Captured ship: La Jeannette of Nantes (master Julien Hiron).
History: a French merchant ship [(English built, 150-200 tons, 3 guns, 6 swivel guns, 15 men, a prize bought from the Spanish), bound from Guinea via Leogane, Saint Domingue to Nantes laden with sugar, hides, cowries, elephants' teeth and dollars]; taken on 22 June/3 July 1744 in latitude 47º 13' by HMS Hampton Court (Savage Mostyn commanding) in company with HMS Chester (Francis Geary commanding) and HMS Grampus sloop (Richard Collins commanding), and brought into the River Thames.
- [Examinations taken in London, see: HCA 13/90, fos 83-84]
- [CP 1]: allegation;
- [CP 2-CP 3]: attestation as to papers, and abstract and translation of the 10 ship's papers.
Ship's Papers numbered SP 1-SP 11, with 11 being a sheet torn from a naval muster book, and used as a sealed wrapper.
[Decision: condemned as prize, 2 August 1744]