Ship's Journal 1824-26, voyage to Bencoolen & China

A stern and port-side view of the East Indiaman Repulse, depicted here in the E.I. Docks in 1839, some years after she had been sold by the East India Company to private shipowners. Owned by Messrs Tomlin & Man, she was still operating on the England-India/China tea voyage until broken up, c1845.

Journal of the Hon. East India Company’s Ship Repulse 

on her 3rd voyage from England to St Helena, Bencoolen & China [via Penang, Malacca & Singapore], and back [via St Helena] to London, covering 23rdNovember 1824 to 5thApril 1826.

 

Original Journal kept by Captain John Paterson. British Library Shelfmark: IOR/L/MAR/B/51C

Abridged Transcript © bosunslocker.info / Thomas C.T. Spinks

 

[Transcriber note: Original Spelling – often abbreviated! – has in most cases been retained. Bearings to places mentioned are particularly prone to spelling errors/variants, and may not go by the same names today!  Entries within brackets indicate either words entered by me to aid understanding, or that data came from the ‘hour-by-hour log’, in the margin, and is difficult to interpret. Some details recorded in the original such as speed in knots, wind direction, course, tacking/wearing and other navigational data e.g. “variation per Azimuth” have deliberately NOT been transcribed. There is no guarantee of comprehensiveness or 100% accuracy!]

 

H.C. Ship Repulse – East India Docks [Blackwall, London]

 

Tuesday 23rdNovember 1824 [First day of “Harbour log”]

Strong Breeze Southerly with unsettled weather. At noon, came onboard MrDixon H.C.’s Inspector and boarded the Ship, & left MrWorkman, Surveyor.Empdclearing the Limbers and levelling the Kentledge. Draft of Water: Forwd13[ft.] 7[in.], Aft 14[ft.] 10[in.]. Officers onboard: 1st& 4th.

 

Wednesday 24thNovember 1824 

Moderate breeze Soy[Southerly] with unsettled weather. Empdin the Hold and about the Rigging. Officers [onboard]: 1st& 4th.

 

Thursday 25thNovember 1824 

Pleasant breeze SW[esterl]y & fine Weather. Empdas Yesterday. Swayed the Lower Yards up. Officers [attending]: 1st& 4th.

 

Friday 26thNovember 1824 

Dowinds & weather. Empdas Yesterday. Received the Ship’s Coals. Officers: 1st& 3rd.

 

Saturday 27thNovember 1824 

Fine breeze East[erl]y with cloudy weather. Empdstowing & filling water. Officers: 1st& 3rd.

 

Sunday 28thNovember 1824 

“No admittance – Docks shut.”

 

Monday 29thNovember 1824 

Strong breeze @ SSW in the first & middle parts, with cloudy weather, latterly more moderate. Empdstowing & filling water. Draft of Water: F[orward] 15’3”; A[ft] 14’0”. Officers: 1st& 3rd.

 

Tuesday 30thNovember 1824 

Blowing Strong from the SW with cloudy wr[weather] & rain. Empdas Yesterday. Officers: 1st& 3rd.

 

Wednesday 1stDecember 1824 

Moderate breeze Southlywith cloudy Weather. EmpdrecgHon. Co’s Lead. Draft of Water: F 16’6”; A 14’6”. Officers: 1st& 3rd.

 

Thursday 2ndDecember 1824 

First part a moderate breeze Southlywith fine Weather, middle and latter blowing strong @ SW with Rain. EmpdrecgHon. Co’s Lead, & as needful. Draft of Water: F 16’8”; A 14’10”. Officers [attending]: 1st& 3rd

 

Friday 3rdDecember 1824

First part a moderate breeze vblewith cloudy Weather, middle & latter blowing strong from S[outhwar]d & W[estwar]d with rain. EmpdrecgHon. Co’s Lead & Limber, and Ship Stores. Draft of Water: F 17’00”; A 14’10”. Officers [attending]: 1st& 3rd.

 

Saturday 4thDecember 1824

Thro’out [sic] blowing fresh with unsettled Weather. EmpdrecgHon. Coy’sCargo, & Sundry Ship Stores. Preparing Ship for Gravesend. Draft of Water: F 17’3”; A 14’10”. Officers [attending]: 1st& 4th.

 

Sunday 5thDecember 1824 

“Docks Shut.”

 

Monday 6thDecember 1824 

Pleasant SW[esterl]y wind with fine wr [weather] in the first & middle parts, latterly blowgstrong from the Southward with hard Rain. At ½ p[as]t 11 [AM], Captain Paterson came onboard.MrRoss, Pilot, Hauled the Ship out of the Dock when theAlbionEclipseSteam Boatstook us in Tow. At 3 PM anchdoff the Lower part of Gravesend, wore away & Moored Ship 55 f[atho]ms each way. Gravesend Church WSW. All Officers on board.

 

Tuesday 7thDecember 1824 

Strong breeze @ SW with clear wea[the]r. EmpdrecgShip Stores and in the Hold. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Wednesday 8thDecember 1824 

Moderate [breeze] @ WSW with fine W[eathe]r. Empdtaking in the Guns and various Small Stores. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Thursday 9thDecember 1824 

Wind moderate @ the SW with cloudy weather in the first & middle parts, latterly foggy with heavy Rain. Empdreceiving Deals and Flour on a/c [account] of the Hon. Coy. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Friday 10thDecember 1824 

[Wind] Vble[variable] @ W to SW with thick w[eathe]r and light rain. EmpdrecgHon. CoCargo. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Saturday 11thDecember 1824 

Wind & weather as Yesterday. Empdreceiving Flour on a/c [account] of the Hon. Coy. Draft of Water: F 19’0”; A 17’2”. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Sunday 12thDecember 1824 

Moderate @ W[estwar]d with pleasant wea[the]r. AM Clean’d decks. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Monday 13thDecember 1824 

Vble@ WSW with fine weather. Empdtaking in Deals & Flour a/c [account] of the Hon. Company. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Tuesday 14thDecember 1824 

Wind & Wea[the]r as per days past. Received the Ship’s Raft, oth[erwise] Empdtaking in CompysCargo, & in the Hold. Draft of Water: F 19’6”; A 18’0”. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Wednesday 15thDecember 1824 

Pleasant SW[esterl]y breeze with fine Weather. EmpdrecgHon. Co’s Cargo & [stowing it?] in the Hold. Hoisted the Launch in, & [employed] as needful. Officers [attending]: 1st& 3rd.

 

Thursday 16thDecember 1824 

Wind NW[esterl]y with fine Weather. EmpdrecgHon. Co’s Cargo & in the Hold. Stowed the Booms & [employed] as requisite. Officers [attending]: 1st& 3rd.

 

Friday 17thDecember 1824 

Wind WSW with fine W[eathe]r in the first & mid. parts; latt[erl]y Rain. EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo & Private Trade. Officers [attending]: 1st& 3rd.

 

Saturday 18thDecember 1824 

Wind SW[esterl]y with cloudy Weather. EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain and Gang about the Rigging.Officers [attending]: 1st& 3rd.

 

Sunday 19thDecember 1824 

Fresh wind [from] SW with Rain. Scraped & cleaned the Gun Deck & as needful. Officers: 1st& 3rd.

 

Monday 20thDecember 1824 

Blowing strong @ W[estwar]d with unsettled W[eathe]r. EmpdrecgBeer on a/c of [the] Hon. Coy, in the Hold, & as needful. Draft of Water: F 19’6”; A 19’0”. Officers [attending]: 1st& 4th.

 

Tuesday 21stDecember 1824 

Blowing hard @ SW[esterl]y with cloudy Weather & Rain at intervals. No Craft down. Empdas mo[st] needful. Officers [attending]: 1st& 4th.

 

Wednesday 22ndDecember 1824

Blowgstrong @ SW[esterl]y wt [with] unsettled Weather. EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo & Private Trade, in the Hold, and about the Rigging, oth[erwise] as needful. Officers [attending]: 1st& 4th.

 

Thursday 23rdDecember 1824

Pleasant NW[esterl]y Breeze with cold Weather.EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo & Victualling Bill Beer, about the Rigging and as needful. Draft of Water: F 20’1”; A 19’4”. Officers [attending]: 1st& 4th.

 

Friday 24thDecember 1824

Fresh breeze @ W[estwar]d with hard Squalls of Rain. EmprecgShip’s Sails and Cordage, and in the Hold. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 4th.

 

Saturday 25thDecember 1824

Blowing Strong @ WNW with clear cold W[eathe]r. No Craft down. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 4th.

 

Sunday 26thDecember 1824

Moderate @ W[estwar]d with fine Weather. Cleaned Decks. Capt. Paterson visited the Ship. Officers [attending]: 2nd& 4th.

 

Monday 27thDecember 1824

Fresh breezes @ SW with cloudy W[eathe]r. EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo & in the Hold. Officers: 2nd& 4th.

 

Tuesday 28thDecember 1824

AM Moderate @ W[estwar]d with hazy weather. EmpdrecgMalt on a/c [the] Hon. Coy. PM Calm with heavy rain which prevented our taking in Cargo. Officers: 2nd3rd& 4th.

 

Wednesday 29thDecember 1824

Light airs vble @ NE in the first part, latterly a fresh breeze @ SW with fine weather thro’out. Empdtaking in Cargo on a/c of [the] Hon. Company. Draft of Water: F 20’7”; A 19’3”. Officers: 2nd& 3rd.

 

Thursday 30thDecember 1824

Wind SW[esterl]y Blowing fresh with fine Wea[the]r. EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo, Private Trade, in the Hold & as needful. All Officers onboard.

 

Friday 31stDecember 1824

DoWinds with unsettled Weather. EmpdrecgH.C. Salt Provisions, Private Trade & as needful. All Officers onboard.

 

Saturday 1stJanuary 1825

Strong South’y [Southerly] winds with light rain at intervals. Empdas Yesterday. Set the Bobstays up. Stayed the Fore & Fore [sic] Topmasts and set the Rigging up. All Officers onboard.

 

Sunday 2ndJanuary 1825

Strong puffs Southlywith Cloudy Weather. AM Washed and Cleaned the Ship above and below. All Officers onboard.

 

Monday 3rdJanuary 1825

Wind vble @ SW to NW with fine Weather. Empdrecg& Stowing H.C. Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain and Gang about the Rigging. All Officers onboard.

 

Tuesday 4thJanuary 1825

Wind North’y with fine Wea[the]r. Empdrecg& Stowing H.C. Cargo & Private Trade. Boatswain & Gang about the Rigging. All Officers onboard.

 

Wednesday 5thJanuary 1825

Wind vble@ NW to West with North’y with fine. EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo & Private Trade. Fidded Top Gt[gallant] Masts & set Mizen Rigging up, oths [otherwise] as needful. All Officers onboard.

 

Thursday 6thJanuary 1825

Dwinds & weather. Employed as Yesterday, & under the Boatswain about the Rigging. All Officers onboard.

 

Friday 7thJanuary 1825

NW[esterl]y Breeze with fine Weather. EmpdrecgSundry Ship Stores, Hon. CoysCargo & Private Trade. All Officers onboard.


Saturday 8thJanuary 1825

A Pleasant Breeze NW[esterl]y & cloudy Weather. Empdas Yesterday. Bent Sails. Captain Paterson joined the Ship.All Officers onboard.

 

Sunday 9thJanuary 1825

DWind & Weather. Cleaned Ship above & below. All Officers onboard.

 

Monday 10thJanuary 1825

Wind WNW with fine Weather. EmpdrecgSundry Ship Stores and Stock, oths [otherwise] as useful. Draft of Water: F 22’4”; A 22’8”.

 

Tuesday 11thJanuary 1825 - NW[esterl]y winds with cloudy Weather. EmpdrecgShip Stores and preparing Ship for Sea. MrRees, Pilot, came on board.Draft of Water: F 23’3”; A 22’10”.

 

Wednesday 12thJanuary 1825

Light breeze WNW with cloudy W[eathe]r. At Daylight, Unmoored Ship, sighted the Anchor, dropped a little lower down, crossed Top GtYards, and [employed] as needful. Received the H.C. Troops.Draft of Water: F 23’6”; A 22’10”.

 

Thursday 13thJanuary 1825

Light breeze W[esterl]y with fine Weather. At daylight, weighed and run [sic] down into the Lower Hope. At 8 AM anchored in 8 fms.At 9 [AM] MrTimins came on board and paid the Ship’s Company.Empdas needful. Draft of Water: F 23’8”; A 22’11”.

 

Friday 14thJanuary 1825

Pleasant Breeze from WNW with cloudy Weather. At 6 AM weighed and made Sail. At ½ past 2 PM anchored with the Best Bower in Nobs Hole in ¼ less 7 fathoms. Shivering Sand Buoy, West. Buoy off the Nob, NbW [North-by-West]. Employed as useful. 

 

Saturday 15thJanuary 1825

Wind variable from West to WSW with hazy weather. At 6 AM weighed and made Sail. At 8 AM Cross’d the Flats, least water ¼ 4 fms abreast the North Foreland at noon, and at 4 PM anchored in the Downs in 8 fathoms. South Foreland SWbW, Deal Castle WNW. Found riding here the H.C. Ship Hythe.

 

Sunday 16thJanuary 1825

Blowing fresh from the Southdand Westward with rain during the Night. Down Top Gallant Yards and Masts. Wore away to 130(?) fathoms on the Chain.

 

Monday 17thJanuary 1825

Moderate Breeze @ WSW with cloudy unsettled Weather. Fidded Top Gallant Masts. Variously empdabout the Rigging and as necessary.

 

Tuesday 18thJanuary 1825

Blowing hard @ the Southward & Westward with constant Rain during the night. Struck Top Gallant masts. Employed as needful. 

 

Wednesday 19thJanuary 1825

Moderate breeze WSW and fine weather. At 10 AM MMorson, Purser, joined the Ship with the Hon. Compy’sDespatches [sic].Loosed Sails to dry, and [employed] as needful.

 

Thursday 20thJanuary 1825

Wind WNW with unsettled weather. Rattled the Rigging down Fore and Aft – oths employed as needful. Fidded Top Gallant Masts.

 

Friday 21stJanuary 1825

NElybreeze with cloudy weather & rain. At 6 AM weighed and made Sail, crossed Top GalltYards. At ½ pt [past] 6, the South Foreland Lights in one bearing W¾N. At 10 Dungeness Light House NNE ½ E – distant 5 miles. [Pumped Ship 12 inches.] At noon, Beachy Head WNW.  “This Log contains 12 hours only and ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs.”

 

[Transcript includes every wordas recorded in the original up to this point – here the “Sea Log” starts.]

 

H.C. Ship Repulse– England towdsStHelena. 

 

Saturday 22ndJanuary 1825 

A Fresh breeze thro’out with Cloudy Weather. Unbent the Sheet Cable, Paid the ranges down & stowed the Anchors. At 1.30 [PM?] Beachy Head NNE ½ E, 6 or 7 [miles?]. [At around 6 PM] Hove to… Pilot left the Ship.Dunnose NNW, 10’ [miles?]… Pumped Ship 12 In[ches]. [At about 7 AM Out 1streef Mntopsail.] 8.30 AM the Start Point NE; Bolt Head NNE. 9.50 [AM], Edystone [sic] LtHouse NNE ½ E. [At around 11 AM] Crossed RoylYds. [At] Noon H.C.S. Hythe, EbN. Ther. 59o.

 

Sunday 23rdJanuary 1825 

A fresh Breeze with Cloudy weather thro’out. PM Unbent the bower Cables. [At abt. 2 PM saw the Lizard LtHouse bearNbE.] Ship rolling deep thro’out these 24 hours. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 13 In.] A.M. The State of the Weather prevented the Performance of Divine Service. Water on board leaving Port: 22,000 Galls;expended since 471; remaining 21,529 [Gallons]. Noon, H.C.S. Hythein Company– NEbE ½ E, 6 [miles?]. Ther. 55o

 

Monday 24thJanuary 1825 

First and middle parts @ East with a heavy Confused Sea. Latterly light vbleairs with pleasant weather thro’out. [8 PM, P.S. 12 in.] Employed as needful. At abt. 11 AM a Stranger SSW, Standgto the N[orthwar]d. Ther. 51o.

 

Tuesday 25thJanuary 1825 

A Westerly breeze increasing towards the middle part; at midnight shifted to the Northd; decreasing latterly with a confused Swell thro’out. Ship rolling much. Employed as needful. At 2 PM a Strange Sail standing to the Eastd. 6 PM Tacked. [At 4 PM] Down RoylYds. In 1stReef Fore & 1st& 2nd[reefs] Mn& MiznT. Sls. [2 AM Well, 9 in.] At abt. 5 AM Crossed roylyds. Out reefs [topsails?]. At abt. 6 AM Passed a vessel under English Colours standgto the Eastd. [Ther. not recorded].

 

Wednesday 26thJanuary 1825 

First part vble @ Westwdwith fine Weather; middle & latter a pleasant Breeze drawing round to the NW with drizzling rain. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck.  [At abt. 4 PM In 1stReefs, Tkd. At midnight, down RoylYds. Abt. 7 AM Well 12 In[che]s. Abt. 10 AM Crossed RoyYds. Abt. 11 AM Pumped Ship 12 In[che]s.] Ther. [blank.] 

 

Thursday 27thJanuary 1825 

A Pleasant breeze thro’out with unsettled weather. Employ[ed] as needful. [Abt. 7 PM Pumped Ship 12 In. Abt. 7 AM Out 1stReefs. Well 9 In[che]s. Abt. 11 AM Saw a Schooner standgto the Northd.] Ther. 54o. Temp. Sea: 53o.

 

Friday 28thJanuary 1825 

First and middle parts a moderate breeze; latterly encreasing [sic] with cloudy weather & a heavy swell from the NW thro’out. At abt. 2 PM two vessels in sight. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 12 In[che]s. AM Employed as needful. Sailmaker repairing the old Main topsail. Armourer at the Forge. Ther. 56o. Temp. Sea: 56o.

 

Saturday 29thJanuary 1825

A fresh Breeze @ Eastdwith cloudy weather thro’out. [Abt. 2 PM saw a brig EbN standgto the Northd. Abt. 4 PM Well 9 In[che]s. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 10 In[che]s. Abt. 11 PM carried away the MnTopmast Studding Boom from the Hook of the leading Block for the Tack going.] AM Washed Clothes & Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. Carpenter making a Topmast StuddgSail boom. Other Mechanics as requisite. Ther. 58o. Temp. Sea: 61o.

 

Sunday 30thJanuary 1825

A pleasant Breeze with fine weather. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 12 In. [At] ¼ before 8 AM saw the Isldof Porto Santo bearing SW ½ W. At noon, Extmof the Islandof Porto Santo NWbW to NbW; Body of do NNW ½ W; Island of Madeira W ¼ N; Desertas @ SW to SWbW ½ W, off shore about 11 miles. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the performance of divine Service. Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Comp& Paraded the Soldiers. Water expended since 23rdJany: 1,669 Galls.; remaining 19,860 Galls. Ther. 62o

 

Monday 31stJanuary 1825

A moderate breeze thro’out @ East with pleasant weather. 4 PM the Extremes of the Desertas WNW to NNW about 5 leags. Body of Madeira NbE. 5.50, the Desertas in one beargN ½ E. People Employed under the Boatn. Sailmaker on the old fore topsail. Soldiers picking Oakum.  Ther. 62o. Temp. Sea: 64o.

 

Tuesday 1stFebruary 1825

First part a pleasant breeze @ the Eastd; middle and latter vblewith fine weather thro’out. Abt. 4 PM Well 10 In[che]s. 4 PM saw the Island of Palma @ the Deck bearing South… [5 PM in 1streefs. 7 carried away the MiznTopsail Yd in the slings. 10 taken aback @ Southd. 4 AM Crossed a new MizTopsail Yard & bent old MiznTopsl.] Midnight, Palma [bore] EbS. At 6 AM Extremes of the Island of Ferro EbS ½ S to EbN ½ N. 8 AM body of Ferro ENE. People employed under the Boatn. Sailmaker on the old Mainsail. Carprmaking a new T.G. Mast. Ther. 64o

 

Wednesday 2ndFebruary 1825

A strong trade [wind] thro’out with fine weather. [Abt. 4 PM Pumped Ship 13 In. At 6 PM in 1streef MnTopsl. AM Washed Clothes and Cleaned the Gun Deck. [Abt. 8 AM Pumped Ship 16? In[che]s.] Ther. 63o.

 

Thursday 3rdFebruary 1825

A fresh Breeze @ ESE thro’t with pleasant weather. [At abt. 4 PM out 1stReef MiznTopsail. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 13 In[che]s.] Examined the Soldiers’ necessaries & served out their Cloathing [sic].Employed under the Boatn. Sailmaker on the old Mainsail & 2ndbest Mizen Topsail. Ther. 65o. Temp. Sea: 66o.

 

Friday 4thFebruary 1825

Pleasant breeze thro’out with cloudy weather. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 13 In[che]s.] AM Catherine wife of Jno[John] Hunt (Private of Artilly) was safely delivered of a Daughter.Hauled the sails up from the sail room and made them up afresh. Otherwise under the Boatn. Sailmaker on the Mizen Try(?) Sail & old Mainsail. Other Mechanics as requisite. This Morning observed the Sails covered with a thick Coating of rusty Red Earth.Ther. 66o. Temp. Ocean 69o

 

Saturday 5thFebruary 1825

A pleasant Trade thro’out with pleasant weather. [Abt. 4 PM out 1stReef Main Topsail. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 14 In[che]s.] AM Washed clothes & cleaned the Gun Deck. Found the main topsail yard Sprung on the quarter of the yard. [At around 3 AM, passed a Schooner standing to the SE.] Ther. 76o.

 

Sunday 6thFebruary 1825

Moderate trade thro’out with smooth water & Pleasant Weather. [At abt. 3 PM shifted Mainsail with old one.] AM Performed divine Service & Paraded the Military. [Abt. 4 AM Well 8 In[che]s.] Water expended since 30 Jany: 1,751 [galls.]; remaining: 18,109 [galls.]. Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Compy. Ther. 73o. Temp. Ocean 79o

 

Monday 7thFebruary 1825

First and latter parts pleasant trade, middle light & vblewith fine weather thro’out. At 4 PM Confined in Irons James Fitzgerald (2nd) OrdySeaman for drunkeness [sic] & abusive Language.  [Abt. 10 PM Pumped Ship 10 In[che]s.] At 11 AM set at Liberty James Fitzgerald [2nd] on promise of future good conduct.Shifted the Foresail with the old one. Scrubbed Hammocks. Sailmaker on the Mizntopsail. Ther. 79o.

 

Tuesday 8thFebruary 1825

A light breeze thro’out with sultry weather. AM Set the Bobstays up, stayed the Fore & Main Mast[s], Fore & Main Top Masts and set the Rigging up. Sailmaker on the best MiznTopsail. [Abt. 8 AM, Well 9 In[che]s.] Ther. 81o.

 

Wednesday 9thFebruary 1825

Commenced with light vbleairs and calms, middle a light breeze at the Westddrawing round latterly to the Northdwith close Sultry weather thro’out. AM Washed clothes and the Gun Deck. Set the Mizen topmast rigging up. Sailmaker middle stitching the MiznTopsail. Soldiers picking Oakum. [Abt. 4 AM Well 6 In[che]s. Abt. 7 AM Shifted the Mizen Topmast with long one.] Ther. 82o. Sea Temp. 82o.

 

Thursday 10thFebruary 1825

Light vbleair thro’out with hot sultry weather. PM Shifted main T.G. Mast with long one. AM Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main-sail & MiznTopsail. Armourer at the Forge. Ther. 82o.

 

Friday 11thFebruary 1825

First and middle parts a light breeze variable, latterly calm with Sultry weather thro’out. AM Shifted the Foretop-galltmast with the long one, Main topsail yard with the new one and main topsail with old one. Sailmaker on the best Foresail. Soldiers picking Oakum. Otherwise as requisite. Ther. 85o.

 

Saturday 12thFebruary 1825

First and middle parts calm, latterly light air @ Eastdwith close sultry weather thro’out. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Shifted Fore Topsail with the old one. [Abt. 11 AM Pumped Ship 10 In.] Employed as requisite. Ther. 83o.

 

Sunday 13thFebruary 1825

Light vbleairs & calms with Sultry weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Coy& Paraded the Soldiers. Water expended [in last week]: 1,799 [galls.]; remaining 17,310 [galls.]. Ther. 83o.

 

Monday 14thFebruary 1825

First part light airs & calms with Sultry Weather; middle and latter pleasant Breeze @ South with fine Weather. Sailmaker on the best Mainsail. CarprFishgthe Main Top-sail yard. Gunner & Crew scrubbing the Ship outside. People employed under the Boatswain. [Abt. 9 AM, Well 8 In.] Ther. 83o. Temp. Sea 83o.

 

Tuesday 15thFebruary 1825

A Light breeze thro’out from the Southward with fine weather. People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker as yesterday. [Abt. Midnight, No Soundgs75 Fms. 1 AM No Grod90 fms.] Ther. 83o. Temp. Sea 84o.

 

Wednesday 16thFebruary 1825

Light vblewinds @ SW with fine weather thro’out. [Abt. 4 PM Pumped Ship 12 In[che]s. Abt. 5 PM saw Strange Schooner Standing to the Eastd.] AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck. Otherwise under the Boatsn. Sailmaker on the best Mainsail. Armourer at the Forge. Ther. 83o. Temp. Sea 84o.

 

Thursday 17thFebruary 1825

Light vbleairs thro’out with sultry weather. PM Mustered at Quarters and Scaled/Sealed(??) the Guns. Fumigated the Orlop Deck.Sailmaker on the Best Mainsail. [Abt. 8 PM Well 7 In[che]s.] People as needful. Ther. 82o

 

Friday 18thFebruary 1825

A light breeze thro’out from the Southdwith fine Weather. Variously employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker middle stitchgthe 2ndBest Main topsail. Carpenter as yesterday. Armourer at the Forge. Soldiers Picking Oakum. [Abt. 8 AM Well 9 In[che]s.] Ther. 84o. Temp. Sea 82o.

 

Saturday 19thFebruary 1825

First part light vbleairs inclining to calm, middle & latter pleasant breeze @ Southd& Westdwith fine weather thro’out. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 9 In[che]s.] AM Washed the Gun Deck & Clothes. Otherwise as requisite. Ther. 83o. Temp. Sea 83o.

 

Sunday 20thFebruary 1825

A Light SW[ester]ly Breeze thro’out with fine Weather. 11 PM confined in Irons Chas[Charles] Johnson Seaman for Drunkeness [sic], threatening & abusive language to the Officer of the Deck.Water expended since 13 Feby: 1,804 [gallons] remaining 14,506 [gallons]. AM Performed Divine Service. [Abt. 8 AM Well 9 In[che]s.] Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Company & Paraded the Soldiers. Ther. 84o.

 

Monday 21stFebruary 1825

PM Light vblewinds & Calms with Cloudy weather. AM moderate Breeze @ SSW and fair. Employed under the Boatswain restowing the Booms & as necessary. Soldier[s] picking oakum. Tradesmen as necessary. Held a Court of enquiry on the Prisoner (Chas. Johnson) and being found guilty of the Charges for which he was confined, Punished him with one Dozen Lashes.Ther. 84o. Temp. Sea 83o.

 

Tuesday 22ndFebruary 1825

First part light Breeze @ Southd& Westd; middle & latter encreasing [sic] with cloudy Weather. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 9 In[che]s.] At abt. 3 AM Lightgfrom Ndto Wd.] Employed trimming Ship by the Head & under the Boatsn. Sailmaker as yesterday. Other mechanics as required. Ther. 84o.

 

Wednesday 23rdFebruary 1825

A Pleasant Breeze thro’out with cloudy Weather. [At abt. 4 AM Squally with Thunder & Lightning @ NE to SE. Abt. 9 AM Well 10 In[che]s.] AM Performed the usual Ceremony on crossing the line [i.e. Equator].[Lat. per Indiffobservation 0o23’S; Act. 0o51’S; Long. 3o05’W; Chr. 0o53’East. Ther. 82o.]

 

Thursday 24thFebruary 1825

A moderate breeze thro’out vbleWSW to SSW with fine Weather. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 12 In. At abt. 1 AM Split the Jib, Shifted it with 2ndbest.] Employed as useful. Ther. 81o.

 

Friday 25thFebruary 1825

Moderate breeze @ South to SSW with fine weather thro’out. [Abt. 9 PM Pumped Ship 8 In[che]s.] AM Employed under the Boatn. Sailmaker middle stitching the 2ndbest Fore Topsail. Other Mechanics as required. Soldiers picking Oakum. [At abt. 11 AM Shifted Jib with old one.] Ther. 81o.

 

Saturday 26thFebruary 1825

Light breeze @ South with Cloudy Weather. Sailmaker on the 2ndbest Fore Topsail. Other Tradesmen as needful. Shifted Main Topsail with 2ndbest. Swayed the Main Yard higher up. Ther. 78o.

 

Sunday 27thFebruary 1825

Pleasant breeze thro’out with cloudy weather. PM Shifted Mainsail with best. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 10 In[che]s.] AM Performed Divine Service. Water expended since 20thFeby: 1,810 [galls.]; remaining 12,696 [galls.]. Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Company & Paraded the Military. Ther. 80o.

 

Monday 28thFebruary 1825

First part a light breeze @ SSW and fair; middle Squally @ ESE with heavy rain; latterly light airs & Calms with Sultry weather. [Abt. 8 PM Well 6 In[che]s.] Sailmaker on the old Mainsail. People as most useful under the Boatswain. Soldiers picking Oakum. “Ther. 77oto 83o.”

 

Tuesday 1stMarch 1825

A pleasant breeze thro’out with cloudy weather. [Abt. 5 PM shifted Fore Topsail with 2ndbest. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 11 In[che]s.] Sailmaker on the old Mainsail & making a Main Royal. Other Tradesmen & People as needful. Ther. 80o.

 

Wednesday 2ndMarch 1825

A light breeze thro’out from the Southward with fair weather. [Abt. 5 PM Shifted Mainsail with old one.] AM Washed the Gun Deck and Scrubbed Clothes. Fumigated the Orlop Deck. Sailmaker on the old Main-topsail. Armourer at the Forge. [Abt. 4 AM Well 8 In.] Soldiers Picking Oakum. Ther. 79o.

 

Thursday 3rdMarch 1825

Vble light breezes @ the Southd& Westward with fine weather. [Abt. 7 PM Pumped Ship 10 In[che]s.] Sailmaker repairing the old Main-topsail and making a [new] main Royal. Caulker on the Launch. People employed under the Boatswain. Soldiers Picking oakum. Temp. 84o.

 

Friday 4thMarch 1825

Light breeze vble@ Sdwith Sultry weather. [Abt. 8 PM Well 6 In[che]s.] People and Tradesmen as most needful. Ther. [blank]. 

 

Saturday 5thMarch 1825

A moderate breeze thro’out with Pleasant weather. AM Washed Clothes & the Gun Deck. Gunner Painting the Boats. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. Opened the Secret Packet in presence of the Chief & Second Officers [Messrs Foord & Walker].[5 AM, Well 8 In[che]s.] Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 6thMarch 1825

Pleasant breeze vble@ Sd& Wdwith fine weather. [Abt. 8 PM Water in Well 5 In[che]s.] AM Performed Divine Service. Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Company & Paraded the Soldiers. Water expenditure: 1,777 [gals.]; remaining 10,919 [gals.]. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 7thMarch 1825

Pleasant breeze SWlywith fine weather. [Abt. 8 PM Water in Well 8 In[che]s.] AM Employed blackgthe rigging down. Sailmaker making a Main Deck Awning and repairing the old Foretopsail. Otherwise as needful. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 8thMarch 1825

A light breeze thro’out with fine weather. Employed under the Boatswain. Carpenter Stocking the Stream Anchor. Gunner & Crew Painting the Ship Outside. Other Mechanics as needful. [Abt. 4 AM Well 10 In[che]s.] Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 9thMarch 1825

Wind vble@ Sd& Westd; first part light [airs], middle & latter Pleasant breeze with fine weather thro’out. [Abt. 8 PM Well 5 In. AM People employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Foretopsail. Gunner Painting the Ship Outside. Other Mechanics as needful. [Ther. blank.]

 

Thursday 10thMarch 1825

Pleasant breeze with fine weather thro’out. [Abt. 9 PM Well 5 In.] Sail Maker making a Main Deck awning & middle stitching the Fore-sail. Gunner as yesterday. Otherwise as needful. Ther. 79o.

 

Friday 11thMarch 1825

A light breeze in the first part; middle and latter moderate with cloudy weather thro’out and a Swell @ the Westward. Employed trimming Ship by the Head. Rattling the Rigging down &c &c. Ther. 79o.

 

Saturday 12thMarch 1825

First part light breeze @ SSE; middle & latter moderate breeze vble@ Southward with fine weather. [Abt. 8 PM Well 7 In[che]s.] AM Washed Clothes & the Gun Deck. Employed under the Boatswain. Otherwise as needful. 

 

Sunday 13thMarch 1825

First part light breeze vble; middle & latter pleasant breeze with Squally Wr. AM the State of the Weather prevented the Performance of Divine Service. [Abt. 10 AM Well 7 In[che]s.] Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Company & Paraded the Soldiers. Week’s water expenditure: 1,803 [gals.]; remaining on-board: 9,116 [gals.].

 

Monday 14thMarch 1825

A moderate trade thro’out with cloudy weather and occasional Squalls & Rain. [Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 12 In.] Employed under the Boatswain. Trades men as useful. Ther. 84o.

 

Tuesday 15thMarch 1825

Fresh trade thro’out with squally weather. Sailmaker on the Best Foresail and making a Main Deck awning. Carpenter making a Mizen Topsail Yard. People employed under the Boatswain as useful. [At abt. 7 PM in 1stReef Main & MiznTopsails. Carried away MiznTopsail Y& Split the Main-sail. At abt. Midnight, shifted Main-sail with best.] Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 16thMarch 1825 [Arrival at St Helena – outward-bound!]

A Pleasant breeze thro’out with cloudy weather. [At abt. 3 PM crossed MiznTopsail Yard.] At daylight saw the Island of St Helena WbN ¾ N – dist[ance] about 6 leags.AM Bent the Bower & Sheet Cables and un-stowed the anchors. At 9 AM anchored in St Helena Roads with the Best Bower in 12 fms, wore away & moored Ship. [Bearings] when Moored: Flag staff on Ladder Hill SbW ¼ W, Mundens Fort ESE. Out Launch & unbent Sails, down RoylYards. Found riding here the H.C. Ships William FairlieMarquis of CamdenLady Melville.Sent on Shore the Company’s Dispatches. Sailed [for England] the H.C.S William Fairlie.[Landed the Recruits/Soldiers, with their wives & children – Ed.]“This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence HarbrLogs.”

 

Thursday 17thMarch 1825

H.C. Ships Marqs[Marquis] of Camden[sic] & Lady Melvillesailed for England. 

 

Friday 18thMarch 1825 – [Nothing recorded in log for this day.]

 

Saturday 19thMarch 1825

Confined Laurence Furlong (Seaman) in Irons for Theft.

 

Sunday 20thMarch 1825 & Monday 21stMarch 1825 [No entries recorded in log for these two days.]

 

Tuesday 22ndMarch 1825

The Charge being proved against L. Furlong he was punished at the Gangway with 18 Lashes.

 

Wednesday 23rdMarch 1825

Arrived H.C.S. General  HarrisMarqs[Marquis –should be Marchioness] of Ely– both sailed 30thMarch.

 

Thursday 24thMarch to Wednesday 30thMarch 1825 – [Nothing recorded this whole week; blank in original].

 

Thursday 31stMarch 1825

Found the Main YdSprung in the Bunt(?) of the Yd. Got it on Deck. 

 

Friday 1stApril 1825 – [Nothing recorded in log for this day.]

 

Saturday 2ndApril 1825

Held a Survey on the Main Yd& condemned the fish [a technical term for a makeshift repair to brace a ‘sprung’ (broken/damaged) mast or spar, using a long, sturdy piece of wood.]

 

Sunday 3rdApril 1825 [Nothing recorded in log for this day.]

 

Monday 4thApril 1825

Arrived the H.C.S. Asia& sailed 7th April 1825.

 

Tuesday 5thApril 1825

Arrived the H.C.S [Princess]Amelia & sailed 7th [April 1825].

 

Wednesday 6thApril 1825

Arrived the H.C.S Sir David Scott & sailed 9th [April 1825].

 

Thursday 7thApril 1825

Swayed the Main Yard. 

 

Friday 8thApril 1825

Arrived the H.C.S Orwell & Sailed 12th [April 1825]. 

 

Saturday 8th9th [original mistakenly gives 8thagain]April 1825

Delivered the last of the H.C. Cargo. 

 

Sunday 10thApril 1825

Arrived the H.C. Ships Marquis of Huntly Thames

 

Monday 11th– Tuesday 12thApril 1825 [No entries recorded in log for these days.]

 

Wednesday 13thApril 1825

Unmoored Ship. Draft of Water: Forwd18 Feet [0 inches]; Aft 18 [feet] 9 [inches]. “This Log contains 12 hours and ends at noon to commence Sea Logs.” 

 

“HCS Repulse towards Bencoolen”

Thursday 14thApril 1825 

First part vbleLight airs & Calms; latterly a pleasant breeze with Cloudy weather thro’out. At 10 PM CaptnPaterson joined the Ship. At 5 AM Weighed and made Sail.Found that Francis Bell seaman had run from the Ship.At 10 AM WestnExtmof St Helena SbE. At noon Extmsof the Island @ E ½ S to NEbE ½ E. Unbent the Cables & Stowed the Anchors. Sailmaker on the best Fore-topsail, other wise [sic] as needful. At abt. 8 AM out Reefs. Water on board: 23,600 Gall[ons]. 

 

Friday 15thApril 1825 

A fresh Trade thro’out with Cloudy weather. At abt. 3 PM shifted MnTopsail with 2ndbest. Blacked the Chain Cables & put them in the Hold. Other wise [sic] employed under the Boatsn– Pointing the Fore T. Sail. Sailmaker middle stitchgthe 2ndbest Fore Topsail. Ther. 75o.

 

Saturday 16thApril 1825

A Fresh Trade thro’out with Squalls at times. AM Washed the Gun Deck – otherwise under the BoatsnPointing the new Miz. Topsail. Sailmaker as yesterday. Ther. 75o.

 

Sunday 17thApril 1825

Strong Trade thro’out with hard Squalls & fine weather. At abt. 5 PM shifted Fore Topsail with 2ndbest. AM The State of the weather prevented the Performance of Divine Service. Water on board on leaving Port: 23,600 gall[ons]; expended 455 [gallons]; [remaining] 23,142 [gallons]. [Editor: figures do not exactly agree.][At abt. 9 AM shifted Mainsail with the best.] Ther. 75o.

 

Monday 18thApril 1825

Moderate trade with pleasant weather. AM Shifted the Main & MiznT.G. Masts with the Short ones – found the short Fore T.G. Mast Sprung – Carpenter making a new one. At abt. 7 AM Shifted Jib with 2ndbest. Sailmaker Repairing the old Jib. Ther. 73o.

 

Tuesday 19thApril 1825

First part vblebreeze @ Sd& Eastd; latterly @ NE with fair weather thro’out. AM Shifted F.T.G. Mast with Short one; Lower & Topsail Braces with new ones. Otherwise as required. Sailmaker on the old Mainsail. Ther. 74o.

 

Wednesday 20thApril 1825

A Pleasant breeze thro’out with fine weather. AM Washed clothes & the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as yesterday. People as needful. Ther. 72o.

 

Thursday 21stApril 1825

First part a moderate breeze @ the Ndwith fine weather. At 8 PM the Wind Shifted Suddenly to the Southdwith unsettled weather; latterly thick weather with a Swell @ the Sd& Wd. Abt. 9 PM, in 2nd Reef Main & MiznTopsails. Employed as most necessary. “No [latitude] Observation.” Ther. 67o

 

Friday 22ndApril 1825

First & middle parts Light winds Vble@ Sdwith Drizzling Rain; latterly fair with a SWlySwell. AM Employed under the Boatswain working up Junk. Sailmaker making a Fore Royal & hammock Cloths for the Quarter Deck. Other Tradesmen as necessary. Ther. 68o

 

Saturday 23rdApril 1825

First part light airs & calms; middle & latter a pleasant encreasing [sic] breeze with fine weather. AM Washed Clothes & the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as yesterday. Other trades men as needful. Abt. 9 AM, out all Reefs. Ther. 68o

 

Sunday 24thApril 1825

A moderate breeze variable from the NW & Cloudy weather with Rain during the night. AM Performed Divine Service. Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Company. Water expended [this week] 1,113 [galls.]; remaining on board 22,029 [galls.]. Ther. 66o

 

Monday 25thApril 1825

First & middle parts a pleasant breeze @ Nd; latterly vble& Squally @ Sd. Employed under the Boatswain. Mechanics as necessary. At abt. 8 AM in 1stReefs Mn& MiznT. Sls& down RoylYds. Ther. 61o

 

Tuesday 26thApril 1825

First and latter parts a moderate breeze; middle light & vblewith cloudy weather thro’out. A heavy Westerly Swell. Caulkers on the Orlop Deck. Sailmaker making a Fore Royal. Otherwise as needful. Ther. 59o

 

Wednesday 27thApril 1825

Moderate breeze in the first part, encreasing [sic] during the night to a fresh Gale with Rain & thick weather thro’out. Employed as necessary. Caulkers on the Orlop. At abt. 11 PM, down Royal Yards. “No Observation”. Ther. 58o

 

Thursday 28thApril 1825

First part moderate breeze @ the NE; middle light @ the Nd; latterly calm with drizzling Rain & thick Fog thro’out, with a confused Swell. AM Employed under the Boatswain &c. At abt. 9 AM saw a Strange Sail beargNorth & standgto the Nd.Ther. 60o

 

Friday 29thApril 1825

First & middle parts light airs Vble& Calms with thick hazy weather; latterly a light encreasing [sic] breeze with Cloudy weather. Carpenter making a Main T.G. StuddgSlBoom & building a sail room on the Gun Deck. Otherwise as requisite. At abt. 2 AM, carried away the Main T.G. StuddgSlBoom. Abt. 7 AM, saw a Strange Sail beargNbE. At abt. noon, Stranger WSW, 2 miles.Ther. 58o. Sea Temp. 59o

 

Saturday 30thApril 1825

Moderate breeze @ Nd(??) & Wdwith Cloudy weather & a heavy Confused Swell. At abt. 3 PM, the American [ship] West.At 6, in 1stReef Topsails. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sailmaker [employed] on the 2ndbest Main Topsail. At abt. 9 AM Shifted Main Topsail with new one. Ther. 56o

 

Sunday 1stMay 1825

Light vbleWinds @ Nd& Edwith drizzling Rain & Fog thro’out. The State of the Weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Water Expended since 24th[April] 1,136 [galls.]; remaining on board 20,893 [galls.]. Ther. 60o

 

Monday 2ndMay 1825

A moderate breeze in the first part @ NE drawground to the NW in the middle part with rain; latterly a pleasant breeze with fine weather. People Employed under the Boatnfitting the Storm Stay Sail Stay &c. Sail maker on the 2ndBest Main Topsail. Carpenter buildga Sail room on the Gun Deck. Caulker on the Orlop. Ther. 68o.

 

Tuesday 3rdMay 1825

First & middle parts moderate from the NW; latterly veeringto the Southdwith cloudy weather thro’out. Sailmaker & Caulker as yesterday. AM Employed under the Boatswain & trimming Ship by the head. 10 AM Punished James John OrdySeaman with one dozen lashes for disobedience of orders and refusing to do his work. [No confinement/court of enquiry is noted in log before the flogging – Ed.]“No Observation.” Ther. 60o

 

Wednesday 4thMay 1825

First & middle parts Strong breeze @ Sd& Wdwith Squalls & Rain, decreasing latterly with pleasant weather. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Shifted tiller ropes with best.Carpenter making a fore topmast studdgsail Boom. Sailmaker on the 2ndbest Main topsail & Jib. Abt. 2 PM in 1stReef topsails. 4 PM down RoylYds. At abt. 10 PM split the Jib. At abt. 3 AM found F. T. Mast StuddgSlBoom Sprung. At abt. 6 AM out Reefs & crossed RoylYds. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 5thMay 1825

First and latter parts a pleasant breeze; middle a fresh breeze with squalls; Weather fine thro’out. Sailmaker on the 2dbest Main topsail. Other trades men & People as useful. Abt. 6 PM in 1stReefs. At abt. 2 AM down RoyYds. Noon, crossed RoylYds. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 6thMay 1825

First part a light breeze @ South decreasing to a calm; middle & latter moderate at North with clear pleasant weather thro’out and smooth water. PM Shifted MnTopsail with 2ndbest. Employed as useful. At 6 AM, out all Reefs. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 7thMay 1825

First & middle parts pleasant breeze @ Nd& Wdwith fine weather thro’out. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Otherwise as useful. Sailmaker repairing the 2ndbest Jib. Caulker on the Lazaretto. Abt. 9 AM Shifted foresail with best. Ther. 75o. [Captain’s note: “Chron’r 3o3’W of Lunar.”]

 

Sunday 8thMay 1825 

First part breeze vble @ SW; middle and latter pleasant breeze @ N & E with fine weather. 5 PM in 1stReefs. 8 PM Taken aback ESE. 9 AM out all Reefs. AM Performed Divine Service. Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Coy. Water expended [during week] 1,114 [galls.]; remaining on board 19,779 [galls.]. [Longitude ‘mean of three Sights’ taken by Capt Paterson 37o29’E (twice); & Mr Foord (Chief Mate) 37o46’E, 37o43’E.  It is not clear by which method they were using, or why they differ by over 1ofrom reported noon log reading - Ed.Lat. ob. 38o17’; act. 38o26’[S]; Long. in. 34o33’[E] chr. 37o21’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 9thMay 1825

First & middle parts an encreasing [sic] breeze; latter fresh breeze with pleasant weather thro’out. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Foresail; other trades men as needful. Abt. 7 PM in 1stReef topsails. 9 AM out 1streef F.T. Sl. Lat. ob. 38o53’; act. 38o51’[S]; Long. in. 39o04’[E] chr. 41o40’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 10thMay 1825

First & middle parts Strong breeze @ Nd& Wd; latterly moderate breeze with fine weather throughout. Employed under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Old [it does not say which sail!]. Carpenter scraping the lower Studding Sail Booms. At abt. 4 PM Saw a Strange Sail ESE. Abt. 8 PM carried away the Lower Studding sail Boom. 4 AM down RoyYds. 6 AM crossed RoyYds. 8 AM out 1stReef MnT. Sail. 11 AM out 1stReef MiznT. Sail. Lat: ob. 38o46’; act. 38o48’[S]; Long. in. 44o14’[E] chr. 46o27’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 11thMay 1825

First part a pleasant breeze; increasing in the middle & latter parts to a fresh Gale with Cloudy Weather thro’out. Caulkers on the Gun Deck sail room. Sailmaker on the old Foresail and Storm try-sail. People under the Boatn& as needful. At 6 PM in 1stReefs Topsails. 5 AM Wind veered suddenly round to the SW. Squally. In 2ndReefs Mn& MiznT. Sails, down RoylYds. 10 AM out 2ndReef MnT. Sail.] Lat. [per indifferent] obs. 38o52’; act. 38o57’[S]; Long. in. 48o48’[E] chr. 51o33’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 12thMay 1825

First part a fresh breeze vble@ Westward decreasing during the night with a very heavy Swell @ SW; Ship Rolling very Deep; latterly an encreasing [sic] breeze @ the NE with Cloudy Threatening weather. At abt. 2 AM, Lightning @ NE. 8 AM Shifted F.T. Slwith new one. At 11 AM in 2ndReef Mn& 1stReef Fore T. Sls. “No Observation”. Lat: ob. [blank]; act. 39o00’[S]; Long. in 52o11’[E] chr. brought on by acc’t 54o53’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 13thMay 1825

First part a moderate breeze NElywith Squalls and Rain increasing in the middle & latter parts to a Strong NorthlyGale with constant hard Squalls; a heavy Sea during the latter part & Cloudy Weather. Reefed and handed as P[er] Log [editor: details given in hour-by-hour account on left of original log page]. At Midnight, John Davis OrdySeaman fell from the Main Yard and unfortunately was Killed.“No Observation”. Lat. ob. [blank]; act. 39o11’[S]; Long. in. 56o46’[E] chr. 59o52’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 14thMay 1825

First part a hard Gale from the Northwdwith Strong Gusts & Constant Rain, moderating in the middle part & shifting round to the West – Ship rolling much. Latterly a pleasant Breeze with fine weather. Carpenter making a MiznTopsail Yd. Unstowed the Booms & re-stowed them. Variously employed making Sail. Lat. ob. 39o07’[S] act. 39o11’[S]; Long. in. 60o24’[E] chr. 64o4’E; Ther. [blank]. [Editor: discrepancy between ‘dead reckoning’ method and chronometer longitude reading almost four degrees!] 

 

Sunday 15thMay 1825

First part a moderate breeze with clear pleasant weather increasing during the night & decreasing(?) back to the North latterly blowing Strong with cloudy weather & Rain which prevented the performance of Divine Service. PM Committed the Body of the Deceased [John Davis] to the Deep with the usual Ceremony.[Numerous sail adjustments made.] Water on board [8thMay]: 19,769 [gals.] Expended 1,117 [gals], Remaining 18,662 [galls]. Lat. [per dble altitude?] ob. 38o50’[S] act. 38o57’[S]; Long. in. 64o30’[E] chr. 67o53’E.

 

Monday 16thMay 1825

First and middle parts fresh gale @ Northward & Eastward with hard Gusts during the night latterly Strong breeze @ NW with heavy rain. PM Put in/took out Reefs Topsails. Loosed Mainsail. Abt. 8, Pumped Ship 9 In[che]s. Abt. 10, Split MnT. Sl. Abt. 3 AM, Shifted MizTopsail with new one. 5 AM, let out Reefs. 8 AM Cross’d RoylYds. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Employed trimming Ship by the head & as most useful. Tradesmen as required.  “No Observation.” Lat. ob. [blank] act. 38o14’[S]; Long. in. 69o03’[E] chr. 72o26’E. 10. Ther. [blank]. 

 

Tuesday 17thMay 1825

Thro’out a fresh breeze with hard Gusts of wind & Rain. Weather unsettled – Thunder & Lightning in the middle part. People variously employed under the Boatswain. Caulkers on the After Orlop. At 7 AM Saw the Islands of St Pauls bearing SW ½ W & Amsterdam bearing N ¼ W; at which time we must have been in Lat. [blank] S & Long. [blank] E, & from which I take a fresh departure.Abt. 1 AM carried away the MnTopsail sheet which split the Sail. Sent it down. Bent new MnTopsail. Made further sail adjustments.] Lat. ob. 38o10’[S]; act. 38o10’[S]; Long. in. 78o54’[E] chr. 78o54’E. Ther. [blank]. [Editor’s note: this Longitude record by chronometer differs by 6o28’ from the previous day’s!]

 

Wednesday 18thMay 1825

First and middle parts variable and squally with occasional Shower[s] of Rain. Latterly a Light breeze with pleasant weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Hauled the Wet Sails up to dry. Tradesmen as necessary. Lat. ob. 38o23’[S]; act. 37o32’[S]; Long. in. 82o15’[E] chr. 82o35’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 19thMay 1825

First part a moderate breeze vble@ Nd& Wdwith Rain middle & latter Light breeze @ West with fine weather. AM Employed trimming Ship by the Head. Shifted foresail with old one. Sailmaker on the 2ndbest Mntopsail. Other Tradesmen as useful. Lat: ob. 36o34’[S]; act. 36o46’[S]; Long. in 85o00’[E] chr. 85o40’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 20thMay 1825

Light breeze vblethro’out with pleasant weather. AM Set the Bobstays up. Stayed the Fore & Main Mast[s], Fore & Main Topmast[s] & set the Rigging up. Lat: ob. 35o55’[S]; act. 36o07’[S]; Long. in 86o58’[E] chr. 87o50’E. Ther. 58o.

 

Saturday 21stMay 1825

Light vble winds through out from the West to North with Cloudy Weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the 2ndbest main topsail. Caulker on the Gun room. “No Observation”. Lat. ob. [none]; act. 35o27’[S]; Long. in 88o23’[E] chr. 89o15’E. Ther. 58½o.

 

Sunday 22ndMay 1825

First and middle part[s] light & variable @ NW & SW with rain at times latterly fresh breeze @ Sd & Wd with passing Squalls. The State of the Weather prevented the Performance of Divine Service. Noon, Muster’d the Ship’s Coy. [Made occasional sail changes.] Lat. ob. 34o13’; act. 34o38’[S]; Long. in 90o29’[E] chr. 92o00’E. Ther. 59o.

 

Monday 23rdMay 1825

A fresh breeze thro’out with pleasant weather. Carpenter repairing the Boats. Sailmaker on the old MiznTopsail & Main T.G. Sail. Caulker on the Gun Room. People variously employed as useful. “The Ship has run these 24 hour[s] N40oE 285 miles accordgto observation.”[Averaging nearly 12 nautical miles per hour – very fast for an Indiaman!] Distance sailed: 245 miles[contradicts?]. Lat. ob. 30o37’; act. 31o01’[S]; Long. in 93o48’[E] chr. 95o35’. Ther. 58o.

 

Tuesday 24thMay 1825

A fresh breeze thro’out with cloudy weather and occasional squalls and rain during the night. AM got the Flying Jib-boom out and bent the Sail. Shifted the Main Topsail. Sailmaker as yesterday. Caulker on the Orlop. [9 PM carried away the Lower StuddgSlBoom.] Distance sailed: 248 miles[Record daily distance during voyage! Also hit 12 knots at times this day.].Lat. ob. 27o28’; act. 27o28’[S]; Long. in 96o52’[E] chr. 98o41’. Ther. 60o.

 

Wednesday 25thMay 1825

Pleasant breeze @ Sd& Edwith fine weather thro’out. Hoisted the Stream anchor out of the Hold & stocked it. Otherwise [employed] as most useful. Sailmaker on the 2ndbest Main Topsail & making a MiznRoyal. Other Tradesmen as required. Lat. ob. 24o03’; act. 24o24’[S]; Long. in 98o34’[E] chr. 100o10’. Ther. 68o.

 

Thursday 26thMay 1825

Pleasant Trade & fine weather thro’out. PM Shifted the MiznTopsail with old one. Sailmaker on the 2ndbest F.T. Sl. Carpenter repairing the Launch – Caulker caulking it. People Variously Employed under the Boatswain. “The Pentado Birds are still flying about the Ship” [in fact this is the first time they are mentioned in the log – Ed.]Lat. ob. 20o21’; act. 20o38’[S]; Long. in 100o05’[E] chr. 101o23’. Ther. 70o.

 

Friday 27thMay 1825

A fresh Trade thro’out with cloudy weather & passing squalls. Carpenter, Caulker, Sailmaker & People employed as yesterday. Pentado Birds still about the Ship.Lat. ob. 16o57’; act. 17o06’[S]; Long. in 101o15’[E] chr. 102o22’. Ther. 74o.

 

Saturday 28thMay 1825

Fresh trade thro’out with Squalls at times. Washed Clothes & the Gun Deck. Employed as Prdays past. Lat. ob. 13o14’; act. 13o27’[S]; Long. in 102o36’[E] chr. 103o27’. Ther. 79o.

 

Sunday 29thMay 1825

First & middle parts a pleasant Trade with light Rain at intervals, latterly light airs vblewith sultry weather. Shifted the F.T. Sail & Main T.G. Sail with 2ndbest. The vblestate of the weather prevented the performance of divine Service. Water on board 22nd[May]: 17,346 [gals.] Expended 1,332 [gals], Remaining 16,014 [galls]. Abt. 10 AM out all reefs. Lat. ob. 10o13’; act. 10o25’[S]; Long. in 102o30’[E] chr. 102o49’. Ther. 84o.

 

Monday 30thMay 1825

First part light vbleairs, middle & latter a moderate breeze @ Edwith Sultry Weather throughout. Employed under the Boatswain & removing sails to the Gun Deck Sail room. Trades[men] variously empd. Lat. ob. 8o24’; act. 8o22’[S]; Long. in 103o00’[E] chr. 103o16’. Ther. 86o.

 

Tuesday 31stMay 1825

First and middle parts pleasant breeze @ East; latterly light vbleairs & Calms with hot sultry Weather. AM Bent Cables & otherwise as most needful. At 11 AM saw Enggano bearing NW b[y] N.Lat. ob. 5o54’; act. 5o55’[S]; Long. in 103o08’[E] chr. 102o54’. Ther. 85o.

 

Wednesday 1stJune 1825

Light vbleairs thro’out with Sultry weather. [Various bearings to island of Engano given.] Noon, a High Mountain on the Sumatran Shore NE b[y] E. AM Washed the Gun Deck &c &c. Lat. ob. 5o10’[S]; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. 103o10’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Thursday 2ndJune 1825

First part moderate breeze @ NW vble& Calm during the Night; latterly a steady Monsoon with Sultry weather thro’out. 4 PM Extmsof the Sumatran Shore NbW to EbN. [Bearings repeated twice]. At 8 AM Manna Point N b[y] E. At 9.45 “When Manna Point bears ENE a remarkable…” [what? illegible] Saddle(?) Hill NEbN, Sounding 32 fms. At Noon, Manna Point EbS ¼ S; Extmsof the Land to the NW to NNW – [distance] off shore 5 leagues. Lat. ob. 4o25’[S]; act. [blank]; in. [blank]; chr. 102o57’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 3rdJune 1825 [Arrival at “Bencoolen”]

Vble light breezes with sultry weather. At 4 PM Extmsof Sumatra NWbN ¼ N to EbS ½ S – off shore about 3 leagues. At 6, Sugar-loaf [bore] N ½ E; Extmsof Sumatra NW ¾ W – distance off shore about 8 miles. At 8.30, anchored with the Chain in 24 fms – Buffalo Pt [Point] NE ½ E. At daylight, weighed & made sailwith a light vblebreeze. Rat Island NNW ½ W. Employed working Ship.At 1 PM [should it not be AM?]anchored again with the Best Bower in 10½ fms – Rat Island SW, Pulo Point SSE; Sugar-loaf NE – off shore about 2½ [miles?].Down Top GtYds& Masts. Draft of Water: forward 18[ft] 2[in] aft 18 feet [0 in]. “This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to commence Harbour Logs.” [No coordinates/readings given.]

 

Saturday 4thJune 1825

Pleasant Land & Sea breezes with Sultry wr[weather]. AM Set Rigging up Fore & Aft, unstowed the Booms & restowed them. Sailmaker making a Mizen Top GtSl– otherwise as needful. Captain Paterson left the Ship.  

 

Sunday 5thJune 1825

Pleasant Sea breeze with fresh land breeze & fine Wear. AM Scrubbed hammocks & washed the Gun Deck. Empdlanding Private Trade on account of Captain Paterson.

 

Monday 6thJune 1825

Light Land & Sea breezes with pleasant weather. At Daylight, weighed & made sail towards Rat Island. At 8.30, anchored with the Chain in 13 fms – about ¼ of a mile from the Buoy of the Basin.Body of the Island SbW; Sugar loaf NE ½ N; Buffalo Point SE ½ E. Employed hauling the Cables up from the Hold & birthing [sic] them in their respective Tiers in the Orlop. Carpenter building up the Great Cabin. Otherwise [employed] delg[delivering] Private Trade & under the Boatswain.

 

Tuesday 7thJune 1825

Winds as yesterday with heavy Rain at Sunset accompanied with Thunder & Lightning. Empddelivering Private Trade and receiving Pepper on account of the Hon Company.

 

Wednesday 8thJune 1825

Light vblewinds & sultry weather. EmpdrecegPepper on account of the Hon Coy, and delivering Private Trade. Loosed Sails to dry. Caulker on the Topsides. 

 

Thursday 9thJune 1825

Land & Sea Breezes with very warm Sultry weather. EmpdrecegPepper on acc’t of the Hon Company, & delivering Private Trade. Carpenter repairing the First Cutter. Boatswain fresh rigging the Main Topsail Yard.Draft of Water: forwd18[ft.] 2[in.] aft 17[ft.] 10[in.].

 

Friday 10thJune 1825

Pleasant land & Sea Breezes with sultry wr[weather]. EmpdrecgPepper on a/c the Hon Company & del[delivering] Private Trade. Sailmaker on the best Mainsail. Caulkers on the Topsides.

 

Saturday 11thJune 1825

Light Land & Sea Breezes with Rain during the Night. EmpdrecgH.C. Pepper & as useful. Loosed Sails to dry. 

 

Sunday 12thJune 1825

Pleasant Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. EmpddelgPrivate Trade. Wash’d Gun Deck. Capt Paterson visited the Ship.

 

Monday 13thJune 1825

Pleasant Soybreeze with fine wr[weather]. AM Out Launch to assist getting Pepper onboard on a/c of the H. Compy. Empdrecgit & cleargthe After Hold &c. Pointed the Long Top GtMasts. Caulkers on the Topsides. Other Tradesmen as useful. 

 

Tuesday 14thJune 1825

Fresh Southlybreeze & fine wr[weather]. Empdrattling the Rigging down & recgthe H.C. Pepper &c.

 

Wednesday 15thJune 1825

Pleasant Solybreeze with fine weather. EmpdrecgH.C. Pepper, Staves &c. Mechanics as useful. 

 

Thursday 16thJune 1825

Variable Land and Sea breezes with Rain in the latter part. Empdas yesterday. Sailmaker making a Quarter Deck awning. 

 

Friday 17thJune 1825

Winds vble@ Ndin first & middle parts; latterly a light land breeze with Rain. Empdreceiving H.C. Pepper, Passengers Baggage &c.Loosed Sails to dry.

 

Saturday 18thJune 1825

Light Land & Sea breezes with fine weather. Empdas yesterday. Loosed Sails to dry. Captain Paterson visited the Ship. Draft of Water: Forwd20[ft.] 2[in.] Aft 18[ft.] 4[in.].

 

Sunday 19thJune 1825

First & middle parts light vblewinds with fine weather; latterly fresh squalls @ NW with Thunder, Lightning & heavy Rain. Washed decks; otherwise Employed taking in Water & Passengers Baggage. 

 

Monday 20thJune 1825

Light land & Sea Breezes with fine wr [weather]. Empdrecg[receiving] Pepper on account of the Hon Compy; oths [otherwise] taking in water and under the Boatswain. Loosed Sails to dry.

 

Tuesday 21stJune 1825

A fresh breeze thro’out @ NW with squalls at times. Empdas Yesterday. Sailmaker on the New Quarter Deck awning & the Old Mainsail.

 

Wednesday 22ndJune 1825

The first & middle parts, a moderate breeze @ NW; latterly blowing strong with hard gusts and Rain. Loosed Sails to dry. EmpdrecgH.C. Pepper. Fidded Top Gallant Masts.

 

Thursday 23rdJune 1825

Commenced with a fresh breeze @ NW wt [with] very heavy Squalls & hard rain; middle & latter [parts] more moderate wt fine wr [weather]. Gave the Ship 15 fms more of the Chain. Loosed Sails to dry. EmpdrecgH.C. Pepper & Passengers Baggage; oths refitting the Top GallYards & as needful.

 

Friday 24thJune 1825

First & middle parts a moderate breeze @ the NW; latterly vble & Squally with heavy Rain. Employed as per days past.

 

Saturday 25thJune 1825

Light Land & Sea breezes wt Sultry wea’r. Recdthe last of the H.C. Pepper.Oths empdrecPassengers Baggage.Loosed Sails to dry, wash’d the Gun Deck.

 

Sunday 26thJune 1825

Light vble Winds wt fine Wrin the first & mid. parts; latterly Squally with heavy Rain. Capt Paterson visited the Ship.   

 

Monday 27thJune 1825

Vble & Sultry with Rain in the latter part. Loosed Sails. EmpdrecgSundry Packages on a/c [account] of the Passengers & some Private Trade. Caulkers on the Wales. 

 

Tuesday 28thJune 1825

Light Land & Sea Breezes. Empas Yesterday. Loosed Sails & cross’d Top GalltYards. Sailmaker on the old Main Topsail & new QuarDeck awning. 

 

Wednesday 29thJune 1825

Light Land & Sea Breezes with hard Rain during the Night. AM Cross’d Royal Yards. Loosed Sails to dry. EmpdrecgH.C. Cargo & Passengers Baggage.Draft of Water: Forwd21[ft.] 2[in.] Aft 20[ft.] 0[in.].

 

Thursday 30thJune 1825

Pleasant Land & Sea Breezes with hard rain during the night. Loosed Sails to dry. EmpdrecgPassengers Baggage, about the Rigging and as needful. 

 

Friday 1stJuly 1825

Pleasant Land and Sea Breezes with fine Weather. Employed receiving Passengers Baggage and Private Trade; otherwise preparing Ship for Sea.

 

Saturday 2ndJuly 1825

Variable Land and Sea Breezes wt fine Weather. Employed receiving Passengers Baggage and Water. Washed the Gun Deck. At11 PM Departed this Life MrSamuel Symes, Surgeon.

 

Sunday 3rdJuly 1825

Light Land and Sea Breezes with Rain in the latter part. Loosed Sails to dry. Capt Paterson visited the Ship. At Noon, Sent the Body of the deceased on shore for Interment.

 

Monday 4thJuly 1825

Pleasant Land and Sea Breezes wt Rain in the latter part. AM Made a Signal, with a Gun, for all persons to repair on board. At 5 PM, sighed [sic: sighted] the anchor and run a little more to the Eastward. Anchored in 10 fathoms.  

Monday 4thJuly 1825 contd.  [page/image 87]

CaptnPaterson appointed MrWilliam Scott, Assistant Surgeon, to be Surgeon of the Ship.Draft of Water: Forwd21[ft.] 10[in.] Aft 21[ft.] 2[in.].

 

Tuesday 5thJuly 1825

Pleasant Land and Sea Breezes with cloudy Weather. Captain Paterson and Passengers joined the Ship. At ½ past 11 [AM], weighed [anchor & made sail] with a light breeze.[Interestingly, this would be the very last time an English EIC vessel would call at Benkulen (now Bengkulu, S.W. Sumatra, Indonesia) before it and the rest of the Indonesian Spice Islands were ceded back to the Dutch by the Treaty of Paris in 1824.]  

“N.B. This Log contains 12 hours [only] and ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs.”

 

Wednesday 6thJuly 1825

First part a light Breeze Southerly decreasing to nearly a Calm in the middle part, latterly light Northerly air with Sultry weather. At 2.45 PM Rat Island @ the Poop [bore] E ¾ S… At 5.30 Sugar Loaf NEbE ½ E. Extmof the Land to the NW-North. At Noon, the Island of Triest(??) [clearly NOT the port in the Adriatic Sea!] from the Poop SW¾W AM Washed the Gun Deck, unbent the Cables & stowed the Anchors. Sailmaker making a fore sky-sail. Lat. ob. 3o52’[S]; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. 101o38’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Thursday 7thJuly 1825

Light variable airs thro’out with Squalls & rain in the latter part. At 4 PM [Island of] Triest(?) SWbW½W. 6 PM, Southern Extmof ditto, S70oW. Employed as useful. At 4 AM, Ship taken aback in Squall @ SW. Lat. ob. 4o18’[S]; act. 4o22’[S]; Long. in 101o10’E chr. 101o10’E. Ther. 83o.

 

Friday 8thJuly 1825

First & middle parts light airs & Calms with rain; latterly pleasant Breeze @ Nd& Wdwith fine weather. AM Shifted Mainsail with best. Split the Jib & Shifted it with 2ndbest. Sailmaker making a Mainsail. Otherwise as needful. Lat. ob. 4o28’[S]; act. 4o27’[S]; Long. in 100o41’E chr. 100o46’E. Ther. 83o.

 

Saturday 9thJuly 1825

Vblewinds thro’out and hard rain in the middle & latter parts. AM Split Fore & Main Topsail[s] – Shifted them with 2ndbest.  People as useful. “No Observation.” Lat. ob. [blank]; act. 5o27’[S]; Long. in 99o44’E chr. 99o49’E. Ther. 82o.

 

Sunday 10thJuly 1825

Light vbleWinds & Calms throughout with Sultry weather. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon, Mustered the Ship’s Company. Water on board leaving Port – 18,500 [gals.]; Expended 1457; Remaining 17,043 [gals]. Lat. ob. 4o34’S; act. 5o25’S; Long. in 99o24’E chr. 99o18’E. Ther. 82o.

 

Monday 11thJuly 1825

First part a light vble Breeze @ Wd& Fair; middle pleasant Breeze @ Wd& Nd; latterly vble & Squally with heavy rain. People employed as useful. Sailmaker on the Old Jib & making the new Mainsail. “No Observation.” Lat. ob. [blank]; act. 3o42’[S]; Long. in 98o01’E chr. 98o00’E. Ther. 80o.

 

Tuesday 12thJuly 1825

First part a pleasant Breeze; middle & latter variable light airs with Cloudy Wr[weather] & Rain at intervals thro’out this Log. People & Tradesmen [employed] as most useful. Lat. ob. 4o33’S; act. 3o21’S; Long. in 97o10’E chr. 98o23’E. Ther. 85o.

 

Wednesday 13thJuly 1825

First part vble @ NW with Squalls & Rain; middle a Light air @ W; latterly a moderate Breeze @ Sd& Wdwith pleasant Weather. A.M. Washed the Gun Deck. People & Tradesmen as most useful. “No Observation.”Lat. ob. [none]; act. 3o47’S; Long. in 96o14’E chr. 97o06’E. Ther. 85o.

 

Thursday 14thJuly 1825

First part vble @ S to NW with Squalls & Rain; middle hard Squalls with rain; Latter light vble air with fine Weather. Abt. 10 PM Split fore Royal & Jib. Abt. 1 AM Split the Driver. Abt. 3, shifted Jib, Driver & fore Royal with best. Sailmaker on the New Mainsail & Repairing the Driver. Caulker on the Gun Deck. People as useful. Lat. ob. 2o37’S; act. 2o25’S; Long. in 94o57’E chr. 96o26’E. Ther. 83o.

 

Friday 15thJuly 1825

Light vble airs through out [sic] with Sultry weather. At abt. 1 PM [saw a] Strange Sail [vessel] NNW Standgto the West. Abt. 7 PM Shifted Driver with old one. Abt. 3 AM Stranger NE Standgto the SSE. Noon, Stranger SEbE. Sailmaker & Caulker as yesterday. People as needful. Lat. ob. 2o07’S; act. 2o10’S; Long. in 94o31’E chr. 96o13’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Saturday 16thJuly 1825

Light vble Winds @ Wd& SW with sultry weather thro’out and a swell from the Southward. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Quarter Deck awning & old Mainsail. Abt. Noon, Shifted Jib with 2ndbest. Lat. ob. 1o44’S act. 1o43’S; Long. in 94o07’E chr. 96o00’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Sunday 17thJuly 1825

Wind thro’out @ Westd; first & latter part[s] light & in the [middle?] pleasant breeze with fine weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Noon, Mustered Ship’s Company. Water on bd10thJuly 17,043 [gals.]; Expended 2,042 [gals.]; Remaining 15,001 [gals.]. Lat. ob. 0o19’S act. 0o24’S; Long. in 93o42’E chr. 95o48’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Monday 18thJuly 1825

First part a light Westlybreeze; middle & latter vble light airs with Calm weatherSultry weather. Sailmaker & Caulker as PrDays Past. Gunner Scrubbing the Ship outside. People as needful under the Boatswain. [Lat. ob. 0o29’N; act. 0o13/19(?)’N; Long. in 93o24’E chr. 95o34’E. Ther. 84o.]

 

Tuesday 19thJuly 1825

Thro’out light winds vble @ the Nd& Wdwith pleasant weather. People employed Making Mats, Scrubbing the Ship’s Sides & as most needful. Caulker on the Gun Deck. Lat. ob. 0o43’N; act. 0o45’N; Long. in 93o10’E chr. 95o16’E. Ther. 83o.

 

Wednesday 20thJuly 1825

Wind Westlywith fresh Squalls in the middle & latter parts & cloudy weather. Abt. 3 AM very hard Squall @ Wd; Wore. Split F. Sl& Driver. Abt. 9 AM Split the Jib; shifted it with best. Sailmaker on the old Mainsail. Caulker as Prdays past. People as useful. Lat. ob. 1o35’N; act. 1o16’N; Long. in 92o44’E chr. 94o54’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Thursday 21stJuly 1825

A pleasant breeze thro’out with fine weather. Sailmaker & Caulker as yesterday. Gunner Painting the Ship outside. Employed Blacking the Rigging down for[e] & aft, and as useful. Lat. ob. 2o56’N; act. 2o42’N; Long. in 92o06’E chr. 94o32’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Friday 22ndJuly 1825

A light breeze with fine weather thro’out. Abt. 3 PM a Strange Sail [vessel] WbN, Standgto the SE. Stranger shewed Dutch Colours.Shewed ours. Abt. 7 AM out all Reefs. Sailmaker on the old foresail. Carpenter letting a listing(?) piece on the Gun Deck Waterway seams. People as needful. Lat. ob. 4o09’N; act. 4o03’N; Long. in 91o51’E chr. 93o54’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Saturday 23rd July 1825

Pleasant breeze thro’out with rain in the middle part, otherwise fine. AM Washed Clothes & the gun Deck. Abt. 10 AM Shifted Mainsail with best. Noon, Saw Poolo [sic] Brassa(?) SEbE. Lat. ob. 6o09’N; act. 5o51’N; Long. in 92o09’E chr. 94o30’E. Ther. 83o.

 

Sunday 24thJuly 1825

First & middle parts a pleasant breeze, decreasing latterly with Sultry weather. [Bearings to several islands etc. given at intervals from 4 PM.] AM Scrubbed Hammocks, Bent Cables & unstowed the Anchors. 6 AM Golden Mountain SW ½ S; Extmof Sumatra SW ½ W to SbE ½ E. Strange Sail [vessel] ENE. Abt. 7 AM Stranger shewed English Colours.Water on board 17th[July]: 15,001 [galls.]; Expenditure this week & Remaining [amounts not recorded]. [No mention of divine service.] Lat. ob. 6o19’N; act. 6o09’N; Long. in 96o50’E chr. 96o54’E. Ther. 86o

 

Monday 25thJuly 1825

First & latter parts light vble airs; middle calm with Sultry weather thro’out. Rattled the Rigging down fore & aft. Sailmaker on the old Foresail. Carpenter letting/putting(?) in a listgpeice [sic] on the Gundeck Waterway seams. Lat. ob. 5o56’N; act. 6o16’N; Long. in 97o20’E chr. 97o32’E. Ther. 85o.

 

Tuesday 26thJuly 1825

A pleasant breeze with fine weather thro’out. [Bearings listed at Daylight, 8 AM & Noon.] Tradesmen as yesterday. Bent Sheet Cables – otherwise as useful. Lat. ob. 6o02’N; act. [none]; Long. in [none] chr. [none]. Ther. [none].

 

Wednesday 27th July 1825 [arrival at Penang]

First part a pleasant breeze & fine weather; middle & latter light vbleairs & hard Rain for the most part. At ½ past 8 AM, anchored with the Chain in 6 fathoms. At daylight, the Extmsof Lancara(?) @ N10oW to N28oE; the Piers NbW ¾ W; High land of Queda EbS. At 6 PM the large Pier NbW ¾ W; High land of Queda E ¼ N; So[uthern] Extmof Po [Pulo] Penang S ½ E; South Boonting(?) ESE; NorthnExtmditto NEbE ½ E; NE extmof Penang SEbS; extmsof Penang SW ¾ W to SSE. At Day light weighed with light vbleairs & unsettled weather. At ½ past 9 AM anchored with the Chain in ½ 13 fms – Flagstaff WbN ½ N; Erskin hill NWbW; Po [Pulo] Farajah(?) SbW – off shore ½ a mile. Employed as needful.[No coordinates given – at anchor. This day’s log presumably contains 36 hours and ends at midnight to commence harbour logs.]

 

Thursday 28th July 1825

Vble winds thro’out with hard Rain in the first part. Empddelivering H.C. Cargo and as needful. Loosed Sails to dry. 

 

Friday 29thJuly 1825

Pleasant Land & Sea Breezes with hard Rain during the latter part, otherwise fair. Empddelivering H.C. Cargo & Private Trade. Loosed Sails to dry. Sailmaker on the Old Foresail. 

 

Saturday 30th July 1825

Light breezes in the first parts; middle a pleasant breeze N[ortherl]y with fine wea’r. Empdas Yesterday. Arrived HMS Larnefrom Madras.

 

Sunday 31stJuly 1825

Vble wind thro’out wt [with] Rain in the middle part. AM Wash’d Gun Deck. Noon, Muster’d Ships Company. Entdon board HMS LarneEdwdSexton, Seaman.

 

Monday 1stAugust 1825

Southerly breeze for the most part with fine wea’r. Loosed Sails to dry. EmpddelHon. CoysCargo & Private Trade. Sailmaker on the old Main Topsail. 

 

Tuesday 2ndAugust 1825

Vble winds with sultry wear. Empdas Yesterday, & receiving Betel Nut on acctof Capt Paterson.

 

Wednesday 3rd August 1825

Light breeze vble thro’out with cloudy & sultry weather. EmpddelH. CosCargo & receiving Private Trade. Tradesmen as needful. Entdon board HMS LarneWmAtkinson, Apprentice.  

 

Thursday 4thAugust 1825

Pleasant breeze thro’out with fine weather. EmpdrecgPrivate Trade. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Topsail, otherwise as needful. 

 

Friday 5thAugust 1825

Do [ditto] winds & weather with Rain during the night. EmpdrecgPrivate Trade & delivergPassengers Baggage. Sailmaker on the Fore & Mizen Top Gallant Sails. Loosed Sails to dry. Sailed HMS Larne.

 

Saturday 6thAugust 1825

First part a fresh N[ortherl]y breeze with hard Rain; middle & latter vble Southyairs & fair. Empdas most useful. Loosed Sails to dry. 

 

Sunday 7thAugust 1825

Light vble winds thro’out with fine weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. 

 

Monday 8thAugust 1825

First part N[ortherl]y wind & rain; middle & latter So[utherl]y & fair. EmpddelgPassengers Baggage, & as needful. Sailmaker on the Main Topsail. Carpenter making Two new Lower Booms.

 

Tuesday 9thAugust 1825

Winds vble with unsettled weather. Variously Empddelivering & receiving Passengers Baggage & preparing the Ship for Sea.

 

Wednesday 10th August 1825

Pleasant Breeze thro’out with fine weather. Empdas Yesterday. At 5 PM Weighed & dropped the Ship a little further to the Nd[Northward].At 7 PM Run [i.e. deserted] from the Ship John Beck, Poulterer.

 

Thursday 11th August 1825

Light vble airs thro’out with hard Rain during the night. At ½ pt [past] 11 AM Captain Paterson joined the Ship. Empdas needful. Draft of water Forward: 22[ft] 11[in.] Aft 22[ft] 01[in.]. Water on Board 13,800 Gallons.  “This Log contains 12 Hours and end at noon to commence Sea Logs.”

 

Friday 12thAugust 1825 [Departure from Penang]

Vble cloudy & unsettled wind & weather with hard Rain thro’t the middle part. At noon, weighed. Abt. 3, anchored. At abt. 5, weighed with light breeze SE; sounded 5 to 6 fms. [Abt. 9] NW Point of Penang SbW. Abt. 3 AM Tkd. Abt. 4 Anchwt Stream in 8 fms. Abt. 7 AM weighed wt light wind @ NW & made Sail. Sounded occasionally, 8 to 12 fms. Empdworking Ship. Several vessels in sight.“No observation.” [No coordinates/ readings noted.]

 

Saturday 13thAugust 1825

First part a fresh breeze from the Wd[westward] & cloudy, middle vble @ NE with thick weather & Rain, lattylight vble airs & fine Weather. At 1.45 PM Ladda Island East. 2.30, Body of Penang NW. At abt. 4 PM in 1stRfs Fore & Mzn, & 2nddo [i.e. reef] Main Topsls. 11 PM Pulo Jana/Java(?) WbS ½ S. At Daylight, Sambilang N ¼ W. 10 AM, Do [ditto] from Mizen Top NbW. Extmsof Malay Shore, E ½ S. AM Wash’d the Gun Deck. Sailmakers on the old Royals. Lat. ob. 3o26’N; act. [blank]; Long. in [blank] chr. 100o38’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 14thAugust 1825

First & latter parts light breeze vble with fine weather, middle Squally with Thunder, Lightning and hard Rain. At 10.10 PM Anchdwith the Stream in ½ 13 fms. AM The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the Performance of Divine Service. At abt. 7 AM Weigh’d wt light Soybreeze and fair Wr. At 10.15, Round Anoa SbW; Long doSWbS. Two Strange Sail in Sight SE.At noon, Extmsof the Malay Shore NbE to East. Water on bdleavgPort: 13,800 g[allon]s; Expended 700 [gallons]; Remaining 13,100 g[allon]s. Lat. ob. 3o11’N; act. [blank]; Long. in [blank] chr. 100o43’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 15thAugust 1825

First part a light air vble & cloudy weather; middle unsettled with Thunder, Lightning & hard Rain; latter dark cloudy weather with light Squalls. At 4 PM Round Anoa SSW ¼ W. At 5 Do@ the Poop S25oW; Parcelar Hill, East. 6 [PM] Round Anoa SW ¾ S. At abt. 9 PM Anchdwt Stream in 24fms, current SEbE. At abt. 6 AM Dutch Brig pass’d us.Weighed & made Sail. At 8 AM, Round Anoa SW. At 10 ½ [i.e. 10.30 AM] Parcelar Hill @ Poop E ½ S. At noon, DoE1oN. Employed working Ship. Lat. ob. 2o52’N; act. [blank]; Long. in [blank]; chr. [blank]. Ther. 83o.

 

Tuesday 16thAugust 1825

First & latter parts a light breeze vble & sultry; Squally @ SE during the night wt heavy rain. [Saw] a Stranger under Dutch colours.At 30 pt [past] noon, Round Anoa @ the poop W9oS Parcelar Hill E4oN. At Sunset Parcelar Hill E23oN; NoPt of Callum E74oN; SouthnExt. of Land E ½ S. At 9 PM Parcelar Hill NEbN. At 9 AM Parcelar Hill N15oW; Point N16oE; Cape Rachado E15oS. At Noon, Do EbS; Parcelar Hill N18oW. At abt. 9 PM, anchored with the Stream in 24fms. At abt. 7 AM Weighed wt light breeze @ NE. At abt. 10 AM Anchdwith the Kedge in 30fms;the Tide running to the NW.Lat. ob. 2o29’N; act. [blank]; Long. in [blank]; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 17th August 1825 [Arrival in Malacca roads]

First & latter parts vble light airs & sultry wr, middle hard Rain with fresh Squalls SW to NW. At abt. 3 PM Anchdwt Kedge, Tide Setting to NW. At abt. 5 PM Weigh’d. At 6 PM Hazy over the Land. Parcelar Hill about NNW ½ W; Cape Rachado ESE. At abt. 9 PM Anchdwt Stream in 31fms. At abt. 4 AM Weighed. At 6 AM Cape Rachado NNE2’ – Soundings 29 fms. At 8 [AM] too thick to see the Land. At ½ pt 1 PM Anchdwith Best Bower in Malacca Roads in ¼ 10fms– Fishers Island NW ½ N; Church NE ¾ E – off shore about 2½ [miles?]. [Landed Passengers.]  Empworking Ship & as needful. “This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to commence Harbour Logs.” [No coordinates/readings given.]

 

Thursday 18th August 1825

First part Squally with heavy Rain; middle and latter moderate and fine. Loosed Sails to dry. Empdelivering Hon. CoysCargo. 

 

Friday 19thAugust 1825

Hard Squalls with heavy Rain, Thunder and Lightning, middle and latter calm with pleasant wear. Loosed Sails to dry. “This Log consists of twelve hours and ends at noon to commence Sea Logs.”

 

Saturday 20th August 1825 [Departure from Malacca]

First & middle parts light airs and calms from the Southward, latterly a pleasant breeze from ESE with Sultry weather and Rain. At 4 AM Weighed with a light vble air, & at 5 anchored with the Kedge. At 7, Weighed & made all Sail. Empdtrimming Ship & as needful. At 8 AM Outer Water IsldEast. Noon, DoNE ¾ E; Extmsof Malay Shore at W ½ N. Lat. Ob. 2o04’N [no other coordinates given]. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 21stAugust 1825

Vble winds & calms with unsettled Weather & Rain during the night. At 2.30 PM Mount Ophir N5oW; Outer Water Island NNE ½ E; Mount Moar EbN. At 5 Mount Moar E ¾ N; Outer Water Island NbE. At abt. 6 PM Anchdwt the Kedge in 25 fms. Tide setting NW. At abt. 9 PM Weighed. At abt. 3 AM Anchdwt Stream in 13fms. At abt. 6 AM, Weighed. At Daylight, Mount Moar E ½ N; Outer Water Island WNW. At 10 The necessary Duty of the Ship prevented the p’fance of Divine Service. Water on Board [amount not given]. At Noon, Mount Moar N25oE; Mount Formosa, East. [No coordinates/readings given.]

 

Monday 22ndAugust 1825

First & middle parts vble light airs @ So[Southward], latty[latterly] pleasant breeze @ SbW and cloudy. At 4 PM Mount Moar N1oE. At abt. 5 PM, anchdwt Kedge & parted 22fms; bro’t up wt Stream in 17fms. Current SettNW. At 5.30, at Anchor MtMoar N ¼ W; Mount Formosa E ½ N; MBulton Balow EbS. At abt. 9 PM weighed… Tacked several times & took soundings. Anchdwt Stream in 20fms. At abt. 5.30 AM Weighed… At abt. 7.30, Anchdwith Stream in 25 fms. Some bearings omitted. At abt. 9, Weigh’d… At 10.30, Mount Moar NNW ¼ W; Mount Formosa NE. “No observation.” [No coordinates/readings given.]

 

Tuesday 23rdAugust 1825

First & latter pts light airs vble wt Calms & Sultry Wr; middle Squally with Rain. At 4 PM Pulo Pisang S70oE; Mount Formosa N23oW. At 5.30, Pulo Pisang S72oE; Mount Formosa N24oW; Pt Syan N35oW. At 6 Pulo Pisang S82oE. At Daylight, Little Carimon S55oE; Pulo Pisang N30oE; Brothers S52oto 54oEt. 8 AM Ptof Little Carimon S35oE’ Extmof the Brothers S31oE; PoPisang, N10oW. PoCocob E5oN, 17fms. 10.30, NoPtof Pulo Cocob N13oE. Little Carimon S3oE. Pulo Pisang N39oW; Tanjing Bolus N85oE. At noon, Tanjing Bolus N68oE; Brothers in one S60oW. SoPtof Little Carimon S17oW. Empdworking Ship. [Tacked many times & took regular soundings – depth between 15 & 21 fms.] Lat. Ob. 1o16’N. [No other coordinates/readings given.]

 

Wednesday 24thAugust 1825

First pt light airs vble & calm with Sultry Wr; middle Squally & Rain; lattya pleasant Breeze with thick weather. At 4 PM SE Pt of Little Carimon S20oW; SouthnBrothers S54oW; Barn Island S84oE; Tanjing Bolus N56oE; Pulo Pisang N36oW. [Abt. 4 PM Anchdwt Stream in 21fms. Current setting to the Northward. Abt. 4 AM Weighed wt a light Westerly breeze. Steering Courses @ E to ESE.] At 8 AM Tree Island South; Barn Island EbS. At abt. 9 AM Rounded “Rabit & Coney”[1].At 1 PM Anchdwith the Best Bower in Singapore Roads in 10 fathoms.When at Anchor: the Flag Staff on GovtHill N42oW; St Johns Mount S120oW; Barn Island S36oW; Extms of the Malay Coast N72oE.[Landed the Passengers.] Shifted Main Topsail with 2ndBest. Unbent the Mainsail & Down Top Gallant Yards and Masts. “This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to commence Harbour Logs.” [No coordinates/readings given– in “Harbour”.]

 

Thursday 25thAugust 1825

Pleasant breeze vble with fine weather. Empddelivering Passengers Baggage &c. Fidded Short Pole Top GalltMasts & cross’d Top Gallant Yards. 

 

Friday 26thAugust 1825

Dowinds & weather. Empdas Yesterday & EmpdprepargShip for Sea. 

 

Saturday 27thAugust 1825

Winds vble with Squally weather in the middle part. Deld[delivered] the last of Passengers Baggage. Empdas needful. Gunners Crew painting the Ship outside. 

 

Sunday 28thAugust 1825

Winds vble @ S & Wdwith cloudy weather. EmpdrecgPrivate Trade and as needful. Wash’d the Gun Deck. 

 

Monday 29thAugust 1825

Fresh SWywith cloudy weather and Rain at times. Empdas needful. Draft of water Forwd23’1” Aft 22’7”. 

 

Tuesday 30thAugust 1825

A pleasant breeze with fine Wthro’out. [“Sea Log” resumes this day, so must have “weighed & made sail” – though log does not explicitly mention this.] At 5.30, Pedro Branco NEbE ½ E; Binting Saddle Hill S43oE; Point Romania N20oW; Barbinet(?) Hill NW. [At] 7 Pedro Branco SSW ½ W; Saddle Hill S ½ E. 7.30, Bintang Saddle Hill, South. At 2 AM Pulo Aor NW. At 6 AM DoW ¾ N; Pulo Pisang WbN ¼ N; Pulo Timor NWbW ½ W. At 8, PoAor WSW; PoPisang W ½ S; PTimor WbN ¼ N. At Noon, PoTimor WbS ½ S; Middle Anacuba(?) E ½ N. AM Got the Stream Anchor onboard, Stowed the Bower & Sheet Anchors & unbent the Cables. Lat. ob. 2o59’N; act. 2o57’[N]; Long. in 105o04’[E]; chr. 105o07’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 31stAugust 1825

A light monsoon thro’out with fine weather. AM Wash’d Gun Deck & restowed Larboard Booms. Sailmaker making a new Mainsail. Lat. ob. 5o22’N; act. 5o01’[N]; Long. in 105o58’[E]; chr. 105o56’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Thursday 1stSeptember 1825

First part a light breeze @ SbW; middle light vble airs & calms; latterly pleasant breeze @ Sd& Edwith fine weather thro’out. Abt. 6.30 PM Tacked… In 1stReef Main & Mizen Topsails. AM Empdstowing the Starboard Booms & as requisite. Sailmaker on the New Mainsail. Chinese Picking Oakum. At abt. 8 AM out 1stReef Mizen Topsail. Lat. ob. 6o05’N; act. 6o11’[N]; Long. in 106o17’[E]; chr. 106o32’[E]. Ther. 84o.

 

Friday 2ndSeptember 1825

First & latter parts light vble airs with Sultry weather; middle Squally with Rain. AM People Empdunder the Boatswain and getting Water up out of the Lazeretto.Sailmaker on the New Mainsail. Lat. ob. 7o02’N; act. 6o45’[N]; Long. in 106o32’[E]; chr. 107o05’[E]. Ther. 85o.

 

Saturday 3rdSeptember 1825

First part a light breeze; middle & latter moderate with pleasant weather thro’out. AM Scrubb’d Clothes & Wash’d the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as Yesterday. A Strange Sail NE Standing to the NEd. Lat. ob. 8o37’N; act. 8o31’[N]; Long. in 107o25’[E]; chr. 108o15’E. Ther. 85o.

 

Sunday 4thSeptember 1825

A pleasant Monsoon thro’out increasing latterly with fine weather. At abt. 3 PM, Stranger NEbE ½ E. At abt. Midnight, Stranger SEbE. At abt. 6 AM Stranger SEbS. AM Performed Divine Service. At Noon Muster’d the Ships Company. Water on BdleavgPort: 9,000 Gallons; Expended: 1,293 Gallons; Remaining: 7,707 Gallons. Lat. ob. 10o47’N; act. 10o40’[N]; Long. in 109o03’[E]; chr. 110o13’E. Ther. 84o.

 

Monday 5thSeptember 1825

Thro’out a pleasant breeze with cloudy weather in the first part; middle & latter Squally with Rain. AM Got the Geers on the Fore and Main Yards, and Belly Stays on the Fore and Main Masts; otherwise as requisite. “At Noon, Sun Obscured.” Lat. ob. no Obsn; act. 13o12’[N]; Long. in 110o43’[E]; chr. 111o53’E. Ther. 82o.

 

Tuesday 6thSeptember 1825

First pt sudden hard Squalls wt heavy Rain, Thunder & vivid Fork Lg[lightning]; very dark and gloomy during the night; lattymore moderate wt a confused heavy Swell.At 7 PM Vble Lightg, Squally with Rain; up Foresail. Got the Storm Stay Sail Stays up and the Main TopmtStudgSail Booms off the Yards. AM EmpdmakgSail & as requisite. At 9, Out 2ndReef Fore Topsail. Cross’d Fore & Main Top GtYards and Main Royal Yard. Out 2ndRf Fore Topsail, 2nd& 3rddo[reefs] Main Topsail & set Mainsail & Mizen Topsail. Detailed notes re sail alterations are given in margin.] [Lat. ob. 15o22’N; act. 15o01’[N]; Long. in 111o46’[E]; chr. 113o54’E. Ther. 80o.

 

Wednesday 7thSeptember 1825

A Pleasant Monsoon throtwith fine weather. A heavy confused Swell @ Sd& Wcausing the Ship to roll deep at times. Abt. 4 PM Sounded, gro[ground] 40fms on the Macclesfield Bank. Abt. 10 C’d [cleared] away lower StgSail boom. Abt. 8 AM Out 1stReef Fore Topsail; Cross’d Fore Royal Yd & Set Mainsail. Sailmaker repairing Old MainTop GStudgSail. Clean’d the Gun Deck; otherwise as needful. “Current N 50oE 20’ these 24 hours.” Lat. ob. 17o51’N; act. 17o38’[N]; Long. in 112o00’[E]; chr. 114o23’E. Ther. 86o. “Barr[Barometer] rising.”

 

Thursday 8thSeptember 1825

Light vble breeze thro’out decreasing latterly with Sultry weather. Abt. 1 PM Ship rolling heavy.AM People Empdon Junk work and as needful. Got the Gig in to paint. Strange Sail NNE Stg[standing] to Nd.Abt. 10 AM out all Reefs. At Noon, Stranger N ½ E, her hull in sight from the Deck, 31’ to the Northward of Account. Lat. ob. 19o31’N; act. 19o00’[N]; Long. in 112o17’[E]; chr. 114o40’E. Ther. 85o. “Lat. prPolar Star 18o57’N.”

 

Friday 9thSeptember 1825

A light breeze in the first part with fine weather, increasing during the night @ the Westdand cloudy; latterly a fresh breeze with a heavy confused Swell. Abt. 6 PM Stranger SW ½ W… Stranger shewed Spanish Colours.[Abt. 8 PM In 1stReef Main & Mizen Topsails. Abt. midnight, down Ryl Yds. At 11 AM Saw the Grand Lunmar(?) @ the Deck bearing NNW. Bent the Bower Cables. [AM Took in and let out Reefs in Topsails as requisite.] At Noon, Extmsof the Grand Luruna(?) @ NbW ½ W to NNW ½ W; The Asses/Apes(?) Ears NW. “No Observation.” Sick List [first time recorded]: 12 [men].Lat. ob. [none]; act. 21o34’[N]; Long. in 112o49’[E]; chr. [none] Ther. [blank]. “Lat. prPolar Star 20o13’N.” “Chrrby Acct114o12’E.”  

 

Saturday 10thSeptember 1825

First part vble with Rain & cloudy Wr; early in themid[dle] part, dark & threatngWrwith vivid Lg[lightning], Thunder & constant rain; furl’d all sails, down T.G. & RylYds & Struck the Masts. Hove too under MznStorm Staysail, Ship Labg[labouring] much.Lattya pleasant SWybreeze with rain at times. Fidded T. G. Masts; Xd [crossed] T.G. & Ryl Yards. P.M. Took in Reefs of Topsails. [Many bearings listed at various times.] At abt. 4 AM Made Sail. At ½ past 2 PM Lintin E ¾ S. Anchdwith the Best Bower in ½ 9 fms. Spoke the H.C. Ship Inglis.

“This Log contains 36 hours & ends at midnight to commence Harbour Logs.” [No readings taken – in “Harbour”.]

 

Sunday 11thSeptember 1825

Light vble winds @ the NEdwith Showers of Rain. Shifted Top GalltMasts. Arrived the H.C.S. Bombay. At 9 PM The Purser came onboard with the Pilot.

 

Monday 12thSeptember 1825

Winds vble @ NEdin the first pt; middle & latter veering round from the South & West with frequent Showers of rain. At 5 AM Weighed & made Sail. Cross’d Lankeet Flat – least Water 5fms. At 2 PM Pass’d the Bocca, when the Wind shifting to the Ndwith a strong Ebb tide Anchored under Tiger Island in ½ 8fms. At 6 the Wind shifting to the Southd, weighed & made Sail to the little Bar, & at 8 anchored in 7 fathoms. 

 

Tuesday 13thSeptember 1825

Wind SWywt pleasant Wear[weather]. At 9 AM Weighed & cross’d the Little Bar. At 11 Cross’d the 2ndBar– least Water ¼ less 4fms. Made all Sail. At 1 PM Anchdin Whampoa Reach with the Best Bower in 7fms – wore away & moored Ship – 35 fms ea[ch] way. Unbent Sails. Found here the H.C.S. Lowther CastleBuckinghamshire. Arrd[arrived] the BombayInglis.

 

Wednesday 14thSeptember 1825

SWybreeze with fine Wrin the 1st& latter pts; middle hard rain. Got the Fore & Main Yards down. Empdfitting them & as most needful. Capt Paterson left the Ship for Canton.

 

Thursday 15thSeptember 1825 [Image 114]

Winds vble with frequent hard rain. Boatswain & Gang about the Rigging. Made Signal for an officer to copy orders.Swayed Fore & Main Yards up.

 

Friday 16thSeptember 1825

Winds Wywith constant hard rain. Empdrawing and Knotting Yarns & as needful. Sailmaker repgthe Old Jib. 

 

Saturday 17thSeptember 1825

Pleasant breeze Southerly with fine weather. EmpddelgPrivate Trade. Boatsn& Gang about the Rigging & as needful.

 

Sunday 18thSeptember 1825

DoWinds & Weather. Wash’d Decks Above and Below. P.S. [pumped ship] 12 In[che]s. 

 

Monday 19thSeptember 1825

Pleasant NWy breeze wt fine Wr. EmpddelgPrivate Trade. Boatswain & Gang about the Rigging. Sailmaker on the Old Main Topsail.

 

Tuesday 20thSeptember 1825

DoWinds & Weather. Empdas Yesterday. Carpenter rebuilding the Launch. 

 

Wednesday 21stSeptember 1825

NorthyWinds wt fine weather. EmpddelgPrivate Trade. Sailmakers on the Old Main Topsail.

 

Thursday 22ndSeptember 1825

Light vble winds with fine weather. Empas per days past. 

 

Friday 23rdSeptember 1825

Light Breeze @ the Ndwith Sultry weather. EmpddelgPrivate Trade & about the Rigging. Tradesmen as needful

 

Saturday 24thSeptember 1825

DoWinds, Wear, & Employment. 

 

Sunday 25thSeptember 1825

Light & vble @ Etwd[Eastward] wt fine Wr. A.M. Wash’d Gun Deck. Arrdthe H.C. Ship Atlas

 

Monday 26thSeptember 1825

Winds & Wras Yesterday. EmpddelgH.C. Pepper, about the Rigging & as requisite. Arrdthe H.C. Ships Genl[GeneralKydBridgewater

 

Tuesday 27thSeptember 1825

Pleasant Breeze SEywt fine Wr. A.M. Came on bdthe Hoppo[2]& measured the Ship.No Chops down. Arrdthe H.C. Ships HerefordshireKellie CastleWaterloo.

 

Wednesday 28thSeptember 1825

Light Airs & Calms wt fine Wr. No chops down. Employed about the Rigging.

 

Thursday 29thSeptember 1825

SW Breeze wt fine Wr. No Chops down. Hauled the Starboard Cable up, cleaned the Tiers & recoiled them. Confined in Irons WmCowley (Seaman) for Drunkenness & refusing to do his Duty.

 

Friday 30thSeptember 1825

Variable light Breezes from SW to SE with fine Weather. Employed as most needful and delivering Hon. Co’s Pepper.

 

Saturday 1stOctober 1825

DoWinds & Wr. Variously Empdas requisite. No Chops down. Capt Paterson visited the Ship. Held a Court of Inquiry on WmCowley (Seaman) – the Charges being fully proved against him, punished him with 1 doz. Lashes & released him.Arrived the H.C. Ships Hytheand Vansittart

 

Sunday 2ndOctober 1825

Vble Airs @ SEdwt fine Wear. AM Wash’d Decks. At noon, Muster’d the Ships Company.

 

Monday 3rdOctober 1825

SEBreeze & pleasant Wr. EmpddelgH.C. Pepper and as needful. Tradesmen at their various occupations. 

 

Tuesday 4thOctober 1825

DoWinds and Weather. EmpddelgPrivate Trade & Sent the Chow-Chow-Chop up.Caulkers on the Water way Seams of the Orlop Deck.

 

Wednesday 5thOctober 1825

Light winds Etlywith fine Wr. EmpddelgPepperon acctof Hon. Coy.

 

Thursday 6thOctober 1825

Vble light breezes with fine Wr. Empdas Yesterday. Carprs on the Launch. Caulkers on the Orlop Deck.

 

Friday 7thOctober 1825

Light breezes vble @ the Ndwith Sultry Wr. EmpddelgPepperon acctof the Hon. Company.

 

Saturday 8thOctober 1825 [image 118]

Vble Light Airs wt Sultry Wr. Empdas Yesterday. Sailmakers on Mizen Topsail. Caulkers on the Lazaretto.

 

Sunday 9thOctober 1825

Wind Southerly wt fine Weather. AM Washed Decks & Muster’d Ships Coy. Rowed Guard the Boats of the AtlasLowther Castle.

 

Monday 10thOctober 1825

First part wind Northerly; middle & latter a Southerly breeze with fine weather. EmpddelgH.C.’s Pepper. Roused/raised(?) the Frapping of the Gammoning too & set the Bobstays up.

 

Tuesday 11thOctober 1825

Pleasant S’ly [Southerly] breeze wt fine Wr. Deldthe last of the Hon. Coy’sPepper. Stayed the Fore & Fore topmasts & set the Rigging up – otherwise as useful.

 

Wednesday 12thOctober 1825

Winds Easty[Easterly] wt pleasant Wr. Stayed the Main & Main topmasts & set the Rigging up. Rattled the Fore & Fore topmast Rigging down. Empdcleargthe Hold for receiving Teas. 

 

Thursday 13thOctober 1825

Wind Eywt fine Wr. EmpddelgH.C. Lead. Came on bdCaptnsPaterson, Alsager [of the Waterloo] & Nairne [of the General Kyd]. Surveyed the Ship.Rattled the Main & Main topmtRigging down – oths as needful.

 

Friday 14thOctober 1825 [image 119]

SEybreeze wt fine weather. Empdclearing Hold. Set the Mizen Rigging up & rattled it down.

 

Saturday 15thOctober 1825

Light NEybreeze wt cloudy Wr. Recedour first two Chops of Boheas [Teas] - Empdreceg& Stowing them. Oths as useful. 

 

Sunday 16thOctober 1825

Fresh NEybreeze with fine Weather. Washed the Gun Deck. Pump’d Ship 10 Inches.

 

Monday 17thOctober 1825

Pleasant breeze Nywith fine Wr. EmpdrecH.C. Teas & delgH.C.’s Lead, about the Rigging & as needful. 

 

Tuesday 18thOctober 1825

Winds Nywt fine weather. Empdin the Hold & under the Boatswain. 

 

Wednesday 19thOctober 1825

Nywinds wt fine weather. EmpdrecTeas & as needful. Capt Paterson visited the Ship. Made the Signal for a Boat from each Ship to copy Instructions. 22 Men in the Sick List.Surgeon onboard. 

 

Thursday 20thOctober 1825

Northywinds with cloudy Wr& rain. EmpdrecTeas, in the Hold & about the Rigging. Surgeon onboard. Sick: 20

 

Friday 21stOctober 1825

Dowinds & wr. Empdrecg& Stowing Teas, about the Rigging & filling Water. Sick: 23. Surgeon onboard. 

 

Saturday 22ndOctober 1825

Light breeze variable with cloudy Wr. Empdas Yesterday, & Stowing the Lazaretto, Reeved the running Rigging. Sick List: 23. Surgeon onboard.

 

Sunday 23rdOctober 1825

Light vble airs @ Etwdwith Sultry Wr. Washed Decks & Muster’d the Ships Company. Anchdin the Reach the H.C.S. FarquharsonWindsor. Rowed Guard the boats of WaterlooDuke of York.Sick List: 23. Surgeon onboard.

 

Monday 24thOctober 1825

Light winds & calms with Sultry Wr. EmpdrecH.C.’s Teas & filling Water. Sick: 32. Surgeon onboard.

 

Tuesday 25thOctober 1825

Light vble airs with Sultry Wr. Empdrecg& stowgTeas on a/c of H. Compy. Bent Sails, Cross’d T.G. & Ryl Yards. Sick: 38.Surgeon onboard.

 

Wednesday 26thOctober 1825

DoWinds & Wr. Empdrecg& StowinggTea on a/c of the Hon. Company. Preparing Ship to go down to the Bar.Sailed for 2ndBar the H.C. Ships General Kyd Bridgewater.

 

Thursday 27thOctober 1825

A fresh breeze @ Etwdwt fine Wr. At daylight, Unmoored Ship & Weighed, Warped down to the 1stBar & anchdin 6 fms.Passed up [the River?] H.C. Ship Royal George[3].

 

Friday 28thOctober 1825

Winds SEywt fine Weather. At 9 The flood making, Weighed & warped over the first Bar – least Water ½ 4fms; continued warping till 3 PM & anchdin 6 fathoms. At 4.30, Weighed & dropt down close to the 2ndBar & anchored in 7 fms.

 

Saturday 28thOctober 1825

Easterly winds wt pleasant Wr. At 1 AM Weighed & crossed the 2ndBar – least Water 6fms. At 4, anchdin ½ 5 fms, Moored Ship 40 fathoms each way with the Swivel. Otherwise employed receiving Private Trade. Hoisted the Launch out. Surgeon onboard. Sick: 22.

 

Sunday 29thOctober 1825

Vble winds @ Etwdwt fine Wear. Took in a Chop of Congos& Washed Decks. Draft of Water: Forwd19[ft] 3[in.] Aft 19[ft] 3[in.]. Surgeon onboard. Sick List: 12.

 

Monday 31stOctober 1825

First & middle parts light airs & calms; latterly blowing strong from the Northwd. Struck Royal Yards. Empdin the Hold and under the Boatswain. Gunner & Crew painting Ship. Cooper Setting up [water] Butts. No Chops down. Surgeon onboard. Sick List: 11. Arrived from Whampoa the H.C. Ship Kellie Castle

 

Tuesday 1stNovember 1825

A fresh breeze thro’out from the NEdwith clear cold Weather. Empdin the Hold & as needful. Sent the Launch for Water. Surgeon onboard. Sick List: 11. Passed up [the River] the Roxburgh Castlefrom England.

 

Wednesday 2ndNovember 1825

Vble winds wt pleasant Wr. Empdas Yesterday. Carpenters building the Gun Deck Store Rooms. PM People on Liberty. Surgeon onboard.

 

Thursday 3rdNovember 1825

Light winds & calms with fine Weather. EmpdrecgPrivate Trade & as requisite. PM People on Liberty. Surgeon on board.

 

Friday 4thNovember 1825

Light Soy[Southerly] winds with thick hazy weather in the first part; latterly fair. EmpdrecTeas on acctof the Hon. Coy, and on the Rigging. Carpenters making a Lower StudgSail boom. ArrdH.C.S. Warren Hastings. Surgeon on board. Sick List: 12.

 

Saturday 5thNovember 1825

Winds vble @ SE with cloudy Wr. Empdas Yesterday. Surgeon on board.

 

Sunday 6thNovember 1825

Light Etlybreeze with cloudy Wr& Sultry. Reca Chop of Teas on acctHon. CoySurgeon on board. Sick List: 11.

 

Monday 7thNovember 1825

Light vble airs with cloudy unsettdWr. Empdrec& Stowg Hon. CoysTeas. Came on board the Purser of the H.C. Ship Scaleby Castle& reported that Ship on Shore, requesting the assistance of the Launches of the Fleet. Sent our Boat to her assistance.Surgeon on board.

 

Tuesday 8thNovember 1825

Light NEybreeze with cloudy Wr& Rain. Empdrec& Stowing the  Hon. CoysCargo & Private Trade. Gunner painting the Ship Inside. Surgeon on board.

 

Wednesday 9thNovember 1825

DoWinds, Weather & Employment. Surgeon on board. Arrived from Whampoa the H.C. Ships WaterlooHythe.

 

Thursday 10thNovember 1825

Vble winds wt fresh Squalls during the night & hard Rain. Launch returned from Scaleby Castle– hoisted her in.Empdrec& Stowg Hon. CoysTeas. Arrived from Whampoa the H.C.S. Buckinghamshire. Surgeon on board. Draft of Water: Forward 21’ 11”; Aft 21’ 2”. 

 

Friday 11thNovember 1825

Fresh Nybreeze with hard Rain during the Night. Empdrec& Stowing  H.C. Teas. Arrived from Whampoa the H.C.S. VansittartAtlas. Surgeon on board.

 

Saturday 12thNovember 1825

DoWinds with Cloudy Wr& light Showers of Rain. Loosed Sails to Air. Arrived the H.C. Ship Scaleby Castle.EmpdStowing Teas. Gunner painting the Ship Inside. Surgeon onboard.

 

Sunday 13thNovember 1825

Fresh Nybreeze wt unsettled Wear. Wash’d Gun Deck. Empdreceiving& Stowing  H.C. Teas. PS [pumped ship] 8 In[che]s. Surgeon on Board.

 

Monday 14thNovember 1825

Fresh NEybreeze wt cloudy Wear. Recdthe last of the H.C.’s Teas. EmpdStowing them & preparing Ship for Sea.Blacked the Bends. Surgeon on Board.

 

Tuesday 15thNovember 1825

Pleasant Nybreeze wt fine Wear. Variously Empdpreparing Ship for Sea. Draft of Water: Forward 21’ 11”, Aft 21’ 7”.

 

Wednesday 16thNovember 1825

Pleasant breeze Nfor the most part; otherwise variable with fine Wear. AM Wash’d the Gun Deck, Loosed Sails to dry and as needful. 

 

Thursday 17thNovember 1825

Pleasant Nbreeze wt fine Wr. AM Unmoored Ship. At 6 PM Came on bdthe Ship [presume this means Capt Paterson]. Came on bdMr Marjoribanks & Surveyed the Ship. At 10, the Purser came onboard wt the H.C.’s Despatches.

 

Friday 18thNovember 1825

Wind Nywt fine Wr. At Daylight, weighed & made Sail in Company with the H.C. Ships BridgewaterGenl[General] KydInglis. At 9 AM Anchdwith the Best Bower in 6 fms a little above Lankeet Flat – Sam Pam(?) Chow NW ¾ W; Peak of Lintin SbE ½ E.N.B. This Log contains 12 Hours & ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs.

 

Saturday 19thNovember 1825

A 3 PM Weighed wt a pleasant Nybreeze & made all Sail. Soundings in crossing Lankeet flat from 5½ to 6 fms. At 7.15 PM Peak of Linting [sic] NE ¾ E. Pilot left the Ship. At 10 PM Apomee Point, West; Pootay SE. [At] 11, Western Ladrone, East. Middle part squally; latterly a fresh monsoon with cloudy weather thro’out. AM unbent the Sheet Cable, secured the Bower Anchors & paid the Ranges down; oths as needful.Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 112o25’ East. Water on board leaving Port: Gallons 17,000. Lat. ob. 20o16’N; act. 20o15’[N]; Long. in 112o40’[E]; chr. 112o28’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 20thNovember 1825

A Fresh Monsoon thro’out wt cloudy weather & Rain at times. AM Too unsettled to perform Divine Service. Water Expended since leaving China: 339 Galls.; Remaining on board 16,661 [Gallons]. Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 110o30’ Et. Lat. ob. 17o05’N; act. 17o17’[N]; Long. in 111o26’[E]; chr. 110o40’E. Ther. 75o.

 

Monday 21stNovember 1825

Fresh Monsoon thro’out with Squalls and light Rain at times. [At abt. 5 PM In 1stRf Mn& MiznTpsls. Shifted Main Royal with the Best. AM Re-stowed the Sail Room – otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Fore Topsail. Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 110o03’ Et. [At abt. 5 AM Split Fore, Main & Mizen Topsails – shifted them with their(?) Best.] Lat. ob. 13o06’N; act. 13o37’N; Long. in 111o26’E [identical to previous day!?]; chr. 110o02’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 22ndNovember 1825

Winds vble @ NEwt frequent hard Squalls & unsettled Wearthro’out wt Rain. At 5 PM Carrdaway the LarbdFore Topsail Yard arm. [Abt. 5 PM, Split Foresail, F. Topsl, Main & MznT.G. Sails – shifted Foresail & Top GtSails wt Best. Unbent Fore Topsail to repair. AM Unstowed the Booms and got a Spar out for a new Fore Topsail Yard – Carpenter empdon it. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. Otherwise as needful. [At abt. 3 AM Bent Fore Topsail.] Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 109o45’ East. Lat. ob. 10o09’N; act. 10o40’N; Long. in 111o19’[E]; chr. 109o48’E. Ther. 79o.

 

Wednesday 23rdNovember 1825

A moderate breeze thro’out wt cloudy Wrin the first & middle parts; latterly Squally with heavy Rain. At 4.15 PM Pulo Sapata NW ½ W. At 5.30, doNbW ½ W. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Carpenter making a new Fore Top-sail Yard. Sailmaker on the old Fore TopslBridgewaterin Company. Her Latitude: 8o05’N. Lat. ob. [blank]; act. 8o17’N; Long. in 108o03’; chr. 108o[00?]’E. Ther. 79o.

 

Thursday 24thNovember 1825

First part a moderate Breeze vble @ NE; middle @ SE; latter[ly] vble & Squally @ Sd& Wdwith Cloudy Weather thro’out. Employed under the Boatsn. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. Other Mechanics as useful. At abt. 5 PM Down Fore Topsail Yard. At abt. 7.30 PM, crossed Fore Topsail Yard & bent the Sail. At abt. 4 AM, Pumped Ship 6 In[che]s.Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 106o03’Et. Lat. ob. 6o35’N; act. 7o06’; Long. in 107o02’; chr. 106o26’East. Ther. 80o.

 

Friday 25thNovember 1825

Vble breezes thro’out with cloudy unsettled Weather and hard Rain in the latter part. AM Empddrying and cleaning the Gun Deck and as needful. At abt. 7 AM, Strange Sail [vessel], SW. Stranger shew’d Portuguese Colours.At abt. 11.30 AM, Pumped Ship 5 In[che]s. Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 105o36’Et. Lat. ob. 4o46’N; act. 5o12’; Long. in 106o41’; chr. 105o34’East. Ther. 79o.

 

Saturday 26thNovember 1825

Light vble winds thro’out with cloudy Wr. At abt. 3 PM In 1stReefs. At abt. 5 AM, Out Reefs. At daylight, Extmsof the Middle Anambas(?) S85oE to S63oE. 8 AM, N Extmof do, N86oE. 11, Pulo Domar S45oE. Noon, doS47oE; Anambas @ N68oE to Et. Cleaned the Gun Deck. Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 105o07’Et. Her Latitude 2o56’N. Lat. ob. 2o56’N; act. 3o23’; Long. in 106o23’; chr. 105o08’East. Ther. 81o.

 

Sunday 27thNovember 1825

First & middle parts light breeze @ SW with Squalls at times; latterly [a] fresh breeze @ Wd& fair. [PM Bearings to various Islands listed, including Anambas, Pulo Dumar, Pulo Timoen; Peak of Pulo Aor, S70oW.] At daylight, Rugged Island SWbW; Extmsof the Land to Nd[of] West. Two Sail [vessels] in sight standing to the Northward.[Took soundings – sea depth between 17 & 32 fms.] At Noon, Pulo Lingen SW ¼ S. Water on board: 15,531 Gallons. Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 105o07’Et. Lat. ob. 00o26’N; act. 1o08[N]’; Long. in [blank]; chr. 105o16’Et. Ther. 79o. “The Current these 24 hours has set S24oE 46 miles.”

 

Monday 28thNovember 1825

Pleasant breeze wt fine Wrthro’t. [PM Bearings to various Islands listed, including Pulo Lingen, The Peaked Domino, Pulo Taya.] At abt. 5 PM, in 1stReefs. AM Employed as needful. At midnight, Pulo Taya SW, 6’. [Bearings listed to Seven Islands, Monopin Hill & Four Islands. Took soundings through the day – depth ranging from 24 fms to ¼ less 6 fms in late morning.] At Noon, Monopin Hill E ½ S; Batacarang Point, West ½ 6 fms. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 1o59’S; act. [blank]; Long. in [blank]; chr. [blank]. Ther. 80o.

Tuesday 29thNovember 1825

First part a pleasant breeze & fine Wr; middle Squally & Rain; lattyvble light airs & Sultry Wear. [Sounded – depth between 7 and 17 fms. Bearings listed to Monopin Hill, “4thPoint of Sumatra”, “3rdPoint” & Nanka Islands.] At 9 PM, Anchdin 9 fms with the Best Bower. [At abt. 6 AM, Weighed with a light Southerly air. Steering from SSE to SbW. Bearings listed include Body of Great Nanka, Third Point, Monopin Hill, “Tree on 2ndPoint”, Outer Nanka.] At Noon, “The Tree on 2ndPoint” S2oW; North Nanka Island, N12oW. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 2o33’S; act. [blank]; Long. in [blank]; chr. 105o59’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 30thNovember 1825

First part light vble airs; middle and latter a pleasant NWybreeze with cloudy weather. [PM Bearings to Point Lalang, Point Parmasang & Second Point listed.] Between 1 & 7 PM. Steering various courses from SbE to ESbE. At 7 PM Anchdwith Best Bower in 15 fms – First Point SbE ½ E. At 6 AM Weighed & made Sail. ½ pt 6, Lucepara @ the Deck S32oE. [Bearings to ditto noted at 9, 10 & Noon – at latter time it bore NEbN - least water 5 fms.]  Bridgewaterin Company. “IndifftObservation.” Lat. ob. 3o21’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. 106o06’E. Ther. 81o.

 

Thursday 1stDecember 1825

First and middle parts a light vble Breeze with Thunder, Lightning & cloudy Weather during the Night; latterly light airs vble & calms with Sultry Weather. At abt. 2 PM Shifted Mizen Topsail and Jib with old ones. At 2.30 PM Lucepara North – Soundings ¼ less 6 fms. AM Empdas needful. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail. [At abt. 5.30 AM, Taken aback. Made regular soundings.] At Noon, Extmsof Sumatra @ W ½ N to NWbW ¾ W – ¼ less 7 fms.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 4o40’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. 106o09’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 2ndDecember 1825

First & latter parts light vble winds & cloudy Wr; middle Hard Squalls & heavy Rain. At 4 PM The Extmsof Sumatra[n] Shore @ NWbW to WSW. At 7 PM Anchwith the Chain in 8 fms. Squally wt Rain. At 5.30 AM weighed with a Southerly breeze and made sail. At daylight, the Brothers S ½ W; High Land of Rajah Bassa SSW ½ W. Tacked Ship occasionally. At Noon, The Brothers S4oE. Too Hazy to take the Bearings of the Sumatra[n] Shore. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 5o01’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 3rdDecember 1825

Variable light airs for the most part, with fine Weather; towards Noon a pleasant breeze from the Southward and fair. Took soundings. At 4 PM The Northernmost of the Brothers EbS; Southernmost SE ¾ E, distance 4 miles in ¼ 8 fms. [More bearings to the Brothers noted.] At abt. 5.30 PM Anchored wt the Chain in ¼ less 10 fms. At abt. 5 AM weighed wt a light breeze @ NW [and made sail]. At 8, Bantam Hill S ¼ W; High Land of Rajah Bassa SW. At Noon, Southernmtof the Brothers NE ¼ N. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 5o18’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 4thDecember 1825

Pleasant breeze @ Southd with fine Weather. Tacked regularly. At 4 PM West Island; the Brothers @ Mizen Rigging about NbW. At 6, St Nicholas Point SbE; High Land of Rajah Bassa SW. 6.30 Thwart-the-Way, SbW ½ W; North Island SSW ½ W. At 5 AM Weighed wt a SWybreeze. At Noon, North Island WbN; the Button S ¾ E; Thwart-the-Way S ¼ W to SW. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the Performance of Divine Worship.Water on board 27thNovr: 15,531 Galls.; expended since 1,075 galls.; Remaining 14,456 Galls.Bridgewaterin Company. [No positions recorded.] Sick List: 11.

 

Monday 5thDecember 1825

First & latter parts a strong breeze @ SW; middle Calm with fine Weather thro’out. At 3 PM Anchdwith the Chain in 15 fms. The Button SEbS, North Island N5oE; Thwart-the-Way SbE; Northmtof the Sisters SWbS, 3’. At abt. 4 AM, weighed. Empdworking Ship. Tacked occasionally. Several Vessels in sight. At Noon, Stroom Rock, SSW ½ W; Thwart-the-Way @ S ¾ E to SE ¾ E; Crockatoa [sic] SWbW. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 5o55’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 6thDecember 1825

Wind vble @ SWdwith unsettled Weaduring the night with rain. Empdturning Ship to windward. [Many bearings noted throughout the day, including Crockatoa, Brothers, Thwart-the-Way, Tamarind, Pulo Besse & Cocoanut Point.] At Noon, Saradong, S ¼ E; Brothers in one SE; Peak of Tamarind Island SbE ½ E. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 5o41’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 7thDecember 1825

Wind vble @ West to SW with cloudy Wr& occasional Showers. Tacked occasionally, working to windward. At 6 PM, Anchdwith the Chain in 17 fathoms. When at anchor, Saradong SE ¾ E; Peak of Crockatoa SbE ½ E; Point Loonchul(?) S ½ W. At abt. 4 AM, Weighed [wind] vble @ WSW. AM Employed working Ship. At Noon, Zeeclip (?) SSE ½ E; Peak of Crockatoa S ½ E; Keyseers(?) Island WbN ½ N; the Centre Brother NNE ½ E. Bridgewaterin Company. Her Longitude: 105o16’E. Lat. ob. 5o56’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. 105o20’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 8thDecember 1825

First part a moderate breeze @ SW with fine Weather, middle and latter variable @ NW with cloudy Weather. At 4 PM Peak of Keysers IsldNW ½ N; do of Crockatoa [sic] SEbE ¼ S; Zeeclip EbS ½ S; Saradong NbE ¾ E; At 6 PSaradong ENE; Zeeclip SEbE ½ E; Pk of Crockatoa [sic] SE ½ S – off shore about 6 miles. At daylight Extmsof Princes Isld@ SEbE ½ E to SE ½ S; Java Head SEbS; Pk of Crockatoa NEbE ¼ E. [At 11 PM, taken aback @ NNW. Lightning @ Nd. At 5 AM 2 Sail [i.e. vessels] in sight standgto the SW.] AM Stowed the anchors and unbent the Cables. Sailmaker on the old Foresail. At abt. 9, shifted Fore Topsail with old one. At 11, Taken aback. At Noon, No Land in sight. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. [none]; act. 6o24’S; Long. in. 104o42’E; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 9thDecember 1825

Light vble winds and Calms with showers at times during the night. At 4 PM Princes Island E ½ N. At 5 Peak of do EbN; High Land about Java HdEbS ½ S. At abt. 2.30 AM, taken aback @ NW. AM Sailmaker on the old Fore Sail & Main Topsail. People under the Boatswain. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 6o57’S; act. 6o44’S; Long. in. 104o22’E; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 10thDecember 1825

First & middle parts light vble airs & calms wt Cloudy Wr; latter moderate breeze @ Westwd; Squalls & Rain. At 5 PM Java Head E ¼ N. Shifted Main Topsail with the old one. At abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 3 inches. At abt. 4 AM Pumped Ship 6 Inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck; otherwise as needful. A Strange Sail in sight ENE, standing to the Southward… Two Sail [vessels] in sight stgto So’d(?).Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. [None]; act. 7o39’S; Long. in. 104o13’E; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 11thDecember 1825

First and middle parts vble Squally and unsettled weather; latterly an increasing breeze with cloudy weather. At abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 6 inches. At midnight Pumped Ship 6 Inches. Between 8 & 9 AM, out 1stReef MiznTop Gt. At 10 AM Pumped Ship 6 Inches. Water on bd on the 4th: 14,456 Gallons; Expended 1,087 Galls.; Remaining 13,369 Galls.] The Unsettled state of the Weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Bridgewaterin Company. Sick List: 16 [men]. Lat. ob. [None]; act. 8o11’S; Long. in. 103o06’E; chr. [blank]. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 12thDecember 1825

A moderate Trade with fine Weather. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 5 Inches. AM Variously Empdunder the Boatswain. Tradesmen as requisite. Var[iation?] per Azimuth [compass] 6o18 West. Under easy sail for the Bridgewater, she having sprung her Jibboom.Abt. 11 AM Pumped Ship 7 Inches. Lat. ob. 8o28’S; act. [blank]; Long. in. 101o08’E; chr. 101o10’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 13thDecember 1825

Pleasant Breeze vble @ the Southward with fine Weather thro’out. At abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 6 Inches. At Midnight, Well contained 4 Inches. AM Empdtrimming Ship by the Head; otherwise as needful. Sailmaker on the 2ndBest Main Topsail and Jib; other Mechanics as required. Lat. ob. 8o51’S; act. 8o54’S; Long. in. 99o11’E; chr. 99o09’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 14thDecember 1825

First part a light Trade, increasing in the middle part with pleasant Wea’r. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 6 Inches. AM Wash’d Clothes and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the old Main Topsail. People as needful. Abt. 10 AM Pumped Ship 7 Inches. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 9o31’S; act. 9o39’S; Long. in. 96o58’E; chr. 96o38’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 15thDecember 1825

A moderate Trade with pleasant Weather. AM Sailmaker repairing the 2ndBest Main Topsail. People under the Boatswain. At abt. 7 AM In 1stReef Mizen Topsail. At abt. 10 AM Pumped Ship 7 Inches. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 11o07’S; act. 11o09’S; Long. in. 94o32’E; chr. 93o29’E. Ther. 82o

 

Friday 16thDecember 1825

First and latter parts pleasant Trade & fine Weather; middle Squally with Rain. AM Sailmaker as Yesterday. People under the Boatswain. Abt. 4 AM Well contained 4 Inches. Abt. 8 Pumped Ship 6 Inches.  Bridgewaterin Company – Her Longitude 90o33’E. Lat. ob. 11o07’S; act. 11o09’S; Long. in. 91o55’E; chr. 90o31’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 17thDecember 1825

A pleasant Trade and fine Weather. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Old Main Top Gallant Sail, and 2ndBest Main Topsail; otherwise as needful. Bridgewaterin Company. At Noon, Pumped Ship 8 Inches. Lat. ob. 14o16’S; act. 14o16’S; Long. in. 89o08’E; chr. 87o20’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 18thDecember 1825

A fresh Trade thro’out wt fine Weather. AM Performed Divine Service. Water on B11th: 13,369 Galls.; Expended 1,098 Galls.; Remaining 12,271 Galls.] Var[iation] per Amp[litude?] 1o42’W. At Noon, Mustered the Ships Co[mpany]. Bridgewaterin Company. Sick List: 12 [men]. At abt. Noon, Pumped Ship 6 Inches. Lat. Ob. 15o50’S; act. 15o51’S; Long. in. 86o18’E; chr. 84o10’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 19thDecember 1825

A Pleasant Trade thro’out with fine Weather. [At abt. 2 AM, under Easy Sail.] AM Unstowed the Larboard Booms and got a Spar out for a Lower Studding Sail Boom. Carpenter making a Mizen Top Gallant Mast. Var. per Azimuth 2o30’ West. Sailmaker on the 2ndBest Main Topsail, and old Mizen Top Gallant Sail. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 17o30’S; act. 17o25’S; Long. in. 83o15’E; chr. 80o33’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 20thDecember 1825

Pleasant Trade with fine Weather. Under easy sail for the Bridgewater.At abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 4 inches. AM Sailmaker on the 2ndBest Main Topsail. Carpenter making a new Mizen Top Gallant Mast. Boatswain making a Set of new Points for the Fore Topsail.Bridgewaterin Company – Her Longitude 77o31’E. Lat. ob. 18o59’S; act. 18o47’S; Long. in. 79o54’E; chr. 77o32’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 21stDecember 1825

A moderate Trade with pleasant Weather. AM Scrubbed Clothes and Hammocks and washed the Gun Deck. Carpenter making a lower Studding Sail Boom. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Abt. 4 AM, 2 Inches of water in the Well. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 20o00’S; act. 20o02’S; Long. in. 76o55’E; chr. 74o22’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 22ndDecember 1825

A pleasant Trade with fine Weather. AM Sailmaker on the 2ndBest Main Topsail. Carpenter making a Lower Boom. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 20o36’S; act. 20o51’S; Long. in. 74o15’E; chr. 71o34’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 23rdDecember 1825

First part a pleasant Trade, decreasing in the middle and latter parts with fine Weather thro’out. Under easy sail for the Bridgewater. AM Set the Topmast & Top GtRigging up fore & aft; otherwise as needful. Sailmaker on the Best Foresail. Bridgewaterin Company – Her Longitude 68o59’E. Lat. ob. 21o16’S; act. 21o24’S; Long. in. 71o54’E; chr. 69o02’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 24thDecember 1825

A light breeze thro’out with pleasant Weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck; Tradesmen as needful. Shifted Mizen Top GalltMast with a new one. At abt. 4 AM Well contained 3 inches of water. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 21o51’S; act. 21o56’S; Long. in. 69o56’E; chr. 66o55’E. Ther. [blank]. 

 

Sunday 25thDecember 1825

First & middle parts light breeze @ Eastwd; latterly pleasant breeze with occasional light Showers of Rain, otherwise fine weather. Water on Bon the 18th: 12,271 Galls.; Expended 1,096 Galls.; Remaining 11,175 Galls.] AM Performed Divine Service, and at Noon, Muster’d the Ships Company. Bridgewaterin Company. Sick List: 8 [men]. Lat. ob. 22o23’S; act. 22o29’S; Long. in. 68o21’E; chr. 65o22’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 26thDecember 1825

A pleasant Breeze with fine Weather. At 8 PM the well contained 3 inches of water. AM Empdunder the Boatswain making points. Sailmaker middle Stitching the best Fore Topsail. Bridgewaterin Company, under easy Sail for her. Lat. ob. 23o05’S; act. 23o03’S; Long. in. 65o59’E; chr. 62o58’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 27thDecember 1825

Winds light & vble @ NE to SE with cloudy weather and a Swell @ SW. At abt. 4 PM, Hove too for Bridgewater. Carpenter making a Fore Topmast Studding Sail Boom. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Armourer at the Forge. People under the Boatswain. At 4 AM 3 Inches of Water in the Well. At abt. 6 AM, Carrdaway the F T MtStgSail Boom. Bridgewaterin Company – Her Longitude 61o25’E; Her Latitude 23o38’S. Lat. ob. 23o36’S; act. 23o34’S; Long. in. 64o17’E; chr. 61o19’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 28thDecember 1825

First part a light Breeze @ Etwd; middle & latter moderate @ ENE to North with fine weather thro’out. At abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 5 Inches. At midnight, well contained 3 Inches. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck; otherwise as useful under the Boatswain. Sailmaker repairing the Main Top GalltSail, and middle Stitching the Best Fore Topsail. Bridgewater in Company. Lat. ob. 24o27’S; act. 24o12’S; Long. in. 62o19’E; chr. 59o11’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 29thDecember 1825

Pleasant breeze vble @ Nd& Etwdwith fine Weather. At 2 PM, under easy Sail for the Bridgewater. AM Empdunder the Boatswain working up Junk. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 57o10’ East. Lat. ob. 24o50’S; act. 25o01’S; Long. in. 59o58’E; chr. 56o59’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 30thDecember 1825

First part a light Breeze @ NE & fair; middle vble & cloudy; latterly vble & squally @ Southdwith heavy Rain. In 1stReefs Main & Mizen Topsails. At midnight, 3 Inches of water in Well. AM Carpenter repairing the Cutter.Bridgewater in Company. Lat. ob. [none]; act. 25o41’S; Long. in. 54(?)o44’E; chr. 54o44’E. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 31stDecember 1825

First part vble @ So’d& Etwdwith hard Rain; middle fair; latter @ Etwd& cloudy. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Mizen Top GtSail & middle Stitching the best Fore Topsail. At abt. 5 AM Out 1stReefs Main & Mizen Topsails. Bridgewater in Company – her Longitude 52o12’ East. Lat. ob. 26o24’S; act. 26o29’S; Long. in. 55o08’E; chr. 52o05’E. Distance sailed: 147 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 1stJanuary 1826

Vble winds thro’out with frequent hard Squalls & Rain. Abt. 8 PM, pumped Ship 5 inches. Under easy sail for the Bridgewateruntil 6 AM. Water on bdon the 25thDecr:  11,175 Galls.; Expended 1096 [galls.]; Remaining 10,079 Galls. AM Too unsettled to perform Divine Service. Bridgewater in Company – her Longitude [by] Chr. 49o20’ East; ditto by [Lunar?] 49o43’ East. Lat. ob. 27o12’S; act. 27o11’S; Long. in. 52o21’E; chr. 49o19’E. Distance sailed: 155 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 2ndJanuary 1826

Fresh breeze thro’out vble @ Nd & Etwd with fine wear. At 8 PM, pumped Ship 4 inches. Between midnight & 4 AM, under easy sail for the Bridgewater. AM Sailmaker middle stitching best Fore Topsail. People under the Boatswain working up Junk. Bridgewater in Company – ditto’s Longitude [by] Chr. 45o37’ East; ditto by [Lunar?] 45o45’ East. Lat. ob. 28o19’S; act. 28o09’S; Long. in. 48o50’E; chr. 45o32’E. Distance sailed: 194½ miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 3rdJanuary 1826

First part a decreasing Breeze @ Nd; middle vble and Calm; latterly light airs @ Etwdwith Sultry weather thro’out. PM Shifted Foresail with the Best. In 1stReef Main & MznTopsail. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Shifted Fore and Mizen Topsails with best. Sailmaker middle stitching the Jib. People under the Boatswain. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 28o35’S; act. 28o31’S; Long. in. 48o10’E; chr. 44o35’E. Distance sailed: 44½ miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 4thJanuary 1826

First part light vble airs @ Etwdand fair; middle cloudy with Lightning; latter pleasant Breeze @ WNW & fair. [Abt. 9 PM in 1st& 2ndReefs. Abt. 11 AM out 2ndReef Main Topsail. Abt. 5 AM Out 2ndReefs Fore & Mzn T. Sails.] AM Washed Gun Deck. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 29o07’S; act. 29o24’S; Long. in. 46o51’E; chr. 43o10’E. Distance sailed: 89½ miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 5thJanuary 1826

Vble winds @ Wdwith cloudy unsettled Weather in the first and middle parts, lattyfine. Abt. 2PM, Tkd, Squally, in 2ndRfs Mn & Mzn, & 1stditto Fore, Topsails. At 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. Sailmaker on the Jib and Old Foresail and making a new Main Sky-Sail. Armourer at the Forge. Abt. 9 AM Shifted Main Top Sail with the Best.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 28o38’S; act. 28o57’S; Long. in. 46o08’E; chr. 42o46’E. Distance sailed: 63½ miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 6thJanuary 1826

Light vble airs thro’out with fine Weather & a heavy Swell @ Southward. AM People empdworking up Junk. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Sail & middle stitching the Best Jib. Pumped Ship twice [amounts not given]. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 28o50’S; act. 28o55’S; Long. in. 45o41’E; chr. 42o35’E. Distance sailed: 46 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 7thJanuary 1826

A light vble breeze @ the Southward thro’out with fine Weather. Abt. 7 PM In 1stRfs Main & Mizen Topsails. AM Scrubbed clothes and the Gun Deck. Abt. 6 AM, out Reefs. Sailmaker repairing the old Fore Topsail & Mizen Topgallant Sail.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 29o16’S; act. 29o32’S; Long. in. 43o46’E; chr. 40o42’E. Distance sailed: 109 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 8thJanuary 1826

Light breeze vble @ Southwdthro’out with fine Weather. Water on bdon Jany1st:  10,079 Galls.; Expended 1,110; Remaining 8,969 Galls. AM Performed Divine Service. Abt. 7 AM, Pumped Ship 4 inches. Shortened Sail for Bridgewater. At noon, Muster’d Ships Company. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 29o40’S; act. 29o56’S; Long. in. 42o24’E; chr. 39o27’E. Ther. [blank]. Distance sailed: 82 miles. Sick List: 8 [Seamen]. 

 

Monday 9thJanuary 1826

A moderate breeze thro’twith fine Weather. At abt. 1 PM, hove too for the Bridgewater. AM Empdunder Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. AM Pumped Ship at 8 AM & noon – 4 inches & 5 inches of water. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 31o16’S; act. 31o15’S; Long. in. 39o40’E; chr. 36o30’E. Distance sailed: 170 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 10thJanuary 1826

A pleasant breeze thro’out with cloudy weather. Carried away Fore Top GtStudding Sail Boom. AM Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. Carpenter making a Top Gallant StudgSail Boom. Gunner scraping the Iron work outside. People under the Boatswain. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 32o19’S; act. 32o17’S; Long. in. 36o11’E; chr. 33o02’E. Distance sailed: 188 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 11thJanuary 1826

Commenced with a mod[erate] breeze @ Ndveering round to the Westdwt a heavy W[esterl]y Swell, Thunder, Lightg& Rain; lattydecreasing & drawing to SE with fine Wea[the]r. AM Cleaned Gun Deck. Tradesmen as Yesterday. Bridgewaterin Company. [Made many sail alterations throughout the day. Pumped Ship 4 times.] Lat. ob. 32o35’S; act. 32o40’S; Long. in. 34o26’E; chr. 30o42’E. Ther. [blank]. Distance sailed: 112 miles. Cape L’Agulhas S74oW, 528 Miles.

 

Thursday 12thJanuary 1826

Fresh breezes thro’out; first & middle part @ SE to East with cloudy weather; lattyveering round to Nd& Wd. [Made many sail-reefing alterations]. At abt. 2 AM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Sailmaker on the Old Mzn Topsail. Empdtrimming Ship by the Head & as requisite. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 34o53’S; act. 34o53’S; Long. in. 30o26’E; chr. 27o02’E. Ther. [blank]. Distance sailed: 197 miles. Cape L’Agulhas W[est] 330’.

 

Friday 13thJanuary 1826

Blowing fresh @ NW & drawing round to SW in the first part with a decreasing breeze; in the middle part the wind drew back to NW & continued so during the Log wt Cloudy Wr& Swell @ SW. [At abt. 6 PM, pumped Ship 8 inches. At 7, Sounded in 120 fms. At 10, taken aback @ NW. Made sail adjustments. At 6 AM, Pumped Ship 6 inches.] AM Sailmaker on the Old Mizen Topsail. People as needful. Bridgewaterin Company – her Long. 25o42’E. Lat. [per “indifferent”] ob. 35o34’S; act. 35o34’S; Long. in. 29o12’E; chr. 25o48’E. Ther. [blank]. Distance sailed: 75 miles. Current S60oW, 51’ [miles].

 

Saturday 14thJanuary 1826

A fresh Gale thro’out @ NW with clear Weather & a heavy Swell @ Wdin the first & middle parts; latterly the Sea considerably gone down. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Old Main Topsail. [In Reefs Topsails and Wore Ship occasionally.] At 6 AM, pumped Ship 8 inches. At 11, Reefed Main Sail & set it. A Strange Sail SE stgto the Northd.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. [per “indifferent”] ob. 35o03’S; act. 35o03’S; Long. in. 28o03’E; chr. 24o32’E. Distance sailed: 91 miles. Ther. [blank]. Current S65oW, 57’ [miles].

 

Sunday 15thJanuary 1826

First part vble & Squally; middle pleasant breeze @ Etwdwt fine Wr; latterly veering to NW & clear with hard gusts. Water on bd8th: 8,969 Galls.; Expended 1,056; Remaining 7,913 Galls. Too unsettled to perform Div[ine] Service. Between midnight & 4 AM, under easy sail for Bridgewater. Abt. 9 AM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. In 2ndReef Topsails, Reef’d Mainsail, Down Royal Yards & in 3rdReef. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 22o08’E. Lat. ob. 35o45’S; act. 35o43’S; Long. in. 25o33’E; chr. 22o09’E. Distance sailed: 139 miles. Ther. [blank]. 

 

Monday 16thJanuary 1826

Thro’out a strong Gale @ NW wt frequent hard Squalls & ‘fine’ Wr; a heavy Westerly Swell. At 1 PM Reef’d Foresail. At midnight, furled Mainsail & Mizen Topsail. AM Sailmaker on the 2ndBest Main Topsail. People as most needful. Hand Pump kept going.At 8 AM, took Soundings – depth 60 fms, sand.Down Top GalltYards & struck the masts; got Flying Jib-Boom in, close Reef’d Mizen Topsl& set it. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 22o28’E. Lat. ob. 35o10’S; act. 35o32’S; Long. in. 25o43’E; chr. 22o11’E. Distance sailed: 89 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 17thJanuary 1826

First part a strong Gale @ NW decreasing towards Night and veering to the SW; latterly background to the Westward with fine weather thro’out. Hands at the Pumps thro’out.At abt. 3 PM Bent Main Storm Stay-Sail & close Reef’d Fore & Main Topsails. Abt. 7, Strange Sail SSE.Abt. 1 AM out Reef Courses & set them. At 6 AM Fidded Top GtMasts & Cross’d the Yards. So’d75 fms – coarse sand & broken shells… Tkd. Out all Reefs. Cross’d Ryl Yds & out FlygJib-boom. AM People under Boatswain. Sailmaker as Yesterday.Bridgewaterin Company – her Lat. 35o17’S & Long. 22o00’ East. Lat. ob. 35o18’S; act. 35o17’S; Long. in. 24o44’E; chr. 21o54’E. Distance sailed: 108 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 18thJanuary 1826

First part moderate breeze vble @ Wd& fair, middle light vble airs and Calms, lattylight breeze @ Etwdwith hazy weather. At abt. 5 PM In 1stReefs. Abt. 8 PM Wore, vble & Squally. AM Washed the Gun Deck, Sailmaker as per days past, otherwiseas needful. Abt. 3 AM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. 10 Sogs– 80 fms – Green Sand. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 21o04’ East. Lat. ob. 35o48’S; act. 35o37’S; Long. in. 23o29’E; chr. 20o55’E. Distance sailed: 96 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 19thJanuary 1826

First and latter parts [a] light breeze with hazy weather; middle part a fresh breeze and cloudy. AM Sailmaker on the Old Main Topsail. People variously Employed as needful. Shifted Foresail with the old one and unbent the Main Storm Stay-Sail. Abt. 11 AM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 17o29’ East. Lat. ob. 34o50’S; act. 34o39’S; Long. in. 20o03’E; chr. 17o28’E. Distance sailed: 193 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 20thJanuary 1826

First and middle parts light vble winds; latterly a moderate breeze @ Etwdwith hazy wea’r thro’out. At abt. 2 PM, shifted Jib with old one. At 6 AM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Empdunder the Boatswain. Sailmakers as Yesterday. Gunner painting the Punt.Bridgewaterin Company. “No Observation”. Lat. Ob. [blank]; act. 33o50’S; Long. in. 15o31’E; chr. [blank]. Distance sailed: 77½ miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 21stJanuary 1826

Light vble winds with a heavy confused Swell @ SE. Shifted Fore Topsail with the worst. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Old Main Topsail. Abt. 9 AM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 33o20’S; act. 33o40’S; Long. in. 18o08’E; chr. 15o00’E. Distance sailed: 49½ miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 22ndJanuary 1826

First & middle parts light vble airs & a heavy confused Swell, going down fast in the middle part; latterly a pleasant breeze W[esterl]y with cloudy Weather and passing Squalls. AM Weather too unsettled to perform Divine Service. Water on bdon the 15th: 7,913 Galls.; Expended 1,084; Remaining 6,829 Galls. At Noon, Mustered the Ships Coy.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 32o12’S; act. 32o12’S; Long. in. 17o24’E; chr. 14o20’E. Distance sailed: 81 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 23rdJanuary 1826

A pleasant breeze thro’out wt hazy weather. At abt. 5 PM, out Reef Fore Topsail. At midnight, Pumped Ship 4 inches. AM Hauled the Starboard Cables up to get the Provisions stowed in the Tier & coiled them down again.Sailmakers on the Old Main Topsail. Caulkers on the Launch. Abt. 8 AM, out Reef Main & Mizen Topsails. Shifted Main Topsail wt 2ndbest & Mizen Topsail with old one. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 30o13’S; act. 30o24’S; Long. in. 14o57’E; chr. 11o40’E. Distance sailed: 166 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 24thJanuary 1826

First part a pleasant Breeze @ SW; middle & latter @ SE with fine weather thro’out. At 2 PM Shifted Top Gallant Sails with old ones. At 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Empdhoisting water out of the Lazaretto. Got the Gig inboard and put the Punt over the Stern.Sailmaker middle stitching the best Main Topsail and repairing the old Jib. Bridgewaterin Company – her Long. 9o18’E. Lat. ob. 28o22’S; act. 28o23’S; Long. in. 12o44’E; chr. 9o16’E. Distance sailed: 161 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 25thJanuary 1826

Thro’out a pleasant breeze and fine Weather. Shifted Jib with 2ndBest. At 7 PM, Pumped Ship. AM Washed the Gun Deck. People as needful. Sailmaker on the best Main Topsail. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 26o47’S; act. 26o40’S; Long. in. 10o57’E; chr. 7o20’E. Distance sailed: 139½ miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 26thJanuary 1826

A light Trade thro’out with pleasant Weather. Between 6 & 9 PM, under easy Sail for the Bridgewater. At 10, Made Sail. AM Empdrattling the Rigging down and blacking it. Gunner and Crew painting the Ship outside. Sailmaker middle stitching Best Main Topsail. Armourer at the Forge.Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 5o30’E. Lat. ob. 25o02’S; act. 25o06’S; Long. in. 9o16’E; chr. 5o26’E. Ther. [blank]. Distance sailed: 136 miles. St Helena N49oW, 836 Miles.

 

Friday 27thJanuary 1826

A light Trade thro’out with fine Weather. AM Sailmaker on the best Main Topsail and old Driver. Caulker on the waterway seams of the Gun Deck. Gunner painting the Ship outside. People under the Boatswain.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 23o28’S; act. 23o20’S; Long. in. 7o46’E; chr. 3o40’E. Distance sailed: 134 miles. Ther. [blank]. St Helena N49oW, 688 [miles]. 

 

Saturday 28thJanuary 1826

Light Trade thro’out with fine Weather. Shifted Driver with old one. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the best Driver. Gunner painting Ship outside. People as needful.Bridgewaterin Company – her Long. 2o08’E. Lat. ob. 22o01’S; act. 22o04’S; Long. in. 6o27’E; chr. 2o03’E. Distance sailed: 111 miles. Ther. [blank]. St James Town [bearing] N50oW, 576 [miles]. 

 

Sunday 29thJanuary 1826

A light Trade with pleasant Weather. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Performed Divine Service. Water on bd22nd: 6,829 Galls.; Expended 1,176; Remaining 7,653 [sic– sums don’t add up!] Galls. At Noon, Mustered the Ships Company.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 20o24’S; act. 20o21’S; Long. in. 4o54’E; chr. 0o13’E. Distance sailed: 133½ miles. Ther. [blank]

 

Monday 30thJanuary 1826

A light Trade vble thro’out with light Squalls & Rain at times. Abt. 6 PM Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Re-stowed the Booms – otherwise as required. Sailmaker middle stitching the Best Driver. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 18o58’S; act. 18o51’S; Long. in. 3o25’E; chr. 1o21’West. Distance sailed: 125 miles. Ther. [blank]. 

Tuesday 31stJanuary 1826

First part a light vble breeze increasing in the middle part with unsettled Wear. AM Bent the Bower Cables and unstowed the Anchors. Sailmaker middle stitchgthe best Mizen Topsail. People as needful. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. [blank]; act. 17o16’S; Long. in. 1o51’E; chr. 2o55’W. Distance sailed: 136 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 1stFebruary 1826

PM Light vble winds and cloudy weather. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Moderate breeze and fair. Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 16o06’S; act. 16o13’S; Long. in. 0o19’E; chr. 4o45’W. Distance sailed: 113 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 2ndFebruary 1826 [arrival at St Helena, homeward-bound]

Pleasant Trade with fine Weather. At 3.40 PM, Saw the Island of St Helena b[earin]g WNW. At 6, Barn Point, NWbW ½ W. At 6.30, Extms of Island @ NWbW to WNW. Abt. 8 PM, Shortened Sail. In 1stRfs Main & Mzn Topsails. Hove too. At abt. Midnight, Pumped Ship 5 inches. At abt. 2.30 AM, filled. At 4, Barn Point NNW ¾ W. Hove too. Made our Number and made Sail. At 7 AM, Anchdin St Helena Roads in 13 fms in Company with the H.C. Ship Bridgewater. Moored Ship – Church b[earin]g SbE ½ E; Banks’s Fort EbS ½ S. Out Launch. Empwatering Ship & as needful. Arrived the H.C. Ships General Kydand Inglis. Distance sailed approx.: 55 miles. “NB This Log contains 36 Hours and ends at Midnight to commence Harbour Logs.” [No coordinates noted.]

 

Friday 3rdFebruary 1826

Pleasant Trade with fine Weather. Empdwatering Ship & delgH.C. St Helena Stores. Sailed the H.C. Ship Inglis.

 

Saturday 4thFebruary 1826

DoWinds and Weather. Empdas needful about the Rigging. Sailed the H.C. Ship General Kyd. Came on board MrBrabazon & Mustered the Ships Company.  

 

Sunday 5thFebruary 1826

Pleasant Trade with cloudy Weather. AM Washed the Gun Deck. At Noon, Mustered the Ships Co. In Launch. 

 

Monday 6thFebruary 1826

DoWinds and Weather. Empdpreparing Ship for Sea. Arrived the H.C. Ship Kellie Castle. “NB This Log contains 12 Hours and ends at Noon to commence Sea Logs.”

 

Tuesday 7thFebruary 1826

A Moderate Trade thro’out with pleasant Weather. At abt. 5 PM, Weighed & made sail in Coywt Bridgewater.Unbent the Cables & stowed the Anchors. At 8, Body of St Helena SSE ¼ E. AM Empdunder the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the best Foresail. Shifted Main Topsail with old one. At abt. 6 AM, a Ship & Brig in sight.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 14o49’S; act. 14o40’S; Long. in. 7o08’W; chr. 7o01’W. Distance sailed: 108 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 8thFebruary 1826

Light Trade with pleasant Weather thro’out. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck; otherwise under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the Best Foresail. Carpenter Scarfing the Fore Topsail Yard. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 13o30’S; act. 13o22’S; Long. in. 8o36’W; chr. 8o29’W. Distance sailed: 122 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 9thFebruary 1826

A light Trade thro’out with fine Weather. At midnight, 3 inches of water in the well. AM Hauled the Sails up out of the Sail Room, made them up afresh, and paid them down again. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Carpenter hooping the Fore Topsail Yard. People as needful. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 12o02’S; act. 12o02’S; Long. in. 9o55’W; chr. 10o01’W. Distance sailed: 125 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 10thFebruary 1826

A light Trade with pleasant Weather. AM Hauled the Larboard Cables up, cleaned the Tier and re-stowed them. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 10o44’S; act. 10o38’S; Long. in. 10o52’W; chr. 10o59’W. Distance sailed: 101 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 11thFebruary 1826

Pleasant Trade with fine Weather thro’out. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Sailmaker on the 2ndBest Main Topsail. Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck; oths under the Boatswain. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 9o03’S; act. 8o51’S; Long. in. 12o19’W; chr. 12o36’W. Distance sailed: 142 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 12thFebruary 1826

Pleasant Trade with fine Weather. Abt. 8 PM, the well contained 3 inches of water. AM At daylight, saw the Island of Ascension bgWbN.At 8 AM, Extmsof the Island from West to WbN ½ N. Water on bdleavPort: 13,000 Gallons. Expended since 1,011 Gallons. Remaining 11,989 Gallons. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. “No Obsn– the Land intervening.” Bridgewaterin Company. At Noon, Hove too. Distance sailed: 139 miles. [No positional data recorded!]

 

Monday 13thFebruary 1826

A moderate Trade with pleasant weather and a tranquil Sea. Abt. 2 PM, filled & Made all Sail. At 4 PM, Extmsof the Island [Ascension] @ SSE to SE ½ S. At 6, Body of the Island SEbS. AM People & Mechanics as needful. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 6o18’S; act. 6o13’S; Long. in. 15o34’W; chr. 15o33’W. Distance sailed: 127 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 14thFebruary 1826

A light Trade thro’out with pleasant Weather. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Sailmaker middle stitching the Best Fore and Main Top Gallant Sails. People under the Boatswain. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 16o44’W. Lat. ob. 4o55’S; act. 4o49’S; Long. in. 16o30’W; chr. 16o43’W. Distance sailed: 105 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 15thFebruary 1826

Pleasant Trade with fine Weather. Abt. 8 PM, Well 3 inches. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker middle stitching the Top Gallant Sails. People as needful. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 18o04’W. Lat. ob. 2o34’S; act. 2o47’S; Long. in. 17o31’W; chr. 18o06’W. Distance sailed: 142 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 16thFebruary 1826

Pleasant Trade with clear Weather thro’out. AM People working up Junk. Sailmaker repairing the Best Fore Topsail. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. 0o11’S; act. 0o11’S; Long. in. 18o19’W; chr. 19o26’W. Distance sailed: 150 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 17thFebruary 1826

First part a mod. breeze @ SEd& fine Wear; middle vble and Squally with Rain; latterly wind NE & fair. Abt. 2.30 PM, a Strange Sail stgto So’dshew’d English Colors. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. 6 AM, Strange Sail NNW standgto the SWd.AM Sent a Boat on board the H.C. Ship Berwickshire[outward-bound to Bengal & China].Abt. 9.30 AM, Split the Jib, shifted it with the Best. People Empdas needful. Sailmakers repgthe old Jib. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. ob. [blank]; act. 1o37’N; Long. in. 18o58’W; chr. [“broton”] 20o04’W. Distance sailed: 116 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 18thFebruary 1826

First & middle parts light vble airs; latterly light breeze SEywith fine Wr. Abt. 4 PM, Shifted Main Topsail with 2ndBest. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Old Jib. Otherwise as needful. At Noon, Strange Sail [vessel] NE, stg to the Southward. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 2o25’N act. 2o19’N; Long. in. 19o07’W; chr. 20o43’W. Distance sailed: 43 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 19thFebruary 1826

Vble Winds thro’out @ Etwdwith frequent Squalls & heavy Rain, much Thunder [& lightning] during the night. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Water on bon the 12th: 11,989 Gallons; Expended 1,162; Remaining Gallons: 10,827. AM The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. At Noon, a Strange Sail @ the Mast Head b[earin]g NbW. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 3o53’N act. 3o41’N; Long. in. 19o34’W; chr. 21o02’W. Distance sailed: 84 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 20thFebruary 1826

Light vble breeze & calms thro’out with hot sultry Wr. At abt. 2 PM, three Strange Sail [i.e. ships] in sight. At abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Jib. Abt. 6 AM, four Strange Sail in sight.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 4o38’N act. 4o28’N; Long. in. 19o50’W; chr. 21o13’W. Distance sailed: 39 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 21stFebruary 1826

First part light airs & calms; middle a light breeze inc[reasin]g to a moderate breeze in the latter part with hazy Wear. Pumped Ship. Abt. 11 PM, taken aback @ NE. Strange Sail NWbN. AM People & Tradesmen as most needful. Bent Fore Topmast Staysail & shifted Jib with old one. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 4o53’N act. 5o00’N; Long. in. 21o15’W; chr. 21o48’W. Distance sailed: 87 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 22ndFebruary 1826

First part light vble winds @ Nd; middle & latter pleasant breeze with hazy Weather. A Strange Ship NbW, st[an din]g to Etd… Pass’d a Brig st[andin]g to Southward. A Strange Sail under English Colors st[andin]g to the NWd.AM Washed Gun Deck. Tradesmen as needful. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 5o38’N act. 5o44’N; Long. in. 22o02’W; chr. 23o07’W. Distance sailed: 89 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 23rdFebruary 1826

Pleasant Trade thro’out with hazy Weather. Abt. 4 PM, Stranger @ NEbE appears to be the H.C. Ship Inglis.Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 in. At Daylight, H.C. Ship Inglisb[earin]g NEbE ½ E. At 8, d[itt]o EbN. People under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Lower Studding Sail. At Noon, InglisNEbE ½ E. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 7o08’N act. 7o11’N; Long. in. 23o54’W; chr. 24o38’W. Distance sailed: 129 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 24thFebruary 1826

A fresh Trade with hazy Weather. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Mechanics & People as useful. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 9o06’N act. 9o04’N; Long. in. 25o42’W; chr. 26o47’W. Distance sailed: 165 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 25thFebruary 1826

A fresh Trade with very hazy Weather & a Swell @ the Northward. Abt. 5 PM, in 1stReef Main & Mizen Topsails. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 7 inches. At around midnight, Pumped Ship 5 inches. At 2 AM, Departed this Life, John Anderson, Seaman. At 9, committed his Body to the deep with the usual ceremony.Cleaned the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the old Main Topsail. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 11o02’N act. 10o57’N; Long. in. 27o57’W; chr. 29o06’W. Distance sailed: 174 miles. Ther. [blank]. “Dist[ance] from Brava N54oE, 378 Miles.”

 

Sunday 26thFebruary 1826

A fresh Trade thro’out and hazy Weather, with Squalls in the latter part. Abt. 6 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. 8, Pumped Ship again. AM The unsettled state of the weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. Water on bon the 19th: 10,827 Gallons; Expended 1,200; Remaining Gallons: 9,627. Bridgewaterin Company – her Lat. 12o58’N; her Long. 31o55’W. Lat. Ob. 13o00’N act. 12o51’N; Long. in. 30o54’W; chr. 31o48’W. Distance sailed: 173 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 27thFebruary 1826

A pleasant Trade with hazy and cloudy Weather. Abt. 4 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. Midnight, Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM People and Mechanics as most needful. Abt. 6 AM, Pumped Ship. Bridgewaterin Company – her Long. 34o15’W. Lat. Ob. 15o10’N act. 12o51’N; Long. in. 32o10’W; chr. 34o29’W. Distance sailed: 173 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 28thFebruary 1826

A fresh Trade with fine Weather in the first and middle parts; latterly Squally. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Variously Employed. Two Hands kept at the Pumps.Abt. 5 AM, out 1stRfs Main & Mizen Topsails. Shifted Main Topsail with the Best. Abt. 11 AM, Split Jib – shifted it with the Best. In 1stRfs Main & MiznTopsails.Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 36o04’ West. Lat. Ob. 17o24’N act. 17o36’N; Long. in. 33o39’W; chr. 35o59’W. Distance sailed: 176 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 1stMarch 1826

A fresh Trade thro’out with Squalls at times. PM Shifted Foresail with Best. Abt. 8 PM, Split Main Top GtSail – shifted it with Best. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the 2ndbest Main Topsail. Otherwise as required. Strange Sail [vessel] NEbE – doshewed French Colors.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 19o04’N act. 19o08’N; Long. in. 35o53’W; chr. 38o25’W. Ther. 75o. Distance sailed: 164 miles. 

 

Thursday 2ndMarch 1826

A strong Trade with frequent fresh Squalls and cloudy weather. Abt. 2 PM Shifted Main Topsail with old one. Abt. Noon, Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM People and Mechanics as most needful. Shifted Fore Top Gallant Sail with the Best; doFore Topsail & Driver with their Best. Bridgewaterin Company – her Long. per Chr. 40o12’W; lunar 40o08’W. Lat. Ob. 20o21’N act. 20o27’N; Long. in. 37o33’W; chr. 40o09’W (other reading – lunar? – noted: 39o53’W). Distance sailed: 145 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 3rdMarch 1826

A moderate Trade thro’out with passing Squalls in the first & middle parts; latterly fair. Pumped Ship twice, [amounts not given]. AM Sailmaker repairing the best Foresail and old Jib. People under the Boatswain making Matts. Passed a quantity of Gulf Weed this morning.Shifted Foresail with old one. Bridgewaterin Company – her Long. 41o29’W; lunar 40o08’W. Lat. Ob. 22o28’N act. 22o34’N; Long. in. 38o43’W; chr. 41o26’W. Distance sailed: 148 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 4thMarch 1826

First & latter parts mod. Trade and fine Wr; middle vble and Cloudy. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck; oths [otherwise] under the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail and Jib. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 24o34’N act. 22o34’N; Long. in. 39o29’W; chr. 42o36’W. Distance sailed: 135 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 5thMarch 1826

First and middle parts a pleasant breeze, decreasing latterly with pleasant Weather throt. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 ins. Water on bd26th Feby: 9,627 Gallons; Expended 1,147; Remains: 8,480 [Gallons]. AM Performed Divine Service, & at Noon, Mustered the Ships Coy. Pumped Ship again around 8 AM. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 25o44’N act. 25o42’N; Long. in. 40o00’W; chr. 43o21’W. Distance sailed: 89 miles. Ther. [blank]

 

Monday 6thMarch 1826

Light vble airs thro’t wt pleasant Wr. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Shifted the Top Gallant Masts with the short Pole ones. Sailmaker on the old Jib. Boatswain restowing the Booms. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 26o17’N act. 26o24’N; Long. in. 39o50’W; chr. 43o13’W. Distance sailed: 64 miles. Ther. 70o.

 

Tuesday 7thMarch 1826

Light vble winds @ Nd& Wdwith fine weather thro’out. Abt. 6 PM, in 1stReefs. Abt. 8 PM Pumped Ship 4 inches. Shifted Mizen Top Gallant Sail with the best. AM Found missing John Leach (Seaman), Supposed to have fallen overboard during the Night.Sailmaker on the old Fore Topsail. People under the Boatswain. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 27o04’N act. 27o14’N; Long. in. 38o47’W; chr. 41o54’W. Distance sailed: 82 miles. Ther. 70o.

 

Wednesday 8thMarch 1826

Pleasant Northerly breeze thro’out with fine Weather. AM Washed Clothes, and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Topsail. Abt. 11 AM out 1stRfs Fore & Mizen Topsails. Bridgewaterin Company – her Lat. 28o16’N & Long. 40o26’W. Lat. Ob. 28o15’N act. 28o29’N; Long. in. 37o10’W; chr. 40o31’W. Distance sailed: 123 miles. Ther. 71o.

 

Thursday 9thMarch 1826

First part a fresh Gale with frequent Squalls and Showers of Rain; middle & latter moderate with fine Wr& a Swell @ the Northward thro’out. Abt. 2 PM, In 1st& 2ndRfs, Shifted Main Topsail with best. Wore… Down Royal Yds. Abt. 5 PM Shifted Mizen Topsail with best & double reef’d it. AM Empdgetting Water from the Lazaretto to the Gun Deck. Sailmaker as Yesterday. Abt. 6 AM, out 2ndReefs. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 28o44’N act. 28o40’N; Long. in. 37o42’W; chr. 40o57’W. Distance sailed: 94 miles. Ther. 71o.

 

Friday 10thMarch 1826

First part a light breeze vble @ Nd; latterly @ NW with pleasant Weather and a heavy Northerly Swell thro’out. Abt. 3 PM, Crossed Royal Yards. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. 4 AM Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Sailmaker on the old Main Topsail. People as required under the Boatswain. Abt. 9 AM, out Reefs. Shifted Foresail with the Best. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 39o30’W. Lat. Ob. 29o11’N act. 29o12’N; Long. in. 36o17’W; chr. 39o35’W. Distance sailed: 82 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 11thMarch 1826

First part a moderate breeze @ NW, inc[reasin]g in the middle part and drawing round to the Ndwith cloudy weather. Abt. 5 PM, Strange Sail [vessel] NNW. Abt. 6, in 1stReefs, down Royal Yards. Abt. 11, in 2ndReefs. Abt. 6 AM, Shifted Jib with Best. “Lat[itude] prPolar Star: 30o42’N.” AM People and Mechanics as needful. Shifted Mainsail with Best. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 30o50’N act. 30o56’N; Long. in. 34o44’W; chr. 37o44’W. Distance sailed: 142 miles. Ther. [blank]

 

Sunday 12thMarch 1826

First and middle parts a light breeze vble; latterly calm with pleasant weather & a Swell @ N[orthwar]d. Abt. 7 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Water on bon the 5th: 8,480 Gallons; Expended 1,121; Remaining: 7,359 Gallons.  “Lat[itude] prPolar Star: 30o59’ North.” Abt. 1 AM, taken aback. AM Performed Divine Service. Abt. 8 AM, out 2ndReefs. At Noon, Mustered the Ships Company.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 31o10’N act. 31o20’N; Long. in. 35o11’W; chr. 38o19’W. Distance sailed: 53 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 13thMarch 1826

First part light airs @ SW and fine Weather increasing in the middle to a fresh breeze with Squalls and Rain, lattyveered @ SW to North with hard Rain. Abt. 1 PM, Calm & Clear wt a confused Swell. Abt. 3, out Reefs.  Abt. 6 In 1stRfs Main & Mizen Topsails. Abt. 8 Pumped Ship 4 inches. Abt. 5 AM , in 1stRf Fore & 2nddoMizen Topsails, down RylYards. AM People as most needful. Sailmaker on the old Jib. “No Observation.” Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. [blank]; act. 33o11’N; Long. in. 34o22’W; chr. 37o28’W. Distance sailed: 141 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 14thMarch 1826

First & middle parts a fresh breeze decreasing to nearly a Calm in the latter part with cloudy weather. Crossed Royal Yards. Lat prPolar star: 33o39’ North; ditto later: 34o05’N. People and Mechanics as needful. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 34o20’N; act. 34o13’N; Long. in. 32o35’W; chr. 35o53’W. Distance sailed: 107 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 15thMarch 1826

First part Calm, middle a light increasing breeze @ South, latterly a fresh Breeze with fine Weather thro’out. Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Washed the Gun Deck. Empdas needful. Abt. 8 AM, out Reefs. Abt. 11 AM, in 1stRf Main Topsail. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 35o28’W. Lat. Ob. 35o39’N; act. 35o40’N; Long. in. 32o23’W; chr. 35o37’W [another Long. reading: 35o43’W]. Distance sailed: 81 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 16thMarch 1826

Fresh Breeze @ SSW thro’out with cloudy weather. In 1stReef Mizen Topsail. In 1stdo Fore do. AM People Empunder the Boatswain. Sailmaker on the old Main Top Gallant Sail. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 39o20’N; act. 39o02’N; Long. in. 31o15’W; chr. 34o42’W. Distance sailed: 210 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 17thMarch 1826

First part a fresh breeze, middle nearly Calm and drawing round to the NEd, latterly a fresh breeze with thick hazy weather for the most part. AM Mechanics & People as most needful. Abt. 9, down Royal Yards. Abt. 11, in 2ndReefs. 11.30 AM, a Strange Brig b[earin]g East under American Colors.Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 40o40’N; act. 40o32’N; Long. in. 30o05’W; chr. 33o42’W. Distance sailed: 106 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Saturday 18thMarch 1826

First part a Strong breeze vble @ Etwdwith constant Rain & a heavy NE Swell, decreasing towards Midnight & veering to the Southd, latterly a moderate breeze with fine weather. Abt. 3 PM, Spoke the American Brig Smyrna, from Oporto bound to Boston.Abt. 9PM, in 3rdRf Mzn Topsl. Abt. 3 AM, out 2ndRfs. Abt. 6, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. 7, Cross’d Royal Yards. AM Cleaned the Gun Deck. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 42o49’N; act. 42o11’N; Long. in. 28o44’W; chr. 32o43’W. Distance sailed: 143 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Sunday 19thMarch 1826

Fresh breeze thro’out @ SSW with fine Wearin the fiat & middle parts, latterly Squally. Abt. 4 PM, in 2ndReefs. Abt. 6 Reef’d Mainsail. Abt. 8, Pumped Ship 5 inches. Water on bon the 12th: 7,359 galls.; Expended 1,147 galls.; Remaining: 6,212 galls. Abt. 2 AM, in 3rdRf Mzn Topsail. Abt. 7, out ditto. AM The unsettled state of the Weather prevented the performance of Divine Service. A Brig NNW standing to Wd.Bridgewaterin Company – her Lat. 44o27’N; Long. 28o44’W. Lat. Ob. 44o29’N; act. 43o53’N; Long. in. 24o44’W; chr. 28o45’W. Distance sailed: 182 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Monday 20thMarch 1826

Strong Southybreeze thro’t with cloudy Weather. Abt. 8 PM, Reefed Driver. Abt. Midnight, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. 4, Pumped 5 inches. AM People & Mechanics as useful. Abt. Noon, Pumped 6 inches. Bridgewaterin Company – her Lat. 45o54’N; Long. 23o29’W. Lat. Ob. 45o58’N; act. 45o19’N; Long. in. 19o56’W; chr. 23o47’W. Distance sailed: 208 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Tuesday 21stMarch 1826

First & middle parts a fresh Breeze and fine Wear; latterly moderate & veering to the Wdwith cloudy Weather and drizzling Rain. Abt. 8 PM, pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Empdhoisting Water from the Lazaretto to the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the Old Fore Top Gallant Sail. Abt. 5 AM Out all Reefs & Cross’d Royal Yards. At Noon, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Bridgewaterin Company. “Indiff[eren]t Obs[ervatio]n.” Lat. Ob. 46o50’N; act. 46o14’N; Long. in. 15o28’W; chr. 18o58’W. Distance sailed: 186 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 22ndMarch 1826

First part a light vble breeze @ Wd, middle Calm, latterly an increasing breeze @ Ndwith fine weather. Lat pr Polar Star: 46o50’N. Abt. 5 PM, in 1stReefs. Abt. 8, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Washed Clothes and the Gun Deck. Sailmaker on the old Fore Top Gallant Sail. At 6 AM, Strange Sail [vessel] SE standing to the Westward. Bridgewaterin Company – her Lat. 47o04’N; Long. 17o45’W. Lat. Ob. 47o06’N; act. 47o04’N; Long. in. 14o21’W; chr. 18o02’W. Distance sailed: 48 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Thursday 23rdMarch 1826

Fresh Breezes @ Nd& Etdwith passing Squalls, otherwise fine Weather. Abt. 3 PM, in 2ndReefs & down Royal Yards. Abt. 8 PM, Reefed Driver. Abt. Midnight, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Passed a Ship Standgto the Wd.At 3.40 AM Latitude per Polar Star: 46o57’ North. Abt. 11, pumped Ship 6 inches. People and Mechanics as most needful. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude. 14o40’W. Lat. Ob. 46o50’N; act. 46o46’N; Long. in. 11o56’W; chr. 14o56’W. Distance sailed: 126 miles. Ther. 52o.

 

Friday 24thMarch 1826

Moderate in the first part, increasing towards midnight with hard Gusts, latterly a Strong gale with Showers of Hail at times. Abt. 11 PM, in 3rdRf Main & close reefed Fore & Mizen Topsails. Abt. Midnight, Reefed & Furled Main Sail. Abt. 3 AM Reef’d Foresail & Furled Mizen Topsail, down Top Gallant Yards & struck Fore & Mizen Top GMasts. Abt. 6 AM, Bent Storm Staysails. Abt. 8, wore [ship]. Abt. 9, Carried away Main TopslSheet, split the Sail & sent it down to repair. AM Sailmaker repairing the Main Topsail. Armourer repairing the Chain. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 46o52’N; act. 46o56’N; Long. in. 10o10’W; chr. 13o10’W. Distance sailed: 90 miles. Ther. 52o.

 

Saturday 25thMarch 1826

Fresh Gale @ Eastward with Strong Gusts, Hail & Rain thro’out. Abt. 3 PM, Struck Main Top Gallant Mast. Abt. 7, Bent Main Topsail. Furled Foresail. Abt. 8, Pumped Ship. At 2 AM Set Fore & Main Sails & Fore & Mizn Topsails. Abt. 5 AM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. AM Empdas needful. Up Mainsail & furled Fore & Mizen Topsails. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 47o05’N; act. 47o03’N; Long. in. 11o15’W; chr. 14o21’W. Distance sailed: 47 miles. Ther. 52o.

 

Sunday 26thMarch 1826

Fresh NEyGale thro’out wt frequent hard Gusts & a heavy Swell. Abt. 2 PM Set Fore & Mizen Topsls. Abt. 5 Fidded Main Top Gallant Mast. Abt. 8 Set Mainsail. Abt. 9 Fidded Fore Top Gallant Mast. Abt. midnight, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Water on bon the 19th: 6,212 Gallons; Expended 1,023; Remaining: 5,189 [Gallons]. The necessary duty of the Ship prevented the performance of Divine Service. Abt. 2 AM Out 4thRf M[ai]n Topsail. 3.30 [AM] Lat. Per Polar o[Star] 47o40’N. Abt. 8 AM Pumped Ship. Abt. 10 AM, Strange Sail NNW. Crossed F. & Main Top GtYards, Fidded Mizen Top GtMast, out 4thRfs Fore & Mizen Topsails & out Reef Foresail. Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 16o00’W. Lat. Ob. 48o04’N; act. 47o49’N; Long. in. 12o39’W; chr. 16o17’W. Distance sailed: 72 miles. Ther. 50o.

 

Monday 27thMarch 1826

First part a strong breeze decreasing latterly with cloudy Weather. Abt. 6 PM, Pumped Ship 6 inches. Abt. 10 PM, Squally wt hail. Abt. Noon, Pumped Ship again. A.M. Empdas needful. Abt. 5 AM Out Reef Mainsail, 3rdRfs Topsails and cross’d Mizen Top Gallant Yard. Abt. 7.30, Wore. Abt. 11, Strange Sail [vessel] SW standgto Wd. Abt. Noon, out 2ndRf Main TopslBridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 49o05’N; act. 49o00’N; Long. in. 13o14’W; chr. 17o16’W. Distance sailed: 98 miles. Ther. 50o.

 

Tuesday 28thMarch 1826

First part light vble breeze @ Ed, middle backing round to the Nd& increasing latterly to a fresh breeze @ NNW and cloudy weather. Abt. 12.30 PM, Tacked. Abt. 6, Wore. Abt. 7, out 2ndRfs Fore & Mizen Topsails, and X’d [crossed] Royal Yards. Abt. 9, Pumped Ship 5 inches. AM Sailmaker on the old Mizen Top Gallant Sail. People as needful.Bridgewaterin Company – her Longitude 14o25’ West. Lat. Ob. 49o33’N; act. 49o32’N; Long. in. 10o39’W; chr. 14o54’W. Distance sailed: 127 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Wednesday 29thMarch 1826

First & middle parts a fresh NWyBreeze & cloudy, latterly NEywt fine Weather. Abt. 7 PM, Strange Sail [vessel] SE st[andin]g to NE. Abt. 8, Pumped Ship. Abt. 4 AM, Lat. Pr Polar o[Star]: 49o35’N. AM Bent the Bower & Sheet Cables [to the Anchors], otherwise as needful. Abt. 10 AM, Soundings 85 fms – fine Sand. Bridgewaterin Company – her Lat. 49o35’N; Long. 9o25’ West. Lat. Ob. 49o35’N; act. 49o42’N; Long. in. 5o35’W; chr. 9o35’W. Distance sailed: 200 miles. Ther. 51o.

 

Thursday 30thMarch 1826 [first sighting of England!]

A fresh breeze thro’out vble @ Ndto NE with fine weather. A Strange Sail East. Abt. 4 PM, Hove too & sent a Boat on board the Richardof Liverpool bound to Demara [sic– Demerara].Abt. 8 PM, Pumped Ship 6 ins. Abt. 4.30 AM, Scilly Light @ Mizen Top bearing NbE. At 9.30, The Lizard Light House [bore] NEbN. At Noon, the do@ the Poop bearing N9oW, 6 or 7 miles. Several Vessels in sight. AM Scrubbed Hammocks. Bridgewaterin Company. Lat. Ob. 49o42’N; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. 5o02’W. Distance sailed: 178 miles. Ther. [blank].

 

Friday 31stMarch 1826

Moderate breeze thro’t @ NE & Eastdwith fine clear weather. Abt. 12.30 PM, Hove to for Pilot. A 2 AM [sic– PM], came on board Mr Wallace, Cowes Pilot.Made Sail. 6 PM, Bolt Head NE ½ E; Start Point NEbE ¼ E, dist. 8 leagues. 6.45, Bolt Head NE; Start Point NE ¾ E. 5 AM Alderney @ the MiznTop SSE ½ E, about 7 leagues. 8 AM Alderney SSE ½ E, about 6½ leagues. People as needful. At Noon, SE extremes of Alderney SbW ½ W; NW extremes SWbS ¼ S, about 5 or 6 leagues; Cape la Hogue S ¼ E. Noon, the Purser left the Ship with dispatches.Lat. Ob. 50o00’N; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. [blank]. Distance sailed: 118 miles. Ther. [blank]

 

Saturday 1stApril 1826

First and middle parts wind vble from Northd, latterly a pleasant Westerly breeze and fine weather. At 4 PM, St Catherines, NE ½ E; Needles NNE ½ E. 6 PM St Catherines, NE ¾ N; Dunnose NE ¾ E. Midnight, Needles light NNW. Abt. 7 AM, Soundgsg[roun]d 116 fms – large Stones & gravel. 8 AM Too hazy to see the land, take bearings. At noon, Beachy Head EbN ¾ N. Lat. Ob. 50o33’N; act. [blank]; Long. in. [blank]; chr. [blank]. Distance sailed: 91 miles. Ther. [blank].

Saturday [1stApril 1826] continued

2 PM Beachy Head NW; Fairleigh [sic – Fairlight] NEbE. 4 PM Beachy Head WbN ¼ N; Fairleigh [sic] NNW. 5 PM Dungeness NNW 2 miles. Hove to for pilot.Mr Knocker, pilot, came on board.8 PM rounded the South Foreland. 9.30 PM rounded the North Foreland. 10.30 PM anchored with best Bower (chain) – off the North Foreland in 7 fms.North Foreland light [bore] SSW; North Sand head lights [bore] SSE ½ E. “N.B. This Log contains 36 hours and ends at Midnight to commence Harbour Logs.” [No co-ordinates etc. recorded.]

 

Sunday 2ndApril 1826

Wind Westlywith drizzling rain. At daylight weighed and turned up to the upper part of the Queen’s channel. 9 AM anchored with the Best Bower in 8 fms. Pan Patch Buoy NW. 

 

Monday 3rdApril 1826

A pleasant breeze WbN with hazy Weather. At day-light, weighed and made Sail. 6.30 AM crossed the Flats – least water ¼ less 4 fms. 10 AM anchored with the Best Bower on the edge of the Warp in 8 fms. Nore light vessel W ½ N. 4.20 PM weighed and made Sail. 6.30 PM anchored with best Bower in 8 fms. Shubury-ness [sic] Buoy North; Nore light vessel SSE. At 10 PM RobCham… [surname partially obscured in central margin – crew list shows it was Robert Chambers– Ed.](OrdySeaman) fell overboard & was unfortunately drowned.

 

Tuesday 4thApril 1826

At daylight weighed, wind WbN & fine weather. Worked Ship to the upper part of the Lower Hope. At ¼ before noon, anchored with the best Bower in 8 fms. CaptnPaterson left the Ship.

 

Wednesday 5thApril 1826

Wind Westerly and fine Weather. At 6 AM, Weighed when the Albionand SwiftsureSteam Packets took us in tow. At noon, brought up in Blackwall reach and lashed alongside the Hull [i.e. hulk].Unbent sails &c. All Officers on board.  [Last entry in log – Ed.]

 

HERE THE JOURNAL ENDS SOMEWHAT ABRUBTLY.  The crew – including Michael Spinks – were discharged three days later, on 8thApril 1826 (ledger).  A small number of officers remained aboard for several weeks to oversee unstowing of the hold and the discharging of cargo to the warehouses and de-rigging of the vessel.

 

According to the daily ‘distance sailed’ values given in the log (plus some added by me manually by summing the ‘speed in knots’ column), it appears the total voyage distance was: 33,230 nautical miles.  The ‘sea log’ itself covers 435 days (from 22ndJanuary 1825 to 1stApril 1826), of which 280 days (64%) were spent actually sailing, i.e. at sea, the remainder (nearly 36%) spent moored/stationary/in port (this does NOT include the time spent loading/unloading the ship in the Thames).  This gives an average speed for Repulseduring the entire voyage of 4.94 knots.

 

 

“Rec[eive]d 7thApril 1826

 

This is the Origional [sic] Journal of Captain John Paterson. 

[Signed] EdwdFoord, Chief Offr.

Witness [signed] G Bryant

 

 

I hereby certify that Captain Paterson has in pursuance of the Court’s Regulations, delivered to the Clerk to the Committee of Shipping the prescribed Certificates of the good conduct of the following Officers who have served under his Command, Viz:-

 

Mr[Edward] Foord, 1st[Officer]

M[William H.] Walker, 2nd[Officer]

Mr[Arthur C.] Watling, 3rd [Officer]

Mr[Godfrey S.] Hurst [spelt Hirst in crew list], 4th[Officer]

Mr[John] Murray, 5th [Officer]

Mr[Henry] Baker, 6th[Officer]

[Signed] EdwdFoord,

Chief [Officer]

Witness [signed] G Bryant

 

[This completes my JOURNAL TRANSCRIPTION for  the Repulse voyage ]

 

From The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 21, Jan.-June 1826, MAY, p.698:

CARGOES of EAST INDIA COMPANY'S SHIPS lately arrived. CARGOES of the Kellie Castle, General Kyd, Repulse, Bridgewater, Inglis, Herefordshire, and Waterloofrom China, and the Larkinsand Carn Brea Castlefrom Bengal: 

Company's; Tea, Sugar, Coloured Piece Goods, Raw Silk. 

Private Trade and Privilege; Tea, Raw Silk, Wrought Silks, Nankeens, Tortoiseshell, Elephant's Teeth, Coral Beads, Mother-o'-Pearl Shells, China Ware, China Ink, Paper, Vermillion, Marble Slabs, Canes, Bamboos, Mats, Madeira, Sherry.

 

 


[1]From Wikipedia: Pulau Serangoon, alternatively known as ConeyIsland, is a 45-hectare island located off the northeastern coast of Singapore, between Pulau Ubin to its northeast and the mainland to its southwest.

In an 1825 survey of the coastal areas around Singapore by Crawfurd, Forrester, Lt. Jackson and Dr Johnson, Rabbit and Coney(meaning rabbit) islets were mentioned. An anonymous writer who wrote the Singapore Chronicle article noted on the sighting of the two islets, namely Rabbit and Coney that: "The whimsical application to these two islets suggests some observations upon the fantastic names which have been given to places in this part of the world; not only by European navigators but by the natives of the country themselves. There is scarcely any sense or meaning in the best of them. Pray, what is the difference between a rabbit and the coney?"

[2]n. 1. A collector of customs, as at Canton; an overseer of commerce. 

[3]This is the ship which caught fire on the early hours of 24 December that same year, while lying at Whampoa Reach, and was totally destroyed when she exploded with most of her cargo. All the crew were saved.

Crew & Passenger List

Ship's Company of the Honourable [East India] Company's Ship REPULSE       
covering her voyage to St Helena, Benkulen, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, Whampoa, St Helena (again) & back to England, 1825-26.  
No. Christian name(s)  Surname  Rank "Casualties" Transcriber's Extra Notes    
1 [Captain] John Paterson, Esq'r. Commander    This was apparently the last voyage Captain Paterson undertook in the Hon. Company's Maritime Service. Assume he retired a wealthy man, having first commanded the East India Company Ship "Duke of Montrose" in 1804, and completed (at least) eight voyages as Commander. From news column in the London 'Morning Post' of 23rd May 1825 it seems he became a father (again?) when his wife gave birth to a son, in Lower Cadogan-place, on 18th May 1825 - while Captain Paterson was navigating the "Repulse" across the Indian Ocean to Benkulen. 
2 Mr Edw'd [Edward] Foord Chief Mate   Mr FOORD apparently rose to command the Hon. Company's Ship 'Herefordshire' on her final voyage for the East India Company, 1833-34. 
3 Mr W.H. Walker 2nd [Mate]        
4 Mr Arthur C. Watling 3rd [Mate]        
5 Mr Godfrey S. Hirst 4th [Mate]         
6 Mr Jno [John] Murray 5th [Mate]        
7 Mr Henry Baker 6th [Mate]        
8 Mr Chas [Charles] Morson Purser        
9 Mr Sam'l [Samuel] Symes Surgeon Died 2nd July 1825 [at Benkulen] Log states he died at 11 PM. At noon the following day (Sunday 3rd July 1825) his corpse was sent on shore at Benkulen for interment.
10 Mr Willm [William] Scott Assist[ant] Surgeon Made Surgeon 4th July 1825      
11 Mr Christ'r [Christopher] Hill Mid[shipman] & Cox[swain]        
12 Mr Crewe Davis Mid[shipman]         
13 Mr Samuel Caw Mid[shipman]  Left at Singapore sick, 29th Aug'st 1825, where he died on the 7th Sept'r [1825] No mention made of his discharge in the journal proper.    
14 M[ichae]l Spinks Boatswain        
15 Will'm [William] Swift Gunner         
16 Will'm [William] Whaites Carpenter        
17 George Maurice Caulker        
18 Robt [Robert] Murdock Ship['s] Steward        
19 James Irons  Sailmaker        
20 James Noon Cooper        
21 James Milgate Armourer        
22 Tho's [Thomas] Bailey M[aste]r at Arms        
23 Geo. [George] Steel Ship's Cook        
24 Robt [Robert] Warry Capt[ai]n's Cook        
25 Peter Weir Capt[ai]n's Steward        
26 Geo. [George] Taylor Carp[ente]r's 1st Mate Sent onb[oar]d the [HC Ship] Ge[nera]l Kyd as Carpenter, 10th Nov 1825 Presume promoted to fill vacancy for a Carpenter on the East India Company's ship 'General Kyd'.
27 Sam'l [Samuel] Laprinaire(?) Carp[ente]r's 2nd Mate        
28 Rich'd [Richard] Collard Caulker's Mate        
29 Chapman Glew Cooper's Mate        
30 John Davis Boats[wain's] Mate   Is he the same Boatswain's Mate named John DAVIS (alias DAVIDSON, alias NICHOLSON), who appears in the printed List of EIC Maritime Servants awarded "Poplar Fund Pensions" (between 1793-1833) on 14th March 1821, for a one-off receipt of £15 - on the grounds that he "give up all claim to a Pension on the Fund". Also, it looks very likely he is the same John DAVIS who received compensation for his services as a BOATSWAIN when the Company's Maritime Service was abolished in 1834. (No service statement exists for him, so we cannot be entirely certain.)
31 James Duncan Boats[wain's] Mate        
32 W H Johnson Gunner's Mate        
33 Henry  Jackson Gunner's Mate        
34 Joseph Howe Butcher        
35 John Cotter Baker        
36 John Beck Poulterer Ran [i.e. deserted] 10th August 1825  Ran from the Ship at 7PM that day, at Penang.    
37 John Blisset Quartermaster        
38 Geo. [George] Watson Quartermaster        
39 Ja's [James] Robertson Quartermaster Sent Home 17th March 1825 [at St Helena] No details/reasons recorded in log.    
40 John Haynes Quartermaster        
41 Andrew Inglis Quartermaster        
42 Edw'd [Edward] Sexton [Able] Seaman Ent[ere]d HMS Larne 31st July 1825 at Penang    
43 Wm [William] Hopkins [Able] Seaman        
44 Ja's [James] McKevitt [Able] Seaman        
45 Wm [William] Strahan [Strachan?] [Able] Seaman        
46 John Cooper [Able] Seaman        
47 James Moone [Able] Seaman        
48 James Hodges [Able] Seaman        
49 John Graham [Able] Seaman        
50 John Wilson [Able] Seaman        
51 Hans Christian [Able] Seaman        
52 Arch'd [Archibald] Shand/Stand [Able] Seaman        
53 H'y [Henry] Peterson [Able] Seaman        
54 Geo. [George] Vernon [Able] Seaman        
55 Lawrence Furlong [Able] Seaman   Confined in Irons for Theft 19th March 1825. The charge being proved, flogged him at the Gangway with 18 lashes on 22nd March (while anchored at St Helena).
56 Jacob George [Able] Seaman        
57 Thomas Muir [Able] Seaman        
58 John Black [Able] Seaman        
59 Ja's [James] Morrison [Able] Seaman        
60 Ewan Boreman [Able] Seaman        
61 Chas [Charles] Trimlin [Able] Seaman        
62 John Jones [Able] Seaman        
63 Wm [William] Spillers [Able] Seaman        
64 Cha's [Charles] Freeman [Able] Seaman        
65 Owen McCarthy [Able] Seaman        
66 Hans Hallam [Able] Seaman        
67 Ja's [James] Craddock [Able] Seaman        
68 Wm [William] Cowley [Able] Seaman   Confined in Irons 29th Sept 1825 at China, for drunkenness & refusing to do his duty. Court of Inquiry held on 1st October found the charge fully proved and he was duly punished with one dozen lashes (& then released).
69 And'w [Andrew] Johnson [Able] Seaman        
70 John Whaling [Able] Seaman        
71 Henry Bell [Able] Seaman        
72 Gustif Gorman [Able] Seaman        
73 Fred [Frederick] Dornberg [Able] Seaman        
74 Rich'd [Richard] Long [Able] Seaman        
75 James Morgan [Able] Seaman        
76 John Harvey [Able] Seaman        
77 John Anderson [Able] Seaman Died 25th February 1826 At Sea, [assume of natural" causes] at 2 AM.  At 9 AM Committed his body to the Deep with the usual ceremony.
78 Geo. [George] Williams [Able] Seaman        
79 John Baten(?) [Able] Seaman        
80 Rob't [Robert] Butcher [Able] Seaman        
81 John Wright [Able] Seaman        
82 John Taylor [Able] Seaman        
83 Dan'l [Daniel] White [Able] Seaman        
84 Cha's [Charles] Johnson [Able] Seaman   Confined in Irons for drunkenness, threatening & abusive language to the Officer of the deck, 20th February 1825. Next day, a Court of Enquiry found him guilty of the charges, and he was flogged with one dozen lashes.
85 Alex. [Alexander] Williamson [Able] Seaman        
86 Donald McDonald [Able] Seaman        
87 James Smith [Able] Seaman        
88 John Leach [Able] Seaman Drowned 7th March 1826 Log states that they "found [him] missing, supposed to have fallen overboard during the Night."
89 James Bailey [Able] Seaman        
90 John South [Able] Seaman        
91 John Butterworth [Able] Seaman        
92 Lewis Evans [Able] Seaman        
93 John Binks [Able] Seaman Sent Home 30th March 1825 [at St Helena] No details/reasons recorded in log.    
94 John Harris [Able] Seaman        
95 John Johnson [Able] Seaman        
96 Henry Clements [Able] Seaman        
97 James Flight [Able] Seaman        
98 John Harper [Able] Seaman        
99 James Collins [Able] Seaman        
100 Francis Bell [Able] Seaman Ran [i.e. deserted] 13th April 1825  Log for 14th April (the day they left St Helena, outward-bound) states "found that Francis Bell (seaman) had run from the Ship".
101 John Physic [Able] Seaman        
102 James Webster Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
103 Rob't [Robert] Chambers Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman Drowned off the Nore 3rd April 1826 Log states he fell overboard at 10 PM [while the ship was ANCHORED and so close to returning home!] and was unfortunately drowned.
104 Abram Nokes Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
105 John Davis Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman Killed 13th May 1825 by a fall from the Main Yard. The log states that, during difficult weather conditions, he fell from the main yard "at midnight" and unfortunately was Killed. His remains were committed to the deep with the usual ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday 15th May. He was the first man to die during the voyage.
106 Ja's [James] Fitzgerald [1st] Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
107 Rob. [Robert] Holland Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
108 John Robertson Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
109 John Smith Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
110 James Sedden Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
111 John Murray Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman Died 10th September 1825  This death would have occurred shortly before the ship arrived in China, while anchored off the Island of Lintin. There is no entry relating to his death in the log itself - nor of his 'committal to the Deep' / burial.
112 Cha's [Charles] Baldry Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
113 James Salter Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
114 Joseph Hatcher Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
115 John Croney Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
116 Charles  Bathe Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
117 Wm [William] Driver Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman   This man also served (as an Able Seaman) with Michael Spinks two years later on the HCS "Abercrombie Robinson" but unfortunately died at sea on the final leg of that ill-fated voyage.
118 James Squires Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
119 John Hunt Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
120 James John Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman   At 10 AM on 3rd May 1825 punished with one dozen lashes for disobedience of orders and refusing to do his work. Note: no record of confinement/court of enquiry in log before the flogging.
121 James Fitzgerald [2nd] Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman   Confined in Irons 7th February 1825 for drunkenness and abusive language - he was "set at liberty" later same day on promise of future good conduct. Log calls him James FITZGERALD (2nd), Ordinary Seaman - which presumably means the 2nd man of that name on the crew list there is nothing else to distinguish between them!
122 John Durant Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
123 Rob't [Robert] Davidson Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
124 James Bush Ord'y [Ordinary] Seaman        
125 Benj'n [Benjamin] Cornwell Landsman        
126 Joseph Luck Landsman        
127 Wm [William] Dunster Landsman        
128 John Attham Surgeon's Ser[van]t        
129 John Gilbert 2nd Mate's Ser[van]t        
130 Tho's [Thomas] Seymour Bo[atswain]'s Ser[van]t        
131 Wm [William] Lester Gun[ner]'s Ser[van]t        
132 Geo. [George] J. French Carp[enter]'s Ser[van]t        
133 Wm [William] Atkinson Apprentice Ent[ere]d HMS Larne 3rd August 1825 at Penang    
134 John  Jones Apprentice        
135 Daniel  Bennet Apprentice        
136 Henry  Such Apprentice        
137 Joseph Jones Apprentice        
138 James Baker Marine [Society] Boy        
139 Dan'l [Daniel] McKintosh Marine [Society] Boy        
140 Wm [William] Betteridge Marine [Society] Boy        
141 Duncan Baxter Landsman   Entered ship at St Helena (outward-bound), 13th April 1825 - ledger.  
142 Hugh Logan Landsman   Entered ship at St Helena (outward-bound), 13th April 1825 - ledger.  
143 Lewis Lucas Landsman Left at St Helena 3rd February 1826 Cannot find him in ship's ledger - assume they were unable to pay him since he was left on an island in So uthern Atlantic! A(nother?) man of this name appears as no. 12 on passenger list, embarked at Gravesend 12th Jan 1825, but is stated to have "landed at St Helena 16th March 1825" (with the other passengers outward bound). Wonder if this is a mistake and that he decided during the outward voyage to try his hand at being a sailor, and completed the rest of the voyage as such before being left at St Helena homeward-bound? It's not possible to fully prove this, as the two entries relating to Lewis Lucas contradict each other. 
144 Rob't [Robert] McGregor Quartermaster   Entered ship 8th August 1825 at Penang - ledger. He was probably replacing another Quartermaster (Robertson) sent home in March 1825 at St Helena.
145 John Lambert Seaman   Entered ship 13th Oct 1825 at China - ledger.     
[END - No. 145 is the last crew member]          
Number highlighted means that the individual died.              
Number highlighted means that the individual did not complete the voyage for some other reason.              
               
ANALYSIS/NOTES            
Only seven deaths occurred among the crew during the voyage, which indicates a remarkably healthy crew, no doubt due to general cleanliness and good fortune in not being infected with a contagious disease at one of the ports of call. Somewhat ironically, the surgeon was the first man to die from some unknown (presumably natural) cause just prior to leaving Benkulen in early July; one midshipman was left sick in hospital at Singapore where he died in September; and two other seamen only died of what would be termed 'natural causes' (one of uncertain casuse since his death is not recorded in the log itself). The other three men all died by accident, either by falling overboard and drowning or in one case falling from the yard and hitting the deck.
In total, only fifteen of 145 crewmen did not return to England aboard Repulse. Of these, there appears to have been only five deaths, while two others were sent home by other ships, two joined a Royal Navy ship at Penang, one Midshipman was left sick at Singapore (where he subsequently died in hospital), two men "ran", one was promoted Carpenter of another Company ship, and one was left on the return leg of the voyage at St Helena (see notes for Passenger Lewis Lucas).  
               
PASSENGERS [Passenger List begins runs from page 13 to page 19. Page 20 is blank. Page 21 starts the 'Harbour Log'.
               
No. First Name(s)  Surname  "Description" When and where received on board When and where landed Transcriber's Extra Notes
1 Lieut. R. Armstrong St Helena Artillery Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
2 Mrs  Armstrong Wife of ditto Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
3 [unknown] Armstrong Son of ditto Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
4 [unknown] Armstrong Son of ditto Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
5 [unknown] Armstrong Son of ditto Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
6 Mr H. Doveton Cadet St Helena Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
7 Mr Chas. [Charles] Hodgson Cadet Madras Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
8 David Brockie Charter Party Passenger Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
9 James Laing Charter Party Passenger Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
10 [Mrs] Mary Nolan Wife of a Soldier at St Helena Gravesend 5th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
11 Dennis Nolan Son of ditto, aged 3 years Gravesend 5th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
12 Lewis Lucas Native [of St Helena??] Gravesend 5th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 [???] A(nother?) man of this name (quite likely the same person) appears on the CREW list - did he decide NOT to leave ship at St Helena outward bound and instead try his hand at being a sailor? If so, he was in fact left at St Helena on the return leg of the voyage, on 3rd Feb 1826. [See crew list no. 143]
[END]              
               
RECRUITS for St Helena      
     
ARTILLERY      
No. First Name(s)  Surname  "Description" When and where received on board When and where landed Transcriber's Extra Notes
1 Rob't [Robert] Ramage Serj't [Sergeant] Major Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife on board.
2 Benj [Benjamin] Worledge Serj't [Sergeant] Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife on board.
3 John Hudson Serj't [Sergeant] Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
4 Wm [William] Sims Corporal Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
5 And'w [Andrew] Burke Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
6 Tim'y [Timothy] Burke Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
7 Tim'y [Timothy] Crean Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
8 Tho's [Thomas] Brown Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
9 Dan'l [Daniel] Tracey Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
10 M'l [Michael] Lawler Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
11 Edw'd [Edward] Carroll Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
12 Tho's [Thomas] Culley Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
13 Pat [Patrick] Coffey Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
14 John Mason Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
15 John Beaghan Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
16 Tho's [Thomas] Finlay Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
17 Tho's [Thomas] Larney Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
18 Pat [Patrick] Digan/Dryan(?) Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
19 John Hodgson Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
20 Denis Brian Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
21 Rob't [Robert] Craddock Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
22 John Carr Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
23 Cha's [Charles] Toney(?) Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
24 Wm [William] Young Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
25 Tho's [Thomas] Shennick Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
26 Wm [William] Chatres Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
27 Tim'y [Timothy] Sullivan Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife on board.
28 Matt [Matthew] Barrett Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
29 Dan'l [Daniel] Mitchell Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
30 Peter McCullum Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
31 Pat [Patrick] Keating Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
32 Benj [Benjamin] Binley Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
33 Tho's [Thomas] Green Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
34 Corn [Cornelius] Freise(?) Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
35 John Mulloy Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
36 Tho's [Thomas] Rice Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
37 W. Delaney Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
38 J. Egan Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
39 J. Lee Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
40 C. Saunders Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
41 J. Wills Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
42 J. or S.(?) Hibbs Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
43 J. Souster Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
44 J. Paterson Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
45 J. Turner Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
46 Jas [James] Paterson Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
47 T.  Hendrick Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
48 M.  Broderick Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
49 Jas [James] Ryan Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
50 Geo [George] Marshall Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
51 Cha's [Charles] Wilkins Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
52 C. Halfpenny Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
53 J.W. Pass Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
54 Cha's [Charles] Gooding Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
55 S. Fairbrass Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
56 H. Heaton(?) Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
57 Tho's [Thomas] Barry Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
58 Man./Mau. [Maurice] Gaffney Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
59 John Hunt Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his pregnant wife on board, who gave birth during the voyage to a baby girl.
60 Wm [William] Kervin Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
61 W. Woodthorpe Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
62 J. Strachan Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
63 J. [John] Harmon/Hannor(?) Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife & child on board.
64 Jas [James] Toulson Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
               
INFANTRY      
     
No. First Name(s)  Surname  "Description" When and where received on board When and where landed Transcriber's Extra Notes
65 Richard Hope Qr. Mr. [Quartermaster] Serjeant Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife on board.
66 Jos'h [Joseph] Tinkler Serjeant Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
67 M'l [Michael] Carroll Corporal Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
68 Alfred Bell Corporal Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
69 Tho's [Thomas] Harries Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
70 Hugh Oneil [O'Neil] Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
71 Wm [William] Hayes Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
72 Tho's [Thomas] Dunford/Danford Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
73 Wm [William] Hughes Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
74 Jas [James] Danford/Dunford Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
75 Cha's [Charles] McCarthy Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
76 Wm [William] Telfer Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
77 Jos'h [Joseph] Puttock Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
78 Wm [William] Headen Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
79 John Murphy Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
80 Jas [James] Kerry Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
81 Cha's [Charles] Adams Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
82 Jas [James] Caldwell Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
83 M'l [Michael] Meehan Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
84 Jas [James] Murphy Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
85 Wm [William] Burgin Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
86 Evans Davis Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
87 D.  McDermott Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
88 John Brine Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
89 Jno. [John] Delaney Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
90 Ant'y [Anthony] Rogers Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
91 J.J. Keating Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife on board.
92 M'w [Matthew] Horne Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
93 Tho's [Thomas] Henry Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
94 M'l [Michael] Burgiss Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife & child on board.
95 J.J. Brown Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
96 Mark Hope Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife & child on board.
97 D'l [Daniel] Connor Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
98 D'l [Daniel] Sheean Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
99 Conner Breen Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
100 R'd [Richard] Green Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
101 Wm [William] Marsh Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
102 Jas [James] Whittaker Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
103 John Armstrong Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
104 John Evans Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
105 Henry Jones Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
106 Wm [William] Horne Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
107 M'l [Michael] Corcoran Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife & child on board.
108 Cha's [Charles] Fowley Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife on board.
109 R'd [Richard] Lawler Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
110 Jas [James] Hatton Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
111 Tho's [Thomas] Wilson Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
112 Edm'd [Edmund] Crosby Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
113 Rob't [Robert] Simper Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
114 Tho's [Thomas] Bray Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
115 John Pattison Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
116 Wm [William] Coggan Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825 Had his wife & child on board.
117 Pat [Patrick] Rice Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
118 Tho's [Thomas] Murphy Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
119 Tho's [Thomas] Wilson [2] Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
120 James Long Private Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
[END OF RECRUITS/SOLDIER LIST]            
               
Women & Children accompanying the foregoing [Soldiers]      
No. First Name(s)  Surname  "Description" When and where received on board When and where landed Transcriber's Extra Notes
1 Susanna (wife of Robert) Ramage   Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
2 Maria (wife of Richard)  Hope   Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
3 Elizabeth (wife of Ben.) Worledge   Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
4 Ellen (wife of Timothy) Sullivan   Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
5 Catherine (wife of John) Hunt Confined wt a [baby] Girl, [born] 31st Jan'y [1825] Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
6 Mary (wife of John) Hammon/Hannor(?) & Child, Eliza, 9 years old Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
7 Margaret (wife of J.J.) Keating   Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
8 Ellen (wife of Michael) Burgiss & Child Jean, 15 mos. [months] old Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
9 Sarah (wife of Mark) Hope & Child Arthur, 6 weeks old Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
10 Mary (wife of Michael) Corcoran & Child Edward, 6 mos. old Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
11 Johanna (wife of Charles) Foley [or Fowley]   Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
12 Rosetta (wife of Wm.) Coggan & Child Emma, 4 mos. old Gravesend 12th Jan'y [January] 1825 St Helena 16th March 1825    
               
   Twelve wives of soldiers, and six children - mostly babies under 15 months, one of whom was born during the voyage! - were given passage to St Helena.      
               
PASSENGERS [cont'd]      
No. First Name(s)  Surname  "Description" When and where received on board When and where landed Transcriber's Extra Notes
1 Mrs Garling & 11 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
2 Mr Patullo & 5 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
3 Mr Barnes & 5 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
4 Mr Grant & 6 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Singapore, 24 Aug[ust] 1825    
5 Mr Scott & 4 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Singapore, 24 Aug[ust] 1825    
6 Mr Perreau & 5 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Singapore, 24 Aug[ust] 1825    
7 Mr Jno [John?] Salmon & 1 Native Servant Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Singapore, 24 Aug[ust] 1825    
8 Mr Edw'd [Edward] Coles & 2 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Singapore, 24 Aug[ust] 1825    
9 Capt Hull & 9 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
10 Mr  Mitchell & 2 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
11 Mr Burnett & 1 Native Servant Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang [sic - Singapore], Aug 24th 1825    
12 Mr Hogan & 2 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
13 Mr J Bullock & 2 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
14 Mr E B Leicester & 2 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
15 Mrs Hogan & 2 Children Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
16 Mr J H Bell   Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
17 Mr Hewitson(?) & 2 Native Servants Bencoolen 5th July 1825 Penang, July 27th 1825    
18 Mr  Leicester, Jun'r   Penang, 11th Aug[ust] 1825 Singapore, Aug 24th 1825    
19 Mr Hewitson(?), Jun'r   Penang, 11th Aug[ust] 1825 Malacca, Aug 17th 1825    
20 Mr Brigle/Bugle   Penang, 11th Aug[ust] 1825 Malacca, Aug 17th 1825    
21 Capt Wilkinson   Penang, 11th Aug[ust] 1825 Malacca, Aug 17th 1825    
22 Mrs Wilkinson & 3 Children Penang, 11th Aug[ust] 1825 Malacca, Aug 17th 1825    
  "5 Native Servants belonging to the above [Wilkinson family?].  Penang, 11th Aug[ust] 1825 Malacca, Aug 17th 1825    
  The names of the Native Servants unknown."          
               
  Total Passengers from Bencoolen & Penang: twenty-two, plus five children and fifty-nine native servants.]      
               
               
PASSENGERS [cont'd]      
No. Name(s)  "Description" When and where received on board When and where landed Transcriber's Extra Notes
1 Francisca   Native Woman of Penang St Helena, April 15th [1825] Penang, 28th July 1825    
2 Seedan   Native Woman of Samarang St Helena, April 15th [1825] Penang, 28th July 1825    
3 Lufow   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
4 Attie   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
5 Ann(?)   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
6 Assinn(?)   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
7 Asing   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
8 Ashon   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
9 Ason   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
10 Ahang   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
11 Anher   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
12 Mear   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
13 Assing   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
14 Appow   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
15 Shulang(?)   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
16 Anan   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
17 Attie   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
18 Ashear   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
19 Accow   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
20 Attoy   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
21 Sinssing(?)   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
22 Accow   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
23 Atting   Chinaman St Helena, April 15th [1825] China, Sept 11th [1825]    
[END of PASSENGER LIST]            
               
"I do declare upon honor [sic] that the foregoing are true & Correct Lists of the Ships Company, Troops & Passengers to the best of my knowledge & belief."    
               
  [Signed] Edw'd Foord, Chief Off'r.          
               
  Witness [signed] G Bryant            
               

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Brilliant account; brilliantly researched.
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