THE HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY SERVICE

This is the Journal & Log of the Honourable East India Company Packet Ship, the Georgiana on her station at St Helena 1803-1807. Commanded by Captain Henry Leigh.

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THE JOURNAL AND SHIP'S LOG

OF THE HON. COMPANY'S SHIP

GEORGIANA

(BLACKWALL, LONDON, ENGLAND)

Written by The Commander, Captain Henry Leigh

Voyage to St Helena and stationed there

7 Jul 1803 - 25 Apr 1807

(British Library Ref: L / MAR / B / 156E-F.)

Extracted by
Bryant G. Bayliffe & Julian A. Rawes
Oct 2021


Contents


The HEICS


Company Flag 1600-1707

East India House, Leadenhall Street, London, 1796-1861
from Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793-1813.

Company Flag 1707-1808

Company Flag 1801-1858

The Honourable Company was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on 31st December 1600 and until its closure in 1858 had amassed a vast archive. 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.


Hoys & Lighters
Ships logs often mention these little craft, usually with names attached, such as Baring Hoy or Coromandel Hoy, names which often relate to ships of the same name, or perhaps firms trading with the Honourable Company.

A hoy was a shallow bottomed manoeuvrable sloop-rigged vessel ideally suited to an estuarine or coastal environment. Lighters were flat-bottomed and usually manpowered by single long oars called sweeps. Hoys, lighters and similar craft were essentual for ferrying cargo and passengers between ship and port. The Thames still sees lightermen and their barges albeit powered. See under Wikipedia for more on these important vessels.


Packet ships
Log entries occasionally mention the term Packet. This refers to medium-sized ships that ploughed the seas between ports, usually on a regular basis and either owned or hired by the Company to carry post, passengers and cargo. They acted as the arteries of the Company and Empire helping to keep the flow of communication constant, An example was the Georgiana, a Company packet built by Wells of London circa 1795, a three-masted vessel, length 95ft and 285 tons. She sailed to Bengal four times and to South Africa twice and was stationed at St Helena for over three years, where she sailed between South America and South Africa, probably keeping a watchful eye on passing traffic. Others would have been based throughout the British world of influence. America also relied upon them at their ports and on the Mississippi.


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.


Georgiana


The Swallow From Wikipedia.
Seen from a distance the Georgiana would have look similar.

She was built by W. Richards, Hythe, Southampton, owner St Barbe & Co. and launched 15th August 1791. She was sold to the HEICS circa 1794, measured and surveyed by Wells. Her dimensions are recorded by Farrington as having three decks, length 94ft and 285 tons. She sailed six times to Madras, Bengal and had two long periods as a packet ship based at St Helena until 1810 and then sold circa 1812. The next owner was Samuel Enderby & Sons who used her as a whaler in the South Seas under Captain W. Pitt. On 29th April 1813 she was captured in the Pacific by the frigate USS Essex. She served them in the Pacific capturing other British whalers in a number of engagements. On 13th March 1813 the Georgiana was captured by HMS Barrosa which sent her to Bermuda. On 13th March 1814 she returned to England with 3,000 barrels of whale oil under Captain B. Boyes. On 24th February 1818 she was sailing from Antwerp to the River Plate and put into Funchal in Madeira in a leaky condition where she was surveyed, condemned and sold for scrap. See Wikipedia from which this information was derived.


Example of a page from this Journal.
Friday June 15th April 1804.

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

GEORGIANA: Company's packet, [measured and surveyed by Wells, 3 decks, length 94ft 8in, keel 74ft 5in, breadth 26ft 10in, hold 11ft 11in, wing transom 16ft 8in, between decks 5ft 10½in, 285 tons.

4 1803/4 St Helena and Cape
L/MAR/B/156E-F Journal 7 Jul 1803-25 Apr 1807
L/MAR/B/156N-(1) Ledger
L/MAR/B/156N-(2) Pay Book
Capt Henry Leigh
Portsmouth 28 Aug 1803 - 23 Nov St Helena 5 Feb 1804 - 10 Feb St Helena - 14 Nov -
18 Nov St Helena 7 Feb 1805 - 27 Feb St Helena - 12 Jun Benguella - 29 Jun St Helena
4 Oct Benguella - 1 Nov St Helena - 8 Apr 1806 St Helena - 11 May False Bay - 26 May Cape -
2 Jun Simons Bay - 24 Aug St Helena - 17 Oct River Plate - 24 Nov Cape - 14 Jan 1807 St Helena -
15 Apr Blackwall.


What the Papers Said

Image 1: The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Friday, March 28, 1806; Issue 11506. British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900.


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. However, especially in times of war, Company ships would set sail in convoy, accompanied by a Royal Navy ship with the captain described as a Commodore. 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 space for cargo 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 leaving 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.

Orders of Sailing and Defence
Bound in the volume containing the Journal and Log of the Indiaman True Briton, are five pages containing illustrations giving the name, position and vignettes of the individual ships in the Convoy, both outward-bound and inward-bound. Also included is an attractive array of identifying pendants, which the ships had to fly for identification purposes. It appears that ship carried a collection of assorted flags which they stored in a 'colour-chest'.

Please refer to the section on 'Illustrations' within the page dealing with the True Briton for a fuller understanding of their function.


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: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~pbtyc/18-1900/C/01156.html, 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

3-7 Crew, passengers and Soldiers lists


8-11 Harbour Log 7th July - 19th August 1803

12 Sea Log 20th August - 21st August 1803

13 Harbour Log - Mother Bank 22nd August - 28th August 1803

15-58 Sea Log 29th August - 23rd November 1803

58-63 Harbour Log St Helena 24th November 1803 - 5th February 1804

64-65 Sea Log cruise off St Helena 6th February - 10th February 1804

66-86 Harbour Log St Helena 11th February - 14th November 1804

86-87 Sea Log St Helena 15th November - 17th November 1804

88- Harbour Log St Helena 18th November - 1804


Journal & Log:

[Page 001:]


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

Part the first

Received 22 April 1807

This is my original Journal part the first
H Leigh [signed]
Witness: C Collingwood

[on piece of paper stuck on] Henry Leigh July 7th 1803

[Stamp] 1803 7 156 E

[Page 002:]

[blank page except stamp] India Office


[Page 003:]

List of the Ships Company of the H.E.I. Georgiana 1803, 4, 5, 6, & 7.


NO. NAMES STATIONS WHEN & WHERE SHIP'D DIED, RUN or Discharged [PLUS NOTES]
1 Henry Leigh Commander London 1803 Discharged April 28 1807. [Henry Leigh was bap on 23 Jan 1774 in St Mary's Lambeth, Surrey, son of Samuel & Frances; seaman Warren Hastings (1) 1789/90; midshipman Hindostan (1) 1792/3; 4th mate Earl Howe 1794/5; home as passenger Airly Castle; Captain Georgiana (1) 1798/9, 1800/1, 1803/4, 1807/8 & 1809/10.]
2 Mr Thos Harton Chief Mate London 1803 Discharged April 28 1807. [Thomas Harton, born 11 Feb 1777 Weybridge, Surrey; midshipman Swallow (3) 1794/5; midshipman Georgiana (1) 1798; 3rd mate Georgiana (1) 1800/1; 1st mate Georgiana (1) 1803/4, 1807/8 & 1809/10.]
3 Mr James Harrington Second Mate London 1803 Discharged April 28 1807. [James Harrington, born 20 Oct & bap 26 Oct 1777 St James's Piccadilly, London, son of James & Elizabeth; midshipman Worcester (4) 1797/8; 6th mate Coutts 1799/1800; 4th mate Britannia (4) 1801/2; 2nd mate Georgiana (1) 1803/4 & 1807/8; died 21 Mar 1814 in France. He married On 8 Aug 1807 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, Frances Matilda Carolina Kerry, of Lambeth and had issue: Henry George, private baptism 26 Jun 1808.]
4 Mr R W Davis Third Mate London 1803 Made prisoner Octr 20th 1806. [Richard Woolcot Davis, born 18th Sep 1783 Bridgwater, Somerset; seaman in Hudson's Bay service 2y; midshipman Cirencester 1799/1800 & 1801/2; 3rd mate Georgiana (1) 1803/4, imprisoned at Buenos Aires 20 Oct 1806, home as master Two Sisters from Montevideo; 2nd mate Asia (4) 1807/8; 2nd mate Penang 1810.]
5 Mr Robert Crout Surgeon London 1803 Discharged 14th March 1806 [Robert Crout, surgeon Dover Castle 1797/8; Earl of Huntingdon 1799/1800; Georgiana (1) 1803/4; Bombay Assistant Surgeon 20 Jan 1806; Surgeon 28 Feb 1815; died 16 Jun 1817 St Helena.]
6 Daniel Crouder Boatswain London 1803 Discharged Aprl 21st 1807.
7 Thos Harrison Gunner London 1803 Discharged 31st Decr 1805.
8 John Friend Carpenter London 1803 Entd on board H.M.S. Trident July 10th 1805.
9 Joseph Griffith Ships Steward & Cooper St Helena Decr 1803 Entd on board H.M.S. Trident July 10th 1805.
10 Mr Thos Seacole Midshipman London 1803 Sent on board H.M.S. Calcutta August 2nd 1805. Made Actg 3rd Mate Octr 22nd 1806, sworn in at St Helena Jany 26th 1807. [Thomas Fowler Seacole, born 19 Jul 1787 & bap 21 Aug 1788 St Mary's Whitechapel, London, son of Thomas & Ann, of Prescot St; 3rd mate Georgiana (1) 1807/8 & 1809/10; 2nd mate Juliana 1811/2; 2nd mate Thomas Greville 1813/14; 2nd mate Alexander (3) 1815/6.]
11 Mr John Hughes Midshipman London 1803 Sent on board H.M.S. Calcutta Augst 2nd 1805.
12 John Ford Quarter Master London 1803 Pressed April 9th 1807.
13 George Davis Quarter Master London 1803 Entr on board H.M.S. Centurion Jany 8th 1805.
14 Thos Green Capt's Steward London 1803 Discharged 14th March 1806.
15 John Slater Cook London 1803 Discharged 31st Jany 1807.
16 John Seers Carpenters Mate London 1803 Pressed April 9th 1807.
17 Michael Smith Seaman London 1803 Pressed April 9th 1807.
18 Edward Thomas Seaman London 1803 Entd on board H.M.S. Trident July 9th 1805.
19 William Walters Seaman London 1803 Entd on board H.M.S. Centurion Jany 8th 1805.
20 Stephen Church Seaman London 1803 Pressed April 9th 1807.
21 John Mackay Seaman London 1803 Pressed April 9th 1807.
22 William Wicker Seaman London 1803 Discharged 23rd July 1804.
23 William Mathews Seaman London 1803 Entd on board H.M.S. Centurion Jany 8th 1805.
24 Martin Emery Seaman London 1803 Run Sepr 8th 1805.
25 Thos Collins Seaman London 1803 Made Quarter Master 14 Jany 1806. Discharged London 16 Aprl 1807.
26 John Thompson Seaman London 1803 Made Quater Master 14 Jany 1805. Made gunner 14 Jany 1806. Pressed April 9th 1807.
27 Hugh Simmonds Seaman London 1803 Discharged April 25: 1807.
28 Thos Sheppard Seaman London 1803 Entd on board H.M.S. Trident July 9th 1805.
29 Epherim Weedon Seaman London 1803 Discharged April 25: 1807.
30 Richard Chambers Seaman London 1803 Pressed April 9th 1807.
31 Richard Hughes Seaman London 1803 Entd on board H.M.S. Adamant Jany 6th 1806.
32 Thomas Throsby Seaman London 1803 Pressed April 14th 1807.
33 James Greenslade Seaman London 1803 Pressed April 14th 1807.
34 John Atkinson Ordinary seaman London 1803 Discharged April 26th[?] 1807.
35 Joseph Wheatley Ordinary seaman London 1803 Discharged 14th June 1804.
36 Thomas Gibbs Ordinary seaman London 1803 Made seaman 14th June 1804. Pressed April 9th 1807.
37 James Clark Seaman Downs 17th Augst 1803 Made prisoner Octr 20th 1806.
38 Robert Stevenson Seaman Downs 17th Augst 1803 Made prisoner Octr 20th 1806.
39 John Stymels Seaman St Helena 4th April 1804 Entered on board H.M.S. Centurion Jany 6th 1805.
40 James Jennings Seaman St Helena 16 June 1804 Discharged 13th Sept 1805.
41 Thomas Smith Seaman St Helena 14 Jany 1805 Pressed April 9th 1807.
42 John Nicholson Seaman St Helena 14 Jany 1805 Pressed April 9th 1807.
43 Michael Kelly Ordinary seaman St Helena 14 May 1805 Pressed April 9th 1807.
44 Robt Waite Ships Steward & Cooper St Helena July 10th 1805 from H.M.S. Trident Discharged April 25 1807.
45 Mr Thos Maguire Midshipman St Helena Augst 9th 1805 Discharged Oct 21st 1805. [Cannot trace this officer in Farrington.]

[Page 004:]

List of the Ships Company Continued.


46 Josh Johnson Seaman St Helena Augst 5th 1805 Discharged 28th Decr 1806.
47 Pierce Foley Seaman St Helena Sepr 9th 1805 Run at the Cape 31st July 1806.
48 Wm Smith Seaman St Helena Sepr 14th 1805 Pressed April 9th 1807.
49 Thos Davies Seaman St Helena Sepr 14th 1805 Pressed April 9th 1807.
50 Joseph Hillatt Seaman St Helena Novr 27th 1805 Pressed April 9th 1807.
51 James Rennie Surgeon St Helena March 14th 1806 Discharged April 1807. [James Rennie, surgeon Travers 1803/4; transferred to Georgiana 14th March 1806.]
52 Robt Dixon Seaman St Helena March 14th 1806 Discharged April 1807.
53 Richard Allen Seaman St Helena Sepr 5th 1806 Discharged April 1807.
54 Nicholas Le Pelley Midshipman St Helena Sepr 15: 1806 Discharged April 1807.
55 John Gibeaux Ordinary seaman Cape Decr 2: 1806 Pressed April 12th 1807.

Bombay Marine Boys Apprentices to the Honble Company
Delivered up as Deserters from the H. C. ships Elphinstone & Essex.
.


1 Charles Freestone Boy St Helena Novr 27th 1804 Made Prisoner Octr 20th 1806.
2 John Hanborough Boy St Helena Novr 27th 1804 Pressed April 12th 1807.
3 Charles Weltch Boy St Helena Decr 2nd 1804 Pressed April 12th 1807.
4 Wm Carter Boy St Helena Novr 27th 1804 Run Jany 11th 1805.
5 Thomas Kimes Boy St Helena Decr 5th 1804 Made Prisoner Octr 20th 1806.

[Page 005:]

List of Passengers in the H.I.S. Georgiana ye years 1803,4,5,6 & 7.


NO. NAMES SITUATIONS WHEN RECEIVED WHERE DELIVERED plus notes
1 Master Solr Aresto
London Augst 12th 1803 St Helena Novr 28th 1803.
2 Wm Larboard Servant Deal Augst 18th 1803 St Helena Novr 28th 1803.
3 James Assistant in purching cattle St Helena May 22nd 1805 St Helena June 30th 1805.
4 -------- Two French Prisoners of war, two Men and one Woman belonging to H.M.S. Adamant Table Bay Cape of Good Hope May 29th 1806 Simons Bay, to H.M.S. ship Adamant June 3rd & 4th 1806.
5 -------- One Man H.M. B. Rolla Table Bay Cape of Good Hope May 29th 1806 H.M. Brig Rollo June 3rd [1806].
6 Lieut. Col. Borland 38th Regt Infantry Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope Augst 3rd 1806 St Helena Augst 24th 1806.
7 Mr T Roach Gent. Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope Augst 3rd 1806
8 Mr Robt Thompson Gent. St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
9 Captain Le Pelley Captain late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
10 Mr John Champion Chief Officer late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 London 15th April 1807.
11 Mr Charles Hoeguard 2nd Officer late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
12 Mr John Simonds Carpenter late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
13 Peter Mountain Seaman late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
14 Nichl Torode Seaman late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
15 John Torode Seaman late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
16 James Gordon Seaman late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
17 John White Seaman late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
18 Charles Turner Seaman late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
19 John Miller Seaman late of the Brig Jolly Tar St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Cape of Good Hope 29th Novr 1806.
20 John Gibeaux Apprentice St Helena 15th Sept 1806 Entered as ordinary seaman on the ship Decr 2nd 1806.
21 John De Garis Apprentice St Helena 15th Sept 1806 London April 15th 1807.
22 Captain John Aldred 60 Regt Foot Cape of Good Hope Jany 1st 1807 St Helena 14th Jany 1807.
23 Mr Caleb Mortimer 2nd Mate late of H.M.S. Europe St Helena Feby 1st 1807 Downs 12th April 1807.
24 John Callender Servant of Mr Caleb Mortimer St Helena Feby 1st 1807 Downs 12th April 1807.

Discharged Soldiers from the Garrison of St Helena. .


1 John Johnson Sargeant St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
2 Wm Hughes Sargeant St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
3 Andries Manning Matross St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
4 Jeremiah Dobar Matross St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
5 John Bennett Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
6 Joseph Gregory Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
7 John Windwood Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
8 Thos Lester Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
9 Robert Cliffe Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
10 John Cook Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
11 John Peters Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
12 Nicholas Dardes Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.
13 Saml Haydon Private St Helena Jany 31st 1807 London 16th April 1807.

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List of Marines on Board doing duty at Sundry times..


NO. NAMES STATIONS
1 John Nightingale Sergeant
2 Benjn Jefferson Corporal
3 Wm Bales Private
4 Wm Jackson Private
5 John Sheppard Private
6 Martin Constantine Private
7 Thos Carwood Private
8 James Stroud Private
9 Mathew Junningham Private
10 Jas Pastingo Private
11 John Sweeney Private
12 Fras Fagan Private
13 Thos Fenning Private
14 Fras Decharjus Drummer
Came on Board May 20th 1805
Sent on shore June 30th 1805
NO. NAMES STATIONS
1 Fras Barrett Sergeant
2 Owen Owens Corporal
3 Thos Hall Private
4 Wm Hoppinshaw Private
5 Thos Sommers Private
6 John McIntosh Private
7 John Harford Private
8 Merrick Jooney Private
9 Wm Usherwood Private
10 Wm Walsh Private
11 Wm Smith Private
12 George Woolen Private
13 Jas Stroud Private
14 Fras Decharjus Drummer
Came on Board Sepr 13th 1805
Sent on shore Novr 3rd 1805


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Harbour Log

Honble Company's Packet Georgiana at Deptford

Thursday July 7th 1803.
Easterly winds & fair weather. AM. Mr Kinsham, Inspector & Mr Lea Surveyor Boarded the ship. Received 45 Tons of Kentedge, Riggers & Sumpers as Necessary, Draft of Water. For:10.6, Aft:12. Ye officers on board.

Friday 8th Jul.
Ditto winds & weather, Received 10 chaldron of coals & 44 water butts. Employed as needful draft F:11.6, Aft:12.3. 1st officer [on board].

Saturday 9th Jul.
First part westerly winds & hard rain, middle & latter fair. Received 35 fms of wood and 3 cables draft F:12.6, A:12. 1st & 2nd officers on board.

Sunday 10th Jul.
Westerly winds and fair weather.

Monday 11th Jul.
Light airs and fair weather. Received Sundry stores, employed B. as needful.

Tuesday 12th Jul.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed receiving the store cordage &c. F:13, A:12.2.

Wednesday 13th Jul.
Winds & weather as days past. Received the Wet Provisions & the sundry small stores.

Thursday 14th Jul.
First part fair, middle & latter cloudy. Employed setting up the rigging &c. Draft F:14.4, A:11.8.

Friday 15th Jul.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed taken in the guns, sails, cables & anchors. Bent sails do bower cables. Draft F:14.4, A:12.8.

Saturday 16th Jul.
Winds northerly with fair weather. Employed taken on board billet wood. Received the long boat. Draft F:14.6, A:13.1.

Sunday 17th Jul.
Ditto wind. At 10am Mr Slaney pilot came on board. At noon cast off & dropped down to Blackwall, at 3PM made fast along side Canton. Captain, 1st & 2nd officers on board.

Monday 18th Jul.
Southerly winds & fair weather. At 10am Mr Slaney came on board & made the ship fast with small bower Forward to the Marquis of Ely Aft to the West India Dock Buoys. Draft F:14.6, A:13.3. PM I left the ship.

Tuesday 19th Jul.
Ditto winds & weather Am scraped & cleaned the upper deck, otherwise employed under the boatswain.

Wednesday 20th Jul.
First part SE winds with fair weather, latter variable with heavy rains accompanied with thunder & lightening. People employed under the boatswain. I visited the ship. Draft F:14.6, A:13.3.

Thursday 21st Jul.
SE winds with unsettled weather. At 11 Mr Slaney pilot came on board & at ½past 1PM cast off. Wharped & worked down to Galleons, came to about 6PM with the best bower in. fms Myself and all the officers on board.

Friday 22nd Jul.
Variable light airs throughout. At day light weighed & made s-[?] likewise towed with our launch & the pilots launch. At ½past 8 am came to & moored in Northfleet Hope ½ a cable each way. Down top gallant yards & masts. At noon I left the ship.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana at Gravesend.

Saturday July 23rd 1803.
Fine pleasant weather. People usefully employed about the rigging & up top gallant masts and set the rigging up 1st & 3rd officers on board.

Sunday 24th Jul.
Variable winds with rain at intervals. Cleaned ship.

Monday 25th Jul.
Ditto winds with fair weather. Employed in the hold clearing away for Company's cargo otherwise upon the rigging. Received sundry stores. Draft F:14.10, A:12.10. All the officers on board.

Tuesday 26th Jul.
Easterly winds and fair weather. Employed as yesterday.

Wednesday 27th Jul.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed as before. 1st & 3rd officers on board.

Thursday 28th Jul.
Ditto winds with fog. Received sundry stores. Employed in ye hold and upon the rigging. Draft F:15., A:12.10. 1st & 3rd officer on board.

Friday 29th Jul.
South westerly winds with rain. At noon came alongside the Woodford hoy with wet provisions on account of the Honble Co. Employed clearing her, & stowing it away. Draft F:15.10, A:13.

Saturday 30th Jul.
Ditto winds with drizzling rain in the first part, latter fair. Employed as yesterday. Draft F:15.10, A:14:2. 2nd & 3rd officers on board.

Sunday 31st Jul.
Easterly winds & fair weather. Cleaned ship & loosed sails to dry. I visited the ship. PM passed up H.C. packet Swallow. Passed down H.M. ship Colossus of 74 guns. 2nd & 3rd officers.

Monday August 1st 1803.
South westerly winds and fair weather. Employed clearing the George hoy of wet provisions. On receipt of the Honble Company and stowing the hold, swifted in the main rigging. Draft of water F:15.10, A:14.7. 2nd & 3rd officers on board.

Tuesday 2nd Aug.
Southerly winds & fair weather. AM Discharged the George hoy. Roused up the main cable, cleaned the decks and payed it down again. Passed up the Ruby Country ship at Bengal. Draft of water F:15.10, A:15.2. 2nd & 3rd ofiicers on board.

Wednesday 3rd Aug.
First part winds & weather as yesterday, latter squally with rain. Employed getting ready for sea bent the main sail mizzen & top gallant sails. PM Mr Sanden from the India House came on board and surveyed the ship in consequence of our not be able to take in all the Company sent down. I visited the ship and sleep on board. Draft water F:15.9, A:15.4. 2nd officer on board.

Thursday 4th Aug.
Southerly winds & fair weather. AM Employed clearing the Surat hoy of store for Captain Leigh otherwise on the rigging at 8AM I left the ship. Draft F:15.10, A:15.3. 2nd officer on board.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana at Gravesend.

Friday 5th August 1803.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed in the hold & ratlin down the rigging with Petersburgh made ratlin the sun [sun rope] being condemned. Cleared a hoy with cordage ships stores. Plumbers fixing the metallic pump. Draft F:15.4, A:10.1. 2nd officer on board.

Saturday 6th Aug.
Southerly winds & squally for the first part middle & latter fair. Employed paying down the cables into the hold otherwise under the boatswain. Draft F:15.8, A:15.6. 2nd officer on board.

Sunday 7th Aug.
Southerly winds & fair weather. Employed cleaning the ship. I visited the ship. 1st officer on board.

Monday 8th Aug.
Ditto winds & fair weather. AM Hoisted in the launch & booms otherwise under the boatswain. Draft F:16., A:15.6ft. 1st & 2nd officers on board.

Tuesday 9th Aug.
Ditto winds & weather. People under the boatswain about the rigging. 4 shipwrights employed fixing the propeller. Draft F:16.4, A:15.4. 1st & 3rd officers on board.

Wednesday 10th Aug.
Ditto wind & weather. People as yesterday. All officers on board.

Thursday 11th Aug.
Ditto winds and cloudy weather. AM Roused up the cables clinched & served them & paid them down again otherwise as necessary. AM sailed hence the Admiral Aplin for India. All officers on board.

Friday 12th Aug.
Winds & weather as days past. Employed upon the rigging and otherwise as necessary. PM I joined the ship for good. All officers on board.

Saturday 13th Aug.
Northerly winds and fair weather. At 5AM Mr Blyth pilot came on board and took charge of the ship at ½ past 10 AM unmoored. At 4PM weighed and run down to the lower part of Gravesend Reach. At 5 Anchored with the best bower. Discharged two men. Draft water F:16.1, 15.7.

Sunday 14th Aug.
Easterly winds & fair weather. AM Mr Coulson from the India House came on board and paid the ship's company. Discharged 4 men.

Monday 15th Aug.
Ditto winds & weather. At day light weighed & worked down to the Lower Hope. At 6AM came too with the best bower. At 1PM weighed and worked down with the Ebb. At ¼ past 6PM grounded upon the middle ground off South End at dead low water; got off about 7PM as soon as the flood made without receiving any damage. Came too with the best bower in 4½ fms.

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H C Packet Georgiana towards Portsmouth

Tuesday 16th August 1803.
Easterly winds and fine weather. At 1AM weighed and worked down with the Ebb. At 7 anchored in 5½ fms the East buoy of the Ouse Ebb distance a large ½ mile. A little before 1PM weighed. At ¼ before 2 crossed the flats least water 6½ fms. At 3 run through the Queens Channel, a little after 4 rounded the North Foreland. At 5PM run aground upon the east edge of the Brake Sand. At 6AM Ramsgate Boat came and carried our best bower Anchor to the eastward and let it go in 8 fms water. Hove taught across it down top gallant yards & struck the masts stacked 5 butts of water. At 8PM the flood making she floated and swung to her anchor. At ½ past 10 weighed and run into the Downs accompanied by the H.C. yachts Swift & Deliverance. At midnight anchored in 8½ fms. Bearings when aground North Foreland NEbN. S° FP[?] SWbS Buoy of the Brake SW½S Ramsgate Pier NbE¾E Deal Mile WbS½S distance 8 or 9 miles.

Wednesday 17th Aug.
Winds & weather as days past. People employed as necessary. Bearings South Foreland SSW Deal Mile WNW Walmer Castle SWbW distance off shore a large ½ mile.

Thursday 18th Aug.
Easterly winds & fair weather. Completed our water that was started when aground. People otherwise employed [as] necessary.

Friday 19th Aug.
First part heavy breezes Northerly middle & latter moderate. People under the boatswain. NB. This Log contains 12 hours to commence.

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[Start of Sea Log]

Saturday 20th August 1803.
C&D WbS 57. At 2PM received Convoy Instructions H.M. Cutter Swallow Capt: Rowe. At 4 weighed & made sail. At ½ past 4 rounded the South Foreland. At 5 passed Dover. At sun set South Foreland NEbN high land of Folkston NbE. Dungeness Lights W½S distance off shore 5 or 6 leagues NNW Commodore NW 1 mile. At 9 abreast of Dungeness Light. At midnight do ENE distance off shore 7 or 8 miles.

AM At daylight Beachey Head NW. 17 fms. High land of Fairsleigh NNE distance about 5 leagues. At 8 Beachey Head NEbE 6 or 7 leagues. Extremes of the land at NEbE to NbW. At noon Beachey Head NNE extremes of ye land at NEbE to NWb-. Lat about 50: 42N.

Sunday 21st Aug.
C&D ----. Strong breezes for the most part & fair weather. PM At 2 Beachey Head EbN At 4 SNS. At midnight the Owners Light NW distance 5 miles. AM At day light Dunnose NWbW distance about 5 miles. At light Culver Cliff W½ or sea mark. At noon anchored on the Mother Bank & moored ship. Bearings Upper Town of Ryde SSW Portsmouth Harbour NE. Extreme point of Cowes WbN½N sou-[?] Sea Castle ENE distance off shore 1½ mile. At 2PM Captain Corner & Mr McGuire from the S.H came on board & sounds the pump &c in consequence of our having been aground upon the Brastle --[?]. NB: This Log contains 36 hours.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

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H. C. Packet Georgiana at the Mother Bank

Monday 22nd August 1803.
Light airs & Calms with fine weather. At 8AM Captain Corner and Mr McGuire came on board and swept the ship's bottom - did not find anything material the matter. Employed 2 men to dive under the ship who reported nothing whatever was the matter with her bottom. Pumped every 24 hours & found she made about ½inch per hour. I went on board H.M.S. Romney Captain Browne & received Convoy instructions from him, in consequence of his calling along side of me the day before for that purpose & his shewing me part of his Admiralty orders to that effect. At 6PM Captain Corner &c. left the ship.

Tuesday 23rd Aug.
Ditto winds & weather. Set the rigging up fore & aft otherwise as necessary.

Wednesday 24th Aug.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed filling up our water & getting ready for sea. PM wrote to Captain Brown to say I could not proceed unless I received my orders from the India House during the night.

Thursday 25th Aug.
Easterly winds & fair weather. Employed getting ready for sea. Received a few gunners & carpenters stores. AM received my dispatches from the India House. Wrote to Captain Brown to that effect. PM I joined the ship for good. H.M.S. Romney made the sign to go to St Helen. NB: the ship makes rather less water.

Friday 26th Aug.
First part strong breezes at ye NE with thick weather. Middle & latter Moderate & fair. At day light unmoored and hove into 1/3 of a cable. At ½ past noon weighed & stood out to St Helens. At ½ past 3PM came too and anchored with the best bower in 10fms otherwise employed as necessary.

Saturday 27th Aug [at St Helens].
Light airs variable with fine weather. People employed under the boatswain. Admiral Aplin joined the Convoy.

[The small convoy amounted to: Royal Navy: HMS Admiral Aplin, HMS Romney, Company: Georgiana whalers: Betsey Ferret, Harriot, Star.]

Sunday 28th Aug.
Variable winds with fine weather. At day light sign to unmoor. At 9AM to weigh. Weighed & lay too as did all the Convoy. At noon made sail. NB This Log contains only 12 hours to commence.

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[Start of Sea Log]

Monday 29th August 1803 C&D ----- 25 miles. First & middle parts light airs & calms, latter strong breezes. The pilot & Mr Lea, Company's Inspector left the ship. At 4PM Dunmore WbN Culver Cliff NWbW 5 or 6 miles. At 6 Dunmore WbN Culver Cliff NbW ½N. At 8 Dunmore W½N distance 5 leagues. AM At 6 St Catherines Point NE½E distance off shore 6 or 7 leagues. At 8 the Extreme of the land to ye North NWbN. St Catherines Point NEbN. At 10 the Extreme of the Wight at -bN to NNW. At noon the Needles Point NEbE. Lat:50.31N Long:------W.

Tuesday 30th Aug.
C&D ----- 57 miles. Light airs variable throughout. At 4PM The Needles NEbE St Aldans [Aldhelms] Head NbE distance off shore 6 or 7 leagues. At 6 PM St Catherines Point SEbE, The Needles Point NEbE St Aldans Head N½E. At sunset the -ts of the land at NN to EbS St Aldans Head & distance off shore 6 or 7 leagues. At 8PM The Needles Lights EbN. Rain, taken aback NWbN 1 mile. Lat:Needles N Long:-----W.

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H.C.S. Georgiana

Wednesday 31st Aug.
C&D S53W 156. Strong breeze throughout. At sunset Berry Head WNW distance 6 leagues. AM At ¼ past 3 AM saw the Lizard Lights bearing NNW distance off shore 6 or 7 leagues. People employed under the boatswain. I take my departure from the Lizard allow it to lay 49°:57N 5°:14W 156 miles. Lat:49.21N Long:6.36W.

Thursday 1st September 1803.
C&D S45W 132. First & latter parts strong breeze, latter moderate & fair throughout. AM People employed under the boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat:47.41N Long:8.44W.

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Towards St Helena

Friday 2nd Sep.
C&D S53W 136. Fresh breezes and cloudy weather. AM At 2 a cutter passed through the Fleet commander hove too & spoke [to] her. People under the boatswain. Got the sheet anchor in unstacked it and put it upon the main hatchway. Gunner painting the guns. Lat:46.22N Long:11.14W.

Saturday 3rd Sep.
C&D S54W 168. Strong breeze & cloudy weather. Carried away the larboard fore top mast steering small boom. AM cleaned the lower deck & exercised the guns. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat:44.53N Long:13.18W.

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H.C.S. Georgiana

Sunday 4th Sep.
C&D S47W 172. Strong breezes and a following sea. AM The weather too squally & unsettled to perform divine service. Lat:42.46N Long:14.42W.

Monday 5th Sep.
C&D S3W 165. Strong breezes throughout with a heavy swell. AM People employed working up junk. At 6 the Commadore spoke a ship passing the fleet. She shewed Danish colours. Lat:39.54N Long:16.26W.

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Towards St Helena

Tuesday 6th Sep.
C&D S1W 97. Moderate breezes and fair weather. AM People working up junk. Lat:38.9N Long:16.25W.

Wednesday 7th Sep.
C&D S11W 53. Light airs and fair weather throughout. AM Washed the lower deck & exercised the guns. Lat:37.14N Long:16.20W.

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H.C.S. Georgiana

Thursday 8th Sep.
C&D S15W 142. Pleasant breezes and fair weather. AM People under the boatswain, carpenter caulking the fore part of the 2nd deck butt ends of the brake of 2nd deck which was very rotten. Lat:34.42N Long:16.10W.

Friday 9th Sep.
C&D S26W 106. Fresh breezes throughout with hazy weather. AM People under the boatswain. At 9 passed under the Commadore's stern within hail for sign he asked my longitude. Lat:32.47N Long:16.53W.

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Towards St Helena

Saturday 10th Sep.
C&D S43W 102. First part strong breezes, middle & latter light airs variable. AM Cleaned the lower deck & exercise the guns. Carpenter making a top M.S.- boom. Lat:31.33N Long:18.19W.

Sunday 11th Sep.
C&D S3&W 72. Fines pleasant weather throughout. AM Performed divine service. Lat:30.23N Long:21.37W.

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Georgiana Packet

Monday 12th Sep.
C&D 39W 90. Light breezes and pleasant weather. AM Swayed the lower yards up higher, shifted main top sail with old one. Quarter master making a curtain for the awning. At 8 The Star whaler left the Fleet and steered to the southward. Lat:29.4N Long:20.11W.

Tuesday 13th Sep.
C&D S50W 58. Light airs variable and fine pleasant weather. AM People under the boatswain. Lat:28.22N Long:2055W.

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Towards St Helena

Wednesday 14th Sep.
C&D S36W 28. Light airs and calm throughout with fine weather. AM Cleaned the lower deck and exercised the guns. Lat:27.54N Long:21.23W.

Thursday 15th Sep.
C&D N84W 66. Moderate breezes and fair weather. AM at ½ past 9 Commander made the signal to come within hail. At 10 heave too, a little past 10 Captain Brown came on board and informed me he was going to part company. At 11 I made the signal for the Convoy to come within hail & gave my signal to the Admiral Aplin & three south whalers. At noon made signal informing with the above ships 5 in number. At noon H.M.S. Romney NEbE distance about 7 miles in chase of a ship to seized. Lat:27.58N Long:24.10W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Friday 16th Sep.
C&D N67W 44. Fresh breezes throughout with fair weather. AM People under the boatswain, gunner fitting new breechings to the guns. Lat:28.7N Long:23.6W.

Saturday 17th Sep.
C&D S22E 68. Light airs throughout and fine weather. AM Cleaned the lower deck & exercised the guns. Lat:26.55N Long:22.25W.

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Towards St Helena

Sunday 18th Sep.
C&D S5W 46. Light airs variable and fine weather. AM Performed divine service. Lat:28.8N Long:22.16W.

Monday 19th Sep.
C&D S17W 52. An increasing breeze with fine weather. AM People under the boatswain, tradesmen as necessary. Lat:25.16N Long:22.17W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Tuesday 20th Sep.
C&D S16W 158. An increasing trade & fair weather. AM Made the signal to form the order of sailing. The Admiral Aplin made the sign for leave to set up rigging & answered by the affirmative. People under the boatswain, tradesmen as necessary. Rove a new tiller rope. Lat:22.48N Long:22.59W.

Wednesday 21st Sep.
C&D S16W 167. Fresh breezes and hazy weather. AM Cleaned the lower deck otherwise under the boatswain & as necessary. Lat:20.30N Long:23.59W.

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Towards St Helena

Thursday 22nd Sep.
C&D 40W 13. A pleasant breeze throughout with hazy weather. At 1PM made the signal for the Admiral Aplin longitude, answered 26° 46W our 26° 27W. AM People under the boatswain, set up the mizzen top main rigging. Lat:18.16N Long:24.19W.

Friday 23rd Sep.
C&D S9W 109. First variable, latter parts steady breezes, middle hard squally & rain. At 4PM Longitude for Admiral Aplin Chronometer 27° 17W; Georgiana from sun 27° 31W. AM At day light the Ferret missing, made the Betsey's signal to come within hail enquiring if she has seen the Ferret since the squall. She informed us she had & no accident appeared to have happened to her. The Betsey then asked permission to part which I of course could not object to as the thought she could get on faster by herself.

[The following crossed out] Note: Do not think the ship Chronometer N.44. a good one, having one of Mr Marger[r]itts N.157, which shews 2° to the westward of it. Lat:16.22N Long:24.28W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Saturday 24th Sep.
C&D S24E 153. Fresh breezes throughout with pleasant weather. At 6PM The water being very discoloured sounded no ground 80fms. AM Cleaned & scraped the lower deck. Made Admiral Aplin make more sail. Lat:13.59N Long:26.36W.

Sunday 25th Sep.
C&D S56E 63. First & middle parts hard squalls & rain, latter light airs variable. AM At day light Admiral Aplin hull down to leeward, edged away towards her. do, the Betsey had parted company 2 days back. Got clear for action. At 11 a strange sail in sight in ye NE quarter. At noon the Admiral Aplin -- signal from me, made the strange to be a friend - do - the Betsey that parted company 2 days back. Got clear for action. Bent 2nd best fore top gallant, out reefs & made sail towards the Aplin. Variously employing sails &c. so that could not perform divine service. Lat:13.18N Long:25.42W.

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Towards St Helena

Monday 26th Sep.
C&D S7W 33. Light airs with hazy weather and a very heavy swell at ye SE. AM Restored the booms woolded the driver boom were sprung. Only the Admiral Aplin in company, the Harriot & Betsey whalers hull down ahead. Lat:12.49N Long:23.11W.

Tuesday 27th Sep.
C&D S34E 134. First & middle parts fair with steady breezes, latter, squally with rain. AM Employed under the boatswain. Quarter Masters repairing the fore top gallant sail. Lat:11.03 Long:24.29W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Wednesday 28th Sep.
C&D South 77. Variable winds, squalls with heavy rain for the most part. AM Admiral Aplin in company. Lat:10.10N Long:24.29W.

Thursday 29th Sep.
C&D S56E 43. Light airs throughout fine part cloudy, middle & latter fair. AM Cleaned as necessary. Lat:9.46N Long:19.8W.

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Towards St Helena

Friday 30th Sep.
C&D S22E 49. Light airs with squalls & heavy rain at times. Admiral Aplin a long way astern, under our top sails for her. AM Swayed up the lower yards higher. At day light Admiral Aplin about 3' astern with all sail set. Lat:9.00N Long:18.27W.

Saturday 1st October 1803.
C&D S22E 38. Light airs variable with slight squalls & hard rain. AM Cleaned the lower deck. Lat:8.13N Long:17.58W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Sunday 2nd Oct.
C&D S27E 58. First & middle parts light airs & calm, latter fresh breezes, hard rain most of the night, fair towards noon. PM Tried the currant found it to set WbS 1 mile per hour. AM The weather too unsettled to perform divine service. Lat:7.19N Long:17.3W.

Monday 3rd Oct.
C&D S25E 101. Fresh breezes throughout with squalls & rain and a head sea. PM At 11 the main top gallant broke in the slings, got it down and unbent the sail. AM Watch under the boatswain, carpenter making a main top gallant yard. Gunner cleaning small arms. Lat:5.52N Long:22.05W.

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Towards St Helena

Tuesday 4th Oct.
C&D S48E 70. Variable winds throughout with squalls & hard rain. At 4PM crossed top gallant yard. At 8PM main top sail tye broke. AM Employed airing steering sail &c. Lat:5.2N Long:21.12W.

Wednesday 5th Oct.
C&D S62E 42. Light winds with cloudy weather and a swell from NbE[?]. AM Cleaned the lower deck otherwise employed as necessary. Admiral Aplin in close company. Lat:4.43N Long:20.56W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Thursday 6th Oct.
C&D S55E 38. Fine weather throughout with light airs & calms. PM Made ye signal for longitude Admiral Aplin 18°: 3W DR Georgiana 20°:3W. AM People under the boatswain making matts &c. At ½ past 10 AM saw a strange sail at ye mast head SSE, standing to the eastward. Cleared for action. Tradesmen usefully employed. Lat:4.19N Long:19.50W.

Friday 7th Oct.
C&D S5E 67. Light variable winds with hazy weather and rain in ye night. PM Made ye signal the stranger was on the starboard K - do for longitude Admiral Aplin 18°W Georgiana per sun & moon 19.50W. Signal for to carefully conceal all lights. AM At day light saw nothing of the stranger. People under the boatswain, carpenter making a spare top gallant yard. At 9 long per mean of 3 sights of the sun sun & moon 19.11.30 west of Greenwich. Lat:3.55N Long:19.20W.

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Towards St Helena

Saturday 8th Oct.
C&D S24E 47. Light variable winds throughout with heavy rain at times. AM At day light the Admiral Aplin bearing east distance about 3 or 4 miles. Under easy sail for the Admiral Aplin, taken aback. At noon Admiral Aplin south. Lat:3.30N Long:20.19.9W.

Sunday 9th Oct.
C&D S65W 72. First part light airs and calms latter strong breezes with a great deal of rain at times. AM The weather much to unsettled to perform divine service. Mustered the people at their quarters. Lat:3.00N Long:20.15W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Monday 10th Oct.
C&D S59W 93. Fresh breezes throughout with hazy weather. PM At 1 made the signal for ye Admiral Aplin to come within hail, spoke her longitude as 18:° 10W. AM Employed under the boatswain, ship pitches a good deal. Lat:2.54N Long:21.33W.

Tuesday 11th Oct.
C&D S47W 97. Fresh trade throughout with squalls at times. AM People employed under the boatswain making matts &c. Carpenter making a mizzen top gallant yard. Lat:1.47N Long:21.2W.

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Towards St Helena

Wednesday 12th Oct.
C&D S48W 60. Fine pleasant weather with a light trade. AM Set up the bobstays and rigging fore & aft. Cleaned the lower deck. Lat:1.4N Long:21.42W.

Thursday 13th Oct.
C&D S34W 78. Light pleasant trade & fine weather. AM Employed under the boatswain making matts &c. Bent the new large fibb. Lat:0.25N Long:22.44W.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Friday 14th Oct.
C&D S51W 133. Fine brisk trade throughout with squalls at times. Spoke the Admiral Aplin her longitude 22°.24W. PM Performed the usual ceremony on crossing the line. AM Hauled all the new sails up to air otherwise employed trimming ship & under the boatswain. Lat:1.34S Long: 24.42W.

[Crossed the Equator]

Saturday 15th Oct.
C&D S40W 133. Strong trade throughout with fine weather. AM Employed under the boatswain. Cleaned the lower deck. Lat:3.14S Long:26.30W.

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Towards St Helena

Sunday 16th Oct.
C&D S30W 134. Fresh trade throughout with fine weather & a heavy swell. AM Performed divine service. Admiral Aplin about 3 [miles] astern. Lat:5.8S Long:27.38W.

Monday 17th Oct.
C&D S12W 133. Fresh trade throughout with squalls at times. Made the signal to steer south of the wind come fair in the night. AM set up the mizen & mizen top main rigging & stayed the masts. At noon stranger SbE from the main top, standing to ye southward. Made the signal 20' after do with a gun, made sail. Lat:7.17S Long: ----.

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H. C. Packet Georgiana

Tuesday 18th Oct.
C&D S14N 140. Fine pleasant weather throughout with a heavy head sea. At 5PM the stranger sail SSE. AM People employed working up junk, quarter master altering the old large jibb. Carpenter caulking the quarter deck. Gunner filling powder. Lat:9.30S Long:28.43W.

Wednesday 19th Oct.
C&D S67W 114. Fresh trade with squalls in ye night. Strange sail just in sight at sun set. AM People working up junk, carpenter caulking the quarter deck. Gunner grinding of paint. Quarter master on the jibb. Think the ship [h]as been underloged this day. Lat:11.23S Long:29.8W.

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Towards St Helena

Thursday 20th Oct.
C&D S23W 124. Strong trade throughout with heavy confused swell from the SW. AM People & tradesmen as yesterday. Quarter master fitting the new mizen top sail. Filled 8 butts of salt water to trim ship. Admiral Aplin in close company. Lat:13.39S Long: 29.52W

Friday 21st Oct.
C&D S17W 114. Fresh breezes and pleasant weather. Unbent the mizen top sail to repair & add 3 foot to the head. Bent the new one. At ¼ past 1PM long per mean of 3 sights of the sun & moon 30.26.15,30.20.15, 30.36.45 = mean 30.27.45W. AM People & tradesmen usefully employed. Lat:15.21S Long:30.20W

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Towards St Helena

Saturday 22nd Oct.
C&D S3E 90. Moderate breezes with squalls & rain at times. At ½ past 1PM Long per mean of 3 sights of the sun & moon 31.6W. AM People & tradesmen as days past, cleaned the lower deck. Lat:16.44S Long:30.16W.

Sunday 23rd Oct.
C&D S5E 74. Light trade throughout with fine pleasant weather. AM Performed divine service. Lat:17.59S Long:30.18W.

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Towards St Helena

Monday 24th Oct.
C&D S22W 79. Fresh breezes and squally with rain for the most part. AM People knotting yarns &c. Under easy sail for the Admiral Aplin. Lat:19.26S Long:31.9W.

Tuesday 25th Oct.
C&D S10W 77. Strong breezes with hard squalls and heavy rain. AM Watch picking oakum. Admiral Aplin in close company. Lat:20.44S Long:31.34W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Wednesday 26th Oct.
C&D S22E 95. Strong breezes throughout with frequent hard squalls and heavy showers of rain. PM Spoke the Admiral Aplin she sent her boat on board us and we parted company. AM At day light the Admiral Aplin not in sight from the mast head. Lat:22.29S Long:31.19.

Thursday 27th Oct.
C&D S43E 100. Pleasant breezes & fine weather with a heavy swell in ye first part. AM Cleaned the lower deck & otherwise necessarily employed under the boatswain. Lat:23.42S Long:30.17W.

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Towards St Helena

Friday 28th Oct.
C&D S33E 140. Pleasant breezes throughout & fine weather. AM People employment under the boatswain working up junk, carpenter caulking the waist. Bearings of St Helena N65.47E distance 1534 miles. Lat:25.39S Long:29.8W.

Saturday 29th Oct.
C&D S56E 116. Moderate breezes with fair weather throughout, latter part a confused swell at ye eastward. AM People under the boatswain working up junk, gunner grinding paint, carpenter caulking the waist. Cleaned the lower deck. Lat:26.47S Long:27.26W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Sunday 30th Oct.
C&D S40E 96W. Pleasant breezes & fine weather throughout. AM Performed divine service. Lat:28.6S Long:26.3W.

Monday 31st Oct.
C&D S64E 50. Light breezes and fine weather throughout. AM Set the top mast rigging up & otherwise employed under the boatswain, carpenter caulking the main deck. Gunner grinding paint. Lat:28.30S Long:25.6W.

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Towards St Helena

Tuesday 1st November 1803.
C&D S82E 61. Light breezes and fair weather throughout. AM Employed variously under the boatswain, blacking the rigging, knotting yarns &c. Carpenter & gunner as days past. Shifted migen top sail with old one. Lat:28.38S Long:23.52W.

Wednesday 2nd Nov.
C&D N88E 127. First & middle parts light breezes, latter an increasing breeze with cloudy weather. AM Cleaned the lower deck employed tarring down the rigging, gunner painting the bowsprit, carpenter repairing the cutter. Lat:28.34S Long:21.18W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Thursday 3rd Nov.
C&D N85E 185. Fresh breezes throughout with frequent squalls & rain. Lat:28.20 Long:17.31W.

Friday 4th Nov.
C&D N83E 181. Strong breezes throughout, rain in the first past, middle & latter fair with squalls at times. AM People working working up junk. Tradesmen usefully employed. Bearings of St Helena N35.09E distance 941 miles. Lat:27.57S Long:14.48W.

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Towards St Helena

Saturday 5th Nov.
C&D N63E 159. First & middle parts strong breezes, latter moderate. AM Cleaned the lower deck, exercised the guns & otherwise as necessary. Bearings of St Helena N29.47S 781 miles. Lat:26.34S Long:12.18W.

Sunday 6th Nov.
C&D N45E 10. Light airs & calm throughout with rain in the first part. AM Performed divine service. At 9 per mean of 3 sights of the sun, long made 13.49.15W. Lat:26.25S Long:12.11W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Monday 7th Nov.
C&D N37E 29. Light airs variable throughout with hazy weather. AM People usefully employed under the boatswain. Gunner painting the masts, got the jolly boat in board to repair. Bearing of St Helena N35.17E 738 miles. Lat:25.57S Long:11.47W.

Tuesday 8th Nov.
C&D N57E 61. Light airs throughout with fine weather. AM People under the boatswain, gunner painting the masts & boats, carpenter as necessary. At 9 long per mean of 3 sights of the sun & moon 12.24.10W. Bearings of St Helena N32.5E 719 miles. Lat:25.24S Long:10.43W.

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Towards St Helena

Wednesday 9th Nov.
C&D N49E 133. A pleasant trade with fine weather throughout. AM People under the boatswain, gunner painting the quarter deck. Got the jolly boat over the stern. Carpenter making a grating for the stern sheets of the cutter. At 10 long per mean of 4 sights of the sun & moon. 10.31.56 west of Greenwich. Bearings N24.29E distance 557 miles. Lat:23.58S Long:9.3W.

Thursday 10th Nov.
C&D N30E 74. Light breezes variable throughout with rain at times. AM People variously employed, gunner grinding paint. Carpenter as necessary. Lat:22.48S Long.8.29W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Friday 11th Nov.
C&D N3E 90. An increasing breeze with fine weather for the most part. AM People working up junk, gunner painting the inside of the ship. Bearings of the Island N33.5E distance 411 miles. Lat:21.21S Long:8.24W.

Saturday 12th Nov.
C&D N11E 90. Fresh breezes and squally weather throughout with rain at times. AM Cleaned the lower deck, otherwise as necessary. Bearings N38.48E distance 324 miles. Lat:20.2S Long:8.6W.

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Towards St Helena

Sunday 13th Nov.
C&D S57E 31. Fresh breezes throughout with squalls & rain at times & a heavy swell at ye east. AM Blowing too fresh to perform diving service. Mustered the people at their quarters. Bearings N37.1E distance 332 miles. Lat:20.23S Long:7.49W.

Monday 14th Nov.
C&D N18E 54. Light airs & calms throughout. AM People under the boatswain, roused up the stream cable. Bearings N40.19E distance 278 miles. Lat:19.25S Long:7.33W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Tuesday 15th Nov.
C&D N18E 51. Light airs with fine pleasant weather. PM Payed the stream cable down into the after cabin. AM People & tradesmen usefully employed. Bearings N47.38E distance 230 miles. Lat:18.38S Long:7.19W.

Wednesday 16th Nov.
C&D N39E 82. Moderate breezes throughout with fair weather. AM People variously employed as necessary. Mustered the people at their quarters & sealed the guns. Worked the patent rotary metalic pump, found it work extremely heavy. Obliged to spell the people every 3 minutes, pumped out only 7 inches in 25 minutes, 16 hands employed. Cleaned the lower deck. Bearings N54.29E distance 148 miles. Lat:17.28S Long:6.29W.

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Towards St Helena

Thursday 17th Nov.
Pleasant breezes with cloudy weather. AM Roundup the small bower cable to serve, otherwise as necessary. Bearings N73.13E distance 79 miles. Lat: 16.19S Long:5.45W.

Friday 18th Nov.
C&D N50E 70. Fresh breezes throughout with dark hazy weather. AM People under the boatswain. Bearings S61E 29 miles. Lat:15.41S Long:4.54W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Saturday 19th Nov.
C&D S38E 21. Moderate breezes with strong puffs at times and very hazy weather throughout. AM People employed under the boatswain & as necessary. Cleaned the lower deck. Lat:15.57S Long:4.57W.

Sunday 20th Nov.
C&D S31E 30. First part light airs, middle & latter squally with small rain at times. At½ past 4PM longitude per mean of 5 sights of the sun & moon 6.41.30W. AM The weather to squally & unsettled to perform divine service. Mustered the people at their quarters. Lat:16.79S Long:4.36W.

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Towards St Helena

Monday 21st Nov.
C&D 52E 33. Moderate breezes with thick hazy weather throughout. PM At ¼ past 1 longitude per mean of 3 sights 5.11.55 West of Greenwich. AM People under the boatswain. At noon the body of the Island EBS distance about 10 leagues. Longitude per bearings of Island 6.19W Lat:15.54S Long:4.11W.

Tuesday 22nd Nov.
C&D N78E 35. First part light breezes, middle & latter parts with very thi--[?] weather. PM At 4 The Island ESE½E. At sun set extremes at E¼N to EbS distance about 9 or 10 leagues. AM People employed under the boatswain & as necessary. At 5 the Island bearing SEbE½E distance about 5 or 6 leagues. At 8 SEbE 5 leagues. At noon the extremes of the Island at SE¼E to ESE distance 4 or 5 leagues very hazy weather. Longitude bearing off[?] the Island 6.6.W. Lat:15.45S Long.5.12W.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Wednesday 23rd Nov.
C&D -----. Light variable winds with hazy weather for the most part. AM At day light saw the Island bearing at SSE to S½W distance 4 or 5 leagues. At 10 the Island at S½E to SSW½W distance 3 or 4 leagues. At noon at SbE½E to SSW½W distance 2 or 3 leagues. 2 PM Hove too & hoisted out the cutter, sent her on shore with the 2 officers to report the ship. At ½ past 6PM anchored 13 fms. At 7 ! went on shore & waited upon the Governor with my dispatches. This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight. Lat:15.41S Long: ------.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

Thursday 24th Nov.
At day light moored ship. At sun rise saluted the Fort with 9 guns which was returned with the same number. Bearings when moored. Horsepasture Point WSW. Buttermill Point EbN½N. Found riding here an English whaler with her two prizes and an American brig from the Cape. Draft of water forward 15F 3I aft 15Ft 8I.

Friday 25th Nov.
Fine pleasant weather. Employed sending on shore empty water casks & as necessary about the rigging. All the officers on board

Saturday 26th Nov.
Light airs at 9 SE with fine weather. Employed in the hold & on the rigging.

Sunday 27th Nov.
Strong breezes at ye SE. Cleaned ship inside & out. Arrived the Hon'ble Company's ships Castle Eden & Walpole from Madras, Lord Clive passenger in the C.S.[Company Service?] Likewise arrived the Aurora a French prize to the General Stuart extra Indiaman. Sent part of the ship's company to church.

Monday 28th Nov.
Light airs & calms, Roused the cables up and sent two bower cables 1 hauser with the sundry cordage & complete suit of sails on shore. Officers all on board.

Tuesday 29th Nov.
SSE winds with fair weather. Employed in the hold & as necessary.

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At St Helena

Wednesday 30th Nov.
Ditto winds & weather. Landed one boat of provisions. Ordered not to land any today. Surf very high otherwise employed as necessary.

Thursday 1st December 1803.
Winds & weather as days past. Sent two boats of provisions on shore. Tradesmen usefully employed.

Friday 2nd Dec.
Southerly winds & cloudy weather. Sent two bots of provisions on shore, ordered not to send any more till Tuesday.

Saturday 3rd Dec.
Ditto winds with thick weather. Employed in the hold & on the rigging, tradesmen as necessary.

Sunday 4th Dec.
Strong breezes from the SE. AM cleaned ship, sent part of the people to the church.

Monday 5th Dec.
Ditto winds with fine weather. Received 2 boat loads of water otherwise as necessary.

Tuesday 6th Dec.

Wednesday 7th Dec.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent 1 boat of provisions on shore, surf very high. All the officers on board.

Thursday 18th Dec.
Ditto winds with misty weather. Sent 1 boat of provisions on shore otherwise about the rigging.

Friday 9th Dec.
Strong breezes at ye southward with cloudy weather. Last of the Hon'ble Co. provisions on shore, ordered to shifted our berth more to the westward & moored in a line with the Indiamen.

Saturday 10th Dec.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Shifted our birth inner anchor in 9 fms. Orders from the Governor in council for Mr Harrington the 2nd officer to go & superintend the Overhauling of the Ceres cargo a prize whaler.

Sunday 11th Dec.
Light airs & fine pleasant weather throughout. Cleaned ship. Sent part of the ship company to church.

Monday 12th Dec.
Ditto winds & weather. Set the rigging up fore & aft.

Tuesday 13th Dec.
Winds & weather as days past. Employed getting ballast otherwise as necessary. Gunner painting the outside of the ship.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Wednesday 14th Dec.
Strong breezes from the southward with cloudy weather. People employed collecting ballast, gunner as yesterday.

Thursday 15th Dec.
Moderate breeze & fine weather. AM boat of ballast and 2 boat loads of water. Gunner as days past.

Friday 16th Dec.
Variable winds & weather. Employed as necessary, the surf runs too high to get off ballast. Gunner painting teh cabin.

Saturday 17th Dec.
Ditto winds & weather, surf very high. Cleaned ship. Tradesmen as necessary.

Sunday 18th Dec.
Light breezes at the SSE & fine weather. Sent part of the ships company to church. Arrived the Inspector whaler.

Monday 19th Dec.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People usefully employed. Surf too high to get ballast. Gunner painting the ship.

Tuesday 20th Dec.
Ditto winds & weather. Received one boat of ballast otherwise as necessary.

Wednesday 21st Dec.
Fine pleasant weather. Employed getting ballast on board.

Thursday 22nd Dec.
Light airs & calms with fine weather. Employed as yesterday. Arrived the Diana whaler.

Friday 23rd Dec. 1803
Wind & weather as days past. People employed as usefully. Surf to high to get ballast off.

Saturday 24th Dec.
Ditto winds & weather. Received some ballast. Payed the cable down into the hold. Cleaned ship. Draft for. 13F.6I Aft 13F 6I.

Sunday 25th Dec.
Fine pleasant weather throughout with a very high surf. AM Performed divine service.

Monday 26th Dec.
Light breezes & fine weather. Employed as necessary. Surf as days past.

Tuesday 27th Dec.
Light winds & fine weather, surf as yesterday. Employed as necessary. Confined in irons Richard Hughes & Thos Sheppard seamen for leaving the boat on Sunday last.

Wednesday 28th Dec.
Squally weather with small rain at times. Loosed sails to air. Surf as days past.

Thursday 29th Dec.
Fresh breezes & cloudy weather. Released R. Hughes & T. Sheppard on their promising never to leave the boat again. Surf very high.

Friday 30th Dec.
SE winds & fine weather. Surf too high to get ballast off. Employed as necessary.

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At St Helena

Saturday 31st Dec.
Fresh breezes with fine pleasant weather. Surf as yesterday. Cleaned ship inside & out.

Sunday 1st January 1804.
Pleasant weather with strong breezes from the SE. Sent a part of the ship's company to church.

Monday 2nd Jan.
Ditto winds & weather, surf as days past. Loosed sails to air.

Tuesday 3rd Jan.
Winds & weather as days past. Not ale to get any ballast off owing to the very high surf.

Wednesday 4th Jan.
First part light airs, middle & latter moderte breeze with fair weather, surf as yesterday.

Thursday 5th Jan.
Strong breeze with rain at times. People collecting ballast. Confined Martin Emery seaman for leaving the boat. Sailed the Hon'ble Co. ships Castle Eden & Walpole with Lord Clive. Ordered from the Governor to board all ships country[?] into the roads & birth them.

Friday 6th Jan.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent the boat for ballast but was obliged to return without any the surf running so very high.

Saturday 7th Jan.
Fresh breezes and cloudy weather, surf as yesterday. Sailed three whalers for England.

Sunday 8th Jan.
Winds & weather as yesterday with small rail at times. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 9th Jan.
Strong breezes with rain in the first part. Sentenced M. Emery 6 lashes at the gangway. Called the hands out but it being the first offence forgave him. Received a boat of ballast. Draft 14F.2I 14A.8I.

Tuesday 10th Jan.
Fine moderate weather. Received a boat of ballast. Arrived the Calledonie (sic) whaler & an American from China, she sailed same night. All our China ships safe at China. Draft F14.6 A14.11.

Wednesday 11th Jan.
Light airs & moderate weather. Received a boat of ballast & completed our water. Draft F18.6 A15.0. Arrived an American from Calcutta.

Thursday 12th Jan.
Pleasant weather throughout. Arrived the H.C.E. ship Union from Madras. Employed as necessary.

Friday 13th Jan.
Ditto winds & weather. Loosed sails to air otherwise necessary. Employed tradesmen as necessary.

Saturday 14th Jan.
Light airs & fine weather. People employed knotting yarns &c. Cleaned ship.

Sunday 15th Jan.
Wind SSE with fine weather. Sent part of the people to church.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Monday 16th Jan.
Light breeze and fine weather. People knotting yarn & making a thread rattling for splinter making.

Tuesday 17th Jan.
Variable winds & pleasant weather with a long swell from the NE. Arrived H.C.E. ship Herculean from Bencoolen. Also arrived the Ann of Baltimore. The surf running very high.

Wednesday 18th Jan.
SE winds & fair weather with a long swell from the NE. Arrived the Britannia country ship from Bengal with stores for the Island.

Thursday 19th Jan.
Winds as yesterday with hazy weather. Unmoored ship and moved further out, steadied with the kedge.

Friday 20th Jan.
Light breeze from the SW and fair weather. People employed mooring the Herculean further in shore.

Saturday 21st Jan.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People employed on board the Herculean. Cleaned ship inside & out.

Sunday 22nd Jan.
Variable winds & fine weather. Arrived the Ancora whaler. Sent part of the ship company to church.

Monday 23rd Jan.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed working up junk & making a splinter.

Tuesday 24th Jan.
SE winds and pleasant weather throughout. People employed as yesterday.

Wednesday 25th Jan.
Fresh breeze at the SE and fair weather. People employed as usefull.

Thursday 26th Jan.
Winds as yesterday with hazy weather. Arrived two whalers. People usefully employed under the boatswain.

Friday 27th Jan.
Strong SE winds and thick hazy weather with a heavy swell from the northward and an exceeding high surf.

Saturday 28th Jan.
Strong breezes at ye southward with a heavy swell and a high surf. At 7 AM I came on board. At 6 PM dropped the small bower under foot.

Sunday 29th Jan.
Light airs at ye SE with thick hazy weather. Weighed the small bower and steadyed with the kedge. At 11 AM I went on shore.

Monday 30th Jan.
Light airs variable with pleasant weather. Arrived the Apollo brig at Porto Scanto [Santo?]. People usefully employed.

Tuesday 31st Jan.
Ditto winds & weather. People as necessary. Received sundry stores for the use of the ship. Arrived the Augusta brig of Salem, (Mass. USA).

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Leaving St Helena

Wednesday 1st Feb 1804.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned ship and exercised the guns.

Thursday 2nd Feb 2nd.
Winds & weather as days past. People employed under the boatswain as necessary.

Friday 3rd Feb.
First part cloudy, middle & latter fair with pleasant weather throughout. People employed making rope & nettings for the tops.

Saturday 4th Feb.
Light airs variable with hazy weather. Scrubbed hammocks & cleaned ship otherwise as necessary. A ship passed within 3 leagues of the Batteries[?].

Sunday 5th Feb.
Light airs variable with fine weather. At 10 AM crossed top gallant yards & got all ready for sea, weighed the kedge, otherwise as necessary. NB This day contains only 12 hours & ends at noon.

[End of Harbour Log]

[Start of Sea Log]

Monday 6th Feb. 1804
C&D ---- 52 miles. Light airs and calms with fine weather. At 6 PM I came on board with my orders. At 1 AM weighed and made sail to leeward to look out for a strange sail which we supposed to be an enemy's cruiser. AM at noon the body of the Island SbE distance about 16 or 17 leagues. Saw a strange sail from the mast head bearing NNE½E, appeared to be standing on the larboard tack. Distance 52 miles.

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H C Packet Georgiana

Tuesday 7th Feb. 1804
C&D ---- Light airs and fine weather throughout. At 2PM saw 2 sail in the NE quarter standing to the eastward. At 4PM only one sail in sight at ye mast head, the Island south 18 or 20 leagues. At 6PM neither of the strangers in sight. At 7PM the SW extreme of the island SbE½E distance at 15 or 16 leagues. AM At daylight the extreme of the Island a SSE½E to S½E 10 or 12 leagues At noon a SEbS to EbS about 8 or 10 leagues. Distance 87 miles.

Wednesday 8th Feb.
C&D ---- Moderate breezes & cloudy throughout. At 4PM the body of the Island bore SE½ at distance 4 or 5 leagues. At sun set extreme at SbE to SE distance 5 or 6 leagues. AM At sun rise extreme at SEbE to EbS the body ESE distance 3 or 4 leagues. At noon the body of the Island SEbS distance about 4 leagues. Distance 82 miles.

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On a cruise off St Helena

Thursday 9th Feb.
C&D ------ Light airs mostly throughout towards the latter part very baffling with a heavy swell at ye southward throughout. At sun set the body of the Island SEbE extreme at ESE to SE distance off there about 5 leagues. AM At sun rise the body of the Island SEbE 3 or 4 leagues. At 8 SSE 3 leagues. At noon extreme at SbE to ESE 3 leagues. Distance 75 miles.

Friday 10th Feb.
First part moderate with fine pleasant weather, middle & latter hard squalls & rain. At 4 PM the Island bore SEbS distance 2 leagues. AM At 5[?] St James Valley SSE distance about 7 miles. At 8 came too with the best bower in 24 fms water. At ½ past 8 I left the ship & went to the Governor steadied the ship the kedge otherwise employed as necessary. Sailed from hence for England the Union ship & 5 whalers. NB This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight.

[End of Sea Log]

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[Start of Harbour Log]

H C Packet Georgiana

Saturday 11th Feb. 1804
Light airs from the southward and fine weather. Employed cleaning the ship & as usefull.

Sunday 12th Feb.
Fune weather throughout with light breezes at ye SE. Sent part of the ship company to church.

Monday 13th Feb.
Strong breezes at ye southward with thick hqazy weather. At 5 AM I came on board & got all ready to slip. At 8 arrived the Rebecca whaler. At 10 I went on shore. At noon arrived the Aurora whaler. Employed filling our water up.

Tuesday 14th Feb.
Light airs and fine weather. People employed as necessary. Arrived the Lord Duncan Captain Murray from Bengal.

Wednesday 15th Feb.
Ditto winds & weather. Arrived the Devaynes & Harriot from Bengal. Employed cleaning the ship.

Thursday 16th Feb.
Strong puffs with hazy weather. At ½ past 2 PM Governor Patton came on board, saluted him with 19 huns. At ½ past 5 saluted him again with 19 guns. Dressed the ship with colors[sic]

Friday 17th Feb.
Light breezes with pleasant weather. People drawing yarns to make a boarding netting, otherwise as usefull.

Saturday 18th Feb.
Light airs & calms with fine weather throughout. Cleaned ship.

Sunday 19th Feb.
Fine pleasant weather throughout with light breezes from the SE. Loosed sails to air. Read prayers on board.

Monday 20th Feb.
Fine breezes at ye SE and pleasant weatyher. People employed working up tenth & making 12th rattling for boarding netting.

Tuesday 21st Feb.
Variable winds & fair weather throughout. People employed as yesterday. Arrived the Peace and Plenty American from Bengal.

Wednesday 22nd Feb.
SE winds and fair weather. Employed as days past. Arrived the Mary south seaman at ye Cape of Good Hope, having been cut out[?] by part of her old crew who was prisoners on board as English cartel there they lowered the cartels boat down & boarded the whaler in the night. Passed the Island a ship to the westward.

[High Court of Admiralty, p.201:- It appeared that The Mary was a British whale ship, which had gone into the Cape of Good Hope for a supply of provisions ignorant of hostilities. The ship was seized and the crew imprisoned, except the first and second mates, who were allowed to go at large on their parol, and a prize-master and five men were put on board the vessel. In the meantime The Matilda, an English cartel ship, came in, going with French prisoners from Pondicherry to France. The crew of The Mary, with the two mates, were put on board The Matilda, with an intimation, according to their evidence taken at St Helena "that they were to consider themselves as prisoners of war, to be carried to France, and be there exchanged." In the night of the 4th of February, these men let themselves down in the boat of tThe Matilda, and got on board their own vessel and took her to St Helena, where she was detained by the governor and sent home, with an account of the transaction, to the officers of government. Proceedings were instituted on the part of the crown, alleging the capture to have been made illegally, and praying that the court would direct the vessel to be given up, at the disposal of his Majesty. An appearance was also given for the original owners for restitution of their ship, and for the crew for salvage, as in a case of rescue.
The article then continues in some length in which the term cartel is used followed by a judgement:-
This ship, being an English south whaler, went into the Cape of Good Hope, ignorant of hostilities, and was there seized. The men were taken out, and put into a Dutch prison; after they had been there some time, an English cartel vessel, with French prisoners from Pondicherry, came in and a negotiation was set on foot between the English commissary of that cartel and the Dutch governor, for the release of these men, for the purpose of carrying them to England, to be there exchanged for Dutch prisoners.
The article continues but it is hoped that a basic understanding of the event has been understood. The use of the term cartel for the Matilda is not altogether clear - an Internet defination is: 'a written agreement between belligerent nations', in this case Dutch, English and French. Matilda turned up later in the log of the Georgiana as arriving at St Helena on 23rd May 1804 subsequently sailed for France with her French prisoners on 26th May.]

Thursday 23rd Feb.
Wind & weather as yesterday. People employed working up junk. Cleaned the ship.

Friday 24th Feb.
Variable winds & fair weather. People employed in getting ready for sea.

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At St Helena

Saturday 25th Feb. 1804
SE winds and fine weather. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns, some hands employed on the Mary as yesterday. Confined in irons Martin Emery seaman for mutinous behaviour.

Sunday 26th Feb.
Light airs and cloudy weather, sailed for England H.C. ships Devaynes Lord Duncan, Harriot & Herculean, also Aurora, Ganges, Ceres and Mary prizes & Rebecca & Aurora south seamen.

Monday 27th Feb.
Variable winds and fair weather. People employed as necessary.

Tuesday 28th Feb.
Fine pleasant weather, sailed the Peace & Plenty for America. People employed making rope & knotting yarns.

Wednesday 29th Feb.
Strong SE winds with fair weather. People employed as necessary. Exercised the guns.

Thursday 1st March 1804.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People employed making rope &c. Arrived a Dutch Flag of Truce from the Cape of Good Hope also the Maitland south seaman.

Friday 2nd March.
Ditto winds & weather employed as requisite. Sailed the Lively whaler to the southward to fill up her cargo. Also the American brig Augusta with an English Flag of Truce to the Cape of Good Hope.

Saturday 3rd March.
Winds & weather as days past. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns. Arrived the Huddard [Huddart] from Bombay.

Sunday 4th March.
SE winds & moderate weather. Arrived the H.C. ship Britannia from England. Also a brig from the south seas. Sent part of the ship company to church.

Monday 5th March.
Light airs & fair weather. Employued setting up the rigging fore & aft, the third main shroud upon the larboard side broke quite short about ½ way from the mast head. k[n]otted it. The rest of the main rigging & fore & main top rigging has been appearance of going upon the slightest strain. Arrived the Seringapatam south seaman.

Tuesday 6th March.
Variable winds & fair weather. Employed as necessary. Arrived the Belle brig from Bengal with dispatches for England, An officer & 14 men employed watering her. At 8 AM punished Martin Emery with two dogen lashes for his mutinous behaviour on the 25th.

Wednesday 7th March.
SE winds & fair weather. People employed as necessary watering the Belle &c. Washed the lower deck & exercised the guns. PM sailed the Belle for England.

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Thursday 8th March.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People employed working up junk. Arrived the Sir Stephen Lushington Captain Gooch from Bengal. Also the Charlton & Earl Howe & the Matida American.

Friday 9th March.
SE winds and fair weather. People employed as necessary. Arrived the Aurora brig a south seaman.

Saturday 10th March.
Variable winds & hazy weather throughout. Cleaned ship & otherwise as necessary. Hove a jurr[?] out of the hawse with the propellar, 20 men at the bars.

Sunday 11th March.
SE winds & fair weather. Sailed the Matilda for America. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 12th March.
First part calm, middle light breeze from the SE with rain. Arrived the Ad Gardener [Gardner] Captain Bradford from Bengal. AM Sliped [sic] our cables & worked the propellar had 21 hands at the bars hove for ¾ of an hour in which time think we hove ship about ¾ of a mile & gave the ship tolerable steerage way but the people were so fatigued that had not a breeze spring up I must have declined using it any longer on that account made sail & worked in just as the end of ye cable was entering the hawse the warp broke & we drove foul of the Huddard carried away our 2nd galley & stove the jolly boat. Made sail & worked in again.

Tuesday 13th March.
Variable winds & hazy weather. People employed as useful. A sail passed the Island to the westward. Unbent the sails & blacked the yards. Condensed the old fore top sail.

Wednesday 14th March.
SE winds and small rain. Employed making a boarding netting & as necessary. Washed the lower deck.

Thursday 15th March.
Easterly winds and hazy weather. People variously employed. Gunner painting the ship outside. Sailed the Huddard for England. The surf running very high.

Friday 16th March.
Light airs variable with rain. People employed as useful the surf exceeding high lost 5 gang casks washed off the crane.

Saturday 17th March.
Variable winds & hazy weather. People working up junk, cleaned ship & exercised the guns. Arrived the Sea Horse south seaman.

Sunday 18th March.
SE winds & fair weather. Performed divine service. A brig passed by the east end of the Island in sight of the ships in the roads.

Monday 19th March.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed getting ready to ship. Arrived two African whalers. Bent the sails.

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Tuesday 20th March.
Light airs & calm throughout. Employed working up junk & otherwise as usefull.

Wednesday 21st March.
Variable winds & hazy rainy weather. People as yesterday. Arrived the Betsey American of Salem.

Thursday 22nd March.
SE winds & hazy weather. People employed making rope & exercised the guns.

Friday 23rd March.
Variable winds with rain at times. People employed as necessary. Arrived an American. Three ships passed the Island.

Saturday 24th March.
SE winds & fair weather. People employed cleaning ship &c. Exercised the guns. Sailed the American that arrived yesterday.

Sunday 25th March.
Variable winds & rain at times. Performed divine service.

Munday 26th March.
SE winds & fair weather. At daylight unmoored and shifted our birth in the line with the Indiamen. Moored head & stern. Arrived the Hunter American from the Cape of Good Hope.

Tuesday 27th March.
Easterly winds & fair weather. People employed as necessary. A sail passed the Island.

Wednesday 28th March.
Ditto winds & weather washed the lower deck, exercised the guns & otherwise as necessary.

Thursday 29th March.
Variable winds with hazy weather. Employed getting ballast.

Friday 30th March.
South easterly winds and mostly fair weather. Employed getting ballast as necessary.

Saturday 31st March.
Variable winds at south & east mostly fair. People as necessary.

Sunday 1st April 1804.
Strong breezes South Easterly with squalls at times. AM unmoored ship & got ready to weigh. At 4 PM weighed and made a bore to the eastward to let the Indiamen get under weigh at 7 PM. Anchored again in 17fms water. Sailed for England the Honourable Company ships Charlton, Sir S Lushington, Admiral Gardner and Earl Howe likewise the Sea Horse, African, Seringapatam south seaman and the Maitland and the Hanover American.

Monday 2nd April.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People working up junk and getting ballast for the ship. Arrived the Thetis south seaman.

Tuesday 3rd April.
Winds & weather as days past. People employed working up junk and otherwise as necessary.

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Wednesday 4th April.
SE winds and fine weather. People employed in the hold and working up junk.

Thursday 5th April.
Winds and weather as before. People under the boatswain working up junk. Arrived the Dart brig south seaman from Botany Bay.

Friday 6th April.
Ditto winds & weather. People employed for days past. Arrived the British Tar South Sea whaler.

Saturday 7th April.
South easterly winds and fair weather. People employed in the hold and working up junk. Arrived from England H.M. frigate L'Egyptienne. Also from the eastward an American schooner. Cleaned ship and exercised guns.

Sunday 8th April.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 9th April.
Strong south easterly winds with hard squalls at times. Employed working up junk & otherwise as necessary. At 5 PM draged our anchor let go the small bower and brought up in 27fms water. A sail past the Island in the night.

Tuesday 10th April.
Fresh SE winds and fair weather. At noon weighed & stood to the eastward ¼ before 5 k'd[?] & stood in again. At ½ past 1 came too ---[?] best bower in 19 fms.

Wednesday 11th April.
Ditto winds & weather. People usefully employed. Arrived the Mary American from Canton.

Thursday 12th April.
SE winds & fair weather. People employed setting up the rigging.

Friday 13th April.
Ditto wi nds. People variously employed under the boatswain.

Saturday 14th April.
Variable winds and hazy weather. Employed cleaning ship &c. Sailed an American ship.

Sunday 15th April.
SE winds and hazy weather. Sent part of the ships company to church. AM Arrived the Hon'ble Company ship Walmer Castle from England.

Monday 16th April.
Variable winds and fair weather. People employed working up junk and as necessary.

Tuesday 17th April.
SE winds and hazy weather. People employed working up junk and making the boarding netting. Arrived an American brig.

Wednesday 18th April.
Strong SE winds and fair weather. People employed as yesterday.

Thursday 19th April.
Variable winds and fair weather. People employed fitting the boarding netting.

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Friday 20th April 1804.
SE winds and fair weather. People employed as usefull.

Saturday 21st April.
Winds and weather as yesterday. People usefully employed, washed the lower deck & exercised the guns. Arrived the Rambler brig south seaman.

Sunday 22nd April.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent part of the ships company to church. Arrived an American ship.

Monday 23rd April.
Variable winds and fair weather. People usefully employed. Sailed an American and brig.

Tuesday 24th April.
Strong SE winds and fair weather. People as necessary.

Wednesday 25th April.
Strong SE winds and hazy weather. At 6 AM weighed and stood out to the westward in company with H.M. Frigate L'Egypteinne. At 1 PM very squally carried away our standing top mast backstays on the larboard side fore & aft. Move ship and stood in for the Island, thick hazy weather. At ½ past 9 PM came too with the best bower in 19fms water. At ½ past 10 came to an anchor H.M. frigate L'Egypteinne.

Thursday 26th April.
SE winds and fair weather. Warped further in shore came too in 13fms otherwise employed stripping the ship.

Friday 27th April.
Ditto winds and weather. Employed stripping ship got the lower and top sail yards down, struck top mast and lifted the fore lower rigging. Arrived the Princess Amelia American.

Saturday 28th April.
Winds & weather as yesterday AM A survey was held on board by Captain Birch H.C.S. Britannia. Mr Bird Chief Officer Do., Mr Ballfour Master H.H.F. L'Egypteinne and the boatswains of both those ships who were unanimously of opinion that the main rigging main and fore top mast rigging and backstays with the fore top mast stays were unfit for service, PM Two sails in sight to windward.

Sunday 29th April.
Ditto winds & weather. AM Performed divine service. Arrived three south seaman and an American.

Monday 30th April.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed fitting new rigging &c.

Tuesday 1st May 1804.
Variable winds and fair weather. Got the fore rigging over the mast head & rigged the lower yards. Arrived the Thetis and Spritley whalers.

Wednesday 2nd May.
Variable winds and fair weather. People employed fitting the rigging. Some hands on shore fitting new main rigging.

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Thursday 3rd May.
Variable winds & fair weather. Got the new main rigging over the mast head. Employed turning in the dead eyes. Some hands on shore fitting new top mast rigging in stretching our new top mast shroud hawser it broke in three places with single purchase, (sun rope). Sailed six south seaman for England.

Friday 4th May.
SE winds and fair weather. Got the top masts rigging over head, swayed up the top masts. Employed turning in dead eyes &c. Fitted a new fore top mast spring stay out of sun rope, part of the top mast shroud hawser.

Saturday 5th May.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed rigging the ship, swifted in the msin rigging, swayed up the lower yards. A ship past the Island during the night.

Sunday 6th May.
South easterly winds and fair weather. AM Cleaned ship. Sent part of the ships company to church. PM Sailed the L'Egypteinne frigate and the Hon'ble Company ship Walmer Castle to the southward.

Monday 7th May.
SE winds with squalls at times. Employed as days past. Crossed the top sail yards. Converted the old fore top mast stays into mizen rigging.

Tuesday 8th May.
Light airs and calm with rain at times. Set the lower & top mast rigging up, pointed the top gallant mast through & got the jibb boom & sprit sail yard out. Arrived the Brook Watson whaler. Commenced to row guard with the Britannia.

Wednesday 9th May.
Variable winds with hazy rain. Employed rattling down the rigging and as necessary.

Thursday 10th May.
Light airs and calms with fine weather throughout. Employed blacking yards and tarring down the rigging. Arrived the Brothers whaler.

Friday 11th May.
Wind & weather as yesterday. Employed receiving the running rigging junking oakum & sundry other jobs. Gunner grinding of paint.

Saturday 12th May.
Fine weather with light airs and calms. Employed about the rigging as usefull caulkers caulking the outside. Bent top sails.

Sunday 13th May.
Fine pleasant weather throughout. Cleaned ship. Sent part of the ships company to church. Two sail in sight of the roads.

Monday 14th May.
Ditto winds & weather. Unmoored ship and shifted our birth a little to the eastward. Steadied the ship with the kedge, bent a new sun cable for a best bower which we received from our stores on shore. Caulkers caulking the outside of the ship. Some hands picking oakum. Four sails in sight of the Island.

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Tuesday 15th May.
Light airs variable with fine weather. People employed variously. Came into the roads at ye southward H.M.F. L'Egypteinne and stood out again to the eastward. Arrived the Financer American from Batavia. At sun set 4 sail in sight of the Island. Arrived in the night the Auguster [probably Augusta] American brig from the Cape of Good Hope. Caulkers as yesterday.

Wednesday 16th May.
First part moderate, latter fresh breezes at ye SE. PM Anchored here H.M.F. L'Egypteinne from a cruize. Caulkers as days past.

Thursday 17th May.
Strong breezes with hard squalls and rain. People under the boatswain, caulkers as days past. Quarter Masters repairing the main fore sail which was eaton by rats. Washed the lower deck. Arrived a whaler.

Friday 18th May.
SE winds with squalls & rain at times. Set the top mast rigging up &c. Caulkers caulking the 2nd deck. Sailed for England the Kingston & Brothers whalers, also the America for America.

Saturday 19th May.
Squally throughout with rain. People employed cleaning ship & picking oakum. Arrived H.M.S. Plantagenet & H.C.E.S. Thames from England last from Gorle. [the statement 'lost from Gorle' is not understood.]

Sunday 20th May.
Strong breezes with small rain at times. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 21st May.
Squally weather and rain throughout. Caulkers on the lower deck. People variously employed.

Tuesday 22nd May.
Strong breezes & cloudy weather. Loosed sails to air, employed picking oakum and cleaning the lower deck.

Wednesday 23rd May.
First part strong breezes middle & latter moderate & fair. Employed variously. Arrived the Matilda cartel from the Cape of Good Hope.

Thursday 24th May.
Light airs throughout. Gunner painting the ship, Employed as usefull.

Friday 25th May.
Ditto winds & fine weather. Gunner as yesterday. Loosed sails to air otherwise employed as necessary.

Saturday 26th May.
Squally weather with rain throughout. Employed cleaning ship. Sailed for France the Matilda cartel.

Sunday 27th May.
Moderate & fair. Sent the people to church.

Monday 28th May.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Loosed sails to dry. Set up the top main rigging &c.

Tuesday 29th May.
Variable winds with rain in the night. People as necessary, exercised the guns.

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Wednesday 30th May 1804.
Light airs & fine weather throughout in the first part, later small rain. Washed the lower deck and as necessary.

Thursday 31st May.
Moderate breezes and fine weather. Loosed sails to air, exercised the guns &c. as usefull.

Friday 1st June 1804.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned ship, people otherwise were as necessary. Passed by an American ship from Bengal.

Saturday 2nd June.
Fine pleasant weather throughout. People variously employed under the boatswain.

Sunday 3rd June.
Ditto winds and weather. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 4th June.
Ditto winds & weather. People variously employed. Exercised the guns. At 1 PM fired a Royal Salute in honor of His Majesty's birth day.

Tuesday 5th June.
Light airs and calms. People under the boatswain. PM Broke adrift the whale boat and lost.

Wednesday 6th June.
Winds and weather as per days past. People employed making points gasketts &c. Cleaned the lower deck, loosed sails to air.

Thursday 7th June.
Winds & weather as per days past. People employed as yesterday.

Friday 8th June.
Light airs from the SE and fine weather. People under the boatswain. Exercised the guns.

Saturday 9th June.
Strong breezes with rain mostly throughout. Arrived H.M. ships Albion &Scepter [Scepter] of 74 guns with the H.C. China fleet consisting of 16 large ships who had beat off the French squadron in the China Seas before H.M.S. joined them. Employed boarding them it being our guard day.

Sunday 10th June.
Strong puffs of wind at times with flying showers. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 11th June.
Squally weather with rain. People employed under the boatswain.

Tuesday 12th June/
Ditto winds & weather. People employed as most usefull.

Wednesday 13th June.
Winds & weather as before. Employed people as necessay. Cleaned the lower deck.

Thursday 14th June.
South easterly winds with mostly fair weather. Loosed sails to air otherwise as necessary. Arrived an American ship. Payed the ships company one months wages. Joseph Wheatley ordinary seaman discharged.

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Friday 15th June.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned ship inside & out otherwise as necessary.

Saturday 16th June.
Winds & weather as before. People under the boatswain.

Sunday 17th June.
Ditto winds and weather. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 18th June.
Pleasant SE breezes and fine weather. Sailed for England H.M. ship Plantagenet H.C.E.S. 16 China ships, H.C.E.S. Carmarthen and five south seamen. People as necessary.

Tuesday 19th June.
Moderate winds with mostly fair weather. Loosed sails to air otherwise employed as usefull.

Wednesday 20th June.
Winds and weather as yesterday. Cleaned the lower deck. Exercised the guns.

Thursday 21st June.
Strong breeze with rain at times. People usefully employed.

Friday 22nd June.
Ditto winds & weather. People as days past.

Saturday 23rd June.
Fine breezes with mostly fair weather. Employed cleaning ship &c.

Sunday 24th June.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent part of the ships company to church. PM Sailed H.M. Frigate L'Egypteinne for England.

Monday 25th June.
Winds & weather as beofre. People variously employed under the boatswain. Arrived from Bengal the Sir William Pulteney, country ship. Also a Portuguese.

Tuesday 26th June.
Strong breezes with hazy weather. People under the boatswain. Arrived a Danish ship form the Isle of France.

Wednesday 27th June.
Ditto winds & weather. People as yesterdaty.

Thursday 28th June.
Moderste breezes with rainy weather. People variously employed boarding ship etc. Arrived H.C. ships Windham, Calcutta & the City of London,. Also the Eliza Ann & Union country ships.

The following extract gives much detail concerning the voyages of the two country ships Eliza Ann and Union is from Wikipedia:-

On Union's first voyage for the EIC Captain William Stokoe sailed from Calcutta on 17 January 1804, bound for England. Union was at Saugor on 8 March. She sailed in company with Sir William Pulteney and reached St Helena on 28 June. Union sailed from St Helena on 9 July in company with Sir William Pulteney and a third EIC "extra" ship, Eliza Ann. The Governor of St Helena, Colonel Robert Patton, permitted them to sail without escort. Had he held them until a convoy had formed, the EIC would have been liable for hefty demurrage charges. Captain Mungo Gilmore, of Eliza Ann, was the senior captain and Patton appointed him to command the group. At daylight on 22 August, the Indiamen sighted a French privateer brig that sailed towards them and engaged Union, which was the leading ship. The engagement lasted about 20 minutes and the French vessel surrendered . . . after Eliza Ann and Sir William Pulteney came up. The privateer was Venus, and she was armed with sixteen 4, 8, & 12-pounder guns. She had a crew of 73 men, of whom five were away on prizes, under the command of Lieutenant Pierre Henri Nicholas Benamy of the French Navy. In the engagement Venus had lost one man killed and had two men seriously wounded. Union had two men wounded. She also had on board five men from a prize crew that HMS Wasp had put on a Spanish vessel that Venus had recaptured. The Indiamen divided up the French prisoners among them. The next evening, west of Scilly, Venus parted from the Indiamen and headed for a British port. Sir William Pulteney, Eliza Ann, and Union arrived at The Downs on 2 September. Venus arrived at Deal on 24 September. William Marshall apparently sold both Sir William Pulteney and Union in England. The EIC then engaged Union as an extra ship for four voyages. At the time they had her repaired by Brent and measured. It also engaged Sir William Pulteney for six voyages.

Friday 29th June.
Ditto winds & weather. People as necessary. Arrived H.C.E.S. General Stewart.

Saturday 30th June.
Moderate breezes with rain at times. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns.

Sunday 1st July 1804.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Sent part of the ships company to church.

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Monday 2nd July 1804.
Moderate breezes with rain at times. People variously employed under the boatswain. Confined in irons Thos Sheppard seaman for insolence to Mr Harrington 2nd officer.

Tuesday 3rd July.
Moderate breezes and hazy weather. People variously employed under the boatswain.

Wednesday 4th July.
Fresh breezes & hazy weather. Cleaned ship. People employed as necessary. Sailed for India H.M.S. Albion & Scepter [Sceptre] & the H.C.S. Thames for China. Punished Thos Sheppard with one dozen lashes at the gang way for the crime above mentioned on the 2nd.

Thursday 5th July.
Winds and weather as days past. People employed under the boatswain.

Friday 6th July.
Winds and weather as days past. People as yesterday. Arrived a south seaman.

Saturday 7th July.
Moderate breezes with hazy wether. Loosed sails to air. Cleaned lower deck & exercised the guns.

Sunday 8th July.
Fresh breezes south easterly fair weather. Sent part of the ships company to church. Sailed for England the Sir William Pultney, Eliza Ann & Union country ships.

Monday 9th July.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People under the boatswain working up junk into mats, Gaskets &c.

Tuesday 10th July.
Ditto winds & weather. AM Unmoored ship otherwise as necessary.

Wednesday 11th July.
Light winds and fair weather. AM The H.C.S. Ceylon in shifting her birth ran foul of in and carried away our gaff. At 11 weighed and stood to the eastward. PM Returned and anchored in 57 fms, Ruperts Bay moored ship half a cable each way. Arrived from China the Rollo Botany Bay Man & the John Jay American brig.

Thursday 12th July.
Winds and weather as yesterday. People employed under the boatswain.

Friday 13th July.
French breezes and fine weather. People employed as necessary.

Saturday 14th July.
Breezes and hazy weather. Cleaned ship inside & out. Payed the ships company one months wages.

Sunday 15th July.
Ditto winds and weather. Sent part of the ships company ao church.

Monday 16th July.
Heavy squalls with flying showers of rain. People variously employed.

Tuesday 17th July.
Strong gusts of wind with heavy showers of rain. People necessarilly employed. Carpenters making a new gaff.

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Wednesday 18th July 1804. Very heavy gusts of wind with flying showers of rain. Struck top gallant masts otherwise as necessary.

Thursday 19th July.
Strong gales of wind with rain at times. People variously employed under the boatswain.

Friday 20th July Wind more moderate with rain at times. People under the boatswain. Got a new gaff up.

Saturday 21st July.
Moderate breezes with mostle fine weather. Cleaned ship. PM Fidded top gallant mast. A brig in sight to leeward.

Sunday 22nd July.
Light breezes & & fine weather. AM sailed on a cruise H.C.S. Britannia. AM received 20 seamen & 15 soldiers. At noon slipped the small bower, weighed the best bower & hove too. Made the Britannia's signal with a gun to come within hail. At 5 PM spoke her & stood to leeward after the strange brig. At 4 PM spoke her & found her to be the Richmond from Virginia bound to the Isle of France but meaning to touch here, hauled our wind to the eastward in company with the Britannia & brig.

Monday 23rd July.
Moderate breezes and fine weather. At 7 AM came too an anchor picked over small bower up & moored ship. Also anchored the Britannia & brig. Sent the seamen to their respective ships and the soldiers on shore. At 10 AM anchored here from England H.C. Frigate Marquis Cornwallis. William Wicker seaman discharged.

Tuesday 24th July.
Moderate winds mostly fair weather. Worked the metallic pump, got it over the side, found it worked easier there.

Wednesday 25th July.
Winds and weather as before. Cleaned ship inside & out otherwise employed as necessary.

Thursday 26th July.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed under the boatswain. Tradesmen usefully employed.

Friday 27th July.
Moderate breezes with flying showers of rain. People & tradesmen as necessary.

Saturday 28th July.
Light winds with thick misty weather. Cleaned the lower deck & exercised the guns. Some hands employed in the hold.

Sunday 29th July.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent part of the company to church.

Monday 30th July.
Moderate breezes with rain at times. Employed in the hold and as necessary. Sent 5 pipes of port wine on board the Britannia

Tuesday 31st July.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed getting stone ballast &c.

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Wednesday 1st August 1804.
Fine breezes mostly fair weather. Finished ballast AM Punished John Stymels seaman with one dozen lashes for Breaking his liberty & striking a midshipman. PM sailed for India H.C. ship Britannia & H.Cy Frigate Marquis Cornwallis.

Thursday 2nd Aug.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned the lower deck otherwise as necessary.

Friday 3rd Aug.
Winds and weather as before. People employed as useful.

Saturday 4th Aug.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned ship inside & out & excercised the guns.

Sunday 5th Aug.
Moderate breezes with rain at times. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 6th Aug.
Fresh breezes with thick misty weather. Sent an officer with most of our people on board the American brig Richmond to get her ready for sea. She being detained by Government. Arrived H.M.S Courageaux [Courageux] & two store ships.

Tuesday 7th Aug.
Fresh breezes with cloudy weather & rain. People as yesterday on board the brig Richmond. Richmond to get her ready for sea. She being detained by Government.

Wednesday 8th Aug.
Ditto winds & weather. People as before. Received sundry casks of American provision from H.C. Stores.

Thursday 9th Aug.
Moderate breezes with rain. Employed getting the Richmond brig ready for sea.

Friday 10th Aug.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People do.

Saturday 11th Aug.
Moderate breezes mostly fair weather AM Parked our steam cable, saught for it got the end on board shifted[?] it & hove taught upon it again. Some hands on board the Richmond.

Sunday 12th Aug.
Winds and weather as yesterday. AM Performed divine service.

Monday 13th Aug.
Fine breezes and fair weather. Sailed for England H.M. ship Courageaux [Courageux], H.C. ships Windham, Calcutta, Ceylon, City of London, General Stewart, extra ship, Rolla Botany Bay Man, Vulture and Lively whalers & the Richmond American brig. Examply under the boatswain as necessay.

Tuesday 14th Aug.
Winds and weather as before. AM Unmoored ship at 8 weighed & stood to the eastward. At noon tacked & stood in again at 5 PM. Anchored in James's Valley. Paid the ships company one months pay. Arrived from Bengall H.C. ships Lady Castlereigh, Preston & Europe.

Wednesday 15th Aug.
Fresh breezes and cloudy weather. Washed the lower deck otherwise as necessary.

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Thursday 16th 1804.
Light breezes and fair weather. AM Unmoored, weighed & shifted our birth to the westward to give room for the India Mary to moor in line. At 9 AM moored ship Abnam of Break Muts[?] Valley otherwise as necessary.

Friday 17th Aug.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed under the boatswain.

Saturday 18th Aug.
Moderate breezes and cloudy weather. Washed the ,ower deck & exercised the guns.

Sunday 19th Aug.
Moderate breezes fair weather. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 20th Aug.
Ditto winds and weather. People variously employed.

Tuesday 21st Aug.
Moderate breezes and fair weather. People & tradesmen as useful.

Wednesday 22nd Aug.
Winds & weather as before. Cleaned ship inside and out &c.

Thursday 23rd Aug.
Moderate breezes with cloudy weather and rain. People as necessary.

Friday 24th Aug.
Fresdh breezes with cloudy weather and rain. People under the boatswain.

Saturday 25th Aug.
Moderate winds with fine pleasant weather, Cleaned ship & exercised the guns. Confined Thos Sheppard & R. Hughes for leaving the ship.

Sunday 26th Aug. 1804
Winds & weather as yesterday. Sent part of ships company to church. Received order to sweep for the City of London's Anchor.

[The City of London had sailed for England on 13th August.]

Monday 27th Aug.
Ditto winds & weather. AM Punished Thos Sheppard & R. Hughes seamen with 6 lashes each for the crime mentioned on the 25th. People employed under the boatswain.

Tuesday 28th Aug.
Fresh breezes and fine weather. People & tradesmen usefully employed.

Wednesday 29th Aug.
Winds & weather as before. Cleaned ship otherwise under the boatswain. Some hands on board the Dover castle, to assist in getting her ready to sea.

Thursday 30th Aug.
Moderate breezes south easterly mostly fine weather. People under the boatswain. Some hands on board the Dover Castle.

Friday 31st Aug.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Employed under the boatswain. Tradesmen at their respective callings, some hands on board the Dover Castle.

Saturday 1st Sept. 1804.
Moderate breezes with strong puffs at times & mostly fair weather. Cleaned the lower deck & exercised the guns. Gunner grinding paint. Arrived the Cornwall whaler.

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Sunday 2nd Sept.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Sent part of the ships company to church. Received orders to sweep for the City of London's anchor.

Monday 3rd Sept.
Mostly strong breezes with fine weather. Some hands assisting the Dover Castle otherwise necessarily employed under the boatswain & gunner.

Tuesday 4th Sept.
Fresh breezes southerly with fair weather. Sailed the Lady Burgess & Dover Castle H.C. ships for Bengal.

Wednesday 5th Sept.
Ditto winds & weather. People employed blacking the yards, tarring the rigging &c. Gunner painting.

Thursday 6th Sept.
Moserate breezes variable with mostly fair weather. Some hands blacking the rigging, gunner painting the quartermaster deck otherwise employed as necessary.

Friday 7th Sept.
Moderate breezes with squalls at times. Gunner painting the quatermaster deck. People on sundry jobs under the boatswain.

Saturday 8th Sept.
Sitto winds and weather. Cleaned the lower deck, scrubbed hammocks &c. otherwise as most necessary.

Sunday 9th Sept.
Moderate breezes mostly fair weather. AM Performed divine service.

Monday 10th Sept.
Sight westerly winds with fair weather. People usefully employed under the boatswain &c. Bent sails, gunner painting the cabins.

Tuesday 11th Sept.
Fresh breezes from the westward. AM cleaned hawse at 9 weighed &c. shifted our birth abreast of James Valley moored as before in 17fms water. At daylight sailed the H.C.S. Lady Castlereagh, Preston and Europe also the Cornwall, & Ocean whalers. PM Arrived an American ship.

Wednesday 12th Sept.
Moderate breezes with drizley rain. Cleaned ship inside & out otherwise as necessary.

Thursday 13th Sept.
Ditto winds & weather. People employed under the boatswain. Gunner cleaning small arms.

Friday 14th Sept.
Light breezes mostly fair weather. Payed the ships company one months pay. Arrived an American brig.

Saturday 15th Sept.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned ship inside and out, exerciesd the guns.

Sunday 16th Sept.
Moderte breezes with fine weather. Sent part of ships company to church.

Monday 17th Sept.
Light breezes mostly fair weather. People variously employed under the boatswain. Sailed the American ship.

Tuesday 18th Sept.
Ditto winds & weather. People variously employed tradesmen at their respective callings.

Wednesday 19th Sept.
Moderate breezes with fine weather. Cleaned hoawser, cleaned ship inside & out.

Thursday 20th Sept.
Light breezes mostly fair weather. People under the boatswain &c. as necessary.

Friday 21st Sept.
Ditto winds & weather. People variously employed tradesmen as necessary.

Saturday 22nd Sept.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns. Changed 9 casks of American pork for 6 of Irish out of the H.C. stores.

Sunday 23rd Sept.
Light breeze & fine weather. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 24th Sept.
Moderate breezes & fair weather. Hoisted the provisions up out of the fore hold. Stacked our water, Got the butts up and cleared the limbers forward. Arrived the Active brig whaler at England AM American do [whaler] from Rhode Island.

Tuesday 25th Sept.
Fine breezes & fair weather. Stacked all our water & cleared the limbers. Received one boat load of water. Found several butts eat through both heads by the rats & quite empty.

Wednesday 26th Sept.
Ditto winds & weather. Received two boat loads of water otherwise variously employed.

Thursday 27th Sept.
Moderate breezes & fine weather. Stowed the provisions in the fore hold filled the casks up with pickle. Two sail past the Island under American colours, one a whaler sent her boat in for refreshments.

Friday 28th Sept.
Fresh breezes & fair weather. Hauled up the cables cleaned the limbers & paid them down again. Completed our water. PM Arrived an American ship.

Saturday 29th Sept.
Ditto winds and weather. Cleaned ship, cleared hawse otherwise as necessary. Arrived the Anna country ship from Bengal.

Sunday 30th Sept.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Sent part of the ships company to church. PM The H.C.E.S. Tigris from Madras sent her boat in, she hove too off Butter Milk Point for some time when she made sail. It blew so hard she could not fetch into the roads all night.

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Monday 1st Oct. 1804.
Fresh breezes with hard squalls & fine weather. People variously employed. PM Anchored very wide the Tigris but drifted off again. Sent officer with most of our crew to her assistance.

Tuesday 2nd Oct.
Strong SE winds with hazy weather. At day light the Tigris courses down to leeward working in for the roads. Sailed the American ship. NB This log contains only 12 hours.

Wednesday 3rd Oct.
Heavy squalls. Weighed the small 15-[?] & slipped for the best bower. Made sail. Fore top sail sheat broke twice from rope. At noon received orders to take on board refreshments for the Tigris and go down to leeward to her at ¼ before 4pm. Received my instructions, lost sight of the Tigris just before we slipped, it being very hazy. Strong breezes. At sunset James Valley 16w½W 9 ms. At 8 extremes of the Island at SWbS to S½E. AM At 2 saw a sail on our larboard beam showed two lights at the mizen peak which she answered with the same thought, she tacked after us. At day light saw nothing of her. Rope new top sail sheets. Distance 75 miles.

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At St Helena

Thursday 4th Oct.
Moderate breezes with squally and rain at times. PM At 4 the body of the Island SWbS 4 or 5 leagues. At sunset the extremes of the land at S½E to WSW about 4 leagues. AM At sunrise the eastern most extreme of the Island SbE. At 8 extremes at SbE½E to SWbS 4 or 5 leagues. At noon extremes at SSE½E to SSW 3 leagues. From noon till sunset working into the roads. At sunset anchored with the small bower run out a hawser to ye end of the best bower & moored ship as before. Found riding here the Tigris, Bengal Anna, Mornington & two American brigs. Note this log contains 36 hours.

Friday 5th Oct.
Moderate breezes with rain at times. Cleaned ship, some hands employed on board the Tigris. At midnight sailed the Tigris for England.

Saturday 6th Oct.
Moderate breezes & fair weather. People variously employed under the boatswain. Tradesmen as necessary.

Sunday 7th Oct.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 8th Oct.
Moderate breezes and fair weather. People variously employed under the boatswain. Received two leag--[?] to arrack & sundry other stores for the use of the ship.

Tuesday 9th Oct.
Ditto winds & weather. People employed as most useful under the boatswain, tradesmen at their respective callings.

Wednesday 10th Oct.
Light breeze south easterly & fair weather. Cleaned ship & otherwise as necessary. Carpenter making capstern bars, other tradesmen as useful. Condemned the old main top sail.

Thursday 11th Oct.
Moderate breezes south easterly & fair weather. People under the boatswain. Working up junk, tradesmen as necessary.

Friday 12th Oct.
Ditto winds & weather. People making points & gasketts &c.

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Saturday 13th Oct.
Fresh breezes south easterly & fair weather. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns.

Sunday 14th Oct.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent part of the hips company to church. Payed the ships company one months pay. PM Sailed for England the Anna & Mornington country ships.

Monday 15th Oct.
Moderate winds & fair weather. People variously employed under the boatswain &c.

Tuesday 16th Oct.
Ditto winds & weather. Employed as yesterday.

Wednesday 17th Oct.
Winds & weather as yesterday. Washed the lower deck. AM Arrived an Hambro [meaning not understood] ship from Po Penang. Sailed two American brigs. fired three shot to bring one of them too, The breeching bolts drew out of the timbers on the quarter deck & the stern chaser upset the carriages were damaged.

Thursday 18th Oct.
Fresh breezes mostly fine weather. AM Arrived H.C.E.S. Princess Mary. People variously employed, carpenter mending the bulwarks.

Friday 19th Oct.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People working up junk, carpenter as yesterday & repairing the gun carriages.

Saturday 20th Oct.
Fresh breezes & fair weather. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns, carpenter as yesterday.

Sunday 21st Oct.
Ditto winds & weather. Sent part of the ships company to church. AM Sailed the Hambro ship. PM Arrived the Maria country ship last from Po Penang.

Monday 22nd Oct.
Fresh breezes mostly fair weather. People employed under the boatswain working up junk. Carpenter repairing the gun carriages. AM Arrived an American whaler from Delagoa Bay [Mozambique].

Tuesday 23rd Oct.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People under the boatswain as necessary. Carpenter as before.

Wednesday 24th Oct.
Moderate breezes mostly fair. Cleaned the lower deck otherwise as necessary.

Thursday 25th Oct.
Light breezes and fine weatheer. People employed making points, gasketts &c. &c. At 5 PM Fired a Royal Salute.

Friday 26th Oct.
Moderate breezes & fine weather. People as yesterday.

Saturday 27th Oct.
Light windy variable at times with fair weather. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns. AM Sailed the American whaler.

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Sunday 28th Oct. 1804
Light breezes & fine weather. Sent part of the ships company to church.

Monday 29th Oct.
Light westerly winds with fair weather. People under the boatswain working up junk. Found a cask of American flour eat out by the rats about 20lbs.

Tuesday 30th Oct.
Winds & weather as yesterday. People making points gasketts &c. &c.

Wednesday 31st Oct.
Moderate breezes mostly fine weather. Cleaned the lower deck & exercised the guns.

Thursday 1st Nov. 1804.
SE winds with strong puffs at times & mostly fair weather. People working up junk.

Friday 2nd Nov.
Strong breezes throughout with drizzling rain at times. Held a court of enquiry on the conduct of Captain Grieves of the H.C.E.S. Princess Mary to his Surgeon. Examined the witnesses &c. & remitted the proceedings to the Government.

[There was clearly a problem here between Captain Grieve and his surgeon. Captain Andrew Grieve, born 1761. commanded the Priness Mary 1800/1 & 1802/3; without looking at the journals of the Princess Mary for this particular voyage it is not possible to ascertain the name of the Surgeon concerned.]

Saturday 3rd Nov.
Moderate breezes south easterly with drizzling rain. Cleaned ship, exercised the guns.

Sunday 4th Nov.
Moderate breezes easterly. Three ships in sight approaching the Island. Cleaned for action & got springs on the cables &c. PM Anchored here the H.C. ships Elphinstone & Essex, and the H.C.E.S. Ann from Bombay. Cast off the springs.

Monday 5th Nov.
Moderate breezes south easterly & fine weather. People variously making points &c. Carpenter & mate [carpenter's mate] employed on board H.C. ship Elphinstone.

Tuesday 6th Nov.
Moderate breezes & fine weather. Got the flour up out of the hold & stowed it in the lazare ho [lazaretto hold] found too more casks entirely eat out by the rats. People mostly under the boatswain.

Wednesday 7th Nov.
Winds & weather as days past. AM loosed sails to air, cleaned the lower deck & exercised the guns.

Thursday 8th Nov.
Fine breezes and fair weather. Sailed for England H.C.E. Elphinstone, Princess Mary & Maria country ship. Employed under the boatswain.

Friday 9th Nov.
Moderate breezes and fine weather. People employed making points & gasketts &c. PM Arrived an American ship from Batavia.

Saturday 10th Nov.
Ditto winds & weather. Cleaned ship & exercised the guns.

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Sunday 11th Nov.
Winds & weather as per days past. Sent part of the ships company to church. PM Confined in irons Thos Sheppard seaman for insolence to Mr Harrington 2nd officer.

Monday 12th Nov.
Mostly light breezes throughout with fair weather. People employed making rope bands &c.

Tuesday 13th Nov.
Light airs & calms throughout with fair weather. AM Held a survey on the flour casks found the rats had destroyed 558lbs. People working up junk. Punished Thos Sheppard seaman with two dozen lashes at the gangway for insolence to the 2nd officer on the 11th inst. PM sailed an American.

Wednesday 14th Nov.
Strong winds & fine weather. AM Received orders to sail on a cruise; weighed the small bower & after having weighed the best bower out of the ground, it brought us up again & we sidled so near the Essex as to get foul but did no particular damaged finding we could not weigh it with assistance from both ship veered away & slipped supposing that the Elphinstone had overlaid us with her stern cable. NB This log contains only 12 hours.

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[Start of Sea Log]

Thursday 15th Nov.
C&D ----. At ½ past 1 PM Slipped with moderate breezes at SE. At 3 the body of the Island SEBS about 7 miles, At 6pm the extremes from ESE to SbE distance about 6 leagues. AM At day light saw a strange sail bearing NWbW standing to the NW distance about 5 or 6 miles, At 7 she was out of sight. At 8 the body of the Island SE distance 9 or 10 leagues. At noon the Island SSE. Distance 100 miles.

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On a cruise

Friday 16th Nov.
C&D ----- Mostly fresh breezes throughout with hazy weather. At midnight saw the land bearing SE. AM At daylight the body of the Island SW about 7 leagues. At 8 SbE½ distance about 5 leagues. At 11 carried away the fore top gallant backstay & the after mizen shroud starboard side (sun rope). At noon the extremes from SbE to SE distance off shore 3 or 4 leagues.

Saturday 17th Nov.
Modorate breezes mostly hazy weather with a swell from the SE. At 4 PM saw 2 boats drifting to leeward. Lowered down the jolly boat & picked them up, found them to be our own, that has broke from there moorings the night before in the roads. At sunset the body of the Island SSE½E 3 or 4 leagues. AM At day light the extremes of the land at SSE to SSW 2 or 3 leagues. At 1 PM came to an anchor in 18 fms water. Steadied the ship with a kedge from riding here. H.C.S. Elphinstone, Essex, Woodford, Hugh Inglis & Ann extra. PM Arrived H.C.E.S. Glory from Madras with her colours half mast in consequence of the death of her commander the previous day. NB This log contains 36 hours.

[End of Sea Log]

[Start of Harbour Log]

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Sunday 18th Nov.
Mostly moderate breezes & fair weather. Sent part of the ships company to church. At noon a boat with an officer attended the funeral of Captain Perry late of the H.C.E ship Glory on shore.

[Captain John Perry (born 1772) as stated above and in in Farrington, died 17th November 1804. He was the ist mate and had only recently assumed the position because of the death of the Glory's commander Captain Thomas Rumbold Taylor (born 1776) who had died on 4th March 1804. Captain Perry was buried on land 19th November 1804.]

Monday 19th Nov.
Ditto winds & weather. Hauled taught the gammoning of the bowsprit, set the bobstays up, stayed the masts & preset the rigging up fore & aft. Carpenter repainting the boats gunner, cleaning small arms. Payed one months pay.

Tuesday 20th Nov.

TO CONTINUE

[The End]


The Ledger & Pay 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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