Catalogue description Captured ship: Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu of Lima, Peru (master Joseph Sancha de la...

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Details of HCA 32/134/3
Reference: HCA 32/134/3

Captured ship: Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu of Lima, Peru (master Joseph Sancha de la Varra or Barra)

History: a Spanish merchant ship (500 tons, 44 men, consisting of white Indians and black slaves, 11 passengers), bound from Callao, Peru to Valparaíso, Chile, laden with clothes, snuff tobacco, indigo, sugar and silver; taken on 17/28 September 1741 in latitude 33°30'S by HMS Tryal sloop (Charles Saunders commanding) and condemned at sea under a special commission issued to Commodore George Anson's expedition; renamed as HMS Tryal's Prize and incorporated into Anson's squadron.


Court Papers:

  • [CP 1-CP 2]: two examinations;
  • [CP 3-CP 4]: two allegations;
  • [CP 5-CP 7]: memorandum as to Anson having been appointed the agent of most of the squadron's crew in regard to the prizes taken on the expedition and the taking of Paita, Peru (the original having been lost), affidavit as to the same, and attestation of John Ricle, crew member to the same;
  • [CP 8-CP 9]: attestation as to papers, and abstract and translation of the 10 ship's papers.

Ship's Papers numbered SP 1-SP 11.

[Decision: condemned as prize by the court, 2 August 1744]

Note: Extra information from HCA 30/775/2
Date: 1741-1744
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English and Spanish
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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