Catalogue description Printed prize appeal from the Vice-Admiralty Court of Newfoundland. Captured ship:...

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Details of HCA 45/71/6
Reference: HCA 45/71/6
Description:

Printed prize appeal from the Vice-Admiralty Court of Newfoundland.

Captured ship: Pelican (master Pierre Francois Fournier).

Nationality: French.

History: bound from Dieppe via La Rochelle to fish on the banks of Newfoundland, laden with salt and with 12,000 pickled fish on board; taken on 15 August 1815 by HMS Derwent (Thomas William commanding), and brought into St John's, Newfoundland.

Appellant: James Frederick Perrin of Clausie, Perrin and Bodmin, merchants of London, for the ship and contents on behalf of Tranquille Quenouille of Dieppe, French subject, protected by an Order in Council.

Respondent: The captor and HMPG.

Bound printed appeal with manuscript decree of 10 December 1817 (folios 50-60) [no folios 49, 61].

Decision: ship and cargo to be restored as claimed, subject to payment of the captor's expenses.

Folios 50-52: case on behalf of the appellant; Folio 52: decree; Folios 53-54: case on behalf of the respondent; Folios 55-60: joint appendix

Date: 1817
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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