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Nelson

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Date: 1799 to 1801
Location: Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Surnames/tags: Deane Newcomb Crocheron
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Nelson

Built: Originally large Spanish Schooner Casulidad, prize to Charles Mary Wentworth, Purchased and re-rigged from schooner to brigantine in October 1799. She had an impressive reputation for speed, but had some bad luck as a privateering vessel, losing some expensive court cases.

"Bill of Sale for Half Share in Brig Nelson"

20 August 1800, Shelburne, 2 pages. Deposition of James Newcomb making over his shares in the brig Nelson to Benjamin Davis.[1]
20 August 1800, Shelburne, 2 pages. Deposition of Abraham Crocheron making over his shares in the brig Nelson to Benjamin Davis.[2]

"Brig Nelson, 4th Cruize"[3]

"Monition to Ephraim Deane and the owners of the privateer ship Nelson"[4]

Crew: 80
Tonnage: 140
Rig: Brigantine
Armament: 16 guns
Homeport: Shelburne
Letter of Marque Issued: Aug. 27, 1799
Captain: Ephraim Dean
Prizes Taken: 11

Crew List:

Biessy?, Edmond - Seaman Nelson 1800
Brinley, Edward - Nelson 1800
Brown, Robert - Gunner Nelson 1800
Brown, William - Captain's Boy Nelson 1800
Burns, John - Boy Nelson 1800
Cameron, Alexander - prizemaster Nelson 1799
Carter, Richard - Nelson 1799 & 1800
Cosby?, John - Sgt Marines Nelson 1800
Cox, James - part owner Nelson 1799
Creamer, Michael - carpenter Nelson 1800
Crocheron, Abraham - 1st Lieut Nelson 1800 & 1801
Croff ord, John - Boy Nelson 1800
Crowell, Thomas - seaman Nelson 1800
Dean, Ephraim - captain Nelson 1799 & 1800
Dean, Jonas - 2nd Lieut Nelson 1800
Densted, John - Big Boy Nelson 1800
Doaty, Mores - Boy Nelson 1800
Donnahue, Gilbert - Marine Nelson 1800
Durfee, Robert - Doctor Nelson 1800
Emmanel, Francis - Seaman Nelson 1800
Fall, Adam - Seaman Nelson 1800
Fall, Thomas - Boy Nelson 1800
Gibson, Samson - Marine Nelson 1800
Gonzalis, Nicholas seaman Nelson 1800
Goodwin, John - prizemaster Nelson 1800
Gracie, George - co-owner Nelson 179 9-1801
Grand, Lewis - Cook Nelson 1800
Hagar?, James - Nelson 1800
Harding, Paul - Nelson 1799
Hardy, John - Nelson 1800
Hart, Ellis - Seaman Nelson 1800
Hemmion, William - Boy Nelson 1800
Hines, John - Boatswain's Mate Nelson 1800
Iraman?, John - Seaman Nelson 1800
Jackson, Abraham - Boy Nelson 1800
Johnson, David - Boy Nelson 1800
Johnson, Jeremiah - Steward Nelson 1800
King, Thomas - Seaman Nelson 1800
Kinney, Samuel - Nelson 1799
Laco, Felix - Seaman Nelson 1800
Lane, John - Seaman Nelson 1800
Lawson, Philip - Seaman Nelson 1800
Leads?, Hysom? - Seaman Nelson 1800
Low, Cesar - Marine Nelson 1800
Low, Richard - Boy Nelson 1800
McCarthy, Charles - Seaman Nelson 1800
McDonald, Murdock - sailing master Nelson 1800
McFarlin?, Ichab - Marine Nelson 1800
McKelley, Patrick - Seaman Nelson 1800
McKinzie, William - Boy Nelson 1800
McLean Wusins?, Charles - Boy Nelson 1800
McLean, Charles - Prizemaster of captured schooner Sally Nelson 1800
McLean, Duncan - Piper Nelson 1800
Milby, William - prizemaster Nelson 1801
Miller, John?? - Prizemaster? Nelson 1800
Nann?, Samuel - Boy Nelson 1800
Newcomb, James - Seaman Nelson 1800
Nilby , William - prizemaster Nelson 1801
Parsons, William - Marine Nelson 1800
Parsons, William [Jnr.] - Boy Nelson 1800
Powel?, William? - Marine Nelson 1800
Pro?jun?, Peter - Boy Nelson 1800
Rass?, Thomas - Boy Nelson 1800
Riley, Simon - Seaman Nelson 1800
Roberts, Owen - Marine Nelson 1800
Robertson, William agent Nelson 1799
Robertson, William boarding officer Nelson 1800
Rourk, John Seaman Nelson 1800
Ryan, Patrick Armor's Mate Nelson 1800
Scaife part owner Nelson 1800
Simeon?, George Boy Nelson 1800
Slagin?, Adrain? Marine Nelson 1800
Smith, George Cooper Nelson 1800
Smith, Henry Boy Nelson 1800
Stephens?, James Seaman Nelson 1800
Stone, William Marine Nelson 1800
Sutherland, Charles Boy Nelson 1800
Sutherland, William Boy Nelson 1800
Swinesberg, Christian Armourer? Nelson 18 00
Swinesburg, Garret Boy Nelson 1800
Tell?, John Seaman Nelson 1800
Thomson, David prizemaster Nelson 1799
Van Buskirk, Jacob Co-owner Nelson 1801
Wallace - part owner Nelson 1800
Waltham, John - boatswain Nelson 18 00
Wells, John - seamen Nelson 1800
Wigfall?, Joseph - seaman Nelson 1800

Sources

  1. Gideon White Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 950 #646 [1]
  2. Gideon White Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 951 #666 [2]
  3. Gideon White Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 951 #734 [3]
  4. Gideon White Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 952 #847 [4]




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