Catalogue description Captured ship: Le Dauphin , Martin Lermet master. Details: French merchant ship with...

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Details of HCA 30/264/2
Reference: HCA 30/264/2

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.

Date: 1757
Related material:

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)
Language: French
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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