Catalogue description Captured ship: La Jeannette of Nantes (master Julien Hiron). History: a French merchant...

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Details of HCA 32/118/26
Reference: HCA 32/118/26

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 47ยบ 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.

Court Papers:

  • [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]

Note: Extra information from HCA 30/775/4 and HCA 13/90
Date: 1744
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: HCA 32/118/2/11
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and French
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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