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The Old Scots Navy from 1689 to 1710
The War with France (continued) and the Darien Expedition, 1695 - 1702


The rise of an overseas trading and colonising policy in Scotland materialised in the establishment of the African Company in imitation of the great English chartered companies. On 24th June, 1695, the Act of Parliament incorporating the company trading to Africa and the Indies was passed. It entitled the company to fit out their own or hired ships in warlike or other manner to other lands and to make reprisals. In their expeditions to Darien from 1698 to 1700 their vessels were all armed, and some of them, if not all, had letters of marque from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty of Scotland approved by the Privy Council. This colonising spirit, quite as much as the war with France—which entailed the necessity of guarding Scots shipping against French privateers—and the many complications that continued to arise out of Scotland's dependence on the English Navy, accounted for the ready establishment by Parlia­ment in 1696 of a small permanent Scots naval squadron of three men-of-war, which were built in London, and which were not fully paid for as late as April 1699. On 1st April, 1696, the first of this squadron, the Royal William, was commissioned with Edward Burd as captain. The other two, the Royal Mary commanded by John Bosswell, and one not named, probably the Dumbarton Castle, commanded by George Lyon, were, judging from their pay lists, commissioned in June 1696.    They were manned after the custom of the time by seamen and a complement of soldiers provided from the army. Their chief service was the defence of the shipping of Scotland against French privateers until the peace of Ryswick.

 

Some interesting matters arise in connection with naval affairs during this period.    The Privy Council of Scotland, which had hitherto assumed and exercised full control of naval affairs in Scotland, after the death of the Duke of Hamilton, Lord High Admiral of Scotland, in 1694, and after the putting of that office into com­mission, ceded some of its power to these Commissioners. On 12th January, 1697, the Privy Council left it to the Admiralty to give Captain Burd directions as to protect­ing Scots shipping about Orkney, and on 10th March the same year a commission was issued by the said Commissioners to Andrew Brown to be lieutenant of the Royal William.    The privateer's commission, issued on 20th December, 1700, to Captain John Campbell of the Speedwell of two hundred and fifty tons burden mounted with twenty-four guns and navigated by fifty men, denned the powers of the Admiralty.    In terms of the King's commission setting up the Scots Admiralty referred to in the Speedwell's commission it was provided that the consent of the Privy Council was necessary to the issue of commissions by the Admiralty to men-of-war or privateers.

 

On 13th January, 1697, the Earl of Marchmont, writing to the joint Secretaries of State for Scotland, complained of an infringement of the sovereignty of Scotland by an English man-of-war insisting on the Royal William striking[This salute claimed by the English Navy is discussed by M. Oppenheim in vol. iii. of Sir William Monson's Naval Tracts, in the Navy Records Society's publications, 1912, pp. 45-55.] to her. This assumption by English men-of-war is more than once hereafter referred to and gave rise to irritation and protests.

 

The peace of Ryswick, in terms of which William's title to the crown of Great Britain was conceded, and Louis' power was curtailed, was signed on 20th September, 1697.    The Scots army was in consequence much reduced in establishment, and the three Scots men-of-war were soon after laid up.   Marchmont, writing on 22nd October, 1697, speaks of the warships as laid up.    The pay list of the Royal William, interesting as giving the rates of pay, the origins of the seamen and information that some joined the Darien expedition, shows that she was laid up in Blackness road in the Firth of Forth on 1st December, 1697, with  a very reduced complement  of men.    The settlement of the arrears of pay due to the officers and men of the three Scots men-of-war detailed in the pay lists given for the time they were in commission was  a long  drawn  out  affair.    The tacksman  of the poll tax—imposed to meet these arrears—was ordered on  2nd  August,   1699,  by  the  Commissioners  of  the Admiralty to pay the seamen. They seem, however, to have got scant justice, for on a representation that Cochrane the tacksman oppressively took a receipt for 30 lib. for every 19 lib. paid by him, Parliament dealt with the matter on 7th January, 1701 ;  and as late as 17th June, 1703, Captain Bosswell and his seamen of the Royal Mary again petitioned Parliament, complaining of the abuse of public faith by William Cochrane, tacksman of the poll, in holding back their pay. [The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. xi, p. 62 and App. p. 18.]  A poll tax was originally imposed by the Scots Parliament on 29th May, 1693, on all the individual inhabitants of Scotland with certain exceptions, and was graduated according to the status of the individual.    Its first object was to clear off arrears due to the country and to the army before 1st  February,  1691.    It   was   subsequently reimposed, and was applied to defray military and naval expenditure.    Like most other Scots taxes it was farmed out.

 

Meantime the African Company was pushing on the ill-fated colonising scheme which ended in the disaster of Darien. On the eve of peace, on 3rd August, 1697, the Privy Council approved of letters of marque issued by the Commissioners of Admiralty in favour of the captains of four privateers belonging to the company ; and later, on the 20th of that month, the Royal William was instructed to carry over to Hamburg seamen to man two of them, the Caledonia and Instauration, and to convoy these two vessels to Scotland.

 

The ships that sailed in the first expedition to Darien from Leith, on 26th July, 1698, were the St. Andrew, Captain Andrew Pennicuick (commodore), the Unicorn, Captain Robert Pinkerton, the Caledonia, Captain Robert Drummond, ships carrying from 46 to 70 guns apiece; the Endeavour and the Dolphin, tenders of 14 guns each or thereby. The expedition arrived at Darien on 3rd November, 1698, and set about founding a colony and opening up trade with the neighbouring colonies, particularly with the English colonies in the West Indies and New England. Ignorance of proper methods, un-preparedness, the hostility of the English colonies and the awkward political complications arising in connection with their settlement in Spanish territory, which involved the active hostility of Spain and the antagonism of the English Government then at peace with Spain-—all combined to ruin the enterprise. The colony was abandoned on 20th June, 1699. The Endeavour foundered in the retreat; the St. Andrew reached Port Royal, and the Unicorn New York, but both were left to rot. The Caledonia alone reached Scotland, in November 1699. The Dolphin was cast away on 5th February, 1699, near Cartagena, and her crew imprisoned as pirates by the Spaniards. They were only released in Spain after long diplomatic negotiations and the direct' intervention of King William. On 24th February, 1699, the company sent off to Darien the Dispatch, a brigantine of 14 guns, under Captain Andrew Gibson, with provisions and advices. She was wrecked outward-bound amongst the Western Isles of Scotland. On 12th May, 1699, two auxiliary ships were dispatched—the Olive Branch, owned by the company, Captain William Jameson, and the Hopeful Binning of Bo'ness, hired from and commanded by Alexander Stark. They arrived at Darien about the middle of August, to find the original settlement abandoned. The Olive Branch was destroyed by fire a few days after arrival;   and the Hopeful Binning soon after withdrew  with the handful  of  settlers  to Jamaica.

 

A second expedition sailed from the Clyde on 24th September, 1699, and arrived at Darien on 30th November, 1699. It consisted of the Rising Sun, of 60 guns, owned by the company and commissioned by the Commissioners of Admiralty with the approval of the Privy Council, Captain James Gibson, commander and commodore, the Hope, owned by the company, Captain James Millar, commander, the Duke of Hamilton, chartered by the company, Captain Walter Duncan, commander, and the Hope of Bo'ness, chartered by the company, Captain Richard Dalling, commander. The same causes which led to the failure of the first expedition led to the failure of the second, and on nth April, 1700, the settlers finally abandoned the colony. The Rising Sun was wrecked at Charleston, Carolina, and the Duke of Hamilton was also destroyed there. The Hope was cast away on the rocks of Colorados, Cuba, and the Hope of Bo'ness was sold at Cartagena to the Spaniards.

 

 

 

CHAPTER IV

 

 

The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, Vol. IX, pp. 352-354 (résumé).

9th May, 1695.

The King's Letter to Parliament.

 

' You will also be sensible that there is a necessity to have the coast and trade secured from privateers.' On 16th May this part of the King's letter was referred to the Committee of Trade, who were directed to communicate with the Committee for Security of the Kingdom.

 

Ibidem, vol. IX, Appendix, p. 98.

21st May, 1695.

 

‘The Committee of Trade having had under consideration that part of the King's letter relating to the security of trade and the defending the sea coasts of this kingdom from privateers, it is their opinion that a naval force is absolutely necessary for the encouraging and security of the trade and defending of our coasts ; and it is likewise the opinion of the said Committee that the said naval force must consist at least of five ships of war, three of which ships to be from thirty to forty guns and two of twenty to twenty-four guns, which ships may be bought for twelve thousand pound sterling, and the maintaining of them well manned and in ware and tare for eight months in the year will amount to twelve thousand pound sterling more. And in case there be a necessity for employing any of them longer in the year than eight months, it will amount to six hundred pound sterling more or thereby.’

EGLINTOUN, [Alexander, eighth Earl of Eglintoun.] I.P.D.C.

 

Ibidem, Vol. IX, p. 356.

 

On 27th May, on the report of the Committee for Security of the Kingdom, parliament allowed three hundred thousand [25,ooo sterling.] pounds Scots2 for provid­ing and maintaining cruisers and convoys for the defence of the coasts and trade.

 

Minutes of the Privy Council of Scotland.

Edinburgh.    26th November, 1695.

Warrant to the Clerks of Council to write to Mr. Hamilton in Ireland anent the Ship belonging to Fort William.

 

The Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council do hereby appoint any of their clerks to write to Master William Hamilton, Writer to the Signet, presently at Ireland, to cause put the ship called the William and Mary, which belonged to Fort William, into the possession of such of the seamen belonging to that ship as are in that place, and order these seamen to sail the said ship to New Port, Glasgow, and to get others joined to them, if they be not sufficient to sail it themselves, there to lie till further order ; and that the said Mr. Hamilton take such security of these persons to whom the said ship shall be committed, as they are able to give, that they shall sail the said ship to the said port and make her forthcoming for the use of the said garrison.

1

 

Carstares State Papers and Letters (1774), p. 270.

Edinburgh.    10th December, 1695.

Sir James Ogilvie to Mr. Carstares.

 

I am sorry our Indian Act occasions so much trouble; for I think it will do little hurt to England seeing we want[Do not possess.] a fleet.

 

Minutes of the Privy Council of Scotland.

Edinburgh.    4th March, 1696.

Committee anent securing Ships in the Firth.

 

The Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council do hereby recommend to the Lord Justice Clerk and Lord Enstruther to call for and speak with the magistrates of Edinburgh, and to appoint the magistrates to call for and speak with such skippers at Leith and other places upon the coast side and with the merchants who may have interest in the ships lying in the harbours in the Firth as they can meet with, and to see what ways they^can propose as most convenient for securing the ships in the harbours from the French, in case any French ships shall come within this Firth, whether it will be fit to carry the said ships to the harbour or road of Queensferry or other western harbours or roads, or what other expedients they will propose.

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh.    6th March, 1696.

Recommendation to the Lords of Treasury to provide Vessels to cruise the Coasts.

 

The Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council do hereby recommend to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to cause presently pro­vide, furnish and send out a vessel or boat from Fifeness, and another from Dunbar or Eyemouth to sail and cruise within and without the Firth, if they can see or perceive any number of ships making towards this Firth, and upon first sight thereof immediately to give information of the same to the Lords of Privy Council.

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh.    10th March, 1696.

The Magistrates of Edinburgh appointed to send out Two Spy Boats.

 

The Council having sent for the magistrates of Edinburgh, compeared[A Scots law term, meaning appeared in court in consequence of being summoned.] Baillie Boudin and Baillie Warrander, to whom the Council recom­mended immediately to make ready two spy boats at Leith, and to furnish the same sufficiently with a good number of seamen for rowoars[Rowers.] and with oars and sails and all things necessary, and presently to dispatch them and to send an intel­ligent person with each of them who understands the shapes and building of ships and to go out and sail the Firth, the one by Fifeness and the other straight forward and to view the ships and vessels steering off Montrose and to bring a parti­cular account what the ships are and to whom they belong, from whence they came and whither they design, and what is their errand or business, if they can know the same.

 

The Acts of the Parliaments 0f Scotland, Vol. X, p. 10.

10th September, 1696.

The King's Letter to Parliament.

 

The continuing of the forces, the buying of arms . . . and the provisions for your frigates being all for your defence . . . will readily per­suade you to give what is needful for those ends.

 

Minutes of the Privy Council of Scotland.

The Abbey of Holyrood House.   11th September, 1696.

Recommendation for Furnishing Eighty Soldiers to Captain Burd's Ship.

 

Sir James Steuart, his Majesty's Advocate, having represented to the Council that Captain Burd, who commands one of the Scots men-of-war, his company consists only of one hundred men, whereas the complement put upon him by the Admiralty is one hundred and eighty men,[See Pay Book of Royal William, p. 226.] so that he lacks eighty of the Admiralty's com­plement and craves to be provided for some time out of his Majesty's standing forces until his complement be made up, his Majesty's High Com­missioner and Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council do hereby recommend to Sir Thomas Livingstone, commander-in-chief of his Majesty's forces within this kingdom, to furnish to the said Captain Burd the said number of fourscore men with their arms out of his Majesty's regiments of foot soldiers ; and recommend to the said Sir Thomas Living­stone to take care that the same be good and sufficient men ; and appoint officers to be sent along with them ; and ordain Captain Burd to furnish sufficient provisions for their aliment during their abode aboard, which is to be till the first day of November next to come.

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh.    12th January, 1697.

Anent Captain Burd's Cruising about Orkney.

 

The Lord Advocate having moved that it is the desire of the merchants that Captain Burd may be ordered to go with his ship to Orkney and lie in the road of Kerstoun[Cairston, in the west of the Orkney Islands.] and cruise about these islands for defence of our Scots ships, the Council did let the same fall, it being proper for the Admiralty.

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh.    20th January, 1697.

Letter to the King anent a Ship taken in Orkney by an English Man-of-war.

 

A letter from the Council to the King anent a Scots wine ship taken at Kerstoun in Orkney by an English man-of-war was read, voted and approven, and appointed to be transcribed and carried through the Councillors' houses in the afternoon that it may be dispatched by a flying packet this afternoon with a fuller letter to the Secretaries of State. Follows the tenor of the letter :—

May it please your sacred Majesty,—Having had a complaint exhibited to us in Council that a ship belonging to some of our merchants called the Kathrine of Dysart, James Symsone, master, having come homeward the length of the road and bay of Carstounl in Orkney, where she was at anchor close upon the land, was there with her crew seized and carried away by an English frigate called the Woolage frigate, one Staple-toun, captain, as if she had been lawful prize; which, being a manifest violation of the rights of this your ancient kingdom and a heavy loss and grievance to your good subjects concerned, and in effect of that consequence as to the security of our trade that it may in a great manner frustrate the   payment   of   your   Majesty's   customs,   we thought it our duty, specially for preventing the grudges and animosities so likely to arise from such practices, to lay the case before your Majesty with all submission, most humbly entreating that your Majesty would cause give the necessary orders to make the captain of the said frigate make full restitution both of the ship and lading and damages of the parties concerned; and that, because of the frequent insults we have suffered of this kind, if it please your Majesty, such intimation and orders may be given to all ships of war and other ships and their commanders and masters that they présumé not to seize, attack or molest in any sort any ship or vessel belonging to your lieges of this kingdom within the harbours, roads and waters thereof, which will both tend to the honour of this your ancient kingdom, the security and encouragement of the trade thereof, and the great satisfaction of all your Majesty's good subjects. We are, may it pleasure your Majesty, your Majesty's most loyal, most faithful and most obedient subjects and servants (sic subscribitur),

POLWARTH, CANCELOR,

QUEENSBERRY,

ARGYLL,

LEVEN,

ANNANDALE,

JO. HAMILTON,

TEVIOT,

RAITH,

BEILHAVEN,

HAMILTON,

JA. STEUART,

HOPE,

JO. MAXWELL.

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh,    9th March, 1697.

Warrant anent Soldiers to Captain Burd's Ship.

 

The Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council do hereby recommend to the Lord Viscount of Teviot, [Sir Thomas Livingstone, created Viscount Teviot 4th December, 1696; promoted Lieutenant-General 1st January, 1704; died at London 14th January, 1711, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.] commander-in-chief of his Majesty's forces within this kingdom, to furnish and cause put aboard of Captain Burd (who commands one of the Scots men-of-war) his ship, the number of forty-five sentinels and two sergeants, with their arms, out of his Majesty's regiments of foot, and to take care that they be good and sufficient men ; and ordain the said Captain Burd to furnish sufficient provisions for their aliment during their con­tinuing aboard the said ship, which is to be aye and until these presents be recalled.

 

MS. in Register House, Edinburgh.

10th March, 1697.

 

By the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord   High   Admiral   of  Scotland,   &c,   To Lieutenant Andrew Brown, hereby appointed Lieutenant of his Majesty's Ship Royal William.

 

By virtue of the power and authority to us given we do hereby constitute and appoint you lieutenant    of   his    Majesty's   ship   the   Royal William, willing and requiring you forthwith to go on board and take upon you the charge and command of lieutenant in her accordingly, strictly charging and commanding all the officers, seamen and soldiers belonging to the said ship subordinate to you to behave themselves jointly and severally in   their  respective  stations  and   employments with all due respect and obedience unto you their said lieutenant, and likewise to observe and execute as well the instructions herewith to you delivered attested by our clerk as what further orders and directions you shall from time to time receive from your captain or any other your superior officers for his Majesty's service, wherein you nor none of you may fail as you will answer the contrary at your perils ; and for so doing these presents (being to be recorded by our clerk and to continue until recalled) shall be your warrant. Given under our hands and the seal of the Office of Admiralty at Edinburgh the tenth day of March 1697, and of his Majesty's reign the eighth year.    (Sic subscribitur),

POLWARTH,

JO. HAMILTON,

AR. HOPE,

SIR FRANCIS SCOT,

GEO. CLERK.

 

Marchmont Papers, Vol. Ill, p. 129.

11th March, 1697.

The Earl of Marchmont to the Earl of Tullibardine[ Lord Murray, created on 27th July, 1696, Earl of Tullibar­dine, afterwards Duke of Athole, was appointed Joint Secretary of State for Scotland in January, 1696.] and Secretary Ogilvie.[Sir James Ogilvie, afterwards Earl of Seafield, appointed Joint Secretary of State for Scotland on 5th Fsbruary, 1696.]

 

Captain Burd with the Royal William is commanded out to cruise, because we hear of several small privateers about the coast. He has got with his sailing orders several articles of instruction, which are chosen out of the printed in­structions which used to be given to his Majesty's ships in England. The copy of the fifteenth article is here inclosed, which your Lordship may consider, and acquaint the King of it, as you think fit. It is necessary also to acquaint his Majesty that the captain of the Nonsuch told Captain Burd that he had orders from the Lords of the Admiralty of England to force the Scots frigates to strike, when they meet with them.    The Admiralty here can hardly believe it, yet Burd says  that   some  of them shot sharp [with shot] at him, as he came down the river.    The Lords of the Admiralty desire, lest any mischief should happen, that, your Lordship would timeously speak to the King of this;  and they doubt but his Majesty will own his Scots frigates as well as his English, and appoint only such salutation   as passes amongst the English one to another, and will not admit his flag of the kingdom of Scotland to do homage to any, seeing they have a like interest in his Majesty.

 

Minutes of the Privy Council of Scotland.

Edinburgh.    5th May, 1697.

Warrant to Lord Advocate to write for Seamen to Captain Burd's Ship.

 

The Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council do hereby recommend  to   Sir  James  Steuart,   his Majesty's Advocate, to write in name and authority of the Council to the magistrates of the several maritime towns within the Firth that they pro­portion  amongst them and  furnish to  Captain ------ Burd, commander of a man-of-war belonging to this kingdom, the number of twenty suf­ficient seamen, and, if the said twenty men  be not immediately furnished, that the magistrates send in to the Council lists  of  all  the  seamen within their respective bounds, with certification that the Council will take another order for up­ lifting of the said seamen as law will allow.

 

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh.    8th July, 1697.

Warrant to Furnish Parties of Foot Forces to man the Two Scots Ships of War.

 

The Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council do hereby recommend to the Earl of Argyll, commander-in-chief of his Majesty's forces within this kingdom for the time, to cause furnish such parties of his Majesty's forces of foot for manning the two ships or men-of-war belonging to this kingdom lately come from England as the Commissioners of the Admiralty shall think fit and appoint.

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh.    27th July, 1697.

Recommendation anent the Three Scots Men-of-war.

 

The Lords of his Majesty's Privy Councils-having considered this memorial presented to them by the Commissioners of the Admiralty of this kingdom, they hereby recommend to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to make such provisions for the three Scots men-of-war lying in the road of Leith as their Lordships are able to do, to the effect these ships may go and cruise for a month or two about the coasts of this kingdom for clearing the coasts of French capers and to secure his Majesty's ships against the same or any prejudice from them.

 

Ibidem.

Edinburgh.    3rd August, 1697.

Approbation of Letters of Mart[Marque], in favour of Captain Pinkertoun and others.

 

The commissions or letters of mart in favour of the persons afternamed, viz. one in favour of Captain Robert Pinkertoun, captain of the good ship called the Union, a second in favour of Captain James Gibsone, master of the good ship or frigate called the Rising Sun, a third in favour of Captain John Broun, master of the good ship or frigate called the Instauration, the fourth in favour of Captain William Tennant, master of the good ship or frigate called the Calydona, being this day read in presence of the Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council, they hereby approve of the said commissions, and appoint the persons abovenamed, masters or captains of the ships respectively foresaid each of them to swear and sign the oath of allegiance to his Majesty King William, and to sign the assurance to his Majesty appointed by Act of Parliament, and that before they enter upon the exercising of the said com­missions or their offices therein as masters or captains of the foresaid ships.

 

The Darien Papers, by 3. Hill Burton (1849), pp. 47, 48.

Instructions from the Court of Directors of the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies, to Captain William Tennant, Com­mander of one of the said Company's Ships named the Caledonia.

 

Whereas the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have ordered his Majesty's ship the Royal William, commanded by Capt. Edward Burd, to carry and transport to Hamburg such seamen as are by you listed into the company's service, therefore you are with all convenient expedition to go on board his said Majesty's ship, accompanied with all the seamen listed by you as aforesaid, and then to give your best assistance to the said Capt. Burd in making the best of your way to Hamburg, where you are immediately upon your arrival to repair to Mr. Alexander Stevenson our company's present agent in that city, and deliver to him the herewith transmitted pacquet.[Packet.]

You are then with all convenient speed to receive of the hands of the said Mr. Stevenson our said company's ship named the Caledonia, and take upon you the charge and command thereof, with an inventory of all manner of goods, stores, provisions, ammunition and other neces­saries thereunto belonging, signed by the said Mr. Stevenson, which you are to signify by a receipt to him under your hand.

You are likeways to take on board of our said company's ship all such other cargo or merchant goods as the said Mr. Stevenson shall appoint or allow of, we having particularly advised him with relation thereunto, and while you continue at Hamburg to follow his advice and instructions in all matters relating to the company's service, and after having received your dispatches there, you are to make the best of your way directly home to the road of Leith, still keeping com­pany (as near as conveniently may be) with his Majesty's said ship the Royal William, and the company's other ship called the Instauration, commanded by Capt. John Broun.

And in regard we understand that you and the said Capt. John Broun are in very good terms each with the other, we do allow you to concert and agree among yourselves as to the matter of precedency in point of command, but in case you should happen to disagree therein you are (in presence of Mr. Stevenson) to deter­mine the same by lot or cast of dice.

You are also to concert and agree with the said Capt. Broun as to an equal division of all the seamen which are to carry over the company's said two ships from Hamburg as aforesaid, but if you should happen any ways to differ therein you are to be determined by the said Mr. Steven­son as absolute umpire for us in that matter.

And whereas further the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have upon our request granted you a commission or letter of marc dated the 3rd day of August, 1697, herewith delivered unto you, you are to act pursuant thereunto, with such care, conduct and discretion as is suitable to the trust reposed in you, and the bond of cautionry granted to the said Admiralty by the said company.

  Extracted by order of the said Court of Directors.

Signed at Edinburgh the 20th day of August, 1697, etc., in communi forma by

ROD. MACKENZIE, SECRY.

 

Carstares State Papers and Letters (1774), p. 331.

Edinburgh.    10th August, 1697.

Lord Advocate to Mr. Carstares.

 

The Commissioners of the Admiralty ordered ships to be built at London. They proved excessively dear, above £17,000 ; and, before we could relieve them, the Lord Chancellor and Lord Rankeillour, Sir Francis Scot, George Clerk and I were necessitate to oblige our credit for £18,000 sterling. And, because the fund of the pole [the poll tax] did not answer, we applied to the Treasury for their help ; but first they had no money ; and next they said they had no warrant. We told the excise was given for the ships, as well as for the forces, and at length prevailed for a precept of £4000 sterling on the excise payable March 1699, for clearing what is owing, and keeping the ships, if possible, at sea a small time. But you may judge how this remote fund can answer. . . . The Admiralty must have his Majesty's allowance to borrow money by advance, for such rates as we can obtain it. ... And I assure you our ships, if kept out at sea, would be more profitable and pleasing to the nation than any regiment we have.

 

Ibidem, p. 337.

Whitehall.    31st August, 1697.

Secretary Ogilvie to Mr. Carstares.

 

Sir,— . . . The Admiralty is much concerned in that matter of which they have wrote to the King. They have got a precept from the Treasury of £4000 sterling, to be paid out of the last quarter's tack-duty of the second year's excise. Nobody would accept this without a consider­able allowance, both upon the account of the hazard that they run, and of the lying out of their money. They desire that the King will impower them to transact and manage that pre­cept to the best advantage. I have written of this likeways to Mr. Pringle. [Robert Pringle, appointed Under Secretary for Scotland 26th October, 1695, and Secretary Depute for Scotland on 26th May, 1696]. If this be not done before the King returns it will occasion a great disappointment to the factors and mer­chants, who did advance the price of the ships, and what was due for the provisions. I know the Advocate has wrote to you of it very fully ; so I need add no more.
Ibidem, p. 343.

Edinburgh.    14th September, 1697.

Lord Advocate to Mr. Carstares.

 

Sir,—I acquainted you with the case of our Admiralty, and how five of us Commissaries were necessitate to engage our credit to get home our ships ; and that at length we have got a precept from the Treasury of £4000, payable April 1699. We have sent the draught of a letter to be signed by his Majesty approving this precept,[In   State   Papers  (Scotland)   Warrant Books, vol.   xvi,   is given the King's letter, dated 8th October, 1697, to the Lords Commissioners of Admiralty, approving of said precept.] and allowing us to raise money upon it. Pray befriend us in the dispatch of it, for it would make our precept more valuable, and the raising of money upon it more easy.

 

State Papers (Scotland) Warrant Books, Vol. XVI. .

King's Letter to the Privy Council for . . . laying up of the Ships of War.

 

William R.,—Right trusty and well beloved Cousin and Councillor . . . since our service does not now require the keeping up of the frigates, you are likeways to give orders for laying up the same until we shall have occasion for them, for doing whereof this shall be your warrant. So we bid you heartily farewell. Given at our Court at Loo the 8th day of October, 1697, and of our reign the ninth year.   By his Mate command,

Ro. Pringle.

 

 

Marchmont Papers, Vol. Ill, pp. 141-2.

Polwart House.    22nd October, 1697. Nine in the morning.

The Earl of Marchmont to the Lord Advocate at Edinburgh.

 

I am glad the ships are laid up, and the stores ; care must be taken to keep them, as well as the ships. I am very sorry that you and Bailiff Clerk are so much troubled by the seamen; certainly they need their wages—good words will not satisfy them. I wish you may get money to do it, at least in part. You know, my Lord, that I will not fail to give the utmost assistance in my power to those I am engaged with, especially yourself.

 

 

Seafleld Correspondence (Scottish History Society), pp. 232-4.

21st May, 1698.

My Lord Advocate and Baillie Clerk's Letter to the Lord Chancellor anent the Admiralty and the Mediterranean -passes.

 

May it please your Lordship,—Baillie George Clerk and I, the only Commissioners of the Admiralty at present in this town, with Hugh Cuningham, our clerk, have thought fit to send to your Lordship the account of the moneys appointed by the Parliament for the use of the Admiralty, as it was stated by your Lordship and the other Commissioners, and whereof the principal subscribed by the Commissioners is in the clerk's hand.    Your Lordship may remember that this account, as the foot of it bears, was stated and recommended to your Lordship to be laid before his Majesty that his pleasure may be known therein, for payment of the sum of near six thousand pounds sterling yet resting to the captains and their men,  as the account bears, and likewise for direction  what  shall be done with the ships, and how they shall be preserved and employed now in the time of peace.    I need not put your Lordship in mind how the Admiralty ordered their equipage to be laid up at Burntisland,  and where the vessels themselves should be kept, nor what were our considerations upon the whole matter.    Your Lordship was at too much pains and trouble in this whole business to need any remembrancer.    But, my Lord, the ships are now lying idle, and the equipage and stores are in hazard to perish or be embezzled, and both need some money for their preservation. The merchants also, specially the Glasgow men, would be content that the ships were in case to cruise, were it but for decency and to fright away pirates and robbers, which may take ships when they please out of our very roads and harbours. But the principal point desired is that there may be an instruction to the Parliament in order to this whole business, and that the Admiralty may have some fund to pay bygone just debts owing to several very indigent men and families, and to bear its necessary expenses. . . .

JA. STEUART,

GEO. CLARK.

 

My Lord,—There is also herewith sent a memorial about Mediterranean passes which I hope your Lordship will mind as much as pos­sible.    You know how much it is desired by the merchants,  and your Lordship also  knows  the difficulties, so that I need add no more about it.

JA. STEUART,

GEO. CLARK.

 

 

State Papers (Scotland) Warrant Books, Vol. XVII, Nos. 15 and 16.

A List of the Comrs for auditing the Admiralty Accounts.

 

William R.:

A list of the persons whose names are to be insert in the Commission to be granted by us for auditing the accounts of the Commissioners of Admiralty in our ancient Kingdom of Scotland.

John, Marquess of Tweeddale.

John, Earl of Lauderdale.

Robert, Earl of Lothian.

David, Earl of Leven.

The Earl of Loudoun.

John, Earl of Kintore.

John, Earl of Ruglen.

George, Viscount of Tarbat.

John, Lord Carmichaell.

David, Lord Ruthven.

Adam Cockburn of Ormistoun, our Justice Clerk.

Sir William Hamilton of Whitelaw.

Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh.

Master ffrancis Montgomery.

Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony.

Sir Robert Sinclair of Stevenston.

Sir Patrick Hume, our Solicitor.

Given at our Court at Kensington the 24th day of June, 1698, and of our reign the tenth year.

 

 

Docqt of the War' for a Commission for auditing the Accounts of the Commissioners of Admiralty.

 

May it please your Maty,—These contain your Mats warrant for a commission to be past per saltum under your Great Seal of Scotland to the persons above named, and also insert in a list signed by your Maty or to any five of them who are declared to  be a  quorum  for stating  and auditing  the accounts   of the  Lords  Commissioners  of your Admiralty, or others concerned in the executing of the said office with the receivers, collectors and  intromitters  with   the   funds  laid   on   for building and maintaining of ships, or any other moneys destinate for such uses, and that from the date of their commission to the first day of June instant, and to approve or disapprove  of the articles thereof, and to grant them an ample discharge of the whole sums to be compted for, which your Maty for yourself and as prince and steward   of  Scotland   does ratify  and confirm, ordaining this present commission to continue in force till--------------and no longer.

Given at his Mats Court at Kensington the 24th day of June, 1698, and of his Mats reign the 10th year.

 

 

Sir John Dalrymple's Memoirs.

The First Darien Expedition.

 

On the 26th of July, of the year 1698, the whole city of Edinburgh poured down upon Leith to see the colony depart amid the tears and prayers and praises of relations and friends and of their countrymen. Many seamen and soldiers whose services  had  been  refused,   because  more  had offered themselves than were needed, were found hid in the ships, and, when ordered ashore, clung to the ropes and timbers, imploring to go without reward with their companions. Twelve hundred men sailed in five stout ships.

 

Carstares State Papers and Letters (1774), p. 425.

Edinburgh.    15th August, 1698.

Lord Seafield[Sir James Ogilvie was created Viscount Seafield on 24th June, 1698.] to Mr. Carstares.

 

Sir,—Since my last we have been endeavouring in the Committees to procure some relief to the broken officers and to the disbanded seamen ; and We have hopes to carry an act for poll money; but it is to be so regulated as that it will not reach the poor.

 

Ibidem, p. 430.

Edinburgh.    2nd September, 1698.

Lord Seafield to Mr. Carstares.

 

All the subsidies that we could propose in the terms of our instructions are granted. We have the tunnage[On 1st September, 1698, Parliament assigned certain tunnage dues to maintain the Scots Navy under burden of a salary of ^100 to Sir Archibald Sinclair, Judge of Admiralty, and of pay­ments ordered in 1695 to Mr.   John Adair,  Geographer,  and Mr. John Slezer, etc.] for keeping of our ships, which runs five years ; we have poll money imposed for two years for payment of the arrears.

 

MS in the Register House, Edinburgh

Complement of Men per Establishment, 180.

Royall Williams Pay Book from the I of  the Aprile 1696 to the                           1698

began wages the first of Aprill 1696, ended the same the first of December in Blackness Road 1697.

 

No. Entry book

Time of Entrie

Year

Whence

Mens names

Quality

D

Time of Discharge

Year

Whither

Establsmt (per month)

Wages full

Received

Nett deu

To whome payed

1

Date of commission

Edward Burd

Captain

 

 

 

 

07 10  0

 

52 10 0

 

 

 

Ditto

 

 

Andrew Brown

Lievtenent

 

 

 

 

05 00 0

 

35 00 0

 

 

Date of warrant

 

Jo. Cassells

Master

 

 

 

 

04 00 0

 

28 00 0

 

 

ditto

 

 

Richard Hislope

boatswain

D

12th Novr.

96

African Company

02 10 0

-

05 00 0

-

The nett wages payed by precept Admiralty

5

Do.

 

 

Andrew Fouller

gunner

 

 

 

 

02 10 0

 

17 10 0

 

 

 

Do.

 

 

William Yoell

carpenter

DD

1st Decr.

97

at Leith

02 10 0

 

17 10 0

 

 

Do.

 

 

William Robinson

chyrurgeon

D

1st Decr.

97

at Blackness

03 00 0

 

21 00 0

 

 

Aprile 1st.

1696

Leith

Ja. Syminton

cook

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

Do.

 

Methell

Jo. Thomson

mastrs. mate

DD

28th Feb.

97

at the Methell

02 00 0

22 00 0

14 00 0

08 00 0

10

Do.

 

Queensferry

Tho. Jamison

mastrs. mate

D

1st Jan.

97

Order, Kings Advocate

02 00 0

18 00 0

14 00 0

04 00 0

 

Do.

 

Lundie

James Litlejohn

midshipman to

the

1st Jan.

97

then masters mate

01 08 0

34 12 0

09 16 0

24 16 0

 

Do.

 

Prestonpans

Charles Shirrifl

midshipman

D

1st Decr.

97

at Blackness

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

Do.

 

Baroustoness

Ja. Mitchill (1)

midshipman

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

Do.

 

Do.

William Lawson

midshipman

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

15

Do.

 

Prestonpans

Jesper Knowles

quartmr.

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

Do.

 

Baroustoness

Ja. Fliming

quartmr.

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

X

 

Do.

 

Do.

Will. Gibb

quartmr.

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

X

 

Do.

 

Fisherraw

Hugh Polston

quartmr.

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

 

Do.

 

Baroustoness

Jo. Stirling

boats-mate to the 12 th Novr, 96 then boatswan

01 08 0

41 12 2

12 00 0

29 12 2

20

Do.

 

Do.

Math. Cuthell

gunner's mate

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

Do.

 

Leith

George Murry

quartermr.

 

 

 

 

01 13 4

32 06 8

11 13 4

21 13 4

X

 

Do.

 

Edenbrugh

Andrew Ross

chirur-mate

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

No. Entry book

Time of Entrie

Year

Whence

Mens names

Quality

D

Time of Discharge

Year

Whither

Establsmt (per month)

Wages full

Received

Nett deu

To whome payed

 

Do.

 

Barrostoness

Thomas Gibb

coxswain

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

 

 

Do.

 

Queensferry

Ja. Finlason

steward

 

 

 

 

01 08 0

28 00 0

09 16 0

18 04 0

25

Do.

 

Leith

Jo. White

able

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Do

Frans. Crumbie

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Do.

Arch. Finly

 

D

12 th Nov.

96

Affrican Companie

01 03 0

08 11 0

02 06 0

06 05 0

 

Do.

 

Do.

Will. Simpson

 

D

12th Nov.

96

Affrican Companie

01 03 0

-

02 06 0

-

 

Do.

 

Do.

And. Lowrie

 

D

1st Decr.

97

Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

The nett wages payed by precept Admiralty

30

Do.

 

Prestonpans

Gilbert Shirreff

 

D

12 th Nov.

96

Affrican Companie

01 03 0

08 11 0

08 01 0

06 05 0

 

 

Do.

 

Do.

Ja. Younge

 

D

1st Decr.

97

Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Leith

Will. Brown

 

 

 

 

 

01 04 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Fisherraw

Jo. Willson

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Lergoe

Will. Reid

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

35

Aprill 1st.

96

Leven

Ja. Lowrie

carprs crew

D

1st Decr.

97

Blackness Road

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Do.

Will. Rough

able

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Do.

Jo. Inelish

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Do.

Geo. Wilkie

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Prestonpans

Ja. Pedden

 

R

1st Aprile

97

Leith

01 03 0

-

08 01 0

-

40

Do.

 

St. Ninians

Jo. Droummond

D

1st Decr.

97

Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

Do.

 

Barostoness

Alex. Drysdale

 

D

1st Feby.

97

Blackness

01 03 0

11 10 0

03 09 0

08 01 0

x

 

Do.

 

Do.

Jo. Yowng

 

D

1st Decr.

97

Do.

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

x

 

Do.

 

Do.

Ja. Atkenhead

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

x

 

Do.

 

Do.

Jo. Wallis

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

45

Do.

 

Do.

Ja. Lithgow

 

DD

by a fall

from

the masthead

01 03 0

14 19 0

08 01 0

11 10 0

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Blair

 

D

1st Decr.

97

Blackness Road

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

Do.

Ro. Reid

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Will. Falconer

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Walt. Thomson

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

50

 

 

Do.

Jo. Gordon (1)

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Stons

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Mitchell (2)

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Dav. Christison

 

D

1st Feby.

97

Blackness

01 03 0

11 10 0

03 09 0

08 01 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Scouler

 

D

1st Decr.

97

Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

No. Entry book

Time of Entrie

Year

Whence

Mens names

Quality

D

Time of Discharge

Year

Whither

Establsmt (per month)

Wages full

Received

Nett deu

To whome payed

55

 

 

Do.

Jo. Hutcheson

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Will. Lumsdaell

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Will. Patten

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

58

 

 

Do.

Arch. Sime

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Brown

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

60

 

 

Do.

Will. McKonell

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Melven

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Alex. Yowng

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Will. Workman

 

R

1st June

96

Barostoness

01 03 0

--

03 09 0

--

 

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Hill

 

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

65

 

 

Do.

Alex. Tayler

 

D

1st Decr

96

Blackness

01 03 0

--

03 09 0

05 15 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Ritcheman

Carprs crew

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness

01 04 0

24 00 0

08 08 0

15 12 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Hay

Able

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. McKonell

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Niven

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

70

 

 

Do.

Alex. Cornwall

 

R

1st Sept

96

London

01 03 0

--

03 00 0

---

 

 

 

 

Do.

Math. Robison

Able

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness Road

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Gardiner

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Norrie

 

R

1st Sept

96

London

01 03 0

--

02 06 0

--

 

 

 

 

Do.

Ro. Yowng

 

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

75

 

 

Do.

Ro. Craigh

Able  to

The

12th Novr.

96

Then boats mate

01 03 0

26 02 6

08 01 0

18 01 6

X

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Lessells

 

R

1st April

96

Ennerkething

01 03 0

--

08 01 0

--

 

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Halket

 

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness Road

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Halket

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Herring

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

80

 

 

Do.

Ja. Baird

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Dav. Donald

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. McBeath

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

Will. Draysdale

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Do.

And. Colt

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

85

 

 

Do.

Ja. Hutton

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Patrick Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

X

 

 

 

Queensferry

Ja. Murray

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

No. Entry book

Time of Entrie

Year

Whence

Mens names

Quality

D

Time of Discharge

Year

Whither

Establsmt (per month)

Wages full

Received

Nett deu

To whome payed

 

 

 

Do.

Ja. Burn

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Dowgall

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

90

 

 

Leith

Jo. Brown

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Barostoness

Alex. Thomson

 

R

1st Septr

96

At London

01 03 0

--

03 09 0

--

 

 

 

 

Prestonpans

Geo. Lambe

 

D

1st Decr

97

At Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Edinburgh

Wall. Ross

 

D

1st Septr

96

At London

01 03 0

05 15 0

02 06 0

03 09 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Jo. Leggate

 

D

1st Decr

97

At Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

95

 

 

Do.

Peiter Gordon

 

D

1st Septr

96

At London

01 03 0

05 15 0

02 06 0

03 09 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Alex. Kenneir

 

D

1st Decr

97

At Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Will. Ellison

 

D

12th Novr

96

At Blackness

01 03 0

08 11 0

01 03 0

07 08 0

 

 

 

 

Prestonpans

Jo. Jolly

 

D

12th Novr

96

African

01 03 0

08 11 0

02 06 0

06 05 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Alex. Jolly

 

D

12th Novr

96

Companie

01 03 0

08 11 0

02 06 0

06 05 0

 

100

 

 

Barostoness

Alex. Gibb

 

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Edinburgh

Will. Card

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

23 00 0

08 01 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Barostoness

Tho. Fliming

 

D

1st Jany

97

Blackness

01 03 0

06 18 0

01 03 0

05 15 0

 

 

 

 

London

Tho. Keir

 

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness

01 03 0

17 05 0

02 06 0

14 19 0

 

 

 

 

Leith

Joseph Marjoribanks

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

16 02 0

08 01 0

08 01 0

 

105

 

 

Do.

Jo. Gordon (2)

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

16 02 0

08 01 0

08 01 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Dav. Burd

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

16 02 0

08 01 0

08 01 0

 

 

 

 

Do.

Cha. Petree

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

16 02 0

08 01 0

08 01 0

 

 

 

 

Blackness

Cha. Sime

Armorer

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

12 13 0

01 03 0

11 10 0

 

 

 

 

Leith

Ro. Robenson

Armorer

D

1st Decr

97

Blackness

01 03 0

12 13 0

01 03 0

11 10 0

X

110

 

 

 

Ja. Swaine

Masters mate

 

 

 

 

02 00 0

18 00 0

02 00 0

16 00 0

 

 

 

 

 

Ja. Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

 

 

 

 

Jo. Steward

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

 

 

 

 

Jo. Mulbrie

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

 

 

 

 

Ja. Weir

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

115

 

 

 

And. Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

 

 

 

 

Jo. Tarbote

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

 

 

 

 

And. Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

 

 

 

 

Geo. Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

X

 

 

 

 

Ja. Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

120

 

 

 

Alex. Bouie

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

 

 

 

 

 

Jo. Forrist

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0

X

No. Entry book

Time of Entrie

Year

Whence

Mens names

Quality

D

Time of Discharge

Year

Whither

Establsmt (per month)

Wages full

Received

Nett deu

To whome payed

 

 

 

 

Geo. Fleming

 

 

 

 

 

01 03 0

10 07 0

01 03 0

09 04 0