Extracted from original records

HCS "Abercrombie Robinson" 1828-29 - List of Crew, Soldiers & Passengers

Ship's Company [Crew] on board the Hon. [East-India] Company's Ship ABERCROMBIE ROBINSON Extracted by TCTS from original Journal held at the British Library - Shelfmark/reference: IOR/L/MAR/B/71B  
[Dated] 16th February 1828 [prior to sailing from England]    
           
No. Christian Name(s) Surname  "Station" [i.e. Rank] "Casualties" [Transcriber's Extra Notes]  
1 John Innes Esqre  Commander      
2 James S. Biles Chief Mate      
3 George Frampton Second Mate      
4 Henry B. Shepherd Third Mate    
5 Walker Pitcairn Fourth Mate      
6 Horatio N. Parkinson Fifth Mate       
7 J. P.  Budd Sixth Mate      
8 William Hitchcock Surgeon      
9 William Dallas Purser      
10 Michl  [Michael]  Spinks Boatswain   [Struck down with cholera and "suffered severely"- on sick list for four days between 30th August & 2nd Sept 1828) - but recovered and is mentioned in log doing his duty on 10th Sept.]  
11 John Jones Gunner Died at Bombay 8th July 1828    
12 Alexander Cameron Master at Arms      
13 Benjamin Swap Carpenter      
14 William Coles Midshipman      
15 Thomas P. Townsend Midshipman      
16 Henry Edinborough Midshipman Left at St Helena for the recovery of his health - the 23rd Feb'y 1829    
17 William Fairlie Carnegy  Midshipman      
18 Henry Tho's[Thomas] Gott Midshipman      
19 Geo[rge] Lingwood  Seaman Supernumerary(?) Midshipman      
20 Jno [John] Simpson Supernumerary(?) Midshipman      
21 David Young Surgeon's Mate      
22 William Budd Caulker      
23 Richard Bronnikin(?) Cooper Died at Sea 7th February 1829    
24 William Simpkins Captain's Cook      
25 John Marcilano Ship's Cook      
26 James Keeble Sailmaker      
27 Robert Halpen  Armourer Died at Sea 12th February 1829 [Confined in irons 22nd Oct 1828 for "refusing to come on deck when sent for, and making a resistance when forced on deck". Released from confinement two days later (not flogged).  
28 George Paterson Boatswain's Mate   [George Paterson applied for relief from EIC on 13th June 1832 due to a "hurt" - he was in his early sixties at this point. He received £8 on the 'Poplar Fund' for one year.  His pension was renewed same date the following year (1833). He had served three complete voyages and part of a fourth in the EIC service between 1822 and 1831.]
29 George Thomas Boatswain's Mate      
30 Jno [John] Brabant Boatswain's Mate Died at Sea 16th August 1828    
31 Joseph Machin Gunner's Mate  Appointed Gunner 9th July 1828 - and Died at Sea 17th Aug't 1828    
32 Philip Cross Gunner's Mate  Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
33 James Brown Gunner's Mate  Died at Bombay 14th July 1828 [Confined in irons for insolence to the Boatswain on 11th March 1828. Found guilty by 'court of inquiry' next day and sentenced him to three dozen lashes. Sentence was commuted to a public reprimand in presence of the ship's company.]
34 James Horn Cooper's Mate Died at Sea 13th August 1828    
35 Fredk [Frederick] Cripps Carpenter's 1st Mate Died at Sea 19th August 1828    
36 John Doeg Carpenter's 2nd Mate Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
37 John Bishop Caulker's Mate    Put in Confinement (with his four shipmates) on 23rd Feb 1829 (at St Helena). Tried by 'court of inquiry' the following day and found guilty of the charges “exhibited them” by the Second Mate – "a positive refusal to perform their duty when ordered by the 2nd Mate, then commanding officer on board". Court of Inquiry sentenced him to receive three dozen lashes. Punished on 25th Feb with one dozen lashes (at the gangway in the usual manner).  
38 Reuben Merrit Butcher      
39 David Smith Baker      
40 William Chalk Poulterer Died at Sea 16th August 1828 [Court of Inquiry held on 15th July into charges of drunkenness & disobedience- found guilty & sentenced him to 24 lashes.]  
41 William Gardener Captain's Servant      
42 William Taylor Captain's Servant      
43 James James Chief Mate's Servant Rated at Gravesend 18th Feb'y 1828 to Ordy [Ordinary] Seaman    
44 W.T. Aspenwell Second Mate's Servant      
45 George Hall Surgeon's Servant      
46 John Plum Boatswain's Servant Discharged at Gravesend 18th Feb'y 1828    
47 Joseph Ellis Gunner's Servant Died at Bombay 9th August 1828    
48 Thos [Thomas] Blunderfield [Jnr.] Carpenter's Servant Died at Bombay 9th August 1829    
49 Henry Crofter Captain's Steward      
50 Thos [Thomas] Blunderfield [Snr.] Ship's Steward Died at Sea 12th February 1829    
51 Thos [Thomas] Millisent Quarter Master      
52 John Baker Quarter Master Disrated to rank of Seaman 10th Nov'r 1828 - & reinstated 3rd March [3rd April in journal] 1829 [Confined in irons on 7th Nov 1828 for 'insolence to the 6th Mate'; a 'court of inquiry' three days later found him guilty and disrated him to Seaman. He was reinstated to the rank of Quarter Master some months later and journal states that he would receive pay due to the higher rank for the voyage.]  
53 Henry Manson Quarter Master      
54 John Jones Quarter Master Died at Sea 17th August 1828    
55 William Johnson Quarter Master Died at Sea 19th August 1828    
56 William Paterson Quarter Master      
57 William Blake Quarter Master Disrated to Seaman 23rd November 1828 [following attempt at desertion] - and Died at Sea 21st January 1829. [An inquiry on 4th November discovered that he had taken the punt and run. He was brought back to the ship in a 'China Boat' on Nov 21st and then confined in irons. On Nov 23rd he was disrated from the rank of Quarter Master to Seaman.]  
58 George Dawson Quarter Master      
59 William Day Quarter Master      
60 Henry Lysaught Quarter Master      
61 Frederick Beames [Able] Seaman      
62 Thomas  Dewbattle [Able] Seaman Died at Bombay 29th July 1828    
63 Richard Wright [Able] Seaman      
64 Henrick Warbeck [Able] Seaman Departed this Life at Bombay 15th July 1828    
65 Wm [William] Chapman [Able] Seaman Appointed Gunner's Mate 10th July 1828 & Gunner 13th November 1828    
66 John Benton [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
67 William Noble [Able] Seaman   [Put in Confinement (with his four shipmates) on 23rd Feb 1829 (at St Helena). Tried by 'court of inquiry' the following day and found guilty of the charges “exhibited them” by the Second Mate – "a positive refusal to perform their duty when ordered by the 2nd Mate, then commanding officer on board" - sentenced him to receive four dozen lashes. Punished on 25th Feb with two dozen lashes (at the gangway in the usual manner).]  
68 John Murray [Able] Seaman   [Confined in irons for 'Disrespectful language to the Chief Mate" on 26th August 1828. Tried by 'court of inquiry' two days later and sentenced to receive 36 lashes. Punished with two dozen.]  
69 James Carron [Able] Seaman Fell over board and drowned 10th August 1828    
70 Peter Johnson [Able] Seaman      
71 William Davis [Able] Seaman      
72 William Bolton [Able] Seaman      
73 James Baxter [Able] Seaman      
74 William Nelson [Able] Seaman      
75 James Carvel [Able] Seaman      
76 John Husk [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
77 John Wilkins [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 16th August 1828    
78 William Page [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 13th August 1828    
79 William Driver [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 28th March 1829    
80 George Carr [Able] Seaman   Confined in irons for "unwillingness to do his duty" on 7th March 1829. Court of inquiry found him guilty same day; sentenced him to receive two dozen, but punished him with one dozen lashes.  
81 James Wells [Able] Seaman Died at Whampoa 17th November 1828    
82 William Anson [Able] Seaman      
83 William Sadler [Able] Seaman Died at Bombay 25th July 1828    
84 William Riley [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 21st August 1828    
85 Samuel Cranston [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
86 John Ellis [Able] Seaman      
87 William Williams [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 14th March 1828 [sic: 1829]    
88 James Spriggs [Able] Seaman      
89 George Williams [Able] Seaman      
90 Thomas Griffiths [Able] Seaman Appointed Carpenter's First Mate 26th Oct'r 1828   
91 William Scott [Able] Seaman Run from the Ship at Bombay 24th June 1828    
92 Andrew King [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 17th February 1829 [Found guilty of 'disobedience of orders' on 17th Oct 1828 and punished with a caning on the back (no. of strokes not recorded). Five days later, he was again confined for 'indecent conduct'. Unclear if he was ever released before his death.]   
93 John Seath [Able] Seaman      
94 John  Clarke [Able] Seaman      
95 John Davis [Able] Seaman      
96 John Blackwell [Able] Seaman Fell over Board and Drowned 21st April 1828    
97 Robert Cameron [Able] Seaman Given up at Bombay as a Deserter from His Majesty's Service, 14th July 1828 [Confined in irons 16th May charged with insulting and striking the Boatswain. Next day 'court of inquiry' found him guilty and sentenced him to 36 lashes; punished him with two [dozen?] lashes. He was later handed over to authorities at Bombay.]  
98 Joseph King [Able] Seaman Died at Bombay 12th July 1828    
99 Joseph Knight [Able] Seaman      
100 William Pringle [Able] Seaman   [Charged with 'insolence to 4th Officer' on 31st March 1829. Court of inquiry found him guilty as charged, but “given the circumstances of the case, sentenced him to be reprimanded”.]  
101 George Peel [Able] Seaman      
102 James Grey [Able] Seaman   [Confined on the Poop charged with 'Tearing the Main Top-sail" on 3rd June 1828; 'court of inquiry' found the sail had been accidentally torn – but cautioned him as to his future performance of duty, in the presence of the ship's company. Later in voyage, Grey put in Confinement (with his four shipmates) on 23rd Feb 1829 (at St Helena). Tried by 'court of inquiry' the following day and found guilty of the charges “exhibited them” by the Second Mate – "a positive refusal to perform their duty when ordered by the 2nd Mate, then commanding officer on board" - sentenced him to receive four dozen lashes. Grey once again escaped with only a severe reprimand respecting his future conduct & behaviour.]  
103 John Bennett [Able] Seaman      
104 Peter Smith [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 4th February 1829    
105 James Parker [Able] Seaman      
106 John  George [Able] Seaman      
107 John McPherson [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 31st January 1829    
108 George Ellis [Able] Seaman      
109 William Smith [Able] Seaman      
110 Charles  Disney [Able] Seaman      
111 George Lewis [Able] Seaman Disrated to the rank of Ordinary Seaman 17th April 1828.  Reason for Disrating him not given.  
112 William Gilbert [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 16th February 1829    
113 John Beckman [Able] Seaman      
114 George Michael [Able] Seaman Died at Whampoa 23rd October 1828    
115 William Derbyshire [Able] Seaman      
116 Thomas Brown [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
117 Thomas Davison [Able] Seaman Died at Sea 16th August 1828    
118 Peter Gregson [Able] Seaman Fell over board and Drowned 15th April 1828.    
119 Francis Anthony [Able] Seaman      
120 Benjamin Farnham [Able] Seaman      
121 Robert Fielding Ordinary Seaman      
122 Edward Hursey(?) Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
123 William Culling Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 18th August 1828    
124 John Halliday Ordinary Seaman      
125 Joseph Royce Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 16th February 1829    
126 William Ellis Ordinary Seaman Fell over board and Drowned 15th May 1828    
127 George West Ordinary Seaman      
128 William Wallis Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 14th August 1828    
129 Edward Allen Ordinary Seaman Appointed Ship's Steward 13th Feb'y 1829    
130 William Thompson Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 14th August 1828    
131 Thomas Read Ordinary Seaman      
132 William Read Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 18th August 1828    
133 Thomas Quinlan Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 14th August 1828    
134 James Lockyer Ordinary Seaman      
135 William Parvers(?) Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 15th August 1828    
136 William Smith Ordinary Seaman Discharged at Gravesend 18th Feb'y 1828    
137 Peter Anderson Ordinary Seaman      
138 William Grist Ordinary Seaman      
139 Edward Blackey Ordinary Seaman      
140 James Jukes Ordinary Seaman Died at Sea 1st September 1828    
141 James Cobb Ordinary Seaman      
142 John Tulley Boy Appointed Landsman 2nd December 1828    
143 William Moran Apprentice Appointed Landsman 2nd December 1828    
144 Hugh Fleming Roche Apprentice Appointed Landsman 2nd December 1828    
145 William Pool [Able] Seaman Shipped at Bombay 27th June 1828    
146 John Scott [Able] Seaman Shipped at Bombay 29th July 1828 "Impressed at Bombay" [press-ganged]  
147 James Morgan [Able] Seaman Shipped at Bombay 29th July 1828. Appointed Carpenter's 2nd Mate 26 Sept'r 1828 "Impressed at Bombay" [press-ganged]  
148 Arth. [Arthur] Richardson [Able] Seaman Shipped at Bombay 29th July 1828. Died at Sea 16th February 1829 "Impressed at Bombay" [press-ganged]  
149 Michael Blake [Able] Seaman Shipped at Bombay 29th July 1828. Died at Sea 6th February 1829 "Impressed at Bombay" [press-ganged]  
150 John Brown [Able] Seaman Shipped at Bombay 29th July 1828. Died at Sea 15th August 1828 "Impressed at Bombay" [press-ganged]  
151 David McDonald [Able] Seaman Shipped at Bombay 29th July 1828 "Impressed at Bombay" [press-ganged]. Confined in irons for 'disobedience to the 5th Mate on 20th January 1829. Found guilty by 'court of inquiry' & sentenced to two dozen; punished whim ith three lashes & cautioned him as to future behaviour.  
152 John Stockley [Able] Seaman Shipped at Singapore[??] 10th Sept'r 1828 [Put in Confinement (with his four shipmates) on 23rd Feb 1829 (at St Helena). Tried by 'court of inquiry' the following day and found guilty of the charges “exhibited them” by the Second Mate – "a positive refusal to perform their duty when ordered by the 2nd Mate, then commanding officer on board" - sentenced him to receive four dozen lashes. Punished on 25th Feb 1829 with one dozen lashes (at the gangway in the usual manner).]]
153 Charles  Jones [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 9th Novr 1828 & Died at Sea 16th February 1829 Received from the HC Ship "William Fairlie". [Confined in irons 4th Jan 1829 charged with "insolence & collaring the Boatswain". Found guilty next day by 'court of inquiry'. Sentenced him to a public reprimand and cautioned him as to his future conduct.]  
154 William Fraser [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 9th Nov'r 1828 Received from the HC Ship "William Fairlie". Put in Confinement (with his four shipmates) on 23rd Feb 1829 (at St Helena). Tried by 'court of inquiry' the following day and found guilty of the charges “exhibited them” by the Second Mate – "a positive refusal to perform their duty when ordered by the 2nd Mate, then commanding officer on board" - sentenced him to receive three dozen lashes. Fraser escaped with only a severe reprimand respecting his future conduct and behaviour.  
155 Michl  [Michael]  Wood [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 9th Nov'r 1828 Received from the HC Ship "William Fairlie"  
156 Edward Revell [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 9th Nov'r 1828 Received from the HC Ship "William Fairlie"  
157 Samuel Pritchard [Able] Seaman Shipped at China [Lintin] 14th Nov'r 1828.  "From Lintin"  
158 William Thomas Ordiny [Ordinary] Seaman Shipped at China 18th Nov'r 1828. Died at Sea 16th February 1829 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen"  
159 William Robinson [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 18th Nov'r 1828. Died at Sea 31st January 1829 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen". Confined in irons for "Insolence & disobedience of orders to Chief Mate" on 24th January 1829. He was found guilty by 'court of inquiry' same day, which sentenced him to receive four dozen lashes(!), and punished with two [dozen?] lashes at the Gangway. (This poor man was obviously ill at the time & died one week later.)  
160 John Brown [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 18th Nov'r 1828 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen"  
161 Henry Dean Ordy [Ordinary] Seaman Shipped at China 18th Nov'r 1828 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen"  
162 Richard Knight [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 20th Nov'r 1828 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen"  
163 Frederick Devenport Landsman Shipped at China 20th Nov'r 1828 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen"  
164 William Beach Landsman Shipped at China 20th Nov'r 1828 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen"  
165 William Snead Landsman Shipped at China 20th Nov'r 1828 Received as Volunteer from HC Ship "Macqueen"  
166 Thomas Clerke [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 22nd Nov'r 1828 Volunteer from [HC] Ship "Sir David Scott"  
167 John Cook [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 22nd Nov'r 1828 Volunteer from [HC] Ship "Sir David Scott"  
168 George Lowe [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 22nd Nov'r 1828. Died at Sea 21st Dec'r 1828 Volunteer from [HC] Ship "Sir David Scott"  
169 Abrahm [Abraham] Thompson [Able] Seaman Shipped at China 22nd Nov'r 1828 Volunteer from [HC] Ship "Sir David Scott"  
170 William Tyler Ordy [Ordinary] Seaman Shipped at China 1st Dec'r 1828 Volunteer from HC Ship "General Harris"  
171 John Bodington Ordy [Ordinary] Seaman Shipped at China 1st Dec'r 1828 Volunteer from HC Ship "General Harris"  
172 John Fisher Ordy [Ordinary] Seaman Shipped at China 1st Dec'r 1828 Volunteer from HC Ship "General Harris"  
173 John Garnham Ordy [Ordinary] Seaman Shipped at China 1st Dec'r 1828 Volunteer from HC Ship "General Harris"  
174 Philip Hawkins [Able] Seaman Shipped at St Helena 23rd February 1829    
[No. 174 is the last entry in the crew list]           
             
           
 
 
             
             
List of Honorable Company's Recruits [Soldiers] on Board Honorable [sic] Company's Ship "Abercrombie Robinson" for Bombay - [dated] 14th February 1828 
No. Christian Name(s) Surname  "Stations" "Casualties" [Page 9]  
  INFANTRY [OFFICERS]        
1 Charles Borman Actg [Acting] Senr. [Senior] Sergt.  Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
2 William Karr Actg [Acting] Qr. [Quarter] Mr. [Master] Sergt.  Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
  ARTILLERY         
3 William Neagle [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
4 Dens [Dennis] Ryan [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
5 Patk [Patrick] Byrne [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
6 Patk [Patrick] Beckett [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
7 Fredk [Frederick] Crabb [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
8 John Assam [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
  INFANTRY         
9 William Tunstall [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
10 William Fitzgibbon [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828. [Confined on the Poop on 27th April 1828 for insolence to the Boatswain. Found guilty by 'court of inquiry' which sentenced him to receive two dozen lashes; punished next day with one dozen lashes. On 6th May, he was confined in irons this time charged with theft. Found guilty by 'court of inquiry' next day; punishment with full sentence of 24 lashes, and cautioned him as to his future conduct.]  
11 James Gamble [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
12 John Stevenson [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
13 Henry Brindle [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
14 James Ryan [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
15 John Connor [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
16 Patk [Patrick] Mansell [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828. [Confined in irons on a charge of stabbing Wm. Karr, QM Sergt, on 11th April. Found guilty next day and sentenced by 'court of inquiry' to three dozen lashes; punished him with one dozen at the Gangway.]
17 Edwd [Edward] Murphy [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
18 Michl  [Michael]  Allen [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
19 John Callaghan [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
20 Michl  [Michael]  Weldin [Not specified] Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828. [Confined in irons charged with theft on 6th May. Found guilty by 'court of inquiry' next day; punishment commuted from 24 to six lashes, and cautioned him as to his future conduct.]  
[No. 20 is the last Recruit]           
             
             

List of Passengers for Bombay - received on board at Gravesend, 18th February 1828 

[Page 10]  
No. Christian Name(s) Surname  "Description" When and where landed    
1 Mrs Agnes Henderson Proceeding to Bombay with her husband Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
2 Mrs Myra  Fenwick Proceeding to Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
3 Miss Emma Wilson Proceeding to Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
4 Miss Margaret Home Proceeding to Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
5 Miss Sarah Home Proceeding to Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
6 James Farish Civil Servant proceeding to Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
7 Alexander  Henderson Surgeon on Bombay Establishment Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
8 Henry Liddle Proceeding to Bombay as a Writer Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
9 Henry Thomas  Chatterton Proceeding to Bombay as a Assistant Surgeon Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
10 Lieut. John Liddle 23rd Native Infantry Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
11 John Charles Hartley Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
12 Keith Jopp/Jupp Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
13 William Sidney Hodgson Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Died at Sea 25th May 1828. Presume died of a "natural" cause - log states he "departed this life". His body was committed to the deep the following morning.
14 Arthur Henry Williams Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
15 William Kirkpatrick Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
16 Arthur Prescott Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
17 William G. Wheatley Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
18 Edgar Duff Jones Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
19 Robert H. Wardell Cadet proceeding to  Bombay Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
20 William John  Garrett Volunteer for Bombay Pilot Service Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
21 Robert  Waller Volunteer for Bombay Pilot Service Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
22 Alfred Offer Volunteer for Bombay Pilot Service Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
23 John  Bird Volunteer for Bombay Pilot Service Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
24 Sidney Hampden Buckler Volunteer for Bombay Pilot Service Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
25 Charles Francis Warden Volunteer for Bombay Marine Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
26 Thomas William Pilcher/Pitcher Volunteer for Bombay Marine Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
27 Henry B. Mullett/Mallett Proceeding to Bombay as a Free Mariner Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
28 James Barron Proceeding to Bombay to reside there as a Chronometer Maker Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
29 Ann Russell A Female European Servant to Mrs Fenwick Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
30 Betsey Casemen/Casemere A Female Native Servant to Mrs Fenwick Landed at Bombay 5th June 1828.    
[No. 30 is the last Passenger on the list from England]         
             
             
Passenger[s] for China - received on board at Bombay 10th August 1828  [Page 11]  
No. Christian Name(s) Surname  "Description" When and where landed    
1 John R.  Reid, Esqr Proceeding to China Landed in China 23rd Sept'r 1828.    
[END]            
             
Passenger[s] for England - received at China 10th December 1828  [Page 11 ctd]  
No. Christian Name(s) Surname  "Description" When and where landed    
1 John R.  Reid, Esqr Proceeding to England Landed in England 11th April 1829    
[END]            
             
             
"I do declare upon honor [sic] that the foregoing are true and correct lists of Ships Company, Troops and Passengers to the best of my knowledge and belief."  
    [Signed] John Innes, Commander      
             
Witness G Bryant          
             
[END]    

Transcription The Original Journal of the Voyage

Journal of the Hon. East India Company’s Ship ABERCROMBIE ROBINSON

kept by Captain John Innes, covering the ship’s (2nd) voyage to Bombay and China,

3rd January 1828 – 19th May 1829


British Library Shelfmark: IOR/L/MAR/B/71B. Transcription © bosunslocker.info

Thursday 3rd January 1828 – E[ast] I[ndia] Export Dock [Blackwall, London]

At 10 AM [I] Boarded the Ship. Some hands belonging to the Dock Company employed levelling the Hold for Water Butts. Two Lumpers employed getting the Butts started & rolling them alongside. Officers on board: 1st & 3rd. Mr Workman, Surveyor, joined the Ship.

 

Friday 4th January 1828

S. Westerly winds and gloomy weather. Some hands employed in the Hold filling water. No Cargo alongside. Received 20 Chaldrons Coals. Six Lumpers employed landing the Butts. Draft of Water: Forward 14[ft] 5[in]; Aft 15[ft] 3[in]. Officers on board: 1st & 3rd.

 

Saturday 5th January 1828

Westerly winds with rain & Snow. Employed filling water, and overhauling the old running rigging. Draft of Water: Forward 15 feet 0[in.]; Aft 15[ft.] 0[in.].Officers on board: 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

Sunday 6th January 1828

“Not boarded.”

 

Monday 7th January 1828

S. Easterly winds and gloomy weather. Employed receiving Lead on account of the Honorable Company, and stowing it in the Fore Hold. Draft of Water: Forwd 16[ft.] 9[in.]; Aft 14[ft.] 9[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

Tuesday 8th January 1828

Easterly winds & cloudy weather. Employed receiving Shot on account of the Honorable Company in the After Hold, & stowing Water. Draft of Water: Forwd 17[ft.] 8[in.]; Aft 14[ft.] 11[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

Wednesday 9th January 1828

S. Easterly winds & fine weather. Employed receiving Shot in the After Hold, getting the Sheet and Larboard Bower [anchors] to the Bows, & taking in the Cordage for present reeving. Draft of Water: Forwd 18 feet; Aft 15[ft.] 6[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

Thursday 10th January 1828

Easterly winds & fine weather. Employed taking in the Raft, and [getting] the Starboard Bower [anchor] up. Draft of Water: Forwd 18[ft.] 4[in.]; Aft 16 feet [0 inches]. Officers on board: 1st & 3rd.

 

Friday 11th January 1828

Easterly winds with sleet and rain. Employed receiving the Provisions (Beef & Pork), taking in the New Cables, clapping on a Clench service 13 Fathoms from the Mast, and taking up the Starboard Waist Anchor. Draft of Water: Forwd 18[ft.] 2[in.]; Aft 16[ft.] 9[in.]. Officers on board: 1st & 3rd. Six Hands employed extra about the Cables.

 

Saturday 12th January 1828

Calm with heavy wet foggy weather throughout. Employed receiving the Ship’s Guns, bending the Cables, received also seven Casks Clay on account of the Honorable Company & Sundry Ship’s Stores.Draft of Water: F[orward] 18[ft.] 2[in.]; A[ft] 17[ft.] 4[in.]. Officers on board: 1st & 3rd.

Sunday 13th January 1828

“Not boarded.”

 

Monday 14th January 1828

Westerly winds and foggy weather. Employed filling water, receiving Bricks on account of the Honorable [sic] Company and Sundry Ship’s Stores. Draft of Water: F[orward]: 18[ft.] 9[in.]; A[ft]: 17[ft.] 3[in.]. 12 men all day [Editor: What is this sentence supposed to mean?]. Officers on board: 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

Tuesday 15th January 1828

Light winds from N. Eastd & cloudy weather. Employed receiving Stores & filling Water. No Company’s Cargo down for the Ship. Draft of Water: F[orward] 19[ft.] 0[in.]; A[ft] 17[ft.] 5[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 3rd & 4th. 10 Lumpers receiveing [sic] the Water Butts & Sundry Stores.

 

Wednesday 16th January 1828 – East India Export Dock

Easterly winds & thick weather. Employed receiving Sundry Ship’s Stores. Draft of Water: 19[ft.] 7[in.] Forwd; 17[ft.] 6[in.] Aft. Received 27 Fathoms Billet Wood. Officers on board: 1st, 3rd & 4th.

 

Thursday 17th January 1828 – moved into the Basin alongside the Engine House, Blackwall

S. East winds blowing fresh in the first part. At 11 AM, less wind. Cast off the Ship and hauled into the Basin alongside the Engine House. Draft of Water: F[orward] 19[ft.] 2[in.]; A[ft] 18[ft.] 2[in.].  Captain Innes and all the Officers attending the Ship. Lumpers on board: 20.

 

Friday 18th January 1828 – Sailing down River Thames to Northfleet Hope (Gravesend)

S. Westerly winds with rain in the first. At ½ past noon, hauled out of the Docks and was taken in tow by two Steam Boats. At 5 PM Anchored in Northfleet Hope with the best Bower abreast the Moorings. Reeved [does it mean veered?] away to 40 Fathoms. Captn Innes and all Officers on board. Draft [of] Water as yesterday.

 

Saturday 19th January 1828 – Moored at Northfleet Hope/Gravesend

S. Westerly winds and fine weather. At 11 AM the Thomas Coutts left her Moorings, when we hauled to them, and made fast with the Chain & Stream Cable. Officers on board: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th.

 

Sunday 20th January 1828

S. Westerly winds and fine weather. AM Washed decks & Pumped the Ship. Officers on board: 2nd, 3rd 4th & 5th.

 

Monday 21st January 1828

Light airs from S. Westward with fine weather. Employed about the Rigging & trimming the Cargo. Draft of Water: F[orward] 19[ft.] 6[in.]; A[ft] 17[ft.] 11[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th.

 

Tuesday 22nd January 1828

Westerly winds & fine weather. AM Set the Bobstays, Fore & Fore-Topmast Rigging up. Received 5 tons Iron on account of the Honorable [sic] Company. Otherwise employed hoisting water out of the After Hold. Draft of Water, F[orward]: 19[ft.] 4[in.]; A[ft]: 18[ft.] 3[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 4th & 5th.

 

Wednesday 23rd January 1828

Westerly winds & fine weather. AM Stayd the Main & Mizzen masts and set the Rigging up. Otherwise employed trimming the Shot from the After [Hold] into the Main Hold. Draft of Water, F[orward]: 19[ft.] 9[in.]; A[ft]: 17[ft.] 10[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 4th & 5th.

 

Thursday 24th January 1828

Westerly winds & hazy weather. AM Received 36 Casks Pitch and Tar on account of the Honorable [sic] Company. Otherwise employed about the Rigging & clearing the After Hold of Kentledge & Shot ready to take down Cargo. Draft of Water: 20[ft.] 6[in.] Forwd; 17[ft.] 6[in.] Aft. Officers on board: 1st, 4th & 5th.

 

Friday 25th January 1828

Westerly winds & fine weather. AM Employed receiving Honorable [sic] Company’s Cargo (Musketry) and Private Trade. Clearing the After Hold of Kentledge & about the rigging. Draft of Water: 20[ft.] 7[in.] Forwd; 17[ft] 7[in.] Aft. Officers on board: 2nd, 4th & 5th.

 

Saturday 26th January 1828

S. Westerly winds & fine weather. Employed receiving Victlg [i.e. Victualing?] Bill, Iron. Boatswain’s Gang about the Rigging. PM The 1st & 2nd Cutters came alongside. Draft of Water: Forwd 20[ft.] 6[in.]; Aft 17[ft.] 9[in.]. Officers on board: 2nd, 4th & 5th.

 

Sunday 27th January 1828

W.N.W. winds & fine weather. AM Washed the Upper Deck & Pumped the Ship out. Draft of Water: Forwd 20[ft.] 6[in.]; Aft 17[ft.] 9[in.]. Officers on board: 2nd, 4th & 5th.

 

Monday 28th January 1828

Westerly winds & hazy weather. Employed in the Hold and about the Rigging. PM Hoisted in the Launch. Draft of Water: Forwd 20[ft.] 7[in.]; Aft 17[ft.] 10[in.]. Officers on board: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th.

 

Tuesday 29th January 1828

Southerly winds & hazy weather in the first part. Employed receiving Honorable Company’s Cargo (Stationery) and Private Trade. Boatswain’s Gang about the Rigging. AM Captn Innes visited the Ship. The Honorable Company Ship [William] Fairlie passed down [the River, for the Nore?]. Draft of Water: Forwd 20[ft.] 6[in.]; Aft 18[ft.] 4[in.]. Officers on board: 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 6th.

 

Wednesday 30th January 1828

Southerly winds & hazy weather in the first part. Employed receiving Honorable Company’s Cargo (Provisions & Rasin [i.e. Raisins]), and Naval Stores. Boatsn about the Rigging. The H.C. Ship Macqueen passed down [the Thames, for the Nore?]. Draft of Water: Forwd 20[ft.] 6[in.]; Aft: 18[ft.] 11[in.]. Officers on board: 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 6th.

 

Thursday 31st January 1828

S. Westerly winds & cloudy weather with some rain in the latter part. Employed receiving Honorable Company’s Cargo & Private Trade (Beer). Boatswain’s Gang stowing the Booms. Draft of Water: 21[ft.] 2[in.] Forwd; 18[ft.] 10[in.] Aft. All Officers on board.

 

Friday 1st February 1828

Westerly winds & rain in the first part of the day, latterly fair. Employed receiving Beer on account of Captn Innes, Marine Stores on account of the Honorable Company. At 2 PM The H.C. Ship Thomas Coutts returned to the Moorings. At 3 PM The Lord Lowther passed down [the River Thames] for Gravesend. Draft Water: Forwd 21[ft.] 2[in.]; Aft 18[ft.] 11[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 6th.

 

Saturday 2nd February 1828

S. Westerly winds & fine weather. Employed receiving Naval Stores (Kentledge), V. [victualing?] Bill, Spirits, Ship’s Stores, Sails, &ca &ca. Draft Water: Forwd 21[ft.] 7[in.]; Aft 19[ft.] 3[in.]. Officers on board: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 6th.

 

Sunday 3rd February 1828

S. Westerly winds & fine weather. AM Washed the Upper Deck and Pumped the Ship out. PM Received the Cutter & Gig. Draft Water: Forwd 21 [ft] 7 [in]; Aft 19 [ft] 3 [in]. Officers on board: 2nd, 3rd & 6th. AM [again?! – should this be the following day?] The Honorable Company’s Ship Berwickshire left the Moorings.

 

Monday 4th February 1828

Westerly winds & rain during the night. AM Employed receiving Honble Company’s cargo, Naval Stores (Kentledge) and Ship’s Stores, Private Trade, &ca. AM Captain Innes visited the Ship & Mustered the people. Officers on board: 2nd, 3rd & 6th. Draft Water: Forwd 21[ft.] 9[in.]; Aft 19[ft.] 9[in.].

 

Tuesday 5th February 1828

S. Westerly winds & fine weather. Employed receiving Honorable Company’s cargo (Medicines) & various Ship’s Stores. All Officers on board. Draft Water: Forwd 21[ft.] 9[in.]; Aft 20[ft.] 3[in.].

 

Wednesday 6th February 1828

Light airs & fine weather throughout the day. Employed receivg Private Trade & Ship[’s] Stores. All Officers on board. Draft Water: F[orward] 22[ft.] 8[in.]; A[ft] 19[ft.] 9[in.].

 

Thursday 7th February 1828 – Moored at Northfleet Hope / “At Gravesend”

Light airs with some rain in the middle part. Employed receiving Cargo, King’s Naval Stores, & Military & Ship’s Stores. Draft Water: F[orward] 22[ft.]; A[ft] 20[ft.] 11[in.]. Boatsn Gang employed setting up the Topmast Rigging Fore & Aft. All Officers on board.

 

Friday 8th February 1828

Light Northerly winds & fine weather. Employed receiving Anchors & Bar Iron on account of the Honble Company, and Private Trade, & Stores. Boatswain reeving the running Rigging. Draft Water: F[orward] 22[ft.] 3[in.]; A[ft] 21[ft.] 3[in.]. All Officers on Board.

 

Saturday 9th February 1828

Northerly winds & cloudy weather. Employed receiving Private Trade, Beer & Stores on account of Captn Innes. Boatsn splicing & serving the new Cables. Draft Water: F[orward] 22[ft.] 8[in.]; A[ft]: 21[ft.] 8[in.]. All Officers on board.

 

Sunday 10th February 1828

N. Easterly winds & fine weather. AM Washed the Upper Deck & Pumped Ship. Officers all on board. Draft Water: F 22[ft.] 8[in.]; A 21[ft.] 8[in.].

 

Monday 11th February 1828

Easterly winds with much Snow during the day. Employed receiving Naval Stores for Bombay, Ship’s Wet Provisions, Grain &ca. Some hands under the Boatswain. Draft Water: Forwd 22[ft.] 9[in.]; Aft: 21[ft.] 11[in.]. All Officers on board.

 

Tuesday 12th February 1828

N. East winds & fine weather. Employed receiving Private Trade and Baggage, also King’s Naval Stores. Draft Water: Forwd 22[ft.] 10[in.]; Aft 22[ft.] 8[in.]. All Officers on board.

 

Wednesday 13th February 1828

N. East winds & fine weather. Employed receiving King’s Naval Stores, Private Trade & Passengers’ Baggage. PM Bent 3 Top Sails, Foresail, Jibb and Driver. Draft Water: F[orward] 23[ft.] 5[in.]; A[ft] 22[ft.] 10[in.]. All Officers on board.

 

Thursday 14th February 1828

Southerly winds with snow during the day. Employed receiving King’s Naval Stores, Private Trade, and Passengers’ Baggage & Ship’s Potatoes. Stayed the Fore Mast & set the Rigging up. At noon, Embarked a Detachment of the Honble Company’s Recruits. All Officers on Board.

 

Friday 15th February 1828

S. Westerly winds & fine weather. AM Stayed the Main Mast & set the Rigging up. Bent the Main Sail. Received a few Packages of Private Trade & Passengers’ Baggage; otherwise employed reeving running Rigging and preparing for Sea. All Officers on board. Draft Water: F 23[ft.] 11[in.]; A 22[ft.] 11[in.]. At 6 PM Captn Innes joined the Ship.

 

Saturday 16th February 1828

S. West winds & fine weather. AM Began paying the Ship. Employed taking in Passengers & their Baggage. PM Mr Culmer, Pilot, came on board & took charge of the Ship.

 

Sunday 17th February 1828 – Moored at Northfleet Hope/Gravesend

Light airs & fine weather. AM Crossed Top Gallant Yards; and otherwise employed preparing to take the Ship from the Moorings. Delivered 5 Tons Potatoes.

 

Monday 18th February 1828 – Anchored at the Nore

Southerly winds & hazy weather. At 10 AM The Soho and Magnet Steam Boats lashed alongside & took the Ship from the Moorings. At 3 PM Passed Lee Middle, least water 6 fathoms. At 5 PM Brought up on the Warp in 8½ fathoms. Nore Light, W ½ W [sic]. Veered to 60 fathms on the Chain. Paid the last of the Crew.

 

Tuesday 19th February 1828 – Anchored in the Downs

Light Westerly winds & fine weather. At 10 AM Weighed and was taken in Tow by the Steam Boats, at 2 PM Crossed the Flats. At 6 PM Passed the North Foreland, and at 8 PM Anchored in the Downs in 10 Fathomswith the best Bower, veered away 100 Fathms Chain. Bearings: South Foreland Light, SW ½ W; Gull Light, NE by E. At 8 PM The Purser joined the Ship with the Company’s Dispatches.

 

Wednesday 20th February 1828 – Anchored in the Downs

S.S.W winds & fine weather. At 8 AM The Company’s Agent came off and mustered the Ship’s Company. People employed under the Boatswain preparing for Sea. PM Took in third reef of the Top Sails & reefed the Courses.

 

Thursday 21st February 1828 – Working out of the Downs

S.S. East winds & fine weather. At 10 AM Weighed & worked out of the Downs. The Company’s Surveyor left the Ship. At noon, rounded the South Foreland. Water on board: 59,292 Gallons. “This Log contains remarks of 12 Hours, and ends at Noon to commence Sea Log.”

 

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Brilliant account; brilliantly researched.
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