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Captain William Brown
1755

 

The following is found in the Northern Trinity Court of Sessions Book
1753 to 1774

 

Note: The spelling is as I copied it and this record is very difficult to read and Captain William Brown did not sign either of these copies.
It appears that the first copy did not meet the standards of someone and a second copy was then written.

This is to certify all whome it may concern that Capten William Brown Master of the Sloop Benjamine maketh oath on the Holy Evangalast that he sailed from St. Johns the 28 of October and one the pashing to greens pond met with a terrible geal of wind or rather heracan of wind and was forst up the bottom of trinity Bay to a place caled Bay Bools wheas they whear obliged to come to a anchor amongst when by the vialance of the gael of wind and a great sea drove from her anchors and drove ashor at a place called Fleetment whear with great difficulty theay saved thear lifes

Sworn to the truth of the above hear at Trinity this 13 of November 1755.

Before me Thomas Warden or Warren ? Justice of Peace for district of Trinity

Witness

George Tillley

 

( Written below the above is the following )

 

This is to certify all home it may concern that Capten William Brown Master of the sloop Benjamin belonging to Mr William Keen maketh oath on the Holy Evangelest that he sailed from St. Johns 28 of October bound to greespond and on his pashing met with a terrible geal of wind or rather a heracan of wind and was forsed up the botam of trinity Bay to a place caled Ball a Bools whear thay whear obliged to come to a anchor amongst some Islands when by the vialence of the geal of wind and a great see drove from her anchors and drove ashore at a place caled shetement wherewith great difecultythay saved thear lifes by geehing ashor in a small boat.

Sworn to the truth as a above

 

 

Page contributed by Keith Brown (2008 03)

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Tuesday March 26, 2013)

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