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Greenwich Journal, John Barnes, Chief Mate—30 Jul-8 Aug 1720

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Source: Greenwich: Journal, John Barnes, Chief Mate

IOR/L/MAR/B/488A : 6 Oct 1719-13 Jul 1722

 

 

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Greenwich - Rated at 450/480 tons, 90/96 crew, 32 guns. Voyages: (1) 1719/20 Bombay. Capt Richard Kirby - IOR L MAR B 488A

 

 

 

 

 

Voyages: (1) 1719/20 Bombay. Capt Richard Kirby. Downs 3 Mar 1720 - 29 Apr Săo Tiago - 26 Jul Johanna - 3 Sep Bombay - 10 Oct Surat - 12 Nov Bombay - 21 Dec Karwar - 31 Jan 1721 Calicut - 26 Feb Karwar - 17 Mar Bombay - 31 May Bandar Abbas - 21 Oct Bombay - 1 Dec Chaul - 6 Dec Bombay - 27 Jan 1722 Cochin - 2 Apr Cape - 5 May St Helena - 19 Jul Gravesend. Attacked by pirates at Johanna 8 Aug 1720. Capt Richard Lasinby later takes command 1723-1733

 

 

 

 

 

Date

 

Remarkable Observations

 

 

 

 

 

Ship Greenwich, att an anchor In Joanna

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 30 Jul 1720

 

these 24 hours wind and weather as formerly yesterday P:M: scrubbd our pinnaces Bottom and pay'd itt wth Tallow, This morning came in here a ship belonging to ye Emperour of Germany -, also came from the Shore five sailors [including John Matthews], which inform'd they were Cast away off Mayotte

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 31 Jul 1720

 

these 24 hours wind and weather as formerly att 2 P:M: gott Maintop gallant and foretop gallant yards across: this morning dyed one of ye five sailors wch came from the shore. and bury'd him in Brown's garden as usuall.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 1 Aug 1720

 

these 24 hours have had much Rain and variable gales round the Compass: This morning being Kings Georges proclamation. fired 20 guns Our Longboat. Still employ'd in Watering -

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 2 Aug 1720

 

these 24 hours have had some Rain and variable winds from the NNE to te SSW. , This morning came on board an Italian and discovered the five sailors above mentioned to be pyrates, upon wch our Capt. ordered their hammocks to be searched, in wch were found gold dust, silver spoons, Do. Buckles, a Silver barr and other things of value, all wch our Capt. took in his possession and ordered them in irons, our Longboat continues as above -

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3 August 1720

 

these 24 hours wind and weather as formerly. this morning heel'd ship to port & scrubb'd her starboard side, our Carpenters went on shore to cutt wood

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 4 Aug 1720

 

these 24 hours wind and weather as formerly yesterday in the afternoon heel'd ship to starboard and scrubbed her Larboard [port] Side

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 5 Aug 1720

 

these 24 hours uncertain weather much Rain and fresh gales of So.erly [southerly] and SSW winds: intermixt wth squalls: This morning our Long boat is employ'd watering ye ship ---

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 6 Aug 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as formerly: Last. nigh the Longboat and Yaul brought wood on board, this morning Fleeted main and foreshrouds, sett them up, also our Topmast shrouds and Backstays

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 7 Aug 1720

 

These 24 hours have had fine pleasant weather wth small breezes off shore, last night came on board more wood att 7 this morning saw two Ships [Victory and Fancy] standing in for the Road, att 11 following unmoored att 12 ye Cassandra being under sail, cut our best lower Cable in ye Haw[ser?] and then ye Ostender [220-ton Stahremberg, Capt. Richard Gargan] weighed, att. wch time discovered the two ships to be pyrates[,] the one a french built ship of 46 guns by name the victory Capt. England, The other a dutch built of 36 guns by name the Fancy Capt. Seager, gott all things in readiness for our defence

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 8 Aug 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as pr. Logg, att 1 P:Md: ye Cassandra being the Leewardmost ship was ingaged by ye small ship [Fancy-Seagar], they fought under ye black flagg att ye main topmast head with Death's head in itt ye Red flagg att the foretopmast head & St. George's Colours att. ye Ensign Staff. we Tack'd and stood in for the assist him, wh[which?] perceiving ye Cassandra aground Tack'd and stood off making the best of our way for Bombay, in the Evening little wind got our boats a head a Towing about 8 following spy'd one of the pyrates in Chase after us She having the land Breeze got almost wth in gun shott of us before we had the breeze, yn [then] we cut away our Longboat and lost our yaul the [mainth oft?] giving way wth 2 Sailors in her by name James Tate and Wm. Prescott. night approaching soon lost sight of ye pyrate and proceeded wthout any farther attempt. we were not fully satisfied wjether ye Cassandra was taken or not ye last time we saw them, perceiv'd them hotly Engaged but could not come to her assistance - Latt. by obs: [deg:]11 = [min:] 36 So. - att 6 this morning ye high Land or peeck of Joanna bore S1/2E dist. 14 Leagues

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2 Soldiers left ye Ship

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[2 soldiers died: Tate & Prescott] 

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Saturday 3 Sep 1720

written 1721/2

Close hazey weather intermixt'd with much Rain - ----- Att 10 AM: anchor'd in Bombay Road in L fm &1/2 the fort bearing NNW. Croft Isld. NNE old womans Island SW the oyster Rock SWbS dist. Of ye Fort 1/2 a mile there laying in ye Road the London Capt. Upton: the Chandois Capt. Gilbert besides grabbs and Country ships -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 9 Sep 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as formerly[.] this Morning Jacob Brown Capt. Kyrby's Taylor was found dead in a well, was laid out and buried as usuall, sent out 25 Chests of ye [East India] Companys Treasure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… [25 soldiers from Greenwich going aboard Victory grab to go against Angria's forces at Bombay] …

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 12 Sep 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as formerly[.] we had 25 men went on board ye victory grabb. To proceed on ye Expedition [agaist Angria], this morning Mrr. Walter Brown the 3rd on Council went on board ye London, hoisted ye [East India] Company's flagg att ye maintopmast, head & fired 15 guns wch all the Ships answered, made a Signall to unmoor

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 13 Se 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as formerly: yesterday AM: the London weighed with part of the fleet - att 2 anchor'd, att 7 AM: weighed again wth 2 grabbs, a fireship and 40 small boats, unbent our Couses & all ye small Sails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 15 Sep 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as formerly[.] this morning sail'd from hence 2 grabbs and ye Bomb catch [ketch] after ye rest of the fleet

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 16 Sep 1720

 

These 24 hours and weather as formerly[.] this morning sail'd the Chandois with the Prawne [Prahm] that was built as a battery in order to Join the fleet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… [added soldiers & men for the Angrian expedition] …

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 28 Sep 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as formerly[.] this morning weigh'd from Bombay bound for Surratt. Ye wind att NbE att noon Bombay bore NE dist. 8 leagues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 23 Oct 1720

 

These 24 hours wind and weather as formerly[.] Sail'd from hence 4 Dutch Ships for persias[.] in ye afternoon, arrived here [Surat] a ship belonging to ye Ostenders, being the same ship [Stahremburg] that lay att Joanna with us -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 2 Nov 1720

 

Wind and weather as formerly[.] this morning weighed our Small bower Anchor, at wch times a Gallivatt came from Bombay and inform'd us Capt. Macrae was arrived att Bombay in the same ship [Fancy] that ingaged him att Joanna and that one fleet that went on ye Expedition to Garey was engaged wth ye pyrates viz: ye Cassandra & Victory -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 6 Nov 1720

 

Wind and weather as formerly[.] this morning descry'd ye two ships ye one of ye ann, ye other ye Britannia Grabb who ran farther into ye Road, ye Ostend Ship [Stahremburg] went over the Barr -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 25 Dec 1720

 

Fine pleasant weather with a Light gale from NWbN to ESE att sunsett ye Island of Mangulore SEBE1/2E ye So.most land in sight SSE att 6 AM: spy' 4 sail of ships under ye land for wch tackd and stood in shore: 3 of wch were moormen the other a portuguese wh gave us information the Pyrates [Cassandra & Victory] were Cruising off between Calicutt and Tellecherry, att noon Mangulore bore EbN and the So.most land in sight. SE -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 30 Dec 1720

 

Pleasant weather partly Calm partly small breezes from ye NW to EbS and steered from SbE to SEbS att sun sett ye So.most land in Sight bore SE att 6 AM: Spy'd 2 Sail bearing SW bore up and gave them Chase att Noon ye So.most land in Sight. ESE Lattde. Pr. obs. d/10 = m/13 No

 

 

 

 

 

Saterday 31 Dec 1720

 

Pleasant weather and little wind wth Calms & steer'd from NE to ESE[.] att 5 lay by att sun sett left off Chase at 7 made sail att 10 ye victory Grabb return'd from her Chase to ye fleet & inform'd us they were ye pyrates yn [then] we Stood in shore att sun rising ye So.most land ESE / att 7 tackd, and stood to ye No.ward att 9 Tackd and ??sod to ye So.ward - Lattde. pr. obs: [d]9 = [m]43. No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 26 Jan 1721

 

[moving south from Anjanga Fort]… In ye afternoon, Mr. [Walter] Brown [aboard Greenwich] sent ye antelope Gallivatt to Cochin with a Letter to Capt, Macrae [how long has he been at Cochin?]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 29 Jan 1721

 

Pleasant weather: Small breezes from WbN to ESE some times Calm Steered from NNE to NWbN att sun sett ye No.most land bore NNE1/2? Att 8 Sounded 11 fathom att 12 Anchor'd in 7 fathom &1/2 att 1/2 past 1 weighed wind att ESE att 6 the No.most land bore NbW and ye flagg staff att Cochin Et. there lay in ye Road six sail: one English 4 Dutch and one French: att 8 lay by att noon ye flagg Staff bore EbN and the No.most land N1/2E sent a Gallivatt to Cochin with a Letter to Capt. Macrae [who had come with Victory Grabb and Greenwich, et al after the pirates]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 1 Feb 1721

 

Wind and weather as usuall att 3 yesterday came in here [Calicut] the two portuguese Ships we saw in ye offing and informed us they had been Cruising for ye pyrates[.; probably not Angrian] fitt 3 this morning they Sailed again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Greenwich: Journal, John Barnes, Chief Mate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOR/L/MAR/B/488A : 6 Oct 1719-13 Jul 1722