Nicholas Fiott & Remon Family

Most of this info is coming from Jerripedia. Thanks for further digging by DA.

Born in St Saviour in 1704, he was the youngest son of Jean and Catherine Ahier. He went to sea, but settled on dry land as a merchant after marrying Anne Dumaresq, daughter of Edouard and Anne de Carteret, in 1740.Nicolas Fiott, as a merchant, was one of Jersey’s largest employers in the 18th century, but it is for his long-running dispute with the island’s heirarchy that he is better known.

He traded with Newfoundland and opened a large trading station on Ile Percée Bay. By 1764 he was described by the Principals of St Helier as “one of the principal merchants of this island, who employs as many, or more, people in his services by land and sea as any other person in the island”.



DeQuetteville HG

We the underwritten Subscribers, being the Principal Merchants in Harbour Grace & the Supporters of the Trade in Conception Bay, having seen the annex’d Petition, declare that we verily believe there are nothing but facts represented in it & that we all are sufferers in many respects through the said Lawce Coghlan & that he is a very unfitt Person for a Justice of the Peace as well as a Missionary, being Ignorant of the Laws of his Country & a Person of no Education, & pray that he may be Silenc’d or remov’d.

Given under our Hands at Harbour Grace this 26th day of August 1771.

Elias Vibert

Nichs Fiott  
Robert Gray  
Pet. Du Heaume  
George Davis  
Willm Lilly
Jno.  Le Geyt  
Jno. Alcock  
Jno. Cox  
Thos. Danson  
Willm LeMaistre

Baptised 21 Jul 1706 Nicolas Son of Jean (St Saviour)

15 Sept 1759

Gov. Edwards (St. John’s)

Nicholas Fiott (Harbour Grace)

Ordered to pay the rent owed to Nicholas Journeaux for the plantation.

27 Sept 1760

Gov. James Webb (St. John’s)

Charles Garland, Esq. and Justice of the Peace (Harbour Grace)

Nicholas Fiot shall act on all the articles in the agreement between himself, Nicholas Journy (Journeaux), and Peter le Cronia (Le Cronier or Le Cornu??) (in favour of Fiot). Fiot must pay all the rent due to Journy or have his effects restrained as payment.

7-18 Sept 1754

John Lloyd (Carbonear)

Petition of Catherine Thistle regarding the encroachment on a plantation by Capt. Foitt.

The sons of Jean de Caen and Rachel Neel, Jean (born 1738) and Edouard (born 1740) are listed as Captains on ships owned by Nicholas Fiott, ranging from privateers to trading vessels in the cod fishery between Jersey, Newfoundland, the Gaspe and ports in the Caribbean, South America and Europe. By the middle 1750s John Fiott became a partner with Charles Robin, another St Ouen man, and Jean de Caen found himself working for Charles Robin & Co.

By 1804 Fiott had exited Harbour Grace. It is possible he flipped his properties there to John Clements. Clements also had a Northside HG property.

Nicholas Fiott:
these are probably ships he captained and some descendants I guess:
Index to Lloyd’s List Marine News 1740 – 1837
Personal name Ship name Date Action
Fiot Willingmind 01-04-1754 View
Fiot Mary-Ann 19-02-1760 View
Fiott Sarah 15-09-1761 View
Fiott Tartar 12-01-1762 View
Fiot Tarter 30-03-1762 View
Fiot Hartwell 14-08-1787 View
Fiott Ariadne 24-08-1804 View
Fiott Lady Francis 24-10-1806 View
Fiot Lady Francis 19-12-1806 View
Fiott Queen 09-10-1818 View
Fiott Retrench 18-07-1820 View
Fiott Retrench 23-07-1822 View
Fiott Retrench 15-10-1822 View
Personal name Ship name Date Action
Fiatt Molly 06-05-1757 View
Fiatt Sarah 16-12-1760 View
Fiatt Willingmind 09-06-1761 View


  • Fiott, Edward – (1749, son of Nicolas, Master of his father’s vessel Willing Mind 1766-74, Tartar 1774-1778. Tartar (600 tons) 1779-1780
  • Fiott, John – Adventure 1737
  • Fiott, John – Elizabeth 1778, Alarm 1780, Adventure 1803, also Tartar 1764
  • Fiott, Nicolas – Alligator’ 1812
  • Fiott, Nicolas – (1704, died 1786 unmar, Charming Nancy 1734, ‘Charming Betty 1759-63

1793 Fiett & Co owner of Success                                   Lloyds Reg (Extract)


Elia—Sloop——–PETER FIOT.


Bill of Exchange, dated Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, June 2, 1767, forty days sight draft, given by John Fiott for Nicholas Fiott & Co. on De Gruchy & Le Breton, merchants, London, to William Lilly of Salem, Massachusetts for 13 Pounds, 13 Shillings.

Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 48.  Essex Institute Press, 1912 – Essex County (Mass.)  Page 74.

Letter sent from Paspébiac by the Robin, Pipon & Co. to Mr. DeGruchy & Fiott of London

August 11, 1777 and November 11, 1777  and over 150 business documents:
The Gentleman’s Magazine, London; Vol 16.  December, 1746.  Page 696.
The “Terra Nova”, Captain Fiot, from Newfoundland for Guernsey, carried into St. Maloes.

Ship: General Conway    Capt: Contauche Charles  From: Jersey

Owners:     Fiott John, Remon Edward, Villenson John, Fiott Nicholas, Conteur Phillip Le, Gruchy Phillip de


Surprize    Capt: Le Couteur Edward From: Jersey

Owners: Fiott Nicholas, Remon Edward, Villeneufue John, Gruchy Philip de, Fiott John

Ship: York      Capt: Remon James     From: Jersey
Owners: Trott Nicholas, Remon Edward, Gruchy Philip De, Trott John

Ship: Bennet    Capt: Remon Laurence From: Jersey
Owners: Ripon Thomas, Ripon James
The Fiotts had a vast interest in shared privateer ownership which can be seen on this page:

14-04-1744 Thomas Snow. Willing Mind . 40 tons. 70 James Romon and Company of Guernsey, merchants. 6 guns.

Mrs Jeanne Fiott (1732-1784)
Little is known of Mrs Fiott other than she received a musket ball in the shoulder while looking out of her window on the first floor of her house in King Street. She was the youngest daughter of Edoaurd Remon and Judith Jean of St Lawrence and was born on23 December 1732. In June 1772, Jeanne married her brother Jacques’ business partner, Nicholas Fiott of St Saviour following the death of his first wife, Anne Dumaresq.

30 JAN 1726 Pierre Remon Elizabeth Fiot
53    St Peter
11 MAY 1729 Abraham Remon Elizabeth Fiot
(St J) (St P)
57    St John
17 JUN 1772 Nicolas Fiott Jeanne Remon
(St H) (St L)
72    St Lawrence



The Merchant Triangle in Transition: Managing the Cod Fishery…….

The entire Robin operation in Cape Breton,
outside of Arichat, thus appears to have directly employed about 20 men. This
staff represents a very small fraction of the estimated 8,200 people working in the
Cape Breton fishing industry at the time,43 but it is important to remember that the
number of individuals supplying fish to the Company would be much greater. The
ledgers indicate that about 550 individuals in Eastern Harbor and Chéticamp had
accounts with the Company in 1891.
Irrespective of its make-up, the most critical aspect of managing the workforce
was ensuring that the firm had adequate access to fish. In a letter to Jersey at the
start of the 1891 season,44 Le Montais related the following:
All the crews for our barges both here and at Chéticamp have agreed to comply
with our arrangements for the coming season. They deliver us the fish at $1.00
per hundred pounds off the knife. Last week have called a meeting of our dealers
outside of those who are in our barges. This hard crowd formed a combination and

Table 2: Company Personnel – Permanent and Seasonal
Eastern Harbor
Philip Le Montais  Agent
Philip John Fiott     Book Keeper
John Camiot     Clerk
George Le Brun Agent
Percy Huelin     Book Keeper
Alfred Briard     Clerk
Edward Le Brocq     Foreman
Walter de La Cour     Carpenter
Philip Le Gros     Blacksmith
Adolphus Henry     Cook
John Tanquier     Invalid
Big Pond
Thomas Le Brun     Agent

1786 James Poingdestre writes from Honduras to John Fiott regarding the shipping of wood to Great Britain and the purchasing of a boat. Captain Poingdestre in command of the “Harriot” of 150 tons arrived back in Jersey from the Colony in 1789 with another fine cargo of mahogany destined for London.

Privateering could prove a lucrative venture. The accounts record the proceeds accumulated by the prizes captured by the vessels of John Thoreau. In one particularly successful spell with the capture of ten prizes, Thoreau’s share amounted to 231,870 livres, of which 1,159 livres was paid to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Members such as James Pipon, Francis Janvrin, John Villeneuve and Edward Remon are recorded as having accrued similar fortunes in the early account book.

(Jersey Heritage senior archivist Stuart Nicolle)

 Jacques/James Remon, god-parent to William Snow, baptized Nov 4, 1663.
Lloyd’s List, July 7, 1752, edition.
Arrived in Newfoundland, from Jersey, the vessels:
“Sally”            Captain Remon
.Early in August 1744, the Industry, Captain John Le Gros, a 40-ton Jersey privateer carrying eight guns, as many swivels and a crew of 50 when she had set out on her first cruise six weeks earlier, returned home. She brought with her one prize, L’Aimable Catherine (Guillaume Tallie), a small brigantine of about her own size which she had taken two leagues south-west of Belle Isle.
When the Industry had been commissioned as a privateer her stated owners were Thomas Denton, her armateur or ship’s husband, Jean Mauger, Edward Luce and Jean Dean; ownership was divided into eight shares, the other four in the partnership were Philip Le Tocque, Jean Poingdestre, Thomas Remon and another Jean Le Gros, not the captain.
ND7:846, ND8:1055, British ship, Capt James Renown, captured by Americans, recaptured by British Phoenix, 1777.(ND3:404, this may be vessel of Capt James Remon.)
James Remon, Agent and part Owner of the Brig, “Duke of Argyle”, 1803.  In the Newfoundland Fishery.
Lloyd’s List, Jan 17, 1777, edition.
Arrived at Jersey, from Newfoundland, the vessel “Industry”, Captain Remon.
Arrived at Jersey, from Cadiz, the vessel “Resolution”, Captain Le Maitre.
Seale 0261 J. Seale to Mr. Remon? Jnr. Probably April 1773 or rather later

Captain Horton brought favour for which thanks. He is now returning Sale of rents & the rest of J.S.’s estate in Jersey. J.S. leaves decision to Mr. Reman? J.S. concerned about rents.


  • Remon, Edward – Industry 1785
  • Remon, James – Triton 1778
  • Remon, Jean – York 1782
  • Remon, Laurens – Le Solide 1790-92
  • Remon, Thomas – Dandy 1826
Remon Charming Nancy 23-10-1753 View
Remont Lerf Valont 23-05-1758 View

Good info on the Remon Family here:

James M Remon, 1825-1904, is buried at St Paul, Percé.

Moses Remon. From Jersey to Paspébiac about 1801, as employee of Robin, to Percé about 1805.

James Remon. From Jersey to Newport about 1814, as owner of “Betty Jane” and “Nancy”.

James M Remon. From Jersey to Percé about 1842, as merchant and postmaster at Grande-Rivière. Married Elisabeth Tostevin.

Thomas E Remon. From Jersey to Pabos about 1846, to Grande-Rivière and Pandite-Rivière as merchant and postmaster. Married Geneviève Blais.

Thomas Remon, to Grande-Rivière in 1881, as merchant. Married. Born in Jersey in 1829.

George Remon. From Jersey to Anse-à-Beaufils about 1826. Married Jane Baker.



Most of this page – Thanks to D.A. :

Laws of the Salem Marine Society: With the Several Acts of the General Court …

By Marine Society at Salem.  Salem.  1873.

Page 124.  Records of Members of the Salem Marine Society.

William Lilly joined March 25, 1766.  “When the society was first formed”.  In the column for place of death, is entered “Loyalist, left Salem”.


Early coastwise and foreign shipping of Salem: a record of the …     Essex Institute, ?Harriet Silvester Tapley – 1934

William Lilly to Newfoundland, April 23, 1767.

George Lilly, likely Wiliam’s son, mentions his father was a Loyalist:

Essex Institute historical collections. v.49 (1913).  Pages 224/5/6.

A short time before the battle of Lexington, William Lilly of Salem hired young Asa Killam to go to Newfoundland to work at his trade for six months, and soon after the battle of April 19th, although under age, with his master’s consent, he went to Newfoundland with Mr. Lilly and his family.  …He remained in Newfoundland till August, 1779, laboring at his trade, not only on houses and buildings, but on British ships of war and prize vessels, and on barracks for the use of British soldiers.  During this time he was in the family and service of Mr. Lilly.

*Affidavit in the Registry of Deeds, Salem.  Essex Registry of Deeds, book 177, leaf 16.

District of Conception Bay in Newfoundland.  The Deposition of William Lilly of Harbour Grace in Newfoundland Esq., Certifyeth to whom it may concern, That in the month of April in the year 1775, about a week after the battle of Lexington when all ranks and conditions of men were in a state of distraction, and knew not where to go or what to do, Asa Killam of Salem in the Co. of Essex, then an apprentice to Mr. Herrick, my then Neighbour, who worked on my house in Salem, and being in want of a person of his occupation, I prevailed on Mr. Herrick to let him the said Killam go with me to Newfoundland to build me a house, which he accordingly did.  Mr. Henry Gardiner and his family came at the same time, at which time it was all our hopes that peace would soon be restored.  At this time Polly Leech lived in my family, and was afterwards Married to the said Asa Killam by a minister of the church of England in my presence, that as soon as an opportunity offered the said Killam took his wife and the little property he earned at his trade, and went on board the ship “Hope”, Captain Roberts, at the hazard of being taken, to return to his native country.  That during the whole time of his being in this country, except one year, he was building a House at Port de Grave in this district, he was chiefly employed by me, so that no person could be a better Judge of his disposition towards his native country than myself, although common prudence enjoined him to silence in every other place except my own house, and that he always manifested a constant and uniform attachment to his own country, and from his peaceable and engaging behaviour he was importuned by many as well as myself to tarry until the returns of peace, as the danger of such a voyage was great; But his heart and mind was fixed on his native land, so far from attaching himself to the British cause, that I am confident it never entered his thoughts, on the contrary I have overheard him say that he was sorry that he was not there to prove his attachment, that he never worked on any of the King’s works, his principle employment was House work, his attachment to Polly Leach might have commenced previous to his coming from Salem, unknown to me as she lived in my family at the time he worked at my house with his master.  The above citation is the truth, and I am happy to have it in my power to convince his opponents, that the said Asa Killam never did act in this country to my knowledge to forfeit his allegiance to the American States.  Given under my hand at Harbour Grace in Newfoundland this tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five.            Signed: William Lilly.

*Mr. Killam wed Mary Leech Jan, 1779, in Newfoundland.

Page 278.


an early Lilly reference:

24 Oct 1767

From: Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. John’s)

To: Justices, Sheriffs, Marshals, Constables, and Officers,

especially Charles Garland and Jonathan Parsons, Marshal at Harbour Grace

Arrest Jonathan Pike, William Lilley, and George Davis, now likely in Harbour Grace or Carbonear. They are to appear before the court on the stated date to answer for sundry complaints made by many poor fishermen who have served on fishing voyages in Conception Bay, been refused their wages, and are now unable to return home. A note to also proceed in the like manner against Captain Hugh Roberts.A number of fishermen are left in Conception Bay without their due wages and in distress. The disputes between the boatkeepers, merchants, and receivers of the produce of the voyage, Jonathan Pike, George Davis, William Lilley, and Hugh Roberts, about the payment of the wages cannot be heard until next season. Garland and Parsons are to arrest and detain the boatkeepers, and Pike, Davis, Lilley, and Roberts until the fishermen are taken care of. On 02 Nov 1767 Michael Gill reinforced the order to Garland and Parsons. [see p 79-80]

This should be checked – do your own research!
—–Original Message—–
From: anon
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 10:14 AM
Subject: [NF-ROOTS] Lillys of Newfoundland


Some significant connections have been made in the last few years with 
respect to the Newfoundland Lilly’s.
Originally, it was thought that 3 Lilly brothers, George, William and Henry, came to Newfoundland from England in the late 1700s and settled in St. John’s, Harbour Grace and elsewhere. 

This theory does not account for a large percentage of the Harbour Grace,
Carbonear, and St. John’s Lilly’s that showed up in past census and church records. 

Recently, thanks to Bonnie Hickey and Jane Ann Mackinnon, a will of these 
brothers’ father, William Lilly, surfaced and has offered an explanation as to where most of the Newfoundland Lilly’s came from: Wales. According to his will, probated 1815, William came to Harbour Grace from Wales around 1761 and fathered over 5 boys and at least 1 girl. Several of these boys became judges, merchants, etc. 

There are still lots of Lilly’s in the province unaccounted for and to which 
I have not yet made a definitive connection. That’s where I hope you guys come in! If you’re interested in the Lilly genealogy,  or our connections to the Roberts, Chanceys, and Knights of the province, then please post a message! 

I’ll gladly share what information I have, which was mainly amassed from online church records, census/directories, and newspaper articles. 

If you have Lilly info you’d like to share or other theories as to where 
Lilly’s may have come from please let me know!

Thanks and look forward to hearing from some of you,
St. John’s
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Shipping Notes

From DA – probably a pretty good cross-section of Jersey captains in NF here:

Lloyd’s List, July 7, 1752, edition.
Arrived in Newfoundland, from Jersey, the vessels:
    “Swan”            Captain Carteret
    “Sarah”            Captain Boutilier/Butler
    “Kingfisher”        Captain Barber
    “Willing Mind”        Captain Cronier
    “Greyhound”        Captain Vibert
    “Esther”        Captain Luce
    “Magdeline”        Captain Coombs
    “Sally”            Captain Remon
    “Phoenix”        Captain Le Brocq
    “Diamond”        Captain Le Couteur
    “Jersey”        Captain Le Croix
    “Prince Frederick”    Captain Combs
    “Molly”            Captain Foit  [ Fiott ]
    “Peter”            Captain Prence
    “Union”            Captain Chevelier
    “Swift”            Captain Janverin

Salem Shipping Notes:

Salem Shipping

Boston Gazette shipping 1737_8

Bristol Trade:

Bristol ships 1700

Bristol Register of Servants

Bristol Ships:

Ship Registration Index:

French Ships to the New world (some Newfoundland)

Shipping news search:


In 1502, the Gabriel of Bristol brought home the first recorded cargo of cod (36 tons).

1534-1550 Bristol – Ledger of John Smyth, merchant, recording all his trading transactions. His chief venture was shipping West of England cloth to ports of Gascony and the Peninsula in return for wines and dye-stuffs. Among commodities he dealt in were Newfoundland cod and lead from the Mendips.shipping1

Bristol Port Books 1600/1 here:

April 2 1686 Barnstable .. On Wednesday last sailed from hence nine ships bound for
Newfoundland .. Our Virginia ships are not yet arrived.. …

Coastal traffic Portsmouth 1600’s:


  1. April 24th. — From Mich. Oke, John Ballame, and John Tucker,

Rotterdam, to Admiralty Commissioners. Ask for a convoy for their ships richly laden, and bound for Poole, Lyme and Topsham, as they are tied by their merchants not to sail without, the danger being so great.

  1. Feb. 13th. Falmouth. — The Sarah, of Topsham, and Nicholas, of Dartmouth, both bound for Newfoundland, have come in.
  1. March. 22nd. Sagoe. Tucker, Topsham to Barbadoes. Bilb
  2.  Apl. 29th. Ann. Follett, Topsham to Newfoundland. St. Sebastian
  3. March. 16th. The Revival brig, Capt. Ball, from Topsham, for Madeira and Carolina, laden with corn ; taken off Madeira. Canaries
  4. Dec. — The Swallow, Moggridge, from Newfoundland for Dartmouth, carried into St. Sebastian.
  5. Aug. — The William and Betty, Read, both from Milford for Topsham, carried into Morlaix.


Seale 0088 Capt. Geo. Aug. Pynn to C.Hayne 13 Nov. 1754 HP Vol 1 p.52

GAP’s letter sent by Cpt.Abraham Ball. Tolerable good fishery, a bit late in the land. Very hurtful, have four sailing days to Lisbon. If safe arrival GAP will send directions for payment of Harry’s schooling. Hope also of coming to England. Harry’s mother sent a bag of cod etc. for Harry and fish etc. for Mr. & Mrs. Hayne & cat skins for Mrs. H. GAP intended having Harry out in the spring.

Abraham Ball appears in a Pynn PCC judgement and in an early CO record in NF.

26 Aug 1754

Gov. Bonfoy (St. John=s)

John Benger is appointed as Keeper of the Rolls. Richard Ball, William Land, Robert Carter, and Peter Weston Esq are appointed Justices of the Peace for the District of Ferryland.

Thomas Warden, and John Blake Esq are named Justices of the Peace for the District of Trinity.

04 Sept 1766 Gov. Hugh Palliser, Jonathan Horsnaill (St. John’s) Richard Ball (Renews) and  James Keen (Fresh Water) Is indebted £60 to the estate of the late Mary Ludwick and has given a promissory note. Must pay the debt to her executors, which will be split between William Ludwick and Mary Ludwick, now Fitzwater. Otherwise, effects will be seized by Richard Boathwaite, Esq.


Bristol Privateers 1626-8

Attention has been drawn to the inexplicable silence of contemporary chroniclers in reference to the exciting local events of 1626, arising out of the war with France and Spain. When search is made into the State Papers of the two following years, the dumbness of the annalists becomes simply astounding; for the documents afford indisputable proof that the wealth and enterprise of Bristol at this period advanced by leaps and bounds. When England was threatened with destruction by the Spanish Armada, the city was able to furnish only three small ships and a pinnace for the national defence. Between 1626 and 1628, when there was practically no danger at all, Bristol merchants obtained permission from the Government to fit out upwards of sixty vessels with letters of marque, to prey upon the enemy’s commerce. The following list, compiled from the Government records, gives the names and tonnage of the ships, and the names of their chief owners. (The owners marked with an * commanded their own vessels.)

Charles, 800 tons, John Barker, etc. White Angel, 150, G. Elbridge.
Mary Rose, 150, Wm. Pitt, etc. Fortune, 30, do.
Porcupigge, 100, Ric. Gough,* etc. Mary Fortune, 100, do.
Content, 120, Wm. Wyatt, etc. Deliverance, 70, G. Lyndsay.*
George, 300, Hum. Browne, etc. Hercules, 150, And. Bevan.*
Abraham, 200, Hum. Hooke. Joseph, 150, John Barker, etc.
Patience, 190, Nic. Gatonby.* Bon Esperance, 100, J. Gonning, etc.
Angel Gabriel, 300, G. Elbridge. Fortune, 200, T. Cole,* etc.

Comfort, 160, J. Woodson.* Friendship, 50, T. Wilde.
George, 200, C. Driver.* Neptune, 120, C. Driver, etc.
Recovery, – do. (unnamed), 40, do.
Elizabeth, 200, W. Ellis. (unnamed), 40, do.
Porcupine, 50, T. Wright. Amity, 100, E. Peters, etc.
Mary, 60, Thos. Colston. Endeavour, 50, J. Tomlinson, etc.
Falcon, 80, J. Mynnes,* etc. Rosemary, 100, W. Ellis, etc.
Mary Rose, 200, J. Barker,* etc. Falcon, 100, T. Wilde, etc.
Thunder, 70, J. Taylor, etc. Mayflower, 50, T. Wilde, etc.
Gilbert, 140, Wm. Ofield.* Mary, 80, Peter White,* etc.
Eagle, 140, H. Hooke, etc. Dolphin, 150, J. Mynnes,* etc.
Falcon, 40, do. Thomas, 100, B. Elliott,* etc.
Thomas, 60, T. Wright.* (unnamed), 40, do.
Sarah, 100, Michael Wright.* Little Charles, 80, H. Hooke, etc.
Swiftsure, 100, do. Dragon, 200, Thos. James,* etc.
Martha, 100, do.* Greyhound, 100, J. Reeves,* etc.
Primrose, 40, do. Hercules, 70, H. Hawley,* etc.
Bristol Merchant, 250, T. Colston,etc. Marigold, 70, W. Ellis, etc.
Supply, 200, Wm. Pitt, etc. Lion, 220, J. Gonning, etc.
Renew, 80, T. Barker. Lion’s Whelp, 50, do.
St. George, 30, G. Elbridge, etc. Flying Hart, 25, Wm. Pitt, etc.
James, 100, Hum. Hooke, etc. Scout, 15, Hum. Hooke.
Hope, 100, T. Wilde, etc. Several small pinnaces.

Bristol Shipping notes

Distribution of ships from England to Jersey:


The port books of Southampton 1426-1443; a lot of early Channel Islands

Customs letter-books of the port of Liverpool, 1711-1813

More Letters of Marque:

The Ledger of John Smythe, 1538-1550 Bristol




(Extract from a letter of A. T. Squarey, dated May 9th, 1893, to Mr. Bartlett, of Liverpool.)

” The Squarey family lived several generations at Teignmouth and nearby Shaldon, Devon,

and were Mariners or Merchants trading to Newfoundland (chiefly) and to other parts of

the world. It is said they are descended from a French family named ‘ Carre,’ who were

driven from Portou by the religious persecution, and, in England, changed their French

name, as so many of the Huguenots did, into an English equivalent. A branch of the

family are settled in Newfoundland, an off-shoot of the Devonshire stock.”*

* The Squarey family were settled at Teignmouth in the latter part of the 17th century.— L.M.S.

1709 Bay of Bulls: – William Squarry

1709 Military and Administrative Personnel

October 1709, 1-12

756. (a) Account of Stores left in the Fort of St. Johns,Newfoundland, by Capt. Taylor, H.M.S. Litchfield, also at Carbonear, Harbour Grace, and Little Bell Islands, and the Isle ofBoys. Signed, Jos. Taylor. 2½ pp.

(b) List of the Officers in Newfoundland, commissioned Oct.1709.

St. Johns:—John Collin, Governor; Edward Sheppard,Lt. Governor; John Jenkins, Major; William Roberts, GilbertJeane, John Marshall, John Cock, John Eleat, Wm. Bowles, Rd.Tapley, Captains; Tho. Squarry, Jono. Martin, Henry Parker,James Prosser, Tho. Roberts, Samuel Nicks, Giles Goss, JohnJulian, Rt. Bowles, Step. Dann, Lieutenants; Daniel Ranes, Rt.Willicot, Char. Coaker, Jos. Newham, Tho. Hawkins, John Martin, Rowland Martin, Rd. Boden, John Richardson, Abr. Barrott,Ensigns; Isaac Legoss, Surgeon; Wm. Squarry, Master Gunner.

This record too late?

Name: Thomas Squary
Spouse’s Name: Esther Ford
Event Date: 19 Oct 1720
Event Place: West Teignmouth,Devon,England


Ruck Fonds:

Aug. 5th, 1719

John Squarrey & Co. Dr freighter Sloop Ann 1 barrell tarr


15 Oct 1763

Richard Middleton’s plantation has been equally divided into three parts for the benefit of Honour Willicott. Divided by: John Stripling, William Squarry, John Norcott, and George Bickforde (his mark). Details of the division of the plantation are sketched.

16 March 1781

Stating that the room situated in St. John’s at Hudsons Cove belongs to John Squarey. 32 men signed attesting to this.

Names of families participating consistently in the Newfoundland Fishing Trade were, from Teignmouth, Bartlett, Bibberns. Brine, Butler, Hayman. Clapp, Goss, Penson and Warren. From Shaldon the families were Bulley, Boden, Fox, Harvey, Mortimer, Row, Squarey and Stigings. The two most important families from Combeinteignhead were the Bulleys and the Jobs.


The winter census of St John’s Newfoundland in 1794/5 listed John Job as owner occupier of a waterfront property on the south side of the harbour among ten other Teign estuary merchants – Abraham Hingston, Stephen Harvey, William Whiteway, George Squarey, William Codner, and Jos. Baker of Shaldon as well as Thomas Gotham, John Duniam and George Bulley of Teignmouth.

also James Squarry 9 years in NF

John Job, William Underhay, Abraham Hingstone, Stephen Harvey, Robert Boden, John Codner and Elias Rowe were all appointed to a Grand Jury in St John’s Newfoundland in 1794.

Different George I think in Handcock’s book:
From 1800, William Fox Sr., as his accounts and letters indicate, resided in Shaldon 
. In 1803 he records, /To 60£ to Insur(ance) on George Squar/s Effects at and from Teignmouth to St John’ s, Newfld, an apparent reference to either a byeboatkeeper or possibly the household migration of a family. Certainly with the entry / By freight of Goods and six men passages to Newfld, rec’ d of John Squary/  Fox documents in 1804 one of the last migrations of a  byeboatkeeper crew, for this system seems to have ended about this time


There was an early connection between the Squareys and the Tuckers who also traded in Newfoundand.

Stephen Tucker wed Johannah Squeery, 1734.
1739 West Teignmouth. William, the son of Stephen and Joanne Tucker.

The Pitts and Bickford families were also connected by marriage and were involved in the Newfoundland trade.

ROBERT SQUAREY (1.), married Mary BiCKFORD ca 1690, and had one son.

William could have been the brother of Robert (1) below???

ROBERT SQUAREY (1.), married Mary 
BiCKFORD, and had one son. 

ROBERT SQUAREY (II.), married Agnes 
Braddox, and had seven children. 

1. Joanna, born 1714, married Stephen 
f Tucker. 

2. Agnes, born 1716, married Nicholas 
Watts. Had one son, Nicholas. 

3. William. 

4. Robert (III.), born 1719, married Amy 

5. Timothy, born 1722, died at Lima, 

6. John, born 1728. 

7. Mary, born . Married William 
Pitts, 1st, Mariner, 1776 ; one son, 
William, married — Mutton. 2nd, 
Thomas Mathews, one daughter, Jane 
Pitts, married C. Warren, 

ROBERT SQUAREY (III.), married Amy 
Tozer, and had four children. 

The branch NF branch referred to in that account does not seem to include William and George.

Newfoundland Branch.* 

WILLIAM, second son of Robert (III.) and 

Amy Tozer, married Elizabeth , and 

had six children. 

1. John, Lieut. R.N., drowned. 

2. Robert, born 1778, married in New- 
foundland 17th August, 1810, to Sarah 
Parsons. Had six children. He died 
December 25th, 1828. She died in 

3. William, married Mary Ann Coster, 
and had four children. Sailing Master, 

4. Elizabeth. 

5. Charles, married Harriott Lott. 
Lieut. R.N. 

6. Henry, married in Newfoundland. 

Le Gros/Le Grow

The Le Gros name appears at either end of Conception Bay. We see it in Bauline and in the Adam’s Cove/ Broad Cove/Small Point area as well.

Bauline’s recorded history begins in the 17th century as a summer fishing
station for English West Country fishermen. Colonial Office records (CO
1/35, 150) show that in 1675 two planters-Richard White and Richard
Coome-with 4 male servants were occupying Baline Cove.

Local oral history (Bruce 5-8) has it that a family of Gatheralls originating from the island of Jersey were the first permanent settlers, arriving in the late 18th century. In Jersey there is an early Gabourel – Balleine marriage in 1718.

The original permanent settlers came to Bauline for the summer fishing season from the communities of Broad Cove, Blackhead and Lead Cove, located on the western shore of Conception Bay. The first permanent settlement began in Bauline around 1800. Family names which are common in Bauline today include those of the original settlers such as Whalen, King, LeGrow and Butler. It looks like this migration would have included Butt and Nicholle ancestry as well.

It is a scribble but I think this may be William LeGros written on this 1708 Carbonear document provided by David Pike:

William is not a common first name in the Le Gros family.

Baptism 07 Sep 1679 Guillaume Le Gros Son Guillaume Catherine Le Couteur
  St Lawrence
Baptism 24 Jul 1681 Guillaume Le Gros Son Guillaume
  St Lawrence

The Le Gros family seems to be closely connected to the Clement family of St Brelade and NF.

Check the Clement page.


A Post from Wayne Perkins:

Here is the same type of information on Legrow, my eariest Legrow ancestor is John Legrow who died at Broad Cove ca 1773. In Al Beagan’s notes was found the following observation: “Bauline is from Baleine, a village in the Jersey island, which it strongly resembles.” The marriage of Thomas LeGros and Catherine Balleine 9 September 1658 was recorded in St Lawrence/St Peter, Jersey. The Legrow’s of Bauline were among its earliest settlers and perhaps knowledge of this marriage may have influenced the naming of Bauline on Conception Bay


List of the Officers in Newfoundland, commissioned October, 1709.

*St. Johns:

John Collin, Governor. Edward Sheppard Lieutenant Governor. John Jenkins, Major. William Roberts, Gilbert Jeane, John Marshall, John Cock, John Eleat, William Bowles, Richard Tapley, Captains. Thomas Squarry, Jonathan Martin, Henry Parker, James Prosser, Thomas Roberts, Samuel Nicks/Neck, Giles Goss, John Julian, Robert Bowles, Stephen Dann, Lieutenants. Daniel Ranes, Robert Willicot, Charles Coaker, Joseph Newham, Thomas Hawkins, John Martin, Rowland Martin, Richard Boden, John Richardson, Abraham Barrott, Ensigns. Isaac Legros, Surgeon. William Squarry, Master Gunner.

Baptism 31 Jan 1674
Le Gro Daughter Isaac
 St Lawrence



Elizabeth—Sloop—–ELIAS LE GROS

Jane——–Do.———–JOHN LE GROS.

The story of a Jersey collier in 1745

Thomas Ruck fonds

Most of his trade was concentrated at the ports between Torbay and Bay Bulls.

July 28, 1720 & September 30, 1720

George Grofs or Cross (maybe Le Croix)

Sept. 11, 1720

John De Grace ???????

Baptism 09 Jun 1667 George Le Gros Son Thomas
  St Lawrence

There is a documented early connection to the Noels as well:

08 JAN 1676 Josue Le Gros Jeanne Noel
 St Lawrence



Commander: Thomas Soberall.

Ship: Lumley Galley.

Burden: 40 tons.

Crew: 50.

Owners: Thomas Pipon, Edward Browne and James Lampriere of Jersey, merchants, and Thomas Soberall.

Lieutenant: Edward le Gros.

Gunner: Richard le Sobirell.

Boatswain: Gabriel Boinett.

Carpenter: John Seuret.

Cook: John le Gross.

Armament: 8 guns.

Folio: 101

Date: 1708 September 1



Commander: Thomas Sebirall.

Ship: Lumley Galley.

Burden: 40 tons.

Crew: 50.

Owners: Edward Browne, Francis Drake and James le Balley of Jersey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Edward le Gros.

Gunner: Richard le Sebirall.

Boatswain: Gabriel Bennett.

Carpenter: John Sevret.

Cook: John le Gros.

Armament: 8 guns.

Folio: 139

Date: 1708 December 9



Commander: Clement le Montais

Ship: Carteret Galley

Burden: 10 tons

Crew: 20

Owners: Joshua Lempriere, Abraham Carteret and Edward Brown of Jersey,

Lieutenant: John Gibean

Boatswain: John le Gros

Carpenter: John Mason

Cook: John Perchard

Armament: small arms

Folio: 10

Date: 1709 March 17

Commander: John Legros.

Ship: Success.

Burden: 90 tons.

Crew: 100.

Owners: John Stevens and Noah Tilner of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Smith.

Gunner: John Hurt.

Boatswain: Edward Fuller.

Carpenter: Samuel Jones.

Surgeon: Philip Evans.

Cook: William Stanfield.

Armament: 12 carriage and 12 swivel guns.

Folio: 92

Date: 1744 May 8
Reference: HCA 26/4/101

Commander: Elias le Gros.

Ship: Princess Augusta.

Burden: 120 tons.

Crew: 100.

Owners: John Simpson, John Cookson, John Towers and Jonathan Clerke of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Francis Balmsby.

Gunner: Thomas Cook.

Boatswain: John Butler.

Carpenter: Abraham Boyd.

Surgeon: John Hall.

Cook: Andrew Newen.

Armament: 12 carriage and 14 swivel guns.

Folio: 125

Date: 1744 May 30
Reference: HCA 32/106/11

Captured ship: La Dorade: master Charles Vimont or Vincent.

History: a French ship (160 tons, 15 men, formerly the English merchant ship Alexander, captured and condemned at Guadeloupe), bound from Guadeloupe to Nantes, laden with sugar, coffee and cotton; taken on 10 April 1745 by the privateer Princess Augusta (Elias Le Gros commanding), and brought into Fowey.

Documents: allegation, 3 examinations, 26 ship’s papers.

Date: 1745

Commander: John le Gros.

Ship: Industry.

Burden: 40 tons.

Crew: 50.

Owners: Thomas Dentory, John Mauger, Edward Luce and John Dean of Jersey.

Lieutenant: Abraham Chevallier.

Gunner: John Putron.

Boatswain: Philip Falle.

Carpenter: James Martell.

Surgeon: Samuel Feazer.

Cook: Mathew Hall.

Armament: 8 carriage and 8 swivel guns.

Folio: 131

Date: 1744 June 2



Commander: Robert Barbier.

Ship: Phoenix.

Burden: 120 tons.

Crew: 120.

Owners: ?Lucy Weston and John Auley of Jersey and Messrs. John le [?] and Noah le ?Cres of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Daniel le Preven.

Gunner: Thomas Nicoll.

Boatswain: Annice Lempriere.

Carpenter: John le Gros.

Surgeon: Nathaniel Nelson.

Cook: Hugh Butcher.

Armament: 16 carriage guns.

Folio: 34

Date: 1756 June 10



Commander: George Messeray.

Ship: Delawar.

Burden: 12 tons.

Crew: 20.

Owners: Charles d’Auvergne of Jersey and James d’Auvergne of London.

Lieutenant: John le Selleur.

Gunner: Daniel Paque.

Boatswain: John ?Grueby.

Carpenter: George le Gros.

Surgeon: John Thomas.

Cook: Matthew le Geyt.

Armament: 2 swivel guns.

Folio: 33

Date: 1756 June 10



Commander: John le Gros.

Ship: Sarah Galley.

Burden: 200 tons.

Crew: 60.

Owners: James Pipon, Peter Meyer and Company of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Philip le Gros.

Gunner: John Tompson.

Boatswain: Thomas Martin.

Carpenter: Robert Jennings.

Surgeon: Richard Andrews.

Cook: John Ling.

Armament: 20 carriage guns.

Folio: 59

Date: 1756 June 11



Commander: William Solby.

Ship: Blakeney.

Burden: 150 tons.

Crew: 100.

Owners: Charles de Carteret and Thomas Priaulx the younger of Guernsey.

Lieutenant: David le Gros.

Gunner: Peter Ogier.

Boatswain: Charles Maitland.

Carpenter: Jeremiah Johnson

Surgeon: Andrew McIntosh.

Cook: Peter le Roy.

Armament: 14 carriage and 20 swivel guns.

Folio: 138

Date: 1756 August 24

Commander: Thomas Howard.

Ship: Barnevelt.

Burden: 150 tons.

Crew: 15.

Owners: Robert Barnevelt and Theyer Townsend on London, merchants.

Lieutenant: James Morris.

Gunner: Peter Stevens.

Boatswain: James Lavie.

Carpenter: John Jennings.

Surgeon: James Smith.

Cook: Thomas le Gros.

Armament: 8 carriage and 12 swivel guns.

Folio: 134

Date: 1756 August 19

Commander: Philip le Vescoute.

Ship: Onslow.

Burden: 120 tons.

Crew: 90.

Owners: Nicholas le Fevret and Company of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: William le Mesurier.

Gunner: John Loyd.

Boatswain: Edward Bacon.

Carpenter: John Harris.

Surgeon: Nicholas le Mesurier.

Cook: John le Gros.

Armament: 10 carriage and 16 swivel guns.

Folio: 33

Date: 1757 February 17



Commander: Richard Draper.

Ship: Northumberland.

Burden: 240 tons.

Crew: 150.

Owners: William Hamond of London, merchant.

Lieutenant: Edmund Catlin.

Gunner: John Birch.

Boatswain: Thomas Jones.

Carpenter: James Johnson.

Surgeon: James Mitchell.

Cook: Philip le Gros.

Armament: 18 carriage guns.

Folio: 130

Stricken through and subscribed”Void”.

Date: 1757 November 26



Commander: John Johnstoun.

Ship: Lee.

Burden: 300 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: James Russell and John Johnstoun of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: William Smith.

Gunner: John Thomas.

Boatswain: Thomas Bristow.

Carpenter: James Fuller.

Surgeon: Philip le Gros.

Cook: Andrew Phillips.

Armament: 8 carriage and 6 swivel guns.

Folio: 159

Date: 1757 January 8



Commander: Richard le Quesne.

Ship: Phoenix.

Burden: 160 tons.

Crew: 140.

Owners: John Auley of Jersey and Lucy Westow of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Danial Speire.

Gunner: Thomas Nicolle.

Boatswain: Amos Lempriere.

Carpenter: John le Gros.

Surgeon: Nathaniel Nelson.

Cook: Charles Flurry.

Armament: 20 carriage guns.

Folio: 172

Date: 1757 January 18

Commander: Thomas Watson.

Ship: Union.

Burden: 40 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: Alexander Read and Thomas Leathwait and Company of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Jonathan Jones.

Gunner: Tobias Wall.

Boatswain: Thomas Blunder.

Carpenter: James Mathews.

Surgeon: William Smith.

Cook: Philip le Gros.

Armament: 6 carriage and 12 swivel guns.

Folio: 58

Date: 1757 September 17

Commander: William Cowan.

Ship: Fox.

Burden: 100 tons.

Crew: 100.

Owners: Peter Taylor, James Johnson, John Calcraft and James Plunkett of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Richard Everdell.

Gunner: Michael James.

Boatswain: Thomas Smith.

Carpenter: William Johnson.

Surgeon: Robert Viney.

Cook: Philip le Gros.

Armament: 18 carriage and 16 swivel guns.

Folio: 175.

Note that the Oliver Cromwell received a similar commission

Date: 1757 July 11

Commander: John Geffrard.

Ship: Minerva.

Burden: 160 tons.

Crew: 120.

Owners: William Patriarche, Thomas Lempriere and John Hue of Jersey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Richard Seward.

Gunner: John Gibeand.

Boatswain: Philip le Gros.

Carpenter: William Chizlewell.

Surgeon: Thomas Mackintosh.

Cook: Thomas Littleton.

Armament: 14 carriage and 16 swivel guns.

Folio: 50.

Note that the Judith and Charles received similar commissions.

Date: 1757 September 7

Commander: Philip Winter.

Ship: Prince William.

Burden: 160 tons.

Crew: 140.

Owners: Gideon Villeneufe, Philip Robin and Elias Le Gros of Jersey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Thomas Robin.

Gunner: Richard Le Cras.

Boatswain: James Luce.

Carpenter: William Mayne.

Surgeon: William Ellis.

Cook: Alexander Hudson.

Armament: 14 carriage and 12 swivel guns.

Folio: 22

Date: 1758 February 9

Commander: John Brunet.

Ship: Revenge.

Burden: 50 tons.

Crew: 40.

Owners: Messrs John Anley and Company of Jersey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Daniel Nicoll.

Gunner: Thomas Comen.

Boatswain: John Croegner.

Carpenter: Thomas Le Gros.

Surgeon: Thomas ?Fanvel.

Cook: Francis Briard.

Armament: 8 carriage guns.

Folio: 36

Date: 1758 February 21

Commander: Thomas Darby.

Ship: Levant.

Burden: 300 tons.

Crew: 120.

Owners: John Noble of Bristol.

Lieutenant: James Lambert.

Gunner: William Hartley.

Boatswain: Thomas Austin.

Carpenter: William James.

Surgeon: Thomas Slater.

Cook: Philip le Gros.

Armament: 28 carriage and 12 swivel guns.

Folio: 101.

Note that the Fancy received a similar commission.

Date: 1758 April 18



Commander: Philip le Blancq.

Ship: Saint Anthony.

Burden: 31 tons.

Crew: 28.

Owners: John le Gros and Mathew Gosset of Jersey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Vinedut.

Gunner: John le Blanc.

Boatswain: Elias Manger.

Carpenter: Thomas le Gros.

Surgeon: John Vomerell.

Cook: Edward Vellett.

Armament: 2 carriage and 4 swivel guns.

Folio: 76

Date: 1759 July 14



Commander: Robert Cook.

Ship: Roast Beef.

Burden: 130 tons.

Crew: 60. .

Owners: Nicholas Dobree of Guernsey, merchant.

Home port: Guernsey.

Lieutenant: Thomas Harrison.

Gunner: James Thunder.

Boatswain: John Wall.

Carpenter: Thomas Noble.

Surgeon: Nicholas Slater.

Cook: Peter le Gros.

Armament: 12 carriage guns.

Folio: 82

Date: 1759 July 22



Commander: Laurence Alier.

Ship: Hawke.

Burden: 27 tons.

Crew: 21.

Owners: John Ansley, Daniel ?Mesadry and Abraham Gosset of Jersey.

Home port: Jersey.

Lieutenant: Edward Snow.

Gunner: John Blampied.

Boatswain: Philip le Couteur.

Carpenter: George le Gros.

Cook: John Enoff.

Surgeon: John Forbes.

Armament: 1 carriage and 4 swivel guns.

Folio: 96

Date: 1759 August 27



Commander: Noah Gautier.

Ship: Duke of Richmond.

Burden: 31 tons.

Crew: 20.

Owners: Matthew Gosset and John le Gros of Jersey, merchants.

Home port: Jersey.

Lieutenant: Thomas Labbey.

Gunner: John Beison.

Boatswain: Thomas le Gros.

Carpenter: Peter Lewis.

Cook: John Sauce.

Surgeon: John Forbes.

Armament: 6 swivel guns.

Folio: 127

Date: 1759 November 21



Commander: John Kirby.

Ship: Lively.

Burden: 10 tons.

Crew: 20.

Owners: Abraham Gosset of Jersey, merchant.

Home port: Jersey.

Lieutenant: John Lewis.

Gunner: Thomas Phillips.

Boatswain: John le Gros.

Carpenter: Thomas Inhoff.

Cook: John Lawe.

Surgeon: Richard Turner.

Armament: 4 swivel guns.

Folio: 166

Date: 1760 April 26

Commander: Philip Mauger.

Ship: Prince Ferdinand.

Burden: 110 tons.

Crew: 70.

Owners: Alexander Gosset, Matthew Gosset and John le Gros of Jersey, merchants.

Home port: Jersey.

Lieutenant: Aaron Gally.

Gunner: John Luce.

Boatswain: Peter Labey.

Carpenter: Thomas Brown.

Cook: John Smith.

Surgeon: Charles Forbes.

Armament: 10 carriage and 10 swivel guns.

Folio: 171.

Note that the Unicorn and Swan received similar commissions.

Date: 1760 May 23

Commander: William Carey.

Ship: Dragon.

Burden: 250 tons.

Crew: 30.

Owners: John le Gros and Noah le Bras of London, merchants.

Home port: London.

Lieutenant: David Simon.

Gunner: John Sari.

Boatswain: James Browad.

Carpenter: James Roberts.

Cook: John Wood.

Surgeon: Patrick Watson.

Armament: 16 carriage guns.

Folio: 7.

Note that the Hero received a similar commission

Date: 1760 July 10

Commander: Richard le Quesne.

Ship: Royal George.

Burden: 40 tons.

Crew: 40.

Owners: Messrs Dobrees and others of Guernsey, merchants.

Home port: Guernsey.

Lieutenant: Joseph Bishop.

Gunner: Philip le Gros.

Boatswain: John Smith.

Carpenter: Edward Dorry.

Cook: Thomas Same.

Surgeon: John Ross.

Armament: 4 carriage and 12 swivel guns.

Folio: 156

Date: 1760 March 21



Commander: Edward Snow.

Ship: Earl of Albemarle. .

Burden: 30 tons.

Crew: 32.

Owners: Abraham Gosset of Jersey, merchant.

Home port: Jersey.

Lieutenant: Thomas Enough.

Gunner: Edward Saveret.

Boatswain: John Blampy.

Carpenter: Elias Le Gros.

Cook: John Thomas.

Surgeon: Edward Turner.

Armament: 4 carriage and 6 swivel guns.

Folio: 84

Date: 1761 March 21

Commander: James Blair.

Ship: Dragon.

Burden: 250 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: John Legros, Noah Legrace of London, merchants, and Samuel Wilson of Westminster.

Home port: London.

Lieutenant: James Wellyby.

Gunner: James Donn.

Boatswain: John Lewis.

Carpenter: Robert Thompson.

Cook: John Cook.

Surgeon: Collin McPherson.

Armament: 16 carriage guns.

Folio: 128

Date: 1761 October 21

Commander: Thomas Seymour.

Ship: Fame.

Burden: 220 tons.

Crew: 40.

Owners: Joseph Haines of New York and Thomas Seymour.

Lieutenant: John Anderson.

Gunner: Thomas Waterman.

Boatswain: John Aimwell.

Carpenter: James Fuller.

Surgeon: Thomas Jones.

Cook: James Legros.

Armament: 12 carriage and 30 swivel guns.

Folio: 165

Date: 1756 September 10



Prout/ Preutx/Priaux

possible connection to Jersey……….

1675 Census from CO 1/35.

Port de Grave

Nicholas Prout


Baptism — Mar 1612       Nycollas   Priaulx/Priaux

Son    of   Nycollas

St Martin


Baptism 01 Sep 1672       Sara Priaulx/Priaux

Daughter     Nicolas  &  Marguerite  Horman

St Martin


Bay Roberts 1804 – owned from 1786

John Preautx and Thos. Preautx 197 yds.from E. to W. bounded on the E. by Robert Merser on the W. by John Perchard 200 yds. from H.W.M. to the N. bounded on the N. by the woods 1 Stage 1 Wharf 1 Meadow 2 Houses 2 Gardens


Commander: Nicholas Amy.

Ship: Prosperous Sloop.

Burden: 15 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: William Bonamy, Michael Fawdery, Joshua Priaulx, merchants, and Nicholas Amy of Guernsey.

Lieutenant: John du Rocq.

Gunner: Dennis Sullie.

Boatswain: Lewis Pratiere.

Carpenter: William Richardson.

Cook: Andrew Thomas.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 182.

Date: 1709 February 19

Commander: Thomas du Pré.

Ship: Fidelity.

Burden: 30 tons.

Crew: 40.

Owners: John Bowden of Guernsey, merchant.

Lieutenant: Peter Robert.

Gunner: Thomas Wood.

Boatswain: John Priaulx

Carpenter: John Pentron.

Cook: Peter Manger.

Armament: 6 guns.

Folio: 56

Date: 1709 August 23

Commander: Peter Luga la Grange.

Ship: Morning Star.

Burden: 20 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: John Priaulx and William Morris of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Tapper.

Gunner: Benjamin Dennis.

Boatswain: Jonathan Green.

Carpenter: William Gardiner.

Cook: Thomas Browne.

Armament: 10 guns.

Folio: 125

Date: 1710 January 24

Commander: William Solby.

Ship: Blakeney.

Burden: 150 tons.

Crew: 100.

Owners: Charles de Carteret and Thomas Priaulx the younger of Guernsey.

Lieutenant: David le Gros.

Gunner: Peter Ogier.

Boatswain: Charles Maitland.

Carpenter: Jeremiah Johnson

Surgeon: Andrew McIntosh.

Cook: Peter le Roy.

Armament: 14 carriage and 20 swivel guns.

Folio: 138

DATE: 1756 August 24

Commander: Abraham Blandel.

Ship: Snugg.

Burden: 25 tons.

Crew: 30.

Owners: John Manger, Joshua Priaulx and Thomas Priaulx of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Elisha Roland.

Gunner: Peter du Pré.

Boatswain: John Tasker.

Carpenter: Samuel Atley.

Surgeon: John Lee.

Cook: Peter Guerin.

Armament: 2 carriage and 6 swivel guns.

Folio: 61.

Note that the Defiance Privateer received a similar commission.

Date: 1757 March 9