Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Impressed Seamen Of 1796-99.

If you had a ancestor at sea in the year of 1796-1799, and he was impressed by the British and you would like to know more, then this page may be a help to you. There were thousands of Americans and other seamen from other country’s sailing on these American ships and were impressed. Now I can’t possibly name them all but I will give his name and ship, and the rest of the information you will have to ask for. The following is the information you will receive:

Where the ship was from, The masters name, What State or country they were from, What ship impressed them and it's captain and the year and the date and Whether they had protections.

This information will come from Foreign Relations.
Volume 2. Pages, 127-8, 130-36 and 274-80.

This information is housed at the Library of Congress.

Important note. I have thousands of names at this site, when asking about a name from this page or any other pages at this site, please give the ( Title of the page ), for without it I may not be able to help you. My address can be found in my profile.

Last note. There will be 384, names on this list, you may wish to do a name search as these name are not in alphabetical order.
Page 127.

1. David Lovet, Brig Fanny.
2. James Anderson, Ship Independence.
3. Alex. Anderson, Ship Independence.
4. William Gray, Ship Independence.
5. Ezekiel Holding, Ship Independence.
6. Simon Hubal, Ship Independence.
7. Francis Newcomb, The Thomas.
8. John Francoise, The Thomas.
9. John Flourens, The Thomas.
10. Edward Burnham, Schooner Betsey.
11. Court Cruger, Brig Prosper.
12. James Valeohove, Brig Prosper.
13. John Johnson, Brig Prosper.
14. William Holliday, Ship Fame.
15. George Frazer, Ship Fame.
16. Thomas Crandol, Brig Sukey.
17. Simon Humphrey, Sloop Polly and Betsey.
18. John Armington, Sloop Polly and Betsey.
19. William Holdridge, Sloop Polly and Betsey.
20. Mathew Allen, Sloop Polly and Betsey.
21. George Fork, Brig Eliza.
22. William Booe, Schooner Hannah.
23. George Gay, Brig Tryal.
24. John Davis, Brig Tryal.
25. Baptist Lesle, The Diana.
26. William Stevens, Ship Halcyon.
27. John Cocks, Ship Halcyon.
28. John Davis, Schooner Expedition.
29. Charles Black, Schooner Expedition.
30. Daniel Rider, Schooner Expedition.
31. Rupes King, The Friendship.
32. William Duncan, Ship Ann.
33. Elias Hinson, Schooner Betsey, Holland.
34. Thomas Lewis, Sloop Industry
35. Thomas Hicks, Sloop Industry.
35. John Turner, Ship Hope.
36. John Jay, Brig Lydia.
37. Miles Northam, Virginia & Philadelphia packet.

Page 128.

1. Sam. Thompson, Sloop Hawk,
2. Andrew Lippet, Sloop Hawk,
3. John Francis, Schooner Hiram.
4. Christ. Sweeney, Schooner Charming Betsey.
5. Thomas Dial, Schooner Charming Betsey.
5. John Somes Snow Becca,
6. John White, Brigantine Mary.
7. Patrick Dugan, Brig Sally.
8. John Borgeson, Brig Sally.
9. Fredk. M’Connell, Sloop Miranda.
10. William Derick, Sloop Miranda.
11. Thomas Brown, Schooner Hodge.
12. Thomas Law, The Industry.
13. William Hunter, The Industry.
14. Abraham Harris, The Industry.
15. James Boested, The Industry.
16. Thomas Ward, The Citizen.
17. John Paul, Barque Mercury,
18. Francis Gibbens, Ship Edward.
19. James Swan, Schooner Concord.
20. Peter Dutton, The Eliza,
21. Edward Hulen, Brig Betsey.
22. Avery Tinker, Ship Hope.
23. William Collet, The Alphabet.
24. Peter Graham, The Alphabet
25. Geo. Bumblecomb, The Alphabet.
26. John Easton, Schooner Isabella.
27. John Lacey, Brig Loraney.

Page 130.

1. Samuel Drens, Ship Clothier.
2. John Mulpheron, The Sally.
3. William Ingren, The Sally.
4. Thomas Fulger, Ship Catharine.
5. James Henry, The Northern Liberties.
6. John Kendal, The Northern Liberties.
7. Samuel Conyngham, The Northern Liberties.
8. Thomas Daily, Schooner Lively.
9. John Shaw, Schooner Lively.
10. James Robinson, Schooner Lively.
11. John Sybiand, Schooner Lively.
12. William Williams, The Minerva.
13. James Palmer, The Minerva.
14. William Hendy, The Dick.
15. William Hendy, Brig Eagle,
16. William Thomas, The Minerva.
17. Jeremiah Leray, Schooner Mille.
18. Elias Hinson, The Betsey Hollow.

Page 131.

1. John Turner, Ship Hope.
2. John Defardin, The Peggy.
3. John Davis, Schooner Expedition.
4. Charles Black, Schooner Expedition.
5. Daniel Rider, Schooner Expedition.
6. Garrick Hirser, Schooner Expedition.
7. John Black, The Snow Good Hope.
8. Lewis Howe, Schooner Huminia.
9. James Philips, Brig Charlotte.
10. John Holness, Schooner Friendship.
11. William Hutcheson, Brig Fly.
12. Patrick Dongan The Sally.
13. Wm. Hemphill, The Sally.
14. John Boswaine, The Sally.
15. Aaron Chandler, The Molly.
16. George Webber, The Molly.
17. Edmond Brett, The Molly.
18. Thomas Bassett, The Molly.
19. Frederick M’Connel, Sloop Miranda.
20. Wm. Derrick, Sloop Miranda.
21. John Haskett, Sloop Miranda.
22. Thomas Hueks, The Industry.

Page 132.

1. John Kennedy, Schooner Susanna.
2. John Yeaton, Schooner Susanna.
3. Nicholas Butler, Brig Active.
4. Zachariah Josey, Ship Wilmington.
5. Jonathan Anthony, Ship Wilmington.
6. Thomas Stokes, Schooner Nancy.
7. James Armsted, Schooner Ranger.
8. William M’Cand, Brig Mary.
9. Charles Leviston, Ship Fair American.

Page 133.

1. Thomas Petitt, Ship Penelope.
2. William William, Ship Penelope.
3. Davis Levett, Brig Fanny.
4. Daniel Cree, Ship Mary.
5. John Brewn, Ship Severn.
6. Merrit Fast, Ship Severn.
7. Thomas Johnston, Ship Severn.
8. Thomas Kurk, Brig Pearl.
9. Joseph Francis, Brig Nancy.
10. Joseph Lowry, Ship Mohawk.
11. John Patter, Ship Orlando.
12. John Dawling, Ship Orlando.
13. John Justice, Ship Ellice.
14. Michael Small, Schooner Regulator.
15. George Wilson, Ship Regulator.
16. Thomas Philpen, Brig Prudence.
17. James Morris, Ship Amsterdam.
18. William Lewis, Schooner Blazing Star.
19. Griffith Griffiths, Ship Tanner.
20. James Crown, Ship Tanner.
21. Thomas Thomas, Ship Tanner.
22. Elais Rogers, Sloop Almena.
23. William Curry, Brig Esperanza.
24. Lewis Mullatto, Brig Eliza.
25. William White, Schooner Amy.
26. Nicholas Wells, Ship Mary.
27. Robert Roper, Ship Mary.
28. Machel Law, Ship Mary.
29. Alexander M’Kay, Ship Mary.
30. John Palmer, Ship Fame.
31. John Anthony, Schooner Three Anns.
32. John M’Master, Brig Almy.
33. James Torns, Brig Almy.
34. John M’Nerny, Brig Almy.
35. Moses Carney, Btig Mary.
36. James With, Ship Planter.
37. David Anderson, Schooner Romp.
38. James Johnson, Schooner Romp.
39. Jacob Smith, Schooner Romp.
40. William Barker, Schooner Romp.

Page 134.

1. David Green, Brig Seven Brothers.
2. Thomas Ray, Brig Seven Brothers.
3. John Rodrique, Ship Swallow.
4. Patrick Keating, Ship Lark.
5. John Hunter, Ship Lark.
6. John Spoon, Schooner Minerva.
7. William Braille, Brig Trio.
8. John Parker, Brig Trio.
9. William Corbin, Brig Trio.
10. William Ruly, Brig Trio.
11. James Elmes, Ship Joseph.
12. John Ayres, The Independence.
13. James Anderson, The Independence.
14. Alexander Anderson, The Independence.
15. William Gray, The Independence.
16. Ezekiel Holding, The Independence.
17. Henry Doughty, Brig Elsa.
18. James Ellis, Ship Blackriver.
19. Jordan Anderson, Schooner Peggy.
20. Derk Nelson, Schooner Peggy.
21. Jacob Sebra, Schooner Peggy.
22. John Francis, Schooner Hiram.
23. Thomas Powers, Ship Diana.
24. Alexander Forbus, Ship Diana.
25. William Warren, Stoop Peggy.

Page 135.

1. Providence Anthony, Ship Snow Mary.
2. Peter Towser, Brig Henry.
3. Robert Warnick, Brig Henry.
4. Edward Burns, Ship William & Henry.
5. John Hartley, Ship William & Henry.
6. William Harvey, Ship William & Henry.
7. John Dore, Schooner Hope.
8. Thomas Oliver, Ship Barque Albany.
9. James Hammond, Ship Hope.
10. James Keys, Ship Hope.
11. John Burns, Ship Hope.
12. Stephen Purcell, Ship Hope.
13. William Gage, Brig Lewis.
14. David Wescott, Ship John & Phoebe.
15. Ebenezer Banks, Ship John & Phoebe.
16. Storos Aray, Ship John & Phoebe.
17. Thomas Truman, Ship John & Phoebe.
18. Samuel Weaver, Ship John & Phoebe.
19. Joseph Wescott, Ship John & Phoebe.
20. John Smith, Ship Hero.
21. Peter M’Curdy, Ship Hero.
22. Joseph Shannon, Ship Hero.
23. Michael M’Curdy, Ship Merchant.

Page 136.

1. Rob. Waters, Brig Lydia.
2. Robert Wilkins, Brig Lydia.
3. Philip Barrow, Ship Success.
4. William Dameral, Snow Nancy,
5. Daniel Tankson, Schooner Active.
6. Robert Butler, Ship Columbus,
7. Jacob Willard, Ship Mary.
8. John Ogelf, Ship Mary.
9. William Jacobs, Ship Mary.
10. Neil Clark, Ship Diana.
11. John Knapp, Ship Diana.
12. John G. Beir, Brig Peggy.
13. Jo. Frederick Bootes, Brig Anthony.
14. Daniel Troy, Schooner Chrisies.
15. William Ogilvie, Schooner Chrisies.
16. William Dicken, Schooner Chrisies.
17. John Furlong, Ship Snow Nancy.
18. Alexander Davids, Ship Snow Nancy.

Page 274.

1. Gates Isburn, Ship Smallwood.
2. James M’Cormick, Ship Smallwood.
3. John Anderson, Ship Smallwood.
4. Thomas Pine, G. Washington.
5. John Thomas, Ship Snow Rover.
6. Moses Burnham, Ship Huron.
7. William Little, Ship Huron.
8. John Reader, Ship Huron.
9. James Peters, Ship Huron.
10. William Williams, Ship Huron.
11. William Newhall, Ship Huron.
12. Richard Hawkins, Ship Huron.
13. Hugh Christie, Ship Hope.
14. Archibald Clark, Ship Poll Carey.
15. John Lewis, Schooner Hannah.
16. John Hutt, Ship Active.
17. Francis Jackson, Ship Active.
18. John Bowen, Ship Friendship.
19. John Godfrey, Providence.
20. Samuel Richards, Ship Experiment.
21. Henry Hutchins, Ship Experiment.
22. Nathan Carpenter, Ship Experiment.
23. John Burkett, Ship Experiment.
24. Thomas Jones, Ship Experiment.
25. Thomas Carlett, Ship Experiment.
26. John M’Dougald, Ship Experiment.
26. Benjamin Wilcocks, Ship Experiment.
27. Thomas Thistlewaite, Ship Experiment.
28. William Megret, Ship Experiment.
29. John Long, Ship Ann.
30. Jeremiah Pearson, Brig Sally.
31. William Jefferson, Ship Belisarius.
32. Francis Murray, Ship Belisarius.

Page 275.

1. Amaziah Waterman, Schooner Nancy.
2. Weliome Allen, Schooner Nancy.
3. Timothy Bennett, Schooner.
4. Joseph Herklots, Ship Snow Catharine.
5. Andrew Barry, Ship Snow Catharine.
6. Peter Henry Jews, Ship Snow Catharine.
7. Frederick, Donburgh, Ship Snow Catharine.
8. William Hardon, Ship Snow Catharine.
9. William Latham, Ship Snow Catharine.
10. George Ashmore, Ship Snow Catharine.
11. Renedeck, Read, Ship Snow Catharine.
12. Henry Blydason, Ship Snow Catharine.
13. William Smiley, Ship Snow Catharine.
14. James Crichton, Schooner Sukey & Polly.
15. Samuel Merit, Schooner Sukey & Polly.
16. John Atwell, Schooner Sukey & Polly.
17. Samuel Gordon, Sloop Sally.
18. Pierce Briggs, Sloop Sally.
19. Daniel Morgan Brown, Sloop Sally.
20. Ellick Balloon, Schooner Regulator.
21. Stephen Been, Ship General Greene.
22. Thomas Robinson, Geo. Williams.
23. John Frazier Schooner Fox.
24. John Walker (A Negro), Brig Ann.
25. Eliakim Harry (A Mulatto), Brig Neptune,.
26. Thomas Robinson, Brig Hopewell.
27. James Wake, Brig Hopewell.
28. Thomas Sound, Brig Hopewell.
29. Samuel Espy, Brig Hopewell.
30. John C. Mulburn, Ship Harriott.
31. James Walch, Ship Harriott.
32. Asale Harris, Ship Harriott.

Page 276.

1. Stephen Bowne, Ship Charlestown.
2. John Tite, Ship Harriott.
3. John Billings, Ship Harriott.
4. W. Miller, Ship Harriott.
5. James Planter, Ship Harriott.
6. John Levy, Ship Harriott.
7. Thomas Hicks, Ship Harriott.
8. Richard Studdy, Ship Harriott.
9.John Christop, Ship Harriott.
10. Thomas Patterson, Ship Nabby.
11. Joseph Smith, Ship Ship Nabby.
12. Bartholomew Smith, Ship Nabby.
13. Henry West, Ship Nabby.
14. Elijah Hendrick, Ship Nabby.
15. Joseph Saltern, Ship Nabby.
16. Philip Crow, Ship Nabby.
17. John Lee, Brig Fairy.
18. John Flourance, Brig Fairy.
19. Bartholomew Markin, Brig Fairy.
20. Matthew Basset, Brig Fairy.
21. Jeremiah Galchell, Brig Fairy.
22. Francis Bowden, Brig Fairy.
23. William Brown, Brig Diamond.
24. Thomas Tucker, Schooner Pomona.
25. Michael Hammond, Brig Polly.
26. Samuel Blake, Brig Experience.
27. William Anderson, Brig Experience.
28. James Dalmatwy, Brig Experience.
29. John Thompson, Brig Experience.
30. John Huff, , Brig Experience.
31. John Linch, Brig Experience.
32. G. Shoemaker, Brig Experience.
33. John Hout, Brig Experience.
34. John Bricris, Brig Experience.
35. Isaac Debauh, Brig Experience.
36. John Harper, Ship Hamilton.
37. Abraham Dodge, Schooner Apollo.
38. John Radcliff, Schooner Apollo.
39. Merril Ladd, Schooner Apollo.
40. John Shaw, Schooner Apollo.
41. John Clark, Ship Polly.
42. Elijah Booth, Ship Polly.

Page 277.

1. Gustus Salvage, Schooner Hope.
2. Jacob Grainger, Schooner Juliana.
3. Ross Culley, Ship Nancy.
4. William Teaf, Ship Nancy.
5. Philip Feagan, Ship Nancy.
6. John M’NeaI, Ship Jason.
7. Thomas Green, Brig Hazard.
8. John Johnson, Schooner Fox.
9. Samuel Nathan, Schooner Fox.
10. Joseph Myrick, Brig Rowena.
11. Francis Calespy, Brig Endeavor.
12. John Suthard, Ship American.
13. James Powers, Sloop Eliza.
14. Edward Sweeny, Sloop Eliza.
15. Joseph King, Sloop Eliza.
16. Caleu Mickell, Sloop Eliza.
17. Matthias Peterson, Sloop Eliza.


1. Eliakim Harry, (a mulatto,) Brig Neptune.
2. John Frazier, Schooner Fox.
3. Ellick Baloon, The Regulator.
4. John Walker, (a negro,) Brig Ann.
5. William Cowan, Ship Edinburg packet.
6. Andrew Watson, Brig Integrity.

Page 279.

1. Mattrosen Inas, Schooner Determinate Rover.
2. George Little, Brig Elias.
3. Benjamin ladmyarn, Schooner Elizabeth.
4. Nicholas ladmyarn, Schooner Elizabeth.
5. Geo. Mitchell, Ship Cheesman.
6. Robert White, Ship Cheesman.
7. Thonas Webb, Ship Cheesman.
8. John Daniel, Ship Cheesman.
9. Joseph Bishop, Ship Cheesman.
10. Peter Legrey, Ship Cheesman.
11. Nathaniel Sangs, Ship Cheesman.
12. E. March, Ship Cheesman.
13. Samuel Perry, Brig Essequebo Packet.

Page 280.

1. Nicholas Bartole, Brig Little George.
2. Pet. Smith, Brig Eliza.
3. Rob. Shaw, Brig Eliza.
4. John Rose, Brig Eliza.
5. Samuel Lavenner, Schooner Enterprise.
6. William Schooley, Ship General Wayne.
7. John E. Blake, Brig Paramaribo.
8. John Williams, Sloop Industry.
9. Thomas Whelps, Brig Nancy,
10. Jonathan Dodds, Ship Magnet.
11. William Hendrick, Brig Neutrality.
12. Joseph Baker, Sloop Vermont.
13. Eben. Varney, Sloop Vermont.
14. Chancy Hancock, Sloop Vermont.
15. Thomas Gelston, Sloop Vermont.
16. Ephraim Euston, The Barque Favorite.
17. Cato Rogers, The Barque Favorite.
18. William Mathias. The Barque Favorite.
19. John Lacey, Brig Lorancy.
20. Edward Wright, Ship Experiment.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The impressed American Seaman.

Although these were American ships many of the crew were not Americans but were under the protection of the American laws. The British navy was on patrol of the seas and was on the look out for any ships from other nations and when one was found it was boarded and the crew looked over and any one they thought was a born British subject or for any reason they liked was taken and impressed into the British service, but not all were impressed into service many were sent to prison and held for ransom.

On August 2, 1796, the Schooner Ann, under the command of E. P. Brown, was stopped by the British ship Argonaut and Peter Vantuyl was taken and impressed.

On August 2, 1796, the ship Schooner Ann, under the command of E. P. Brown, was stopped by the British ship Argonaut and James Collins, was taken and impressed.

On August 3, 1796, the Brig Molly, under the command of Walter Midlen, was stopped by the Ceres frigate and John Rush who was born in Philadelphia was taken and impressed.

On August 8, 1796, the ship Amiable Creole under the command of James M’Kever was stopped by the ship Africa, and John Bane who was born in Ireland, was taken and impressed.

On August 15, 1796, the ship Active under the command of (?) Robertson, was stopped by a Press Gang and Philip Hay who was a citizen by residence was taken and impressed.

On August 18, the Brig Isabella and Ann under the command of George Hawkins was stopped by the Frigate Success and George M’Cormic, was taken and impressed.

On August 22, 1796, the Brig Fame under the command of Thos. Churnside was stopped by the Thetis and John White from the State of Delaware was taken and impressed.

On August 29, 1796, the ship Aurora under the command of Amasa Parker was stopped by the Sampson and James Mason who was born in Rhode Island and had a protection was taken and impressed.

On September 6, 1796, the Brig Governor Brook was under the command of Andrew Kelly and was stopped by the Drake sloop and John Malone who was born in Ireland and had no protection but had taken an oath of allegiance to the United States was taken and impressed.

On October 17, 1796, the ship Eagle was under the command of Kearney and was stopped and Thomas Jackson a Englishman was taken and impressed.

On October 13, 1796, the Ship Edward was under the command of Howlaud and was stopped and William Collet who was not known to be a citizen was taken and impressed.

On October 17, 1796, the ship Caroline was under the command of Hilton and was stopped and Jonathan Glover who was born in Massachusetts was taken and impressed.

On October 18, 1796, the Brig Friendship was under the command of Repley was stopped and Joseph Johnson who was born in Delaware was taken and impressed.

On October 18, 1796, the Brig Sea Nymph was under the command of Hastie was stopped and Isaac Lawrd who’s nationality was uncertain was taken and impressed.

On October 19, 1796, the Schooner Hannah was under the command of Phippen was stopped by the Thetis Frigate and John Smith who was born in Pennsylvania was taken and impressed.

On October 20, 1796, the ship Charlotte was under the command of Bell and was stopped and John McCarley who was born in Philadelphia was taken and impressed.

On November 19, 1796, the Schooner Dolphin was under the command of Tice and was stopped and Richard Lary who’s citizenship was uncertain was taken and impressed.

On November 19, 1796, the Brig Cincinnatus was under the command of Semple
and was stopped by the Resolution and Wm. McMullen, Mate, who Had sailed out of the U. S. since 1783, was taken and impressed.

On November 21, 1796, the Schooner Musquito was under the command of Hershau and was stopped by either the Frigate Thetis or Prevoyante and John McDonald who was born in New York and had protection but was taken and impressed.

In November of 1796, Thomas Cooper who was A foreigner and had protection was
on a American ship name unknown and was stopped by either the Frigate Thetis or Prevoyante and was taken and impressed.

In November of 1796, Negro George who was a native of Maryland was
on a American ship name unknown and was stopped by either the Frigate Thetis or Prevoyante and was taken and impressed.
In November of 1796, the Schooner Eagle was under the command of Dana and was stopped by a unknown ship and Lewis Rollen who was born in Rhode Island was taken and impressed.

On November 26, 1796, the Ship Old Tom was under the command of Flerron was stopped by a unknown ship and John Crafter who was born in Swede was taken and impressed.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Charles & Greenville Clay And George Caully.

Here is the Clay family they were taken prisoner in 1862. I would like to add some family information to this page, like who was his wife did he have any more children. The information will help fill in the gaps and help others who may be looking into this family. (I am not of this family I only wish to help others looking into this family.)

If you would like to add to this information, drop me a line, my address can be found in my profile.

Charles Clay. -Aged sixty-three. Born in Virginia; has lived in Raleigh County twelve years. Says he is a secessionist and on the Southern side. Has two sons in Floyd's brigade, in Captains Pate's or Adams' companies. Has done all in his power for the families of volunteers in the Southern army. Does not know of what he is arrested. Says he went to hunt up some cattle and hogs driven by the wife of a volunteer into the mountains when the Northern troops went to Raleigh Court-House. Did not expect them to return so soon, but they met him in the road on his return home, took him prisoner, and compelled him to show them where they could cross the creek, and then discharged him. Says he never had anything to do with the Northern army or with the Union man, except in this instance. Says he has slept out in the mountains at night to avoid them. I examined Colonel Coleman, the member of the legislature of Virginia from Fayette [and] Raleigh, and Mr. McDonald, the member from Wyoming, and they neither knew enough of this man to say whether he was worthy of credit. I recommend his discharge on taking the oath of allegiance.

Greenville Clay. -Son of Charles Clay; does not know for what he was arrested. Never had any connection with the Northern army or the Union men. Once met a a squad of Yankees on the road. They asked him the condition of the bridges and passed. He had nothing to do with the Northern army or the Union men. Has two brothers in the Southern army, one in Captain Adams', the other in Captain Pate's company, Floyd's brigade. In the spring put in a crop in partnership with one of his brothers. It was afterwards agreed one of them should volunteer. His brother being unmarried, volunteered in Captain Pate's company. Has aided the families of the Southern volunteers by cutting their grain in harvest, and by other labor. I have examined Colonel Coleman and Mr. McDonald. They can throw no light on this case. I recommend his discharge on taking the oath of allegiance.

R. Clay. -A boy sixteen years of age, son of Charles Clay. Says he never had anything to do with the Northern army or with the Union men. I recommend his discharge on taking the oath of allegiance.

George Caully. -Son-in-law of Charles Clay. Says he is a secessionist. Has a brother in Adams' company in Floyd's brigade. Takes care of both families. Has had nothing to do with the Northern army or the Union men. Colonel Coleman and Mr. McDonald have no other knowledge of this man than that he lives in this neghborhood. I recommend his discharge on taking the oath of allegiance.