Catalogue description Carlyle : journal, 1680-1681. (Contains also petty expense accounts for Mr Alexander...

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Carlyle: journal, 1680-1681. (Contains also petty expense accounts for Mr Alexander Cleeve, 1710-1720, excluding 1715-1719).

Ship's log and journal by Will Fry of the voyage of the Carlyle: under the command of Captain Charlls Swan on a Royal African Company trading voyage to Angola and then Jamaica. The ship sailed in convoy with other named ships to West Africa and then traded singularly along the coast of Angola the crew going ashore at several places trying with little success to make contact with traders. Finally trading 'factories' were set up at Moyumba (Gabon) and at Cabinda (Angola) and over a four month period 469 slaves were purchased. The log records an outbreak of smallpox among the slaves with 407 surviving the passage to Jamaica. The journal includes 14 pages of detailed trading accounts.

Date: 1680-1681; 1710x1720
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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