Catalogue description Captured ship: Jupiter of Plymouth (master Roger Thorne). History: an English ship (40...

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Details of HCA 32/125/21
Reference: HCA 32/125/21

Captured ship: Jupiter of Plymouth (master Roger Thorne).

History: an English ship (40 tons, 6 guns, 6 men and a boy, formerly the French prize ship Jupiter of Bayonne taken by HMS Prince Frederick in July 1745), bound from Plymouth to Madeira (but with the illegal intention of going on to the Canary Islands), laden with woollen cloth and pilchards; taken on 16/27 February 1746 at latitude 32° 7'and longitude 16° 35' by HMS Prince Edward (William Montague commanding), and brought into Lisbon.


Court Papers (including some produced for the appeal):

  • [CP 1]: copy of the commission of the British consul at Madeira, June 1744;
  • [CP 2]: attestation and claim of the master, October 1746;
  • [CP 3-CP 6]: four attestations as to the ownership of the ship, brought into court 21 November 1746;
  • [CP 7]: allegation;
  • [CP 8-CP 12]: papers on behalf of the claimant: including copies of three examinations, attestation as to papers, abstract and translation of some of the ship's papers;
  • [CP 13]: order of the court as to the examination of the damage, November 1752;
  • [CP 14-CP 16]: papers as to the loss and damages with leftovers of a schedule, brought into court April 1753;
  • [CP 17-CP 18]: damage report with a list of judicial costs annexed, brought into court in May 1753;
  • [CP 19]: account of the loss and damages of ship and cargo;
  • [CP 20]: attestation as to papers.

Ship's Papers, numbered SP 1-SP 52, with SP 32- SP 51 being many samples of cloth.

[Decision: restored with costs and damages, 1 December 1746. This case went to appeal: see HCA 42/38 for manuscript appeal papers.]

Note: Extra information from HCA 30/775/4
Date: 1746
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: Dutch, English, French and Portuguese
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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