THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal, Log, Imprest Book, Absence Book of the Honourable East India Company Ship, the Solebay on her voyage to Benkulen 1763-1764. Commanded by Captain William Richardson.

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EXTRACT

THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG ETC.

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

SOLEBAY

(BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain William Richardson

Voyage to Benkulen

14 Jan 1763 - 1764

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 591A, 591B, 591C(1), 591C(2).)

Extracted by
Tim Richardson & 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.


Solebay

[TO BE WRITTEN]

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

SOLEBAY: Purchased from the Royal Navy. 350 tons. Principal Managing Owner: Charles Dingley.

1 1763-4 Benkalen
L/MAR/B/591A De
L/MAR/B/591B Jou         te
L/MAR/B/591C(1) Imp [Imprest Book]
L/MAR/B/591C(2) Abs [Absence Book]
Capt William Richardson
Downs 29 May 1764 - 9 Aug Batavia -
Jun Benkulen         7 Apr 1765.
[It is clear that there is a correction of the text in Farrington's book.]


What the Papers Said


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


The Journal

[Log - page 001:]


First page of journal.

[Stamp] 1805 7 86 M

List of Ships Company Solebay
No. Names Stations Dead, Run or Discharged
1 William Richardson Commander [ ]

[Log - page 015:]

Harbour Log

Ship Ganges at Blackwall

January 14th 1805.
Wind South with fine weather. At 1pm. Came on board Mr Aails, Hon Coys Inspector and left Mr Lee Surveyor. People employed cleaning the Hold. 1st & 4th Officers on board.

End of Journal.


Imprest Book:
(Similar to a Pay Book)


Example of a page from the Imprest Book.

In Farrington's Catalogue of The East India Ship's Journals and Logs. 1600 - 1834, each journey of an HEICS ship is recorded and in most cases the Log Books, Ledgers and Pay Books are listed. When a ship, as in the case of the Solebay, fails to return to England then an Imprest Book is created. An Imprest Book contains printed receipts for payments to an individual and signed, either by the crew member, or his assignee. This Imprest Book commences on 2nd May 1764 and ends on the 16th May 1764. There are five receipts per page, see the above image to see the original arrangement of the receipt.

[PARAGRAPH TO BE WRITTEN UP LATER] The Ship's Log commences on the 14th January 1805 while the first entry in the Impress Book is on the 12th January. The ship was at Blackwall where it remained for about a month while it was being prepared for the lengthy voyage ahead. In early February the Ganges was moved down to Gravesend where it was loaded with cargo, stores etc. The Ship's crew are taken on and everything was made ready for its departure. The last entry in the Imprest Book is on 27th March 1805, shortly before the ship sails for Portsmouth.

[Transcription of the Imprest Book.]

[Imprest 001:] [Cover] Ship Solebay [with label] Imprest 1763 / Remains in India / Box 60.


[Imprest 002:]
Alphabeteded / [with stamp] India House Records.


[Imprest Book 003 - 001: page 1]
Received this 2d Day of May 1764 by me Thomas Humphrys the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark x of Thos Humphrys. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 003 - 002: page 1]
Received this 2d Day of May 1764 by me John Nelson the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark x of Jno Nelson. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 003 - 003: page 1]
Received this 2d Day of May 17[64] by me James Tripe the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. James Tripe [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 003 - 004: page 1]
Received this 2d Day of May 1764 by me Emanuel Mandes the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark x. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 003 - 005: page 1]
Received this 2d Day of May 1764 by me William Smith the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. Wm Smith [signed]. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 004 - 001: page 2]
Received this 2d Day of May 1764 by me Mark Da Costa the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Da Costa. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 004 - 002: page 2]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me James Robinson the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings being for two Months Impress. Qtr Master The mark of x James Robinson. £2.16s

[Imprest Book 004 - 003: page 2]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me Henry Salm the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark x of Salm. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 004 - 004: page 2]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me Christian Bremer the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark x of Christian Bremer. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 004 - 005: page 2]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me Rich Stratton the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings being for two Months Impress. Midn [Midshipman] Cox - Richd Stratton [signed]. £2.16s


[Imprest Book 005 - 001: page 3]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me James Marsh the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x James Marsh. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 005 - 002: page 3]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me Wm Dibney the Sum of three Pounds being for two Months Impress. Ships Steward Wm Dibney [signed]. £3.

[Imprest Book 005 - 003: page 3]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me Joseph Thomas the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Joseph Thomas. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 005 - 004: page 3]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me William Lee the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Wm Lee. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 005 - 005: page 3]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me John Clark the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Jno Clark. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 006 - 001: page 4]
Received this 3d Day of May 1764 by me John McLaughlen the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. John Mc Lachlen [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 006 - 002: page 4]
Received this 4 Day of May 1764 by me Reynold Thomas the Sum of four Pounds being for two Months Impress. Solebay No atty Purser - Reynold Thomas [signed]. £4

[Imprest Book 006 - 003: page 4]
Received this 4 Day of May 1764 by me Alexr Moore the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Alexander Moore. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 006 - 004: page 4]
Received this 4th Day of May 1764 by me John Calf the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. John Kalf [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 006 - 005: page 4]
Received this 7th Day of May 1764 by me Joseph Garland Bradford the Sum of four Pounds being for two Months Impress. 4th Mate J G Bradford [signed]. £4


[Imprest Book 007 - 001: page 5]
Received this 7th Day of May 1764 by me Thomas Roberts the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Roberts. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 007 - 002: page 5]
Received this 7th Day of May 1764 by me James Ney the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x James Ney. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 007 - 003: page 5]
Received this 7th Day of May 1764 by me Christopher McDonald the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Christo McDonald. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 007 - 004: page 5]
Received this 7th Day of May 1764 by me George Sculthorpe the Sum of one Pound ten Shillings being for two Months Impress. Landsman[?] - George Sculthorpe [signed]. £1.10s

[Imprest Book 007 - 005: page 5]
Received this 8th Day of May 1764 by me John Yeal the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. John Yeall. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 008 - 001: page 6]
Received this 8th Day of May 1764 by me John Anderson the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x John Anderson. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 008 - 002: page 6]
Received this 8th Day of May 1764 by me Robert Blackaller the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings being for two Months Impress. Qr Master - Robert Blackaller [signed]. £2.16s

[Imprest Book 008 - 003: page 6]
Received this 9th Day of May 1764 by me Robert Burt the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings being for two Months Impress. Qr Master - Robert Burt [signed]. £2.16s

[Imprest Book 008 - 004: page 6]
Received this 9th Day of May 1764 by me Thomas Ren the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. Thomas Ren [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 008 - 005: page 6]
Received this 9th Day of May 1764 by me John Blewitt the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. John Blewitt [signed]. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 009 - 001: page 7]
Received this 9 Day of May 1764 by me Henry Staplefield the Sum of three Pounds being for two Months Impress. Coopers Mate - Henry Staplefield [signed]. £3

[Imprest Book 009 - 002: page 7]
Received this 9th Day of May 1764 by me Peter Downes the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Peter Downes. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 009 - 003: page 7]
Received this 9th Day of May 1764 by me Christian Staplefield the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. Christian Staplefield [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 009 - 004: page 7]
Received this 9 Day of May 1764 by me William Gill the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. The mark of x Willm Gill. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 009 - 005: page 7]
Received this 9th Day of May 1764 by me Charles Whittingham the Sum of five Pounds being for two Months Impress. Captns Cook - Chas Whittingham [signed]. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 010 - 001: page 8]
Received this 9 Day of May 1764 by me John Clark the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings being for two Months Impress. No Atty - John Clarke [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 010 - 002: page 8]
Received this 9 Day of May 1764 by me John Davenport the Sum of one Pound sixteen Shillings for two Months Impress. Second Mates Servt No Atty - John Davenport [signed]. £1.16s

[Imprest Book 010 - 003: page 8]
Received this 9th Day of May 1764 by me William Welch the Sum of eight Pounds for two Months Impress. Second Mate No atty - William Welch [signed]. £8

[Imprest Book 010 - 004: page 8]
Received this 9 Day of May 1764 by me James Rees the Sum of six Pounds for two Months Impress. 3d Mate - James Rees [signed]. £6

[Imprest Book 010 - 005: page 8]
Received this 9 Day of May 1764 by me Joseph Inady[?] the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. The mark of Joseph Inady[?]. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 011 - 001: page 9]
Received this 9 Day of May 1764 by me Thomas Meredith the Sum of three Pounds for two Months Impress. Armourer - Thomas Meredith [signed]. £3

[Imprest Book 011 - 002: page 9]
Received this 10 Day of May 1764 by me Antoni Perera the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. The mark of x John (Antonio) Perera. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 011 - 003: page 9]
Received this 10 Day of May 1764 by me John Barrett the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. No Atte John Barrett [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 011 - 004: page 9]
Received this 10th Day of May 1764 by me John Ramsey the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. The mark of x Jno Ramsay. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 011 - 005: page 9]
Received this 10 Day of May 1764 by me George Miller the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. No Atte - George Miller [signed]. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 012 - 001: page 10]
Received this 10th Day of May 1764 by me William Patterson the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings for two Months Impress. Boats Mate - William Patterson [signed]. £2.16s

[Imprest Book 012 - 002: page 10]
Received this 10 Day of May 1764 by me William Wood the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Butcher - William Wood [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 012 - 003: page 10]
Received this 10th Day of May 1764 by me James Hamilton the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. The mark of x James Hamilton. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 012 - 004: page 10]
Received this 11 Day of May 1764 by me John Bloodsworth the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings for two Months Impress. Butcher - crossed out and written 'Not paid'

[Imprest Book 012 - 005: page 10]
Received this 11th Day of May 1764 by me Thomas Hiscock the Sum of six Pounds for two Months Impress. Surgeon No Atte - Thos Hiscock [signed]. £6


[Imprest Book 013 - 001: page 11]
Received this 11 Day of May 1764 by me Robt Hull the Sum of three Pounds for two Months Impress. Surgeon's Mate No Atte - Robt Hull [signed]. £3

[Imprest Book 013 - 002: page 11]
Received this 14th Day of May 1764 by me William Snowdon the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Midn - Wm Snowdon [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 013 - 003: page 11]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me Mark Gorman the Sum of five Pounds for two Months Impress. Cooper - Mark Cooper [signed]. £5

[Imprest Book 013 - 004: page 11]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me James Gutteridge the Sum of three Pounds for two Months Impress. Ships Cook - James Gutteridge [signed]. £3

[Imprest Book 013 - 005: page 11]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me John Bloodsworth the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings for two Months Impress. Butcher - Not paid £2.16 [crossed out]


[Imprest Book 014 - 001: page 12]
Received this 14th Day of May 1764 by me John Sadler the Sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings for two Months Impress. Gunners Mate - John Sadler [signed]. £2.16s

[Imprest Book 014 - 002: page 12]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me William White the Sum of seven Pounds for two Months Impress. Carpenter - William White [signed]. £7

[Imprest Book 014 - 003: page 12]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me John Ians the Sum of one Pound ten Shillings for two Months Impress. ---[?] Servt No Atte - William White [signed]. £1.10s

[Imprest Book 014 - 004: page 12]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me Ingram Smith the Sum of four Pounds for two Months Impress. Sail Mr - Ingram Smith. £4

[Imprest Book 014 - 005: page 12]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me John Bloodsworth the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Butcher - Jno Bloodsworth [signed]. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 015 - 001: page 13]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me Alexr Young the Sum of five Pounds ten Shillings for two Months Impress. Gunner - Alexr Young [signed]. £5.10s

[Imprest Book 015 - 002: page 13]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me Francis Dale the Sum of one Pound ten Shillings for two Months Impress. ----[?] Servt - Alexr Young [signed]. £1.10s

[Imprest Book 015 - 003: page 13]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me Alexr Wiley the Sum of five Pounds for two Months Impress. Carpenter's Mate - Alexr Wylie [signed]. £5

[Imprest Book 015 - 004: page 13]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me William Harvey the Sum of six Pounds for two Months Impress. Caulker - Wm Harvey [signed]. £6

[Imprest Book 015 - 005: page 13]
Received this 14th Day of May 1764 by me Ralph Lomax the Sum of five Pounds ten Shillings for two Months Impress. Boatsn - R. £5.10s


[Imprest Book 016 - 001: page 14]
Received this 14th Day of May 1764 by me William Winter the Sum of one Pound ten Shillings for two Months Impress. Boatn Servt No Atte - R. £1.10s

[Imprest Book 016 - 002: page 14]
Received this 14th Day of May 1764 by me Edward Cobb the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. The mark of x Edwd Cobb. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 016 - 003: page 14]
Received this 14 Day of May 1764 by me Benjm Hughes the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Benjamin Hughes [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 016 - 004: page 14]
Received this 15th Day of May 1764 by me Robert Hewitt the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Midn No Atte - R Hewitt [signed]. £2.6s

[Imprest Book 016 - 005: page 14]
Received this 15 Day of May 1764 by me William Bennet the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Willm Bennet [signed]. £2.6s


[Imprest Book 017 - 001: page 15]
Received this 15th Day of May 1764 by me Edmund Gale the Sum of ten Pounds for two Months Impress. Chief Mate - Edwd Gales [signed]. £10

[Imprest Book 017 - 002: page 15]
Received this 15th Day of May 1764 by me John Broughton the Sum of two Pounds for two Months Impress. ---[?] Servt No Atte - Edmd Gale [signed]. £2

[Imprest Book 017 - 003: page 15]
Received this 15th Day of May 1764 by me John Whitmarsh the Sum of one Pound ten Shillings for two Months Impress. Sugeon's Servt - Thos Hiscock [signed]. £1.10s

[Imprest Book 017 - 004: page 15]
Received this 16 Day of May 1764 by me William Richardson the Sum of twenty Pounds for two Months Impress. Commdr - Wm Richardson [signed]. £20

[Imprest Book 017 - 005: page 15]
Received this 16 Day of May 1764 by me John Buck the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Captns Servt - Wm Richardson [signed]. £1.6s


[Imprest Book 018 - 001: page 16]
Received this 16 Day of May 1764 by me George Welbourne the Sum of two Pounds six Shillings for two Months Impress. Captns Servt - Wm Richardson [signed]. £2.6s

[Followed by a page and a half of blank forms.]

End of Imprest Book.


The Absence 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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