long 110.8E.

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Saturday 6th February 1830.
C&D S3E 169. A moderate North monsoon with fine weather. PS. At sunset saw the Coast bearing West. Washed the Gun Deck and variously employed on the Rigging. Lat 11.29N Long 110.8E

Sunday 7th February 1830.
C&D S20W 204. A fresh monsoon NNE with fine weather. PS. Water on board leaving China 17,500 Gallons expended 1288, remainder 16,212 Gallons. AM Read Prayers and Mustered the Ships Company. Sick List 7. Lat 8.20N Long 198.54E.

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Monday 8th February 1830.
C&D S32W 157. A steady NNE monsoon with fine weather. Employed setting up the Fore Topmast Rigging & under the Boatswain. Sailmakers on the new Main Topsail. Caulker on the 1st Cutter. Lat 5.49N Long 107.10E.

Tuesday 9th February 1830.
C&D S39W 149. A moderate NNE Monsoon with pleasant weather. PS Lat 3.50N Long 105,34E.

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Wednesday 10th February 1830.
C&D S10W 137 A pleasant North breeze throughout. PS [every 2 hours] AM Washed the Gun Deck, otherwise employed under the Boatswain. Lat 1.37N Long 105.11E.

[Crossed the Equator]

Thursday 11th February 1830.
C&D SbE 136. A moderate North monsoon with pleasant weather and smooth water. At 2pm Ragged Island from the Fore yard SSW. Pulo Panjang WSW. At 6am the East point of Lingin WSW. At 6am the East point of Lingin WSW. At 8 saw Pulo Taya bearing SSW. At 11.30 Pulo Taya West about 5 miles. The Seven Islands SSE½E. Lat 0.49S. 136. Long 105.6E

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Friday 12th February 1830.
C&D SbW 95. 3.45pm Last sight of Pulo Taya N½W. Daylight Monopon Hill SE the low land of Sumatra SW At 7.30 Monopon Hill east. At 10 Monopan Hill North. Passed a vessel at Anchor under Dutch Colours. The Nanka Islands S80E 13 fms. Pleasant weather. Lat ---- Long ----

Saturday 13th February 1830.
C&D SbW 65. Variable North moderate and fair. Soundings 11 to 20 fathoms. Passed a Brig who showed English Colours. At 2pm the 3rd point West Nanka Islands East, Parmasang Hill SE, At 4.30 weighed a light NW breeze, steering between SbW & SSE. At 5 rounded the 2nd point. Parmasang Hills NEbE. At 6.30pm point Salary West 17fms. At 6am the first point SE. False point SW 2 miles. At 7.30 rounded the first point in 10 fathoms. At Noon Lucepara NNE 4¼ fms. Lat 3.20S (obs) Long ---.

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Sunday 14th February 1830.
C&D South 54. Light variable winds & Calms with squalls and rain in the first and middle parts. Spoke a Dutch vessel at Anchor. Employed trimming Sails. Mustered the Ships Company by divisions. Water remaining on board 14,810 Gallons. Light variable airs. Lat 4.32S (obs) Long 106.24 (chr.)

Monday 15th February 1830.
C&D SW 46. Light variable airs and sultry weather. At 6am Knob Hill SSW The Brothers SW½S. North Watcher SE. Anchored in 14 fathoms current setting to the South. 6am Weighed. At Noon the Brothers NE the land about St Nicholas point South. High Land of Rajah Bassa SWbS 9 fathoms. Lat 5.19S (obs) Long ----.

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Tuesday 16th February 1830.
C&D SbW 37. Variable N & E with fine weather. At 2.30pm saw North Island bearing SSW½W. At 8 Anchored in 15 fms North Island north 1½ mile. Weighed with a light North air. At 6 The Button SE½S. At 8 rounded Woody Island within ½ mile. At Noon Pulo Crockatoa [Krakatoa] WSW, Cocoa nut point NWbN. Lat ---- Long ----

Wednesday 17th February 1830.
C&D WNW 12. At 2pm Cocoanut pint NNW, The Brothers NW½W. At 3pm bearings at anchor Rajahbassa Peak NEbE½E. The South Brother SWbW½W. Off the Watering Place 1 mile, soundings12½ fathoms. First and latter parts light variable Airs & Calms, squally during the night. Employed Watering & Wooding the Ship and setting the Rigging up. Lat ---- Long ----

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Thursday 18th February 1830.
C&D WSW 25. First part Calm, squally at NW with rain during the night, latterly decreasing WNW breeze with fine weather. Sailmaker upon the old Royals. At 5.30 the North Brother EbN½N. Pulo Bessy South. PS. Weighed with a moderate N breeze squally & rain. Standing out between the Brothers and Pulo Sebooko. At Noon the Peak of Chrockatoa ESE. Keysers Island NWbW. Lat 6.00S (obs) Long ----

Friday 19th February 1830.
C&D SWbS 23. Light airs inclinable to Calm with squalls & rain at times. AM Payed the Ranges of the Cables down. At 6pm Keysers Island NW½N. The Peak of Princes Island SEbS. Crochatoa E½S. At 6am the Peak of Princes Island SE½S. Thunder & Lightning. At Noon Peak of Crockatoa EbN. Calm. Peak of Princes Island S60E. Lat 6.18S (obs) Long ----

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Saturday 20th February 1830.
C&D SWbW 22. Light variable NW winds & Calms with squalls and rain in the latter part. AM Unbent the Cables and stowed the Anchor. Cleaned the Gun Deck. At 6pm Princes Island SEbE. Keysers Peak North. Too hazy to see the Land. Lat 6.28S (obs) Long 104.28 (chr.)

Sunday 21st February 1830.
C&D S36W 29. Light airs & Calms with sultry weather. Water on board 16,054 Gallons. AM Read Prayers and Mustered Divisions. Sick List 4. Lat 6.51S Long 103.55E.

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Monday 22nd February 1830.
C&D S55W 31. Light variable NW winds & Calms with cloudy weather. PS [every 2 to 4 hours]. AM Got the Skysails & Royal Studding sails down and the Booms off the Top Gallant yards. Lat 7.00S Long 103.31E.

Tuesday 23rd July 1830.
C&D S45W 39. Winds light & variable W with squalls and rain during the night. A SW Swell throughout. Employed trimming Sails and working up Junk. Got the Skysail masts upon Deck. Light airs westward. Lat 7.30S Long 103.2E.

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Wednesday 24th February 1830.
C&D S31W 29. Variable winds WbS throughout with squalls & rain occasionally. A South swell throughout. Taken aback at South. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Lat 7.37S Long 102.31E.

Thursday 25th February 1830.
C&D S5W 50. First part blowing fresh West middle light and Calms latterly moderate NW with squalls and rain. A confused swell throughout. Split the Mainsail and shifted it with the best. Crossed Royal yards. Employed trimming Sails and as needful. Lat 8.26S Long 102.32E.

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Friday 26th February 1830.
C&D S29W 64. Variable winds N & W with rain at times. AM Set the Main Topmast Rigging up. Sailmaker repairing the old Main Sail. Lat 9.15S Long 101.22E

Saturday 27th February 1830.
C&D S37W 134. Winds Squally throughout from NW with a heavy swell in the latter part. Shifted the Fore Topsail with the best. Sailmakers repairing the old Fore Topsail. Lat 11.10S Long 99.50E.

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Sunday 28th February 1830.
C&D S9W 115. Hard squalls with heavy rain. Wind WNW cloudy. Hard squalls split the Fore Sail and bent the best. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented Divine Service. A gang of hands at the Pumps. A heavy NW swell throughout. Water on board 14,828 Gallons. Reefed the Foresail got the Jib Boom in and struck the Mizzen Top Gallant Mast. Lat 12.57S Long 98.53E.

Monday 1st March 1830.
C&D S54W 142. A fresh NbE breeze throughout with a heavy NW swell, squalls & rain at times. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Topsail. At Noon fidded Mizzen Top Gallant Mast and crossed the Fore & Main Top Gallant yards. Lat 14.20S Long 97.59E.

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Tuesday 2nd March 1830.
C&D S64W 163. A fresh N breeze throughout with squalls & rain at times and a heavy swell from the Northward. Shifted the Main Topsail with the 2nd best. Variable NE. Indifferent obs. Lat 15.40S Long 94.55E.

Wednesday 3rd March 1830.
C&D WbS 166. A fresh NNE breeze throughout with cloudy weather and showers of rain. AM Got the Top Gallant yards down, housed the Fore and Main Top Gallant Masts and got the Mizzen one on deck. EbN cloudy & a fresh breeze. Four hands kept at the Pumps. Barometer 29.65. Lat --- Long ----

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Thursday 4th March 1830.
C&D WbS 151. First & middle parts blowing strong EbN latterly a hard Gale with heavy following Sea. Close Reefed the Mizzen & Main Top Sails. Got the Fore & Main Top Gallant Masts on Deck. Furled the Main & Main Topsail. At 10am The Ship being so difficult to steer Hove too Head to the South. A Gang of Hands constantly at the Pumps. Barometer 29.5. Lat --- Long ----

Friday 5th March 1830.
C&D ----. Throughout a very strong East Gale with violent gusts and heavy rain the Ship taking a great quantity of water on board and labouring very deep. At 4pm The Sea very high hove three of the Quarter Deck Guns overboard. Hove under the Trysail until Midnight when the Sail was blown to pieces, got the Fore Tackles forward & secured the Fore Mast and extra Tackles on the Main Mast and lower yards, continued hove to under poles. At midnight the Barometer still falling cut away the Sheet & Stream Anchors and started the Water on the Gun Deck. At 4am a Sea struck the Quarters and carried away the Quarter Boats, The Pumps Forward & Aft constantly working to keep the Ship free. Noon Barometer 29.30 falling. Sick List 8. Lat & Long ----.

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Saturday 6th March 1830.
C&D ---. This day commenced with a violent hurricane from the NE. The Sea too high to allow the Ships been [being] steered, continued hove to under bare poles with Hammock Cloths in the mizzen Rigging to keep to the Sea the Trysail having been blown away. At 10 a Sea struck the Quarter and washed away the Starboard Gallery. At midnight the Barometer still falling and the appearances very threatening the Pumps barely keeping the Ship free with sometimes two feet of water in the Hold and daylight dawning without any prospect of a change and the ship not keeping to the wind cut away the Fore Topmast which we considered made the Ship a little more easy. At Noon still shipping much water and every appearance a dreadful Gale. Barometer 28.80.

Sunday 7th March 1830.
C&D ----. The Hurricane still blowing with the greatest fury and the Sea constantly rolling over the Ship having washed away the Hammock Rails and some parts of the Bulwarks. The Hatchways all Battened down with Tarpaulin and extra Hammock Cloths the Ship now a complete Wreck & the Ships Company nearly exhausted having from the commencement worked with the greatest cheerfulness it was evident

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Sunday 7th continued.
Unless some alteration took place in a very short time the Ship must founder. The greater part of the People at the Pumps and still using every exertion. About 6 o’clock 4 Shrouds of the Main Rigging went, the Mast rolled over the side taking the head of the Mizzen Mast and Crossjack yard leaving only the Foremast and stump of the Mizzen Mast standing, about this period the violence of the Gale appeared to abate; by 8 o’clock it was decidedly more moderate. At Daylight more moderate the wind having during the night veered to NW; found the Ship had strained & suffered severely in her hull and still obliged to keep the large pumps at work and the Tiller was very loose in the Rudder Head and too much sea on to repair it, and everything gone with the exception of the Bowsprit and Foremast. Held a Consultation with the officers as well as Mr Plowden, Mr Gardner, Mr Anderson and Mr Astell when it was deemed necessary to gain some Port of India for the preservation of the lives of those on board and that the Guns should be thrown overboard as well as part of the Cargo. From the Orlop Deck, as soon as the weather would permit. It was the general opinion that the Ship would not be able to withstand the fury of another hurricane, therefore that it would be running imminent hazard at this Season to attempt reaching the Isle of France [Mauritius] In furtherance

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furtherance of these measures we keep her head to the Northward. The Swell still high but able to steer and keep her head to the Northward during the night.

Monday 8th March 1830.
The wind moderate from S to SSW got the Fore yard up again and set the Foresail, a Main Top Gallant Sail for a Mainsail and Mizzen Top Gallant Sail for a Mainsail and Mizzen top Gallant Sail for a crossjack. Got the Stage over the Stern and succeeded in wedging the Tiller which was very open and rendered very necessary although this had been particularly looked after in Rajah Bassa Roads. Commenced throwing the Main Deck Guns overboard the Ship requiring to be pumped out every half hour. Found by our observations at Noon today that we have been sent very much to the Southwards and not so much to the Westward as expected; our Chronometer agreeing well therefore if they were affected in the hurricane they had all been affected in the same way But I steer under the supposition that they are all correct, which will be determined by the first Lunar observations we get. In surveying the Gun Deck today found it in a very bad state and the Ship worked a good deal in the Counter. AM threw sixteen Guns overboard from the Gun Deck and 50 Chests of Tea from the Square or the Fore Hatchway. To clear the Fore Pumps which had got out of order. Lat 20.55S Long [mean 90.16 East]

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Tuesday 9th March 1830.
C&D N40W 62. A light SSW breeze variable with fine weather. PM Got the top Gallant mast up for a Fore Topmast and set the top Gallant Sail and Royal over the Foresail. People kept continuously pumping. AM Employed splicing the pieces of the old Shrouds for Rigging for Jury Masts, drying Sails and carpenters repairing the head pumps. Sick List 16. Lat 20.08S Long 89.29E.

Wednesday 10th March 1830.
C&D N51W 103. A moderate SE Trade with cloudy weather and rain. AM Got the Shear Mast out, Carpenter converting it into a Jury mast. Cooper shaking the Butts. People getting the Rigging ready for the masts. Since the abatement of the hurricane the Ship makes 5 inches of water per hour. People stationed at the Pumps. Lat 18.59S Long 87.48 (chr.)

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Thursday 11th March 1830.
C&D N50W 125. A moderate SE trade with cloudy weather and rain. People and Mechanics employed on the Jury Main Mast and as needful. The Ship continuing to make 5 inches of water per hour. People stationed at the Pumps. Sick List 16. Lat 17.38S Long 86.7E.

Friday 12th March 1830.
C&D N49W 45. Light winds variable SE to NE with a heavy SE swell passing showers and rain. AM got the Jury Main mast up and woulded [woolded] it to the remains of the old Mast. People at the Pumps Ship rolling deep and making 6 inches water per hour. Sick List 16. Lat 17.02S Long 85.48E.

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Saturday 13th March 1830.
C&D N23W 67. Light East winds squally with rain at times. AM Crossed the Spritsail yard for a Main yard, bent the Main Topsail to it. Mechanics as needful. Armourer at the Forge. Four hands at the Pumps as usual. Sick List 20. Lat 15.57S Long 84.38E.

Sunday 14th March 1830.
C&D N14W 103. Variable East winds with frequent squalls and rain. Weather too unsettled for Devine Service. Ship making 6 inches of water per hour. Water on board 9,432 Gallons. Mustered Ships Company. Sick List 18. A strong Westerly current. Lat 14.03S Long 84.25E.

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Monday 15th March 1830.
C&D N14W 78. A light East breeze throughout with heavy rain during the night. People fitting Rigging and getting the Jury Top Gallant Masts aloft. Restowed the Booms. Sailmaker repairing the old Foresail. Wind South fine weather. Ship making 6 inches water per hour. Sick List 16. Lat 12.52S Long 83.43E.

Tuesday 16th March 1830.
C&D N13W 98. A light SSE Trade with mostly fine weather and squally during the night. AM Washed the Gun Deck otherwise employed fitting Rigging. Carpenters converting the Jibboom into a Fore Topmast and making Crosstrees. Armourer at the Forge. Sailmaker repairing the old Foresail. Hands as usual at the Pumps. Ship making 6 inches per hour Lat 11.10S Long 83.8E.

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Wednesday 17th March 1830.
C&D N2W 54. First & middle parts a light SEbE breeze latterly variable from West with cloudy weather. Employed getting water from the Lazaretto. Carpenters making a Topsail yard. A South swell throughout. People as usual at the Pumps. Sick List 15. Lat 10.12S Long 82.43E.

Thursday 18th March 1830.
C&D North 60 miles. Throughout a light WNW breeze with fine weather and a swell from the Southward. AM Restowed the Sail room. Carpenter making a Fore topsail yard. Armourer at the Forge. People as usual at the Pumps. Ship making 6 inches per hour. Sick List 12. Lat 8.56S Long 82.30E.

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Friday 19th March 1830.
C&D N3E 70. A light WNW breeze throughout with rain at times. People as usual at the Pumps. AM Fidded the Fore Topmast. Crossed the yard and bent the Mizzen Topsail to it. Sick List 12. Lat 7.36S Long 82.46E.

Saturday 20th March 1830.
C&D N12E 80. Variable from the Westward with rain at times. Shifted the Foresail with the old one. AM Washed the Gun Deck fidded the Fore Top Gallant mast and crossed the yard. Sailmaker on the best Foresail. Carpenter repairing the waist Hammock Netting. Armourer at the Forge. Ship making 6 inches per hour. Lat 6.13S Long 83.2E.

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Sunday 21st March 1830.
C&D N32E 85. Winds variable WNW with cloudy weather and rain. Too unsettled for Divine Service. Mustered the Ships Company. Squally taken aback. Four hands as usual at the Pumps. Water on board 8,360 Gallons. Sick List 13. Lat 5.02S Long 83.53E.

Monday 22nd March 1830.
C&D N28E 41. A moderate NNW breeze with fine weather. Carpenters and Armourers employed repairing the Bulwarks. People making Rope & working up Junk. Ship making 5 inches per hour. Sick List 11. Lat 4.43S Long 84.26E.

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Tuesday 23rd March 1830.
C&D N19E 45. Light steady NW airs and sultry. People variously employed. People as usual at the Pumps. Calm. Lat 4.5S Long 84.59E.

Wednesday 24th March 1830.
C&D NWbN 30. Calm in the firs part middle & latter a light SE air with sultry weather throughout. Sailmakers repairing the old main Topsail. Ship making 4½ inches per hour. Sick List 13. Lat 3.43S Long 85.7E.

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Thursday 25th March 1830.
C&D N45W 42. Light breeze SE with fine weather. Employed getting water from the Lazaretto. Carpenter repairing the 1st Cutter. Ship making 4 inches per hour and 4 hands stationed at the Pumps. Lat 3.6S Long 84.57E

Friday 26th March 1830.
C&D N45W 80. A light SW breeze throughout with fine weather. Employed getting up Passengers Baggage, Making Rope and as needful. Sailmakers repairing Studding Sails and altering the Trysail. People as usual at the Pumps. Lat 2.2S Long 84.1E.

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Saturday 27th March 1830.
C&D N27W 65. Light SSW breeze and fine sultry weather. Taken aback. Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmakers repairing the Trysail. Ship making 4 inches water per hour. Lat 051S Long 83.38E

Sunday 28th March 1830.
C&D N32W 58. First & middle parts a light WbS breeze latterly from SE with fine weather throughout. Water on board 7,725 Gallons. AM Read Prayers & Mustered the Ships Company. Hands as usual at the Pumps. Sick List 10. Lat 0.05S Long 83.27E.

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Monday 29th March 1830.
C&D N36W 49. Light variable airs in the first and middle parts latterly a moderate SW breeze with fine weather throughout. People rattling down the Fore Rigging and under the Boatswain. Sailmakers and Carpenters as for days past. Ship making 4 inches water per hour. Lat 0.36N Long 83.4E

Tuesday 30th March 1830.
C&D N23W 102. Throughout a moderate SWbW breeze with cloudy weather. Employed making Cable Mats and under the Boatswain. Squally & variable WSW. People as usual at the Pumps. Lat 2.5N Long 82.2E.

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Wednesday 31st March 1830.
C&D N10W 67. Variable NW throughout with frequent Squalls and rain and much lightning during the night. Employed putting a Ground service on the best Bower, making Cable Matts etc. Ship making 4½ per hour. Lat 3.13N Long 82.8E.

Thursday 1st April 1830.
C&D N13E 54. Variable WSW hazy weather throughout with fine weather in the first & middle parts latterly squally with rain. People as usual at the Pumps. Set the Bobstays up and stayed the Foremast. Carpenters repairing the Copper. Sick List 8. Lat 4.07N Long 82,45E,

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Saturday 3rd April 1830.
Having made a much quicker passage up to Ceylon than could have been looked for in our dismasted state and there being a sufficient quantity of Water & Provision remaining consulted Messrs Walker & Bawtree 1st & 2nd Officers whether we should proceed to Madras instead of Trincomalee as intended for a supply of Anchors previous to going to Bengal where it was agreed that we were more likely to be supplied quicker & readier at Madras, and that less time would be lost than going to Trincomalee where it would even be doubtful whether so large Anchors would be procured as we require. I therefore determined to proceed to Madras. Signed by myself, Mr Walker & Mr Bawtree.

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Friday 2nd April 1830.
C&D N19W 35. Light winds SW variable with fine weather. AM Set the Rigging up. A Ship on the Lee Quarter standing to the Westward. At Noon the Stranger SEbE 2 miles showed English Colours. People as usual at the pumps. Lat 4.42N Long 82.34E.

Saturday 3rd April 1830.
C&D N45E 5. Winds light North and variable with fine weather. At 3pm hoisted the 1st Cutter out and sent her on board the Ship from the Mauritius to Madras. At 3.30 the boat returned having procured a coil of Rope and sundry small stores. AM Washed the Gun Deck and received a Cutter from the Atlas. People as usual at the Pumps. Atlas in Company. Lat 4.20N Long 82.35E.

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Sunday 4th April 1830.
C&D N14W 57. First part light airs variable and Calms middle an increasing South breeze with fine weather, latterly squally from the SW with rain. Too unsettled for Divine Service. Ship making 3½ inches per hour. Water on board 7,073 Gallons. Atlas East Hull down 5 miles. Sick List 6. Lat 5.13N Long 82.15E.

Monday 5th April 1830.
C&D N13E 68. A light breeze W throughout with pleasant weather. At Sunset saw the land about Elephant Hill NW½N. At daylight the land about Adams Peak WNW. The Atlas NNE from the Fore yard. Sounded no ground 50 fathoms. AM bent the best Bower Cable. Lashed one of the Quarter Deck Guns to the 12cwt Kedge Anchor and bent the Sheet Cable to it. At Noon Chimney Hill N85West, Westminster Abbey N40West. A Strange sail SSW Hull down standing to the Northward. Hands as usual to the Pumps. Lat 6.36N Long 82.22E.

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Tuesday 6th April 1830.
C&D N4W 60. Wind South fine weather. At Sunset Westminster Abbey W½N, too hazy to see Friars Hood. Taken aback. At 6pm spoke a French Ship 106 days from Bordeaux bound to Madras & Calcutta. WNW fine weather. Daylight Friars Hood W½N. Extremes to the Southward SW. Several vessels in sight standing to the Northward. SE light breeze. At Noon the Friars Hood W½S. Extremes to the South SWbW off shore about 7 Leagues. Hands as usual at the Pumps. Lat 7.22N Long 82.23E.

Wednesday 7th April 1830.
C&D N12W 67. Winds variable Southward with fine weather. At 6pm spoke the American Ship Georgian 104 days from Philadelphia. Variable squally & rain. At Daylight the Land from the Mast Head SW. The Georgian NNW 4 miles. Employed scrubbing the side and restowing the Booms. Ship making 3½ inches per hour. Lat 8.34N Long 82.13E.

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Thursday 8th April 1830.
C&D N33W 87. First & latter parts SW winds with fine weather, during the night squally with heavy rain, thunder and lightning. Carpenters and Armourers repairing the Bulwarks. All possible Sail set. Ship making 3½ inches per hour. Lat 9.56N Long 81.39E.

Friday 9th April 1830.
C&D N33W 78. A light SE breeze throughout with sultry weather. At 10.30 Spoke The English Brig Achilles from Franquebar bound to the Mauritius. Several Sail in sight. People & Mechanics employed as requisite. Ship making 2½ inches per hour. Very sultry. Lat 11.24N Long 80.35E.

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Saturday 10th April 1830.
C&D NbE 69. Winds light variable SE with fine weather. At Sunset the land from the Fore yard from NWbN to West. At daylight the Sadras Hills NW to WbS. Employed ranging cables & as useful. At Noon St Thomas Mount N40W. The Flag staff on Palavaram Hills N55W. The Flag staff Saint Georges Fort NNW, A Brig with Company Colours beating to the Southward. Hands as usual at the Pumps. Lat 12.49N (obs) Long 80.41(chr.)

Sunday 11th April 1830.
C&D North 9. Winds SE. At 3pm Anchored in Madras Roads in 9 fathoms and received a Bower Anchor weighing Cwt 59.5.15. At Anchor Fort St George W½S. The Custom House NWbW½W. A breeze throughout from SE with fine weather. AM received a Boat load of Water and Mustered the Ships Company.

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Monday 12th April 1830.
A Fresh South breeze with a heavy swell. Employed receiving Water and delivering passenger Baggage. The Surf too high to launch the Anchor from the Beach. Gave the Ship the whole Cable Service. Hands at the Pumps as usual.

Tuesday 13th April 1830.
A steady breeze with a heavy swell. At 3.30pm confined John Sandon, Ordinary Seaman in Irons for theft & drunkenness. AM Received a Sheet Anchor weighing Cwt 61.1.O. some Coils of Rope and Sundry small Stores. Delivered the Hon Coys Packets to the Ship Claudine. Ship making 2 inches Water per hour.

Wednesday 14th April 1830.
C&D ENE 18 miles. Throughout a moderate Monsoon with fine weather. PM Employed receiving water and delivering Passengers baggage. At Daylight Captain Manderson joined the Ship. Made Signal to the Asseerghur Pilot Brig and weighed at 7.30. Repeated the Signal with a Gun. AM Payed the Ranges of the Cable down and secured the Anchors. Ship making 2½ inches of water per hour. At 8am Thomas Mount SW½S. Custom House W¾S. SW fine weather. Under easy Sail for the Brig. Lat 10.21N (obs) Long 80.30E (chr.).

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Thursday 15th April 1830.
C&D N40E 138. A steady monsoon with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Held a Court of Enquiry on John Sandon and the charge of theft being clearly proved sentenced him to 2 dozen lashes. Hands as usual at the Pumps. At Noon punished the Prisoner with one dozen lashes half the sentence being remitted by Captain Manderson in consideration of the general good conduct of the Ships Company. Asseerghur in Company SSW 2 miles. Lat 15.07N Long 81.57E.

Friday 16th April 1830.
C&D N40E 120. A moderate SW monsoon with hazy weather. Brig ESE. AM Hauled the small Bower Cable up and repaired the whole and half Cable Service. Asseerghur in Company SW 2 miles. Lat 17.9N Long 83.48E.

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Saturday 17th April 1830.
C&D NNE 141 miles. A moderate SWbS breeze variable with fine weather. Ship making Water as usual. AM Washed the Gun Deck and shifted the foresail with the best. Asseerghur in Company ESE ½ mile. Lat 19.28N (obs) Long 85.50E (chr.)

Sunday 18th April 1830.
C&D NNE 85. At 1.30pm saw the Juggernaut Pagodas. At 4pm the Juggernaut WbN½N. The Black Pagoda NNE. At 6pm the Black Pagoda WbN 10 miles. Soundings 12 fathoms. At daylight the low land NW. First part a steady SW breeze middle & latter variable with fine weather throughout. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented Divine Service. At Sunset Mr Clarke, Branch Pilot came on board from the Asseerghur. Sick List 9. Ship making 2 inches water per hour. Brig in Company WSW. Lat 20.20N Long 87.13E.

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Monday 19th April 1830.
C&D NE --- Variable with fine weather. At 2.30pm saw the light house bearing NNW. At 4 light house NWbN. A light breeze throughout with pleasant weather. Employed trimming & making Sails. At 6pm Mr Clarke took charge in 17 fathoms. Point Palmiras bearing by calculation West. At Noon the Light Vessel East, the floating Light buoy ENE. Two Barques beating to the Southward. People as usual at the Pumps. Lat 21.04N (obs) Long 80.21 (chr.).

Monday continued.
Steering from NNW to NNE wind South 2. Passed the Reef Buoy 6fms. 5pm Edmundsons Island NbE. At 6 passed the lower Buoy of the Gasper bearing West. At 8 Anchored in 8 fathoms. Saugor Point North. A moderate South breeze in the first part, towards midnight a North Wester came on with thunder & lightning. NB This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence Harbour Logs.

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Tuesday 20th April 1830.
At daylight weighed and stood into Saugor Roads. And anchored in 7½ fathoms. The Tripod NEbN Saugor Point SSE. Found riding here the HC Ship William Fairlie. Gave Ship the half Cable Service. Mr Cragg Purser left for Calcutta. Draft of Water fwd 21.8 aft 21.6. People as usual at the Pumps.

Wednesday 21st April 1830.
First and middle parts moderate Westward. Latterly a strong NW with much lightning and rain. Pumped Ship as usual.

Thursday 22nd April 1830.
First & midle parts moderate latterly blowing strong with fine weather throughout. At high water weighed and stood a little farther to the Southward and anchored in 9½ fathoms. Saugor flat bearing NEbN. The Tripod NNE, Saugor Point SSE. The Irrewaddy Steamer came down to attend the Ship up to Diamond Harbour. Ship making 2 inches of water per hour. Sick List 10.

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Saugor

Friday 23rd April 1830.
At daylight weighed and stood through Lloyds Channel least water 4 fathoms. Passed HMS Southampton lying at Kedgeree. 9 Crossed Mud Point. 10 Lashed the Steamer alongside and made all Sail. Noon High water anchored in 7 fathoms Silver Tree Pagoda SWbW. Culpa Pagoda WbE½E. 2pm weighed and dropped down a little and anchored in 9 fathoms. A steady breeze from the Westward with fine weather throughout. Ship making 2 inches of water per hour. Sick List 12.

Saturday 24th April 1830.
Cloudy weather and rain. 9am Lashed the Steamer alongside and weighed. At Noon reached Diamond Harbour. Mr Cowles the Master Attendant came on board and secured the Ship to the Hon Coys Moorings. Captain Manderson went ashore to inspect the Saltpetre Warehouses. Ship making 2 inches per hour.

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Sunday 25th April 1830.
Westerly winds with fine weather. Captain Manderson and a passenger left for Calcutta. Washed the Gun Deck. Making 1½ inches of water per hour. Sick List 12. Mustered Divisions.

Monday 26th April 1830.
A steady Monsoon with fine weather. Sent the Guns and Wet provisions on shore. Ship making 1 inch per hour.

Tuesday 27th April 1830.
SW Winds and fine. Got the Launch and raft out and sent them on shore. Ship making 1 inch water per hour. Sick List 11. Loosed Sails and refurled them.

Wednesday 28th April 1830.
First & middle parts fine, latterly a strong NW breeze with much lightning and rain. AM Loosed Sails. Held a Survey of the Sworn Officers and condemned as being totally unfit for use. 8 Casks of Split Peas and three boxes Flour being part of the Ships Stores damaged in the Gale on the 6th Ultimo. Ship making 1 inch of water per hour.

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Thursday 29th April 1830.
North winds and fine. Variously employed. Sick List 10. Ship making 1 inch water per hour.

Friday 30th April 1830.
A strong South breeze throughout with cloudy weather. Employed hoisting water from the Lazaretto and washing the Gun Deck. Barometer 29.50. Ship making 1 inch water per hour.

Saturday 1st May 1830.
A fresh SW breeze with lightning and rain in the latter part. At Noon a party of Gentlemen from the Master Attendants Office, with Mr Seppings the Hon Coys Surveyor came on board and examined the ship when it was considered necessary from the appearance of the Top Sides and the Bends that the Ship should go into Dock and be again surveyed after delivery of the Cargo. Ship making 1 inch water per hour. Sick List 11.

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Sunday 2nd May 1830.
First and middle parts fine weather. Latter squally at NW with rain. AM The John Foster Brig came alongside. Employed during the forenoon loading her with Hon Coys Teas. Ship making one inch water per hour. Several of the Chests much stained and damaged.

Monday 3rd May 1830.
A fresh Monsoon with cloudy weather. Loaded and dispatched the Brig for Calcutta under charge of Mr Baker Midshipman. Draft of water fwd 21.0 aft 21,9. Ship making 1 inch of water per hour. Sick List 11.

Tuesday 4th May 1830.
Winds and weather as per Log. Washed the Gun Deck. Ship making 1 inch water per hour. Loosed Sails to air. Sick List 11.

Wednesday 5th May 1830.
A moderate SW breeze throughout with fine weather. Variously employed. Ship making 1 inch water per hour, Sick List 10.

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Diamond Harbour

Thursday 6th May 1830.
Light winds throughout with fine weather in the first and middle parts, latterly squally with rain. At Noon Mr Cragg Purser came alongside in a Steam Vessel and received all the Hon Coys and private Treasure. 3pm Captain Manderson joined the Ship with Mr Clarke Branch Pilot. Ship making water as per days past. Sick List 14.

Friday 7th May 1830.
First part a light NE breeze latterly variable at SW with fine weather throughout. 10am being 1st Quarter Flood lashed a Steam Boat on each side and cut from the Moorings. 11 Crossed the James & Mary Sand, least water 4 fathoms. 2pm anchored off the Magazines in 7 fathoms, sent the Powder on shore. Draft of water fwd 21.4 aft 21.9. Ship making 1 inch water per hour

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HCS Bridgewater

Saturday 8th May 1830.
Winds variable with fine weather. 9am weighed with the Steamers alongside. 1.30 moored the Ship abreast the Export Warehouse with the Bower Cables. Captain Manderson went on shore. Unbent the sails and remove the running Rigging. Ship making 1 inch water per hour.

Sunday 9th May 1830.
Pleasant weather throughout. Washed Decks & Mustered the Ships Company. Ship making 4 inches water in 6 hours.

Monday 10th May 1830.
Throughout squally weather with showers at times. Employed discharging the Teas. Many Chests and boxes Wet and damaged particularly abreast the Pump Well and Fore Hatchway. 2pm The Right Hon’ble the Governor General visited the Ship. Manned the yards on his departure. Sick List 16.

Tuesday 11th May 1830.
SW winds and fine. Employed as yesterday. Several Chests taken from the Wings very much damaged.

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Calcutta

Wednesday 12th May 1830.
First part squally and rain. Latterly fine weather. Employed discharging Hon Coys Cargo and private Trade. Draft of water fwd 20.0 aft 20.6. Ship pumped out twice a day at 13 inches.

Thursday 13th May 1830.
Light winds with fine weather. Employed as per days past. 2pm yesterday Mr Campbell B.M. Edward Notley & John Bartlett Seamen took the Dingy from the alongside and forced the natives in her to pull them ashore, Gave immediate information to the Police who this day brought them to the Ship after having been confined in the Chokee during the night. Thomas Skinner, William McRae [see Thomas McRae].

Friday 14th May 1830.
First and middle parts fine weather, latterly squally from the NW with rain. Employed delivering Cargo many of the Chests this day very much damaged^ broken and a few without any marks the letters quite obliterated.

Saturday 15th My 1830.
First part squally and rain. Middle and latter fine weather. Employed as per days past. Got the masts & yards down. Draft of Water fwd 19.0 aft 19.6. Pumped Ship twice at 12 inches

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HCS Bridgewater

Sunday 16th May 1830.
First & latter parts squally from NW with heavy rain, middle SW winds with fine weather. Captain Manderson with the Officers and Ships Company of the Larboard Watch attended Divine Service on shore. In the afternoon allowed part of the Crew liberty on shore. George Phillips Seaman who held permission to be away from the Ship on Sunday last not having returned and the Police not gaining information about him suppose he absconded himself from the Ship.

Monday 17th May 1830.
Winds variable with heavy rain at times. Employed between the showers delivering Hon Coys Cargo and Private Trade. Many of the Chests damaged and much broken. Sick List 10. John Bartlett came alongside during the night. In consequence of his having been from the Ship before refused to victual or receive him into the Ship.

Tuesday 18th May 1830.
Squally from the NE & NW with squalls & rain. Employed discharging Cargo.

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Calcutta

Wednesday 19th May 1830.
Northerly winds with rain in the first part, latterly fine. Employed discharging Cargo, the Chests stowed near the Well very much damaged both Company & Private Trade. Sick List 12. Pumped Ship once these 24 hours at 12 inches.

Thursday 20th May 1830.
Light airs with very warm sultry weather. Delivered the Private Trade Silk the Greater part stained & damaged.

Friday 21st May 1830.
Variable light airs with sultry weather. The Cargo delivered this day in very bad condition, many of the Wing Chests completely damaged & falling to pieces on being removed. Draft of Water fwd 16.9 aft 17.3. Ship not making any water. Sent Mr Granville Gunner on shore to the Hospital

Saturday 22nd May 1830.
Fine weather throughout. Employed as yesterday. All the Wing Chests very wet & completely damaged. Sick List 12.

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HCS Bridgewater

Sunday 23rd may 1830.
Winds Easterly in the first and middle parts, latterly squally at NW with heavy rain. AM the Harbour Watch went on shore to attend Divine Service. James Dunford who received permission to go on shore last Sunday has not returned to he Ship.

Monday 24th May 1830.
Variable winds with rain at times. Employed delivering the Cargo, Presents and Sundry Stores. Draft of water fwd 16.3 aft 16.3. Ship not making any water.

Tuesday 25th May 1830.
Throughout squally North with rain. At 8am the Harbour Master’s Assistant came on board unmoored & hove short, carried out a long Warp and weighed. Warped over abreast the Howrah Dock and anchored at 4pm, having 18.6 water between the Gates. Weighed and hauled the Ship Stern foremost into the Dock shored her up.

Wednesday 26th May 1830.
Blowing a strong Gale throughout, in the first part from the North, latterly from the NW with heavy rain. Observed several vessels in the River dragging their Anchors.

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In the Howrah Dock [Calcutta]

Thursday 27th May 1830.
In the first part Gale moderating and wind veering to the South, middle and latter fine weather. The Dockyard people erecting scaffolding preparatory to the Survey of the Ship. Many of the Ships Company have quitted the Dockyard without permission

Friday 28th May 1830.
South variable winds & fine. Delivered a Boat load (being the last) of the Hon Coys Cargo.

Saturday 29th May 1830.
Winds and weather as yesterday. At 10am Commodore Sir John Hayes with Captains Wilson, Blair and Lindsay and several other appointed by the Marine Board came on board & surveyed the Ship. Stages having been erected under the Orlop Deck Beams and round the Ship outside. After having examined particularly every part of the Ship they left at 1pm. Received information that John Lynch [Linch] Seaman had died at the Hospital.

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HCS Bridgewater

Sunday 30th May 1830.
Light winds with fine weather throughout.

Monday 31st May 1830.
Southerly winds with sultry weather. No employment. 2am Departed this life George Castles Seaman after a few hours illness. Sunset sent the Body to the Burial Ground for interment.

Tuesday 1st June 1830.
Light airs with very warm weather. Dock Yard people taking out shackles in the wake of the Floor Heads and round the Gun Deck.

Wednesday June 2nd.
Light SW winds with sultry weather. Mr Seppings, Hon Coys Surveyor and his assistant visited the Ship & inspected the Floor Heads & Timbers, & Wooden Ends.

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Thursday June 3rd 1830.
In consequence of the Report of the Committee who surveyed the Ship of her being unfit for repair by order of Captain Manderson, the Officers & Ships Company having a house furnished for them in Calcutta to await orders of Government.

END OF LOG


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


APPENDIX 1

Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms.

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


APPENDIX 2

Bibliography.

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


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