Catalogue description Captured ship: Le Dauphin , Martin Lermet master. Details: French merchant ship with...
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Captured ship: Le Dauphin, Martin Lermet master.
Details: French merchant ship with letter of marque carrying a cargo of wine, brandy and shoes, on a voyage from Bayonne to Louisbourg, when captured by HMS Rochester in company with HMS Somerset and HMS Devonshire, and taken into Portsmouth.
Documents: c 227 personal and business letters from Ciboure, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne and other places in France to Louisbourg, with a few to Niganiche (Nova Scotia) and Labrador, including 51 in the Basque language which are currently stored separately: please ask to speak to a member of the Prize Papers team if you wish to see them. Also, bill of lading for Le Dauphin, for a voyage from Bayonne to Louisbourg, 24 March 1757.
See HCA 32/180/7 for the main collection of ship's papers and court process etc
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Closure status:||Open Document, Open Description|
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