Officers and Men of the Frigate Hague (1782-5/10/1783)

The following alphabetical list of 256 officers and men of the Continental Navy frigate Hague commanded by John Manley, formerly known as the frigate Deane, was compiled from the 17 volume collection of “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. A Compilation from the Archives” first published by the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State between 1896 and 1908. The collection is available online with digital recognition through the auspices of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is also accessible through Ancestry.com. However, both of these viewing vehicles are cumbersome when searching for the entire crew of a particular vessel. Some time ago, I stumbled on the 12 February 2011 blog “The Crew of the Two Ships Called Deane” on Dennis Segelquist’s always interesting website “Civil War Days & Those Surnames”. Mr. Segelquist included names representing crews from both the Continental frigate Deane and the private armed ship of the same name, commanded by Elisha Hinman. He didn’t segregate the crews of the two vessels “as this would take way too long.” In order to provide an easily re-searchable list of the officers and men of the Continental Navy frigate Deane, I have taken that time to re-examine each of the 17 volumes. In the process, I was inspired to also examine the collection with an eye to generating an equally easy searchable list of the officers and men of the renamed Continental Navy frigate Hague. As Segelquist correctly noted, “These records are badly written and there are a lot of miss-spellings”, errors accentuated by the digital recognition software that is used to transcribe them. I have done my best but I’m certain some errors appear despite my concentrated efforts. Finally, where the individual previously served on the vessel formerly known as the Deane, I have included that service also. The reference volume and page numbers have been added in parentheses for each individual listing for ease in using the collection.

Ackley, John. Frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; receipt for wages to May 10, 1783 (1/29)

Allen, Samuel. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Nov. 30, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos.; enlistment, 12 months. Frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; receipt for wages to May 10, 1783. (1/186)

Ames, Eli. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; enlisted Feb. 23, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 8 days; enlistment, 5 months. Frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley; receipt for wages to May 10, 1783. (1/216)

Ames, Moses. Corporal of Marines, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 8 days; engagement, 5 months; reported re-entered service. Frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley; receipt for wages to May 10, 1783. (1/221)

Amey, Tobias. Receipt for wages to May 10, 1783, for service on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley, dated May 13, 1783. (1/224)

Audiburt or Audebert, Isaiah. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos. 11 days. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (1/350)

Barcheley, George. Receipt for wages for service on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley, to May 10, 1783, dated Boston. (1/594)

Barker, Josiah. Receipt for wages to May 10, 1783; service on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (1/617)

Barnard, Silas, Receipt for wages to May 10, 1783, for service on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (1/637)

Belingham, Anthony. Receipt for wages for service on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, to May 10, 1783 [service not given]. (1/905)

Bennet, William. Drummer, brigantine “Tyrannicide,” commanded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged July 1, 1779; discharged Sept. 6, 1779; service, 2 mos. 6 days; also, Drummer, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 21, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 4 mos. 10 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (1/954)

Blake, John. Seaman, frigate “Boston,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; engaged March 23, 1779 [service not given]; also, warrant to pay officers and crew of the brigantine “Pallas,” commanded by Capt. James Johnson, for service on expedition to Penobscot from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 20, 1779; also, Seaman, ship “Mars,” commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson; engaged July 19, 1780; discharged March 12, 1781; service, 7 mos. 23 days; also, Seaman, ship “Mars,” commanded by Capt. James Nevins; engaged April 18, 1781; discharged June 12, 1781; service, 1 mo. 24 days; roll dated Boston; also, Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; roll made np to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos. 11 days; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, dated May 31, 1783. (2/132)

Blanchard, Zaccheus. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley; receipt given by Joseph Blanchard, father of said Zaccheus Blanchard. (2/157)

Blood, Edmund. Receipt for wages for service on the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, to May 10, 1783. (2/203)

Blood, Noah. Receipt for wages for service to March 21, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, given by virtue of a certificate from the selectmen of Groton. (2/208)

Blood, Reuben. Receipt for wages for service to Feb. 27, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, given by virtue of a certificate from the selectmen of Groton. (2/209)

Blood, Royal. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 6 days; engagement, 5 months; also, receipt for wages for service to July 25, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, dated Boston, Aug. 20, 1783. (2/209)

Bolt, Thomas. Receipt for wages to May 10, 1783, for service on the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, dated June 7, 1783. (2/247)

Bowers, Jerathmeel. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (2/335)

Bradford, Richard. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 17, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 14 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/406)

Bremar, Peter. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/460)

Bremont, Alexis. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 19, 1781; engagement, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/460)

Bright, George. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/535)

Brown, James. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (2/634)

Brown, John. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 14, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 17 days. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (2/650)

Bruce, Louis. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/715)

Byram, Stephen. Receipt given to Thomas Russell for wages to Feb. 18, 1783, for service on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt given to Thomas Russell for wages to May 10, 1783, for service on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/983)

Call, John. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (3/26)

Cashman, James. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, given to Thomas Russell. (3/190)

Casson, Miles. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 13 days; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt signed by Thomas Lambert for wages, etc., due said Casson for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 30, 1783, 3 mos. 20 days, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (3/193)

Champney, Benjamin. Receipt dated Boston, July 27, 1784, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague.” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (3/278)

Chase, Richard. Receipt given to Thomas Russell for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (3/364)

Check, Robert. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (3/374)

Cochran, Nathaniel. Receipt dated July 31, 1783, for wages to May 10, 1783, for service on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (3/697)

Con, James. Receipt dated June 2, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (3/870)

Cooper, John. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (3/978)

Corkran, Richard. Receipt dated July 31, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Oct. 13, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 30, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (3/1006)

Creps, Francis. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/105)

Crooker, Tilden. Sergeant of Marines, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 10, 1781; service to May 31, 1781, 7 mos. 21 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 17, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/143)

Crosby, Paul. Receipt dated May 20, 1783, signed by Samson Crosby, father of said Paul, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/155)

Crosman, Joseph. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/162)

Cubben John. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged. Jan. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 3 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/199)

Cumberford, Edward. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos.; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/207)

Dana, Luther. Receipt dated Sept. 25, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley (4/388)

Davis, Cornelius. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/477)

Davis, Israel. Landsman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 1, 1781; service, to May 31, 1782, 7 mos.; engagement, 12 mouths; reported carpenter’s yeoman. Receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/493)

Davis, Rufus. Seaman, State brig “Hazard,” commanded by Capt. John Foster Williams; engaged July 3, 1778; discharged Oct. 14, 1778; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also. Seaman, brigantine “Tyrannicide,” commanded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged May 20, 1779; discharged June 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 3 days; also. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 22, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 9 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/536)

Day, Joseph. Receipt dated June 4, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/578)

Dearing, Daniel. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/627)

Deavis, John. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/629)

Denny, John. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, dated May 13, 1783. (4/686)

Devereux, Thomas. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/705)

Dillaway, Arthur. 2d Lieutenant, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt for wages from May 19, 1783, to Oct. 15, 1783, for service on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. Manley. (4/771)

Drew, Charles. Receipt dated May 21, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/970)

Dunnel, Jacob. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/61)

Duty, John. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, given by Mary Duty, for wages for service of said John Duty to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/104)

Ellinwood, James. Receipt signed by Ralph Ellinwood, for wages of said James Ellinwood for service to Feb. 29, 1783, on board frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manly. (5/285)

Ellis, John. Carpenter’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 10, 1781; service to May 31, 1782,7 mos. 21 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated July 9, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/308)

Emerson, Sewall. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/351)

Farwell, William. Receipt dated Dec. 15, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, entered to the credit of Farwell and later paid to Amos Ames, Jr., by order dated Jan. 3, 1786. (5/559)

Fitz Gerald, Thomas. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (5/743)

Fleming, Henry. Receipt signed by John French, on behalf of said Fleming, for wages for service on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley [year not given] (5/767)

Fleming, William. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; engagement, 12 months. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/768)

Foss, Thomas. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/884)

Fremio, Peter. Receipt dated May 30, 1783, signed by Susannah, given to Thomas Russell, for wages for service of said Fremio to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (6/60)

French, Joseph. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/82)

French, Samuel. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/91)

Frost, Jonathan. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days; engagement, 5 months. Receipt dated June 27, 1783, for wages for service to July 25, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/116)

Furmer, Peter. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, given to Thomas Russell, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (6/207)

Gallard, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 11, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 20 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/237)

Garnett, Laban. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 5, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 26 days; engagement, 5 months; also, receipt dated June 26, 1783, for wages for service to July 5, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/293)

Glover, Jonathan. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, signed by Mary Glover, mother of said Glover, for wages for his service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (6/510)

Gowens, John. Receipt dated June 2, 1783, signed by Joseph Gowens for wages due his brother, said John Gowens, for service to Feb. 25, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/696)

Gowing, Ezekiel. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/697)

Gragg, Samuel. Pilot, State brig “Hazard,” commanded by Capt. John Foster Williams; engaged July 3, 1778; discharged Oct. 16, 1778; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also. Pilot, frigate “Boston,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; engaged Dec. 4, 1778 [service not given]; also, receipt dated June 26, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/707)

Grant, Ebenezer. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/726)

Grant, Thomas. Receipt dated June 26, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/737)

Green, Edward. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/801)

Gregory, David. Seaman, ship “General Mifflin,” commanded by Capt. George Wait Babcock; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to at Boston, Sept. 9, 1780; age, 30 yrs.; complexion, light; residence, Massachusetts; also, receipt signed by said Gregory, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/868)

Groose, Thomas. Receipt dated June 18, 1783, signed by Isaac Josselyn, for wages due said Groose for service to July 2, 1782, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/906)

Hacker, John. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 6, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 25 days; reported appointed Coxswain March 1, 1782; also, receipt dated May 30, 1783, signed by said Hacker, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/4)

Harris, John. Receipt dated May 13, 1784, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/349)

Hastings, Samuel. Receipt dated June 11, 1783, for wages to March 28, 1783, for service on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/475)

Hatch, Luther. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/497)

Hawkins, Joseph. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 9 days; also, receipt dated June 20, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/559)

Hemmenway, Ebenezer. Receipt dated Sept. 2, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/712)

Hemmingway, David. Receipt dated Sept. 2, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/713)

Henderson, John. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/1)

Herrick, John. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/763)

Hibbard, Timothy. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages to May 10, 1783, for service on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/812)

Hillaburt, Reuben. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/910)

Hindy, Thomas. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/941)

Hogarth, Hugh. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, signed by said Hogarth, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/59)

Holden, Oliver. Receipts dated June 4, and Dec. 5, 1783, signed by said Holden, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/110)

Holeten, Richard. Receipt dated June 4, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/124)

Honyman, James. Receipt dated May 21, 1783, signed by Elizabeth Honyman, mother of said Honyman, for wages for his service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/213)

Hosley, John. Receipt dated June 18, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (8/286)

Hoton, Isaac. Receipt dated May 11, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/293)

Hubbard, Joseph. Receipt dated May 27, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/435)

Hunt, Samuel. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 14, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 17 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 29, 1783, signed by Elizabeth Hunt, for wages due her son, said Hunt, for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/538)

Hunter, John. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, signed by said Hunter, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/549)

Jackson, Eleazer. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/664)

Jackson, Henry W. (also given Harry W.). Master s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 27, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 4 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 27, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/669)

Jackson, Josiah. Quarter Gunner, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 14, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 17 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated Boston, May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/679)

James, Edward. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/708)

Jeffers, Peter. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/733)

Jenkins, John. Receipt dated June 3, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/753)

Jennings, Peter. Seaman, ship “Protector,” commanded by Capt. John Foster Williams; engaged Oct. 23, 1780; returned from captivity May 9, 1781; service, 6 mos. 16 days; also receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/771)

Jennison, Samuel. Receipt dated May 21, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/775)

Johnson, Jonathan. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/851)

Johnston, Adam. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/884)

Keen, Tubal. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 13 days; also, receipt dated Boston, April 19, 1784, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/20)

Keith, Timothy. Seaman, ship “Mars,” commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson; engaged July 20, 1780; discharged March 12, 1781; service, 7 mos. 22 days; also. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/41)

Kilby, James. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/184)

Kingsley, Uriah. Receipts dated May 14, 1783, and Oct. 30, 1783, signed by said Kingsley, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/301)

Knies, Michael. Midshipman, ship ” Alfred,” commanded by Capt. John Paul Jones ; list of men entitled to prize shares in the ship ” Mellish ” and brig “Active” [year not given]; also, 3d Lieutenant, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; also, receipt dated July 7, 1783, signed by Susanna Knies, administratrix, for wages due her late husband, said Knies, for service to Feb. 27, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (9/341)

Knox, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 22, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 9 days; also, receipt dated May 20, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/392)

Lambert, James. Ship’s Steward, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Sept. 24, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 8 mos. 7 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/442)

Lane, William. Receipt dated May 23, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/485)

Lang, Thomas. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/487)

Langdon, Richard. Purser, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; also, receipt dated June 28, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Dec. 15, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/490)

Lannan, Peter. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/500)

Larrabee, John. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/523)

Lawrence or Lawrance, Benjamin. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days. (9/563) Receipt dated July 14, 1783, for wages for service to July 23, 1782, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/554)

Lawrance, Levi. Receipt dated June 18, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/559)

Lawrence, Rogers. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days; engagement, 5 months. Receipt dated May 30, 1783, signed by Asa Lawrence, father of said Lawrence, for wages due his son for service to July 25, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/569)

Lawrence, Sebastian. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/570)

Lewis, David. Receipt dated May 21, 1783, signed by Oliver Parker, for wages due said Lewis for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/735)

Lewis, Elisha. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 15, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 16 days; reported a deserter from the “Alliance.” Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/738)

Little, William. Receipt dated June 12, 1783, for wages for service to Feb. 23, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/873)

Locke, John. Receipt dated June 19, 1783, signed by James Locke, for wages due said John Locke for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/907)

Lovejoy, John. Receipt dated June 26, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/993)

Lovejoy, Nathan. Receipt dated Aug. 22, 1783, signed by Apphia Lovejoy, for wages due said Nathan Lovejoy, deceased, for service to April 17, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/994)

Lovejoy, Theodore. Receipt dated June 26, 1783, for wages for service to Ma}- 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/997)

Lovering, Samuel. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 19 days. Receipt dated May 23, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/1013)

Lowell, John. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/1040)

Lucky, William. Quarter Master, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 8, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 23 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 29, 1783, for wages for service to April 2, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/16)

Malcom, John. Tailor, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 29, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 2 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/153)

Manley, John. Council warrant dated April 26, 1777, for £400, drawn in favor of said Manley, Commander of the ship ” Hancock,” to enable him to put his ship to sea ; also, petition dated Boston, Dec. 11, 1778, signed by Stephen Bruce, in behalf of himself and others, of Boston, asking that said Manley be commissioned as commander of the ship ” Cumberland ” (privateer) ; ordered in Council Dec. 14, 1778, that a commission be issued ; also, petition dated Boston, June 2, 1779, signed by Mungo Mackay, in behalf of himself and others, of Boston, asking that said Manley be commissioned as commander of the ship ‘ Jason” (privateer); ordered in Council June 2, 1779, that a commission be issued ; also. Captain, frigate “Hague;” receipt dated Sept. 27, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board said vessel. (10/177)

McCan, Patrick. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/418)

McCarthy, Daniel. Receipt dated Oct. 30, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/421)

McCarty, Andrew. Receipt dated May 19, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/421)

McCaver, Robert. Master, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos. Receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, for wages for service to Oct. 15, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/424)

McClanning, Prince. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 20, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 28, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/429)

McElheron, William. Receipt dated June 7, 1783, signed by said McElheron, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manly. (10/474)

McIntyre, Donald. Receipt dated Boston, May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/514)

McKensie, Alexander. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/523)

Merry, Patrick. Receipt dated May 17, 1783, signed by said Merry, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/691)

Miller, Leonard. Seaman, ship “Protector,” commanded by Capt. John Foster Williams; engaged Nov. 27, 1780; discharged Aug. 27, 1781; service, 9 mos.; also, receipt dated May 17, 1783, signed by Sarah Miller, for wages due her husband, said Miller, for service to Feb. 19, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (10/766)

Molloy, Edward. Quarter Master, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 8, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 23 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 26, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/870)

Mullin, William. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/194)

Muncoy, Daniel. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 10 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/199)

Munn, John. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1,1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos.; engagement, 5 months; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/205)

Murphy, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 20, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/239)

Murphy, Richard. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/240)

Murphy, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 20, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, signed by James Bourk, for wages due said Murphy for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/240)

Murray, Francis. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/242)

Murray, Peter. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, signed by Elizabeth Fisk, for wages due said Murray for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/243)

Myers, Michael. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/260)

Nicholson, Samuel. Captain, Continental frigate “Deane;” engaged Oct. 10, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 21 days. Receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, for wages for service to Sept. 14, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/437)

Nicols, John. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/461)

Norris, Hugh. Receipt dated May 14, 1782, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/513)

Page, Benjamin. 1st Lieutenant, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Sept. 13, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 8 mos. 18 days. Receipt dated July 21, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Sept. 2, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Sept. 1, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/756)

Page, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 12, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 19 days. Receipt dated June 9, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/770)

Page, William. Gunner, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 26, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 4 days. Receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/772)

Palmer, Francis. Receipt dated May 11, 1783, signed by Richard Palmer, father of said Palmer, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/800)

Palmer, Richard. Receipt dated June 11, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Dec. 4, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/806)

Palmer, Samuel. Receipt dated Boston, May 23, 1783, for wages for service to June 11, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/806)

Parker, Ben Woods. Receipt dated June 11, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/837)

Parker, Imla. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 26, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 5 days; term, 5 months; reported re-entered; also, receipt dated June 11, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/860)

Parker, William. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days; term, 5 months; reported re-entered. Receipt dated May 30, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/910)

Patterson, Andrew. Cook, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. Receipt dated Oct. 10, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/1022-3)

Pedley, William. Armorer, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 16, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 15 days; term, 12 months. Receipt dated May 21, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/64)

Peirce, Walter. Receipt dated June 7, 1783, signed by Lois Peirce, for wages due her son, said Walter Peirce, for service on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/102)

Pike, James. Receipt dated May 17, 1783, signed by Rebecca Blanch, for wages due said Pike for service to Dec. 14, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/400)

Pillsbury, Chase. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mos. 9 days; term, 12 months. (12/415) Pilsbury, Chase. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/418)

Pinney, Philaster. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, signed by said Pinney, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/429)

Poor, David. Receipt dated Oct. 30, 1783, for wages due said Poor for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/557)

Power, Jacob. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/645)

Powers, Peter. Receipt dated June 12, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/656)

Prat, David. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/661)

Prebble, Henry. Receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, signed by Arthur Dillaway, for wages for service of said Prebble and Thomas Spencer to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, signed by Arthur Dillaway, for wages and rations for service of said Prebble and himself on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/732)

Prockter, William. Receipt dated May 20, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/800)

Ramsdale, Joseph. Receipt dated June 7, 1783, for wages for service to July 2, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/912)

Ramsdale, Lot. Receipt dated Oct. 23, 1783, signed by Isaac Josselyn, for wages of said Ramsdale for service to Feb. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/912)

Ray, James. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/995)

Reed, Eliphaz. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 15 days; engagement, 12 months; said Reed s wages reported as having been paid to Capt. Nicholson and jail fees, 1 9s 8d, also reported as having been paid for him. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, signed by Jeremiah Shuttle-worth, for wages due said Reed for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/61)

Reed, Jeremiah. 1st Lieutenant of Marines, frigate “Boston,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker ; engaged Dec. 3, 1778; roll made up for advance pay for 1 month ; also, Lieutenant of Marines, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Nov. 15, 1781 ; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 10 days ; also, receipt dated July 3, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on hoard the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley ; also, receipt dated Dec. 5, 1783, for wages and rations for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. Manley. (13/72)

Reed, Samuel. Receipt dated Sept. 25, 1783, signed by William Reed, for wages due his son, said Samuel Reed, deceased, for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/91)

Richards, George. Chaplain, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 2, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 29 days. Receipt dated June 2, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/206)

Rider, Richard. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/316)

Rieley, John. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/328)

Riley, John, 2d. Receipt signed by William Pratt for wages due said Riley for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/336)

Riley, Joseph. Seaman, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 15, 1781: service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 16 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/336)

Robbins, Henry. Quarter Master, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 2, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 29 days; term, 12 months. Receipt dated May 22, 1783, signed by Hannah Robbins, for wages due her husband, said Robbins, for service to Jan. 20, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/377)

Rogers, John. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/511)

Ruddock, Edward. Carpenter, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Sept. 4, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 8 mos. 27 days; also, receipt dated Oct. 30, 1783, for wages for service to July 23, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/644)

Shannant, Michael. Seaman, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 25, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 6 days; also, receipt dated May 21, 1783, signed by Helyer Tanner, for wages due said Shannant for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/9)

Shattuck, Joel. Receipt dated June 4, 1783, signed by Ebenezer Shattuck, for wages due said Joel Shattuck for service to May 16, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/25)

Shed, Daniel. Receipt dated June 4, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/90)

Simmonds, Edward. Captain of Marines, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, signed by said Simmonds for wages for service to Sept. 9, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/224)

Skillins, Nehemiah. Receipt dated May 26, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/274)

Smith, Elijah. Captain of Marines, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 6, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 25 days; term, 5 months. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on hoard the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/389)

Smith, Thomas. Receipt dated May 17, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/564)

Spencer, Anthony. Ordinary Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 28, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 2 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 20, 1783, signed by Bartholomew Broaders, for wages due said Spencer for service to Feb. 18, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated June 9, 1783, signed by Bartholomew Broaders, for wages due said Spencer for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. Manley. (14/716)

Spencer, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos. ; term, 12 months; reported as apprentice to Lieut. Dillaway; also reported absent 1 mo.; also, receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, signed by Arthur Dillaway, for wages due said Spencer for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/722)

Sprague, Samuel. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. Receipt dated May 20, 1783, signed by Samuel Sprague, for wages due his son, said Samuel Sprague, for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/761)

Stephenson, John. Receipt dated May 23, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, onboard the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/925)

Stephenson, William. Receipt dated June 7, 1783, signed by Elizabeth Davison and Jasper Hall Stephenson, sister and brother, respectively, of said William Stephenson, for wages due him for service to March 24, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/927)

Stevens, Isaac. Receipt dated May 28, 1783, signed by Seth Stevens, for wages due said Isaac Stevens for service to April 20, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, received of Thomas Russell, Esq., on an order of Mary Bumpus, mother of said Stevens. (14/961)

Stevens, John. Receipt dated July 10, 1784, signed by Peter Stevens, for wages due said John Stevens for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/969)

Stevens, Peter. Receipt dated July 9, 1784, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/978)

Sticknee, Paul. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/3)

St. Medard, Peter. Surgeon’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782; term, 12 months ; reported promoted to Chief Surgeon Oct. 24, 1781 ; also, receipt signed by said St. Medard, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley ; also, receipt dated Dec. 5, 1783, signed by said St. Medard, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/39)

Stocker, Enoch. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/44)

Stodder, Isaiah. Receipt dated July 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/72)

Stoder, Zenas. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/77)

Sullivan, John. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/247)

Sumner, Samuel. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, signed by Benjamin Clough Sumner, for wages due said Samuel Sumner for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/259)

Tanner, Helyer. Master’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated Aug. 18, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Oct. 18, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 30, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/379)

Tarbell, Oliver. Receipt dated May 30, 1783, signed by Henry “Woods by virtue of Mrs. Lucy Tarbell’s order, for wages due said Tarbell for service to Feb. 17, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/388)

Taylor, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/460)

Taylor, Thomas, 1st. Receipt dated Jan. 19, 1784, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/460)

Teague, Charles. Receipt dated May 19, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/466)

Thompson, John. Receipt dated June 5, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/644)

Thompson, William. Receipt dated May 19, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/664)

Thompson, William. Receipt dated June 28, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/664)

Thornley, James. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/693)

Tracey, Thomas. Receipt dated July 22. 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Oct. 27, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Oct. 14, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. Manley. (16/3)

Trigance or Trigancy, Joseph. Receipt dated July 26, 1783, signed by said Trigance, Chirurgeon, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. Assistant Surgeon’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 30, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. (16/51)

Tripp, Jesse. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, signed by said Tripp, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/57)

Wail or Wails, Wait, John. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months; reported as apprentice to Lieut. Page. (16/386) John Wails. Receipt dated July 21, 1783, signed by Benjamin Page, for wages due said Wails [or service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/388) Wait, John. Individual clothing account [year not given] grouped with other clothing accounts of men probably belonging to the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, presumably covering clothing and materials supplied them in 1783; said Wait, apprentice to Benjamin Page, credited with £21 35 9d. (16/396)

Wakefield, Peter. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/411)

Wall, George. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 2.), 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/491)

Wallis, Ebenezer. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 23, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 8 days; also, receipt dated Nov. 7, 1783, signed by James Hughes, for wages due said Wallis for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/503)

Waterman, William. Lieutenant of Marines, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 29, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 2 days; also, receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Dec. 5, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/692)

Watley or Whatley, William. Receipt dated June 6, 1783, signed by Eleanor Raymond, mother of said Watley, for wages due him for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/705) See also William Whatley. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, signed by said Whatley, for wages for service to Feb. 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/948)

Whitney, Solomon. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days; term, 5 months; reported re-engaged; also, receipt dated Sept. 19, 1783, signed by Obadiah Sawtell, administrator, for wages for service of said Whitney on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/250)

Wilcut, Joseph. Individual clothing account [year not given], grouped with other clothing accounts of men probably belonging to the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, presumably covering clothing and materials supplied them in 1783; said Wilcut credited with £28 9s 10d and charged with £16 6s 4d. (17/326)

Wilder, Calvin. Receipt dated Boston, Sept. 9, 1784, signed by Jacob Bennitt, administrator to the estate of said Wilder, who died Feb. 20, 1783, for wages due him for service on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/335)

Wilkins, Bray. Receipt dated June 12, 1783, signed by Bartholomew Raymond and others, for wages due said Wilkins for service to May 20, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manly. (17/370)

Wilkins, Jonathan. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/372)

Willard, Joseph. Receipt dated May 17, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/389)

Williams, James. Williams, James. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months. Receipt dated Aug. 9, 1783, signed by William Burroughs, Administrator, for wages due said Williams for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/442-3)

Williams, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782; term, 12 months; reported “Run.” Receipt dated Oct. 30, 1783, for wages due said Williams for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/455)

Williamson, James. Landsman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos.; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated July 17, 1783, signed by Samuel Goodridge, for wages due said Williamson for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley (17/491)

Willis, Samuel. Individual clothing account [year not given], grouped with other clothing accounts of men probably belonging to the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, presumably covering clothing and materials supplied them in 1783; said Willis credited with £22 17s 8d and charged with £11 8s 10d; balance of wages reported as having been paid to Dr. Adam Johnston. (17/513)

Wills, John. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/530)

Winslow, William. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 18, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 13 days; engagement, 12 months; reported as Lieut. Page’s apprentice; also, receipt dated July 21, 1783, signed by Benjamin Page, for wages due said Winslow, his apprentice, for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/644)

Winzer, Josiah. Receipt dated July 31, 1783, signed by Richard Corkran, for wages due said Winzer for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/653)

Witherell, Oliver. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 29, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 2 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, signed by Seth Hatch, for wages due said Witherell for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/678)

Wood, Abel. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/714)

Wright, Alexander. Individual clothing account [year not given], grouped with other clothing accounts of men probably belonging to the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, presumably covering clothing and materials supplied them in 1783; said Wright credited with £A 19s lid and charged with £2 17s 10d (17/915)

Wright, John. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, signed by said Wright, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/938)

Wright, Samuel. Receipt dated June 4, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/957)

Young, Samuel. Receipt dated May 14, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/1034)

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Officers and Men of the Frigate Deane (11/1781-5/31/1782)

The following alphabetical list of 303 officers and men of the Continental Navy frigate Deane, commanded by Samuel Nicholson, was compiled from the 17 volume collection of “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. A Compilation from the Archives” first published by the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State between 1896 and 1908. The collection is available online with digital recognition through the auspices of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is also accessible through Ancestry.com. However, both of these viewing vehicles are cumbersome when searching for the entire crew of a particular vessel. Some time ago, I stumbled on the 12 February 2011 blog “The Crew of the Two Ships Called Deane” on Dennis Segelquist’s always interesting website “Civil War Days & Those Surnames”. Mr. Segelquist included names representing crews from both the Continental frigate Deane and the private armed ship of the same name, commanded by Elisha Hinman. He didn’t segregate the crews of the two vessels “as this would take way too long.” In order to provide an easily re-searchable list of the officers and men of the Continental Navy frigate Deane, I have taken that time to re-examine each of the 17 volumes. In the process, I have discovered a number of the crew who were missed in Segelquist’s blog. As he correctly noted, “These records are badly written and there are a lot of miss-spellings”, errors accentuated by the digital recognition software that is used to transcribe them. I have done my best but I’m certain some errors appear despite my concentrated efforts. The reference volume and page numbers have been added in parentheses for each individual listing for ease in using the collection. Finally, where the individual continued in service of the vessel re-named frigate Hague, I have included that service also.

This list of officers and men do not cover the entire history of the vessel which was built at Nantes, France in 1777. The frigate was sailed to America in 1778 to be fitted out and first cruised in the West Indies before returning from Martinique in April 1779. After spending May in the Delaware River with Continental frigates Confederacy and Boston, the Deane sailed in their company on a short cruise on the Atlantic coast. In late June 1779, the 32-gun Deane was ordered to proceed to the Chesapeake in company with the 24-gun frigate Boston. A month later, Deane and Boston “left the capes” on orders to cruise until the middle of September, or longer if their provisions lasted, and return to home port at Boston. The two frigates captured a number of prizes and arrived at Boston with two hundred fifty prisoners on 6 September 1779.

On 21 September 1779, the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress ordered the Navy Board at Boston to re-fit the Continental frigates Deane, Boston and Queen of France as quickly as possible for service at Charleston, SC. One month later, the Deane was detached from this duty while the frigates Providence, Boston, Queen of France and ship Ranger all sailed to their eventual doom when Charleston was lost to the British on 12 May 1780. The idle Deane was ordered to the Chesapeake to secure bread for a starving Boston in January 1780 but was still in port the following month when bread was again available. Sometime during the second half of February Deane sailed on a nine week cruise, taking at four valuable prizes before returning on 1 May 1780 with a number of prisoners “among whom a virulent fever prevailed”.

Less than two weeks after Deane’s arrival at Boston, the vessel is ordered to be fit out as soon as possible and to “be in Delaware Bay” by the end of June. Funding and crewing issues delay Deane’s arrival at Chester in the Delaware until mid-August 1780. Frigates Deane and Trumbull sailed in concert on a short cruise within the next few weeks while also suffering complaints surrounding Deane’s impressment of twenty-one sailors on the river. In early December 1780, the Continental frigates Confederacy, Deane and Saratoga depart Philadelphia for a cruise in the West Indies that would last until early spring 1781. While the Deane returned yet again to Boston on 17 April 1781 after a twenty-five day transit from Cape Francois, the Confederacy was taken by the British three days earlier and the Saratoga was forever lost without a trace. The frigate lay idle again at Boston as the British troops at Yorktown surrendered on 19 October 1781. It wasn’t until the vessel starting crewing again when this roll of officers and men was first initiated. The annotations suggest the Deane’s roll was commenced in early November 1781 and completed with the discharge of her crew on 31 May 1782. A 23 May 1782 newspaper article reports the frigate Deane having arrived at Boston the previous Friday “after a short passage from France”, taking five prizes on the way home. I have not yet been able to determine the location of the original roll in the Massachusetts Archives Collection.

Adams, John. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; enlisted Dec. 4, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; enlistment, 12 months; reported transferred to “Alliance,” Dec. 21, 1781. (1/56)

Allen, Samuel. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Nov. 30, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos.; enlistment, 12 months. Frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; receipt for wages to May 10, 1783. (1/186)

Ames, Eli. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; enlisted Feb. 23, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 8 days; enlistment, 5 months. Frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley; receipt for wages to May 10, 1783. (1/216)

Ames, Moses. Corporal of Marines, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 8 days; engagement, 5 months; reported re-entered service. Frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley; receipt for wages to May 10, 1783. (1/221)

Anderson, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Nov. 24, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported transferred to the “Alliance,” Dec. 21, 1781. (1/234)

Arcant, John. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Nov. 19, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported “run.” (1/285)

Arnold, Aaron. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Feb. 18, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 13 days (1/297)

Ashburnham, John. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 1 mo. 21 days; reported Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (1/310)

Audiburt or Audebert, Isaiah. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos. 11 days. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (1/350)

Barber, Benjamin. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Dec. G, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 5 mos. 25 days; engagement, 5 months. (1/585)

Barker, Benjamin. Landsman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. S. Nicholson; engaged Feb. 18, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 13 days. (1/605)

Bates, Benjamin. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson engaged Nov. 22, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos. 9 days engagement, 5 months. (1/782)

Bates, Jabez. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 29, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos. 1 day. (1/788)

Bennet, Isaac. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos.; engagement, 5 months. (1/948)

Bennet, William. Drummer, brigantine “Tyrannicide,” commanded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged July 1, 1779; discharged Sept. 6, 1779; service, 2 mos. 6 days; also, Drummer, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 21, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 4 mos. 10 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (1/954)

Blake, John. Seaman, frigate “Boston,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; engaged March 23, 1779 [service not given]; also, warrant to pay officers and crew of the brigantine “Pallas,” commanded by Capt. James Johnson, for service on expedition to Penobscot from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 20, 1779; also, Seaman, ship “Mars,” commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson; engaged July 19, 1780; discharged March 12, 1781; service, 7 mos. 23 days; also, Seaman, ship “Mars,” commanded by Capt. James Nevins; engaged April 18, 1781; discharged June 12, 1781; service, 1 mo. 24 days; roll dated Boston; also, Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; roll made np to May 31, 1782; service, 6 mos. 11 days; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, dated May 31, 1783. (2/132)

Blasedell, Nathaniel. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 4, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 27 days; engagement, 12 months. (2/171)

Blood, Royal. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; roll made up to May 31, 1782; service, 3 mos. 6 days; engagement, 5 months; also, receipt for wages for service to July 25, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, dated Boston, Aug. 20, 1783. (2/209)

Bonnel, Jean. Captain’s Cook, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 2, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported “run.” (2/264)

Borgatt, John. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported “run.” (2/286)

Boswell, Samuel. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service, 28 days, to May 31, 1782. (2/296)

Bourford, Nicholas. Gunner’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months. (2/306)

Bowen, Peter. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 5, 1782; discharged March 5, 1782; service, 1 mo. (2/330)

Bradford, Richard. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 17, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 14 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/406)

Bremont, Alexis. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 19, 1781; engagement, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/460)

Bridges, Isaac. Volunteer, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos.; engagement, 5 months. (2/489)

Bright, George. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (2/535)

Brightwell, John. Ordinary Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 19, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 12 days; engagement, 12 months. (2/538)

Brimmer, Peter. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 8, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 23 days; engagement, 12 months. (2/546)

Brown, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 22, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 9 days; engagement, 12 months. (2/633)

Brown, John. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 8, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 12 mos. 23 days; engagement, 12 months; reported Mr. McCavers’ apprentice. (2/650)

Brown, John. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 14, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 17 days. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (2/650)

Bryant, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. I6, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 15 days. (2/729)

Bryant, William. Boatswain’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 10 days. (2/739)

Burril, Humphrey. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 27, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 4 days. (2/904)

Caddot, James. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days; reported apprentice to Capt. Nicholson. (3/3)

Callister, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (3/34)

Camp, Mial. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 11 days. (3/47)

Campbell, Arnold. Cooper’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. (3/50)

Carter, Peter. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days. (3/160)

Casson, Miles. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 13 days; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt signed by Thomas Lambert for wages, etc., due said Casson for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 30, 1783, 3 mos. 20 days, on frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (3/193)

Caswell, Richard. Ship’s Cook, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 19, 1781; service, 2 mos. 19 days; engagement, 12 months; reported died Feb. 12, 1782. (3/205)

Caswell, Samuel. Captain’s Clerk, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 4, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 27 days; engagement, 12 months; reported Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (3/205)

Champny, Benjamin. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 15, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 16 days; engagement, 12 months. (3/281)

Chandler, Josiah. Sergeant of Marines, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos.; engagement, 5 months. (3/293)

Chappel, alias Jones, Joshua. Letter to the Board of War dated Boston, May -, 1780, signed by Lieut. Edward Phelon, stating that said Chappel, a deserter from the Continental Army, was serving on board the frigate “Deane” and that he had retained the prize money in agent’s hands due said Chappel. (3/336)

Chatty, Thomas. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 9 days. (3/372)

Chorly, Christopher. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days; reported Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (3/431)

Claridge, Francis. Armorer’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 2, 1782; service to May 31, 1782,4 mos. 29 days; engagement, 12 months. (3/505)

Clarke, William. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 14, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 7 days. (3/603)

Coats, Benjamin. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service, 6 mos.; enlistment, 5 months; reported died May 31, 1782. (3/660)

Cochran, Richard. Boatswain, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos. (3/697)

Cokle, William. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nichol- son; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (3/730)

Cole, John. Boatswain’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 3 days. (3/773)

Conn, William. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days; engagement, 5 months. (3/896)

Connor, Thomas. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; reported transferred to hospital Feb. 15, 1782. (3/903)

Coomer, William. Fifer, frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 28, 1781; service to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported returned to the army. (3/973)

Cox, Elias. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 17, 1781; discharged March 1, 1782; service, 2 mos. 14 days. (4/49)

Cox, Thomas. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months; reported as Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (4/55)

Crooker, Tilden. Sergeant of Marines, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 10, 1781; service to May 31, 1781, 7 mos. 21 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 17, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/143)

Crosby, London. Barber, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 5,1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 26 days; engagement, 12 months. (4/153)

Crosier, Robert. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 19 days. (4/159)

Cruch, Richard. Cooper, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 5, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 26 days; engagement, 12 months; reported “discharged being sick.” (4/196)

Cubben John. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged. Jan. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 3 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/199)

Cumberford, Edward. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos.; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/207)

Cutler, Charles. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 3 days; also, Seaman, State sloop ” Winthrop,” commanded by Capt. George Little; engaged Oct. 5, 1782; discharged Nov. 25, 1782; service, 1 mo. 20 days; roll sworn to at Boston (4/320)

Davis, Edward. Tailor, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 12, 1781; service, 1 mo.; engagement, 12 months; reported “run Jan. 12, 1782.” (4/484)

Davis, Israel. Landsman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 1, 1781; service, to May 31, 1782, 7 mos.; engagement, 12 mouths; reported carpenter’s yeoman. Receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/493)

Davis, Rufus. Seaman, State brig “Hazard,” commanded by Capt. John Foster Williams; engaged July 3, 1778; discharged Oct. 14, 1778; service, 3 mos. 13 days; also. Seaman, brigantine “Tyrannicide,” commanded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged May 20, 1779; discharged June 23, 1779; service, 1 mo. 3 days; also. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 22, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 9 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/536)

Davis, William. Sailmaker’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 13 days. (4/552)

Dearing, Daniel. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (4/627)

Dickery, William. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 13 days. (4/742)

Dillaway, Arthur. 2d Lieutenant, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt for wages from May 19, 1783, to Oct. 15, 1783, for service on board frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. Manley. (4/770)

Dillaway, Henry. Ordinary Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 12, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 9 days; engagement, 12 months. (4/771)

Dilligant, William. Landsman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days; re- ported Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (4/773)

Divortis, John. Marine, frigate, “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 4, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 27 days; engagement, 12 months. (4/795)

Dogget, Seth. Sailmaker, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 21 days; engagement, 12 months; reported “Capt. Nicholson receives his wages.” (4/845)

Donevan, Mark. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months. (4/867)

Dougherty, Dennis. Steward’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 16, 1781; service to May 31, 1782; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (4/898)

Dowdy, William. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days. (4/917)

Drake, Edward. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; roll made up to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported “run.” (4/946)

Drake, William. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (4/956)

Dunwill, John. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. (5/75)

Du Verge, Pierre. Seaman, frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 14, 1781; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (5/104)

Dwelly, John. Boy, frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 2, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 29 days; engagement, 5 months. (5/107)

Edwards, Thomas. Ordinary Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 27, 1781; [service not given]; engagement, 12 months ; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (5/245)

Ellis, John. Carpenter’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 10, 1781; service to May 31, 1782,7 mos. 21 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated July 9, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/308)

Everson, George Richey. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782; reported returned to the army. (5/432)

Farrington, Thomas. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days; enlistment, 5 months; reported re-entered. (5/550)

Field, Limas. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service, 8 mos.; engagement, 12 months; reported a servant to Capt. Nicholson; also reported died Dec. 31, 1781. (5/652)

Fisk, David. Fifer, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 11, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 20 days; enlistment, 5 months. (5/719)

Fisk, John. Marine, ship “Protector,” commanded by Capt. John Foster Williams; engaged Nov. 27, 1780; returned from captivity Jan. 6, 1782; service, 13 mos. 9 days; also. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 11, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 20 days; engagement, 5 months. (5/723)

Fleming, William. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; engagement, 12 months. Receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (5/768)

Frances, Levi. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported “run.” (6/3)

Francisco, Jacob. Quarter Gunner, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported “run.” (6/14)

Franks, Thomas. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 19 days. (6/20)

Frazier, John. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 16, 1781; service, 3 mos. 27 days; reported drowned Feb. 12, 1782; engagement, 12 months. (6/25)

French, Robert. Quarter Master, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 4, 1781; engagement, 12 months; reported “run.” (6/88)

Frisby, Jonah. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months. (6/104)

Frost, Jonathan. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days; engagement, 5 months. Receipt dated June 27, 1783, for wages for service to July 25, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/116)

Fuller, Thaddeus. Master-at-arms, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 27, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 4 days; also, Quarter Master, State sloop “Winthrop,” commanded by Capt. George Little; engaged Dec. 14, 1782; discharged March 17, 1783; service, 3 mos. 4 days; roll sworn to in Suffolk Co. (6/190)

Gallard, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 11, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 20 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/237)

Gardner, Joseph. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. (6/273)

Garnett, Laban. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 5, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 26 days; engagement, 5 months; also, receipt dated June 26, 1783, for wages for service to July 5, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (6/293)

Garrick, William. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months; reported deserted and returned. (6/297)

Gosse, Jean Survain. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 17, 1781; engagement, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (6/655)

Granger, Peter. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 15, 1781; service, 2 mos. 28 days; engagement, 12 months; reported died March 12, 1782. (6/722)

Green, Eli. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 11 days. (6/802)

Grindly, John. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 16, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 15 days; engagement, 12 months; reported as Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (6/899)

Grosse, Thomas. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 2, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 29 days; engagement, 5 months. (6/911)

Gurney, Lemuel Private, Capt. Lieut. William Burbeck’s co.; enlisted Jan. 5, 1780; service to Oct. 24, 1781, 21 mos. 21 days, under His Excellency John Hancock; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor’s Islands ; roll sworn to at Boston; also, Capt. Thomas Cushing’s co.; service from Oct. 25, 1781, 4 mos. 3 days; reported went in the “Dean” Feb. 27, 1782; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor’s Islands; roll sworn to at Boston; also, Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 27, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 4 days; also. Private, Capt. Thomas Cushing’s co.; service to Nov. 24, 1782, 6 mos. 3 days; reported returned from the “Dean” May 22, 1782; company raised for defence of Castle and Governor’s Islands. (6/961)

Hacker, John. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 6, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 25 days; reported appointed Coxswain March 1, 1782; also, receipt dated May 30, 1783, signed by said Hacker, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/4)

Hall, John. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days; reported as Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (7/92)

Hamilton, Thomas. Ordinary Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 27, 1781; engagement, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (7/162)

Handson, Luke. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. (7/218)

Hanson, Robert. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months; said Hanson reported as Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (7/241)

Harrison, Thomas. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (7/366)

Havens, William. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782,6 mos.; engagement, 5 months. (7/545)

Hawkins, Joseph. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 9 days; also, receipt dated June 20, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/559)

Hayes, Richard. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (7/596)

Hayward, Benjamin. Quarter Master, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 6, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 25 days; engagement, 12 months. (7/614)

Hibbard, Timothy. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nichol- son; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages to May 10, 1783, for service on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (7/812)

Hilt, Johan. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 4, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 27 days; engagement, 12 months. (7/923)

Hinday, Thomas. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 16, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 15 days; engagement, 12 months. (7/934)

Hodgson, Joseph. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (8/53)

Hoisington, “Velina.” Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 9 days; also, receipt dated Boston, June 7, 1782, for bounty paid said Hoisington by Alexander Hodgdon, on behalf of a committee of the town of Boston, to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years. (8/62)

Holden, James. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 21 days. (8/100)

Holden, Richard. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. (8/111)

Horton, Elijah. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 10 days; engagement, 12 months; reported deserted but returned. (8/267)

Hunt, Samuel. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 14, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 17 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 29, 1783, signed by Elizabeth Hunt, for wages due her son, said Hunt, for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/538)

Hurlbutt, Enoch. Surgeon’s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos.; engagement, 5 months. (8/564)

Hutchins, David. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days. (8/579)

Hutton, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 2 mos. 9 days. (8/593)

Jackson, Henry W. (also given Harry W.). Master s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 27, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 4 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 27, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/669)

Jackson, Josiah. Quarter Gunner, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 14, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 17 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated Boston, May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/679)

Jeffers, Peter. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (8/733)

Jones, James. Steward s Mate, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 11, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 20 days; engagement, 5 months. (8/927)

Jones, John. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months. (8/935)

Jones, Joshua (alias Joshua Chappel), Letter from Lieut. Edward Phelon to the Board of War, dated Boston, May -, 1780, stating that he had learned that Jones and others, deserters from the Continental Army, were serving on board the frigate “Deane,” and that he had secured the retention of the prize money due them in the hands of the ship’s agent. (8/942) See Samuel Jones alias Samuel Chappel (3/336) Account dated Boston, July 12, 1780, rendered by Ensign Edward Phelon, for reward for apprehending said Jones and others, deserters from Col. Henry Jackson s regt., and returning them to said regiment; warrant allowed in Council July 19, 1780; also, certificate dated Boston, Sept. 25, 1780, signed by John Rice, Town Major, stating that said Jones, with others, had been apprehended by Ensign Edward Phelon as deserters and placed in jail; age, 30 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, brown ; occupation, cordwainer.] (8/955)

Jones, William Williams. Landsman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 2, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 2 mos. 29 days; also, Seaman, State ship “Tartar,” commanded by Capt. John Cathcart; engaged July 27, 1782; discharged Nov. 21, 1782; service, 3 mos. 25 days; roll sworn to at Boston. (8/970)

Keen, Tubal. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 13 days; also, receipt dated Boston, April 19, 1784, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/20)

Keith, Timothy. Seaman, ship “Mars,” commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson; engaged July 20, 1780; discharged March 12, 1781; service, 7 mos. 22 days; also. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/41)

Kemp, John. Quarter Master, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; enlisted Dec. 22, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 9 days; engagement, 12 months. (9/85)

Kennedy, Patrick. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; engagement, 12 months; reported died March 5, 1782. (9/116)

Kennedy, Peter. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days. (9/116)

Killy, James. Landsman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 28 days; engagement, 12 months. (9/195)

Knies, Michael. Midshipman, ship ” Alfred,” commanded by Capt. John Paul Jones ; list of men entitled to prize shares in the ship ” Mellish ” and brig “Active” [year not given]; also, 3d Lieutenant, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; also, receipt dated July 7, 1783, signed by Susanna Knies, administratrix, for wages due her late husband, said Knies, for service to Feb. 27, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. J. Manley. (9/341)

Knox, James. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 22, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 9 days; also, receipt dated May 20, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/392)

Lambert, James. Ship’s Steward, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Sept. 24, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 8 mos. 7 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/442)

Lampier, Amos. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; engagement, 12 months. (9/449)

Langdon, Richard. Purser, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; also, receipt dated June 28, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Dec. 15, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/490)

Launey, Augustin. Baker, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 4, 1782; reported returned to French consul. (9/547)

Launey, Peter. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 15, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 16 days. (9/547)

Lawrence, Benjamin. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days. (9/563) Lawrance, Benjamin. Receipt dated July 14, 1783, for wages for service to July 23, 1782, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/554)

Lawrence, Rogers. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days; engagement, 5 months. Receipt dated May 30, 1783, signed by Asa Lawrence, father of said Lawrence, for wages due his son for service to July 25, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/569)

Lee, Benjamin. Boy, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 8, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 23 days. (9/627)

Lewis, Elisha. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 15, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 16 days; reported a deserter from the “Alliance.” Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/738)

Lewis, Thomas. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 29, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 2 days. (9/760)

Litchfield, Ezekiel. Coxswain, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 10 days; reported reduced to Seaman March 1, 1782; also, Seaman, sloop ” Winthrop,” commanded by Capt. George Little; engaged July 5, 1782 ; discharged Nov. 25, 1782 ; service, 4 mos. 20 days; roll sworn to at Boston. (9/861)

Lock, Nathan. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 11, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 20 days; engagement 5 months. (9/903)

Lovering, Samuel. Acting Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 19 days. Receipt dated May 23, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (9/1013)

Luce, Ephraim. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 6, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 25 days; engagement, 12 months. (10/10)

Lucky, William. Quarter Master, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 8, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 23 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 29, 1783, for wages for service to April 2, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/16)

Malcom, John. Tailor, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 29, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 2 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/153)

Martini, John Baptista. Marine, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 27, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 4 days; engagement, 12 months. (10/303)

McAllony, William. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782,4 mos. 21 days; engagement, 12 months. (10/413)

McArthy, Daniel. Midshipman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 13 days. (10/415)

McCaver, Robert. Master, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos. Receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, for wages for service to Oct. 15, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/424)

McClanning, Prince. Marine, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 20, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 28, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/429)

McDonald, Patrick. Seaman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 21 days; engagement, 12 months. (10/469)

McGill, John. Armorer, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 6, 1781; engagement, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (10/492)

McLane. Paul. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 2 mos. 9 days. (10/538)

McNeil, John. Corporal of Marines, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nickerson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos.; engagement, 5 months. (10/566)

Millar, Leonard. Gunner’s Yeoman, frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 4, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 27 days; engagement, 12 months. (10/739)

Mires, William. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days; reported as Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (10/823)

Mitchel, Edward. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 19 days. (10/832)

Molloy, Edward. Quarter Master, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 8, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 23 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 26, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (10/870)

Moon, Charles. Marine, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 4, 1781; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (10/901)

Moor, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days. (10/913)

Mopsy, Richard. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3,1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days. (10/948)

Morell, Pierre. Seaman, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 10 days. (11/12)

Morriss, William. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 13 days. (11/70)

Mullegan, Michael. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 14, 1781; service, 1 mo. 26 days; engagement, 12 months; reported drowned Feb. 12, 1782. (11/188)

Muncoy, Daniel. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 10 days; engagement, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/199)

Munn, John. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1,1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos.; engagement, 5 months; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/205)

Murphy, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 20, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/239)

Murphy, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 20, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 11 days; engagement, 12 months. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, signed by James Bourk, for wages due said Murphy for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/240)

Nash, Oliver. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days. (11/283)

Nevel, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (11/328)

Nicholson, Samuel. Captain, Continental frigate “Deane;” engaged Oct. 10, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 21 days. Receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, for wages for service to Sept. 14, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/437)

Obriant, William. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 27, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 4 days; reported “Deserted from the Army & returned to them again.” (11/615)

Oherin, David. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 4, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (11/626)

Osbourne, Hugh. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 12, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (11/692)

Osbourne, John. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 5, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 26 days; term, 5 months. (11/692)

Osbourne, Michael. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 24, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 7 days; term, 5 months. (11/692)

Osbourne, Peleg. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 12, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (11/692)

Osbourne, Thomas. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 12, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (11/692)

Osbourne, William. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 12, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (11/692)

Page, Benjamin. 1st Lieutenant, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Sept. 13, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 8 mos. 18 days. Receipt dated July 21, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Sept. 2, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Sept. 1, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/756)

Page, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 12, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 19 days. Receipt dated June 9, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/770)

Page, William. Gunner, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 26, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 4 days. Receipt dated May 31, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/772)

Palmes, Francis. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months. (11/810)

Palmes, Richard. Petition dated July 5, 1780, signed by said Palmes, Captain of Marines, frigate “Boston,” of the Continental Navy, stating that he had been taken prisoner by the enemy at the time of the capture of Charleston, S. C, May 12, 1780, and had been placed upon parole not to engage in the war until exchanged for a British prisoner of equal rank, and as Hector McNeil, Captain of Marines of the British ship ” Somerset,” cast away near Cape Cod, was under a similar parole, requesting that he might be certified to be exchanged for said McNeil ; ordered in Council July 5, 1780, that Joseph Henderson, late Commissary of Prisoners, be directed to carry out the exchange as requested; also, Captain of Marines, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson ; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos. (11/810)

Palmes, Samuel. Midshipman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 12,1781; service to May 31,4782, 12 mos. 5.) days; term, 12 months. (11/810)

Parker, Imla. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 26, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 5 days; term, 5 months; reported re-entered; also, receipt dated June 11, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/860)

Parker, William. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days; term, 5 months; reported re-entered. Receipt dated May 30, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/910)

Patterson, Andrew. Cook, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. Receipt dated Oct. 10, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (11/1022-3)

Patterson, Stephen. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months. (11/1028)

Pedley, William. Armorer, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 16, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 15 days; term, 12 months. Receipt dated May 21, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/64)

Pierce, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 19 days. (12/375)

Pillsbury, Chase. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 22, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mos. 9 days; term, 12 months. (12/415) Pilsbury, Chase. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/418)

Piper, John. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 12, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 19 days. (12/433)

Polloy, “Squash.” Cook’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 3 days. (12/510)

Pool, Samuel. Carpenter’s Yeoman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782; term, 12 months; reported “Run.” (12/551)

Porter, Ezra. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days; term, 5 months. (12/589)

Potter, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 19 days. (12/635)

Pribble or Prebble, Henry. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged July 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 11 mos.; term, 12 months; reported as Lieut. Dillaway’s apprentice (12/767) Receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, signed by Arthur Dillaway, for wages for service of said Prebble and Thomas Spencer to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, signed by Arthur Dillaway, for wages and rations for service of said Prebble and himself on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/732)

Prisby, William. Acting Midshipman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 3, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 28 days. (12/708)

Proctor, Josiah. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 15, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 16 days; engagement, 12 months. (12/815)

Proctor, Philip. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 15, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 16 days; term, 12 months. (12/816)

Quin, Peter. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 3 days. (12/893)

Ramsay, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate, “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos.; term, 12 months. (12/911)

Ramsdell, Joseph. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 2, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 29 days; term, 5 months. (12/920) Ramsdale, Joseph. Receipt dated June 7, 1783, for wages for service to July 2, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/912)

Ramsdell, Lot. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 2, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 29 days; term, 5 months. (12/921) Receipt dated Oct. 23, 1783, signed by Isaac Josselyn, for wages of said Ramsdale for service to Feb. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (12/912)

Ramsdell, Simeon. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 2, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 29 days; term, 5 months. (12/922)

Ray, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 3, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 28 days; term, 12 months. (12/997)

Reed, Eliphaz. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 16, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 15 days; engagement, 12 months; said Reed’s wages reported as having been paid to Capt. Nicholson and jail fees, £1 9s 8d, also reported as having been paid for him. Receipt dated May 24, 1783, signed by Jeremiah Shuttleworth, for wages due said Reed for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/61)

Reed, Ephraim. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days (13/62)

Reed, Jeremiah. 1st Lieutenant of Marines, frigate ” Boston,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Tucker; engaged Dec. 3, 1778; roll made up for advance pay for 1 month; also, Lieutenant of Marines. Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 15, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 Mos. 16 days; also, receipt dated July 3, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Dec. 5, 1783, for wages and rations for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. Manley. (13/72)

Richards, George. Chaplain, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 2, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 2 days. (13/206)

Richards, Jesse. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 29, 1781; term, 12 months; reported ” Run.” (13/208)

Richards, William. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; term, 12 months; reported “Run.” (13/220)

Ridley, Isaac. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 8, 1781; discharged March 1, 1782; service, 3 mos. 20 days. (13/324)

Riley, Joseph. Seaman, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 15, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 16 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 22, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/336)

Robbins, Henry. Quarter Master, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 2, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 29 days; term, 12 months. Receipt dated May 22, 1783, signed by Hannah Robbins, for wages due her husband, said Robbins, for service to Jan. 20, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/377)

Robbins, Joseph. Boy, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; term, 12 months; reported as Capt. Nicholson’s apprentice. (13/384)

Roberts, John. Ordinary Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 27, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the ” Alliance ” Dec. 21, 1781. (13/407)

Roberts, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 11 days. (13/412)

Robinson, Christopher. Gunner’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 27, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 4 days. (13/436)

Rock, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 24, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 7 days; term, 12 months. (13/477)

Rose, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 23, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 8 days. (13/571)

Ruddock, Edward. Carpenter, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Sept. 4, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 8 mos. 27 days; also, receipt dated Oct. 30, 1783, for wages for service to July 23, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (13/644)

Rusden, Sampson. Seaman, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 10 days; term, 12 months. (13/668)

Saunders, Moses. Marine. Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 29, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 1 day. (13/831)

Sawl, Thomas. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days; reported as apprentice to Capt. Nicholson. (13/852)

Scears, John. Drummer, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 21, 1781; service to May 31, 1782; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance ” Dec. 21, 1781. (13/901)

Scever, William. Ship’s Corporal, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 27, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 4 days; reported ” pd for him when Deserted £1 „ 1 „ 6.” (13/902)

Scott, William. Volunteer, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days; term, 5 months. (13/930)

Scurry, William. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 4, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance ” Dec. 21, 1781. (13/934)

Shannant, Michael. Seaman, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 25, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 6 days; also, receipt dated May 21,1783, signed by Helyer Tanner, for wages due said Shannant for service to May 10,1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/9)

Shaw, William. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31,1782, 4 mos. 21 days; term, 12 months. (14/74)

Sherridan, Patrick. Yeoman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 6, 1781; service, 1 mo.; term, 12 months; reported drowned Jan. 6, 1782. (14/150)

Shubam, Francis. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 27, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 4 days; term, 12 months. (14/176)

Simmonds, Edward. Captain of Marines, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. Receipt dated Boston, May 12, 1783, signed by said Simmonds for wages for service to Sept. 9, 1782, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/224)

Smith, Elijah. Captain of Marines, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 6, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 25 days; term, 5 months. Receipt dated May 16, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on hoard the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/389)

Smith, Peter. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 24, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 7 days. (14/518)

Smith, Samuel. Acting Lieutenant, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782. (14/538)

Smith, Stephen. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days. (14/558)

Smith, William. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 26,1782; term, 12 months; reported “Run.” (14/583)

Spaulding, Job. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 15, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 16 days; term, 12 months. (14/689)

Spencer, Anthony. Ordinary Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 28, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 2 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 20, 1783, signed by Bartholomew Broaders, for wages due said Spencer for service to Feb. 18,1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated June 9, 1783, signed by Bartholomew Broaders, for wages due said Spencer for service to May 10,1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. Manley. (14/716)

Spencer, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; term, 12 months; reported as apprentice to Lieut. Dillaway; also reported absent 1 mo.; also, receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, signed by Arthur Dillaway, for wages due said Spencer for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/722)

Sprague, Samuel. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. Receipt dated May 20, 1783, signed by Samuel Sprague, for wages due his son, said Samuel Sprague, for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (14/761)

St. Medard, Peter. Surgeon’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782; term, 12 months ; reported promoted to Chief Surgeon Oct. 24, 1781; also, receipt signed by said St. Medard, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley ; also, receipt dated Dec. 5, 1783, signed by said St. Medard, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/39)

Stoddard, Isaiah. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 5, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 26 days; term, 12 months. (15/64)

Stone, Albemarle. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos.; term, 5 months. (15/83)

Stutson, Matthew. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 12, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 8 mos. 19 days; term, 5 months. (15/238)

Sulliway, William. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months; reported as apprentice to Capt. Nicholson. (15/249)

Tanner, Helyer. Master’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged May 1, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 13 mos.; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated Aug. 18, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Oct. 18, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 30, 1783, on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (15/379)

Taylor, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 10 days. (15/460)

Teague, Charles. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months. (15/465)

Tebot or Tepott, Teapots, Francis. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 21, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 10 days; term, 12 months; reported “pd for him when deserted 1.0.0.” Boston, May 1780, stating that he had learned that said Teapots, a Frenchman, and others, deserters from the Continental Army, were serving on board the frigate “Deane,” and that he had secured the retention of the prize money due them in the hands of the ship’s agent. (15/467) (15/469)

Thomas, Nathaniel. Pilot, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 27, 1781; term, 12 months; reported ” Run.” (15/607)

Thompson, John. Boy, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months; reported as apprentice to Capt. Nicholson. (15/644)

Thompson, Thomas. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 1, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance” Dec. 21, 1781. (15/661)

Threshear, Noah. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 4, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 27 days; term, 12 months. (15/705)

Tinner, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months. (15/773)

Torry, Nathaniel. Landsman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 26, 1782; service, 4 mos. 5 days; term, 12 months; reported died March 31, 1782. (15/873)

Torry, Warren. Marine, Continental frigate ” Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 26, 1781; term, 12 months; reported turned over to the “Alliance ” Dec. 21, 1781. (15/875)

Trigance or Trigancy, Joseph. Receipt dated July 26, 1783, signed by said Trigance, Chirurgeon, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. Assistant Surgeon’s Mate, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 30, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. (16/51)

Turner, Luther. Mariner, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 21 days; term, 12 months. (16/179)

Turner, Winslow. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 6, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 25 days; term, 5 months. (16/195)

Wail or Wails, Wait, John. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months; reported as apprentice to Lieut. Page. (16/386) John Wails. Receipt dated July 21, 1783, signed by Benjamin Page, for wages due said Wails [or service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/388) Wait, John. Individual clothing account [year not given] grouped with other clothing accounts of men probably belonging to the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley, presumably covering clothing and materials supplied them in 1783; said Wait, apprentice to Benjamin Page, credited with £21 35 9d. (16/396)

Walker, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 18, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 13 days. (16/461)

Wall, George. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 20, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 11 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 13, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/491)

Wallis, Ebenezer. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 23, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 8 days; also, receipt dated Nov. 7, 1783, signed by James Hughes, for wages due said Wallis for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/503)

Waterman, William. Lieutenant of Marines, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 29, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 2 days; also, receipt dated Oct. 28, 1783, for wages for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley; also, receipt dated Dec. 5, 1783, for wages for service from May 10, 1783, to Aug. 29, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (16/692)

Whailey, James. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (16/941)

White, Samuel. Major and Volunteer, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. (17/129)

Whitney, Solomon. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 25, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 6 days; term, 5 months; reported re-engaged; also, receipt dated Sept. 19, 1783, signed by Obadiah Sawtell, administrator, for wages for service of said Whitney on board the frigate ” Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/250)

Willcut, Joseph. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 14, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 17 days; term, 12 months. (17/404)

Williams, James. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 7, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 24 days; term, 12 months. Receipt dated Aug. 9, 1783, signed by William Burroughs, Administrator, for wages due said Williams for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/442-3)

Williams, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782; term, 12 months; reported “Run.” Receipt dated Oct. 30, 1783, for wages due said Williams for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/455)

Williams, William. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 28, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 3 days: term, 12 months. (17/489)

Williamson, James. Landsman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged March 1, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos.; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated July 17, 1783, signed by Samuel Goodridge, for wages due said Williamson for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/491)

Willson, John. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Feb. 23, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 3 mos. 8 days. (17/542)

Willys, Samuel. Marine, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Jan. 13, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 4 mos. 18 days; term, 12 months. (17/552)

Winslow, William. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Oct. 18, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 7 mos. 13 days; engagement, 12 months; reported as Lieut. Page’s apprentice; also, receipt dated July 21, 1783, signed by Benjamin Page, for wages due said Winslow, his apprentice, for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/644)

Winzer, Joseph. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 14, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 17 days; term, 12 months. (17/653)

Witherbourne, George. Boy, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10. 1782: service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days; reported as apprentice to Capt. Nicholson. (17/673)

Witherburne, William. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged April 10, 1782; service to May 31, 1782, 1 mo. 21 days. (17/674)

Witherell, John. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Nov. 27, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 6 mos. 3 days; reported deserted, but returned. (17/677)

Witherell, Oliver. Seaman, Continental frigate “Deane,” commanded by Capt. Samuel Nicholson; engaged Dec. 29, 1781; service to May 31, 1782, 5 mos. 2 days; term, 12 months; also, receipt dated May 31, 1783, signed by Seth Hatch, for wages due said Witherell for service to May 10, 1783, on board the frigate “Hague,” commanded by Capt. John Manley. (17/678)

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Schooner Amity & Captain Thomas Palmer

The Revolutionary War story of the schooner Amity, Captain Thomas Palmer is told through the 25 documents and receipts representing the settled account of the vessel by John Langdon as the Continental agent of the Marine Committee and Navy Board sold at Northeast Auctions on 14 August 2015. According to the seller’s handwritten bill of sale, the 50-ton schooner with “all her Tackle & Apparrell” was purchased by Langdon “for Acco’t of the United States of America” for the sum of “nine hundred pounds Lawful Money” from Kittery shipwright Stephen Paul on 3 June 1778. This acquisition of the Amity for the use of the Continental Congress are confirmed in a letter from John Langdon to the Congressional Committee for Foreign Affairs posted from Portsmouth on 5 June 1778. This correspondence indicates that the schooner Amity, Captain Palmer, will sail shortly for France, where Palmer will deliver dispatches to the Commissioners at Paris.

Vendors performing work on the vessel in preparation for her impending voyage included; Henry Sherburne for “Iron work Done for ye Amity Packett”, William Hart for “repairing “2 Comp[ass]’s”, John Reed and Joseph Walker for ”Graving the Schooner”, John Cutts for “Mast Hoops, 2 Iron bound Buckets…& bringing 6 water Casks” and Tobias Walker “for making & mending of schooner Amity’s sails”. As evidenced from the settled receipts, Col. John Langdon had authorized work on the schooner Amity’s account well before her purchase on 3 June. An invoice dated 5 May but settled on 6 July 1778 with William Green on behalf of Paul Laighton indicates blocks, pump brakes, hand spikes, log reel, hand pump among many other items were supplied to the vessel up to one month prior to her government ownership. Dates on other receipts including Tobias Warner for tallow and candles, Moses Noble for “My Self…Wm Ham…[and] My Negro Man” in making the topmast, spar, sail boom and yards and Daniel Lunt for “making 1 Speaking Trumpet” also support this premise.

Work in earnest however appears to have begun after the Amity’s purchase for Continental use on 3 June. An invoice from Tobias Lear, cousin to John Langdon and father to George Washington’s personal secretary, indicates the “Beach Graving” began on that date with lumber and spikes supplied the workers on the following day with additional lumber and planking delivered on 5 June 1778. Lear’s bill also includes two days “Gondola hire for Ballasting” noted for that same date. Stephen Sumner completed the preparations for sea as evidenced in his 8 June 1778 receipt for “2-1/2 Days Work fixing ye Rigging of s’d Schooner myself” along with his assistants John Overton and Phillip Clear. Their overtime efforts are noted in the document “NB ye above Days we work’d 14 Hours”. William Langdon’s 6 June 1778 invoice for leather clearly documents his identification of the vessel as “The Continental Schooner Amity.” John Langdon’s itemized and autographed list of “Sundry Disbursements” associated with the schooner Amity dated 6 June 1778 indicates that including wages advanced the master, mate and crew; the total sum spent on the rapid refitting of the vessel was 577 Pounds ,12 Shillings and 11-1/2 Pence including Langdon’s own five percent commission. James Melchen’s 13 June 1778 receipt “for two Days Work on b’d the Schooner Amity” also included payment from Langdon “for three [and] a half Days Landing Goods out of the Duchess de Grammont”. This French ship and her contracted military cargo of uniforms, stockings, copper, tin and flints appear to be the topic of frenzied correspondence between Langdon, Josiah Bartlett, the Board of War and the Commerce Committee of the Continental Congress during June 1778.

As evidenced by a shipping agreement dated at Portsmouth on 2 June 1778, three of the crew were engaged “on Board the Schooner Amity, Thomas Palmer Master, bound from hence to France & back again in the Service of the United States of America” even before the vessel was acquired by Continental Naval agent John Langdon for that purpose. John Elliott, Samuel Broten [aka Broughton], and Josiah Berry were contracted “to perform the Duty of Seamen” at wages of “fifteen Pounds” per month with one months wages agreed to be paid in advance and another months “to be advanced us in France”. Their signatures are witnessed by Joseph Haven and Sameul Penhallow, Jr., whose hand also appears to have drafted the contract. The document trove even includes Berry’s bill from Benjamin Reed for boarding the sailor for the eight days preceeding Amity’s departure on 9 June 1778.

John Corney’s shipping agreement signed at Portsmouth indicates he “ship’t myself in Capacity of Mate on board the Schooner Amity, Thomas Palmer Master bound from hence to France & back again in the Service of the United States of America” on 3 June 1778. Corney was an experienced captain himself having been cleared out of Piscataqua Customs House four years earlier on 7 July 1774 as master of the ship Nelson bound for the West Indies. That presumably successful voyage ended three months later when Corney was cleared in from St. Kitts on 13 October 1774. Corney’s agreed upon wages were “twenty two pounds ten shillings” per month with “Twenty four pounds Advanced Wages before sailing & the like Sum in France & the Residue on my Return”. Receipt for the stated advance is acknowledged at the conclusion of the agreement. A similar shipping agreement was signed by John Sherburne to serve “in the Capacity of a Seaman…at the Rate of Fifteen Pounds” per month or otherwise at so much per month “as Capt Palmer shall judge reasonable in proportion to Others on board sd Schooner.” Apparently satisfied with this less rigid contract, Sherburne acknowledges receipt of just “Twelve Pounds Lawful Money as advance Wages.” Executed on 4 June 1778, yet another shipping agreement with Reynes Lalland is structured slightly differently. Lalland’s quality as Seaman is not explicitly identified and his wages are noted “at the Rate of thirty Dollars” per month, equal to nine pounds per month at the time. Apparently, Reynes Lalland was illiterate as his mark was attested to by John Parker and Joseph Haven. The three documents executed by Corney, Sherburne and on behalf of Lalland are all written by the same unidentified hand. A “Portledge Bill for the Schooner Amity” listing the vessel’s crew, the date each shipped on board, wages and advance signed by Thomas Palmer confirms the seven as her complete compliment.

Like many voyages of Continental vessels, senior officers reserved ‘privilege’ or the right to ship personal goods on public vessels. The schooner Amity apparently was no exception as one most fascinating but unsigned document attests. Careful examination may prove it to be in Colonel John Langdon’s hand as the closing notation reads, “Memo June 8th 1778 Shipt on Board the Amity five Bbs pot and Pearl Ash consigned to Capt Thos Palmer for Sales & Returns”. The note follows a long list of items identified as “Promised” including; “Crimson Velvet for Suit of Clothes Ling & Trimming, Rich han[d]som Silk for Ladys gown with Trimming, Some handsom Silk for hat and Cloak for Lady_ head Dress for Lady_ 6 pr Ladies Shoes, handsom, 26 doz good Claret_ Cordials, Anchoves, Capers, Almonds…and something strong and handsom for winter Jacket and Britches”. Hardly the military stores which no doubt were expected to fill the hold for the return leg.

Schooner Amity’s master Thomas Palmer’s executed bill for expenses is particularly interesting. Apparently summoned to the vessel on 1 June 1778, his services commenced with charges for a horse and expenses of getting “Myself to Newbury after a vessel”. Palmer further itemized expenses including “1 Boat, Oars, Rudder & Tiller” and “1 Large English Jack”’ presumably for deceiving enemy vessels. Board for himself is charged from the first of June to the ninth, the date of Amity’s departure. Finally, Captain Palmer includes a bill for his wages from 1 June to 10 August 1778 totaling two months and ten days. Most intriguing is the date of settlement of Palmer’s account on 30 March 1779. This document suggests that after the schooner Amity was taken shortly after sailing, the fifty-seven year old Thomas Palmer was apparently incarcerated in the service of the United States until 10 August 1778 and likely prevented from returning to Portsmouth to collect his expenses and balance of wages until March of the following year. Published in London on 21 November 1778, The Gazette reveals the captain and his schooner’s fate at the hand of the 50-gun HMS Experiment then under the command of the respected and feared Sir James Wallace. “June 12 [1778]. By Ditto [the Experiment]. Schooner Amity- (Prize) Thomas Palmer Master, John Langdon Owner, from Portsmouth to France, taken at Sea, burnt-with Provisions and Ballast.”

Details of Amity’s capture are found at the British National Archives in Master Andrew Stone’s log of HMS Experiment (ADM 52/1725) under “Remarks on Friday June 12th 1778” for between 2:00 and 8:00 o’clock in the morning, “made sail and chaced to the USW. Fired 7 Shot at the chace & brought her too, a schooner from portsmouth in Piscataway for France in Ballast, master took the materials & provisions out of her, five Casks of pearl ash and one ditto Furs marked EX. N1DC. Shared the provisions among our ships company & prisoners. Set the schooner a fire.” Captain James Wallace’s remarks in the Captain’s log (ADM 51/331) are similar to Stones’ with several notable details. Wallace records that after a two hour chase of the Amity, the Experiment “brought her too” at 4:00 am and also that the prize schooner was set on fire three hours later at 7:00 am about nine or ten miles southeast of Mengigan (Monhegan) Island. Interestingly, Captain Wallace notes the marking on the cask of furs differently from his sailing master as EXN 1ab. Thirteen days after their capture, the commander and crew of the schooner Amity were brought into New York bound for the prison ship Prince of Wales on 25 June 1778. At the last minute, after their destination was already recorded in the Experiment’s muster roll (ADM 36/7920), the prisoners were apparently temporarily diverted to the 64-gun ship Ardent as evidenced by a correction to the muster roll crossing out the Prince of Wales and noting the Ardent instead.

HMS Ardent was the flagship of Rear Admiral James Gambier, Commander in Chief of the Royal Navy in North-America. Having just arrived from England about the first of June 1778, Admiral Gambier already had his hands full with a great number of sick seamen, want of experienced sailors and complaints of ill treatment of American prisoners in prison ships at New York. One such complaint published six weeks later in the 1 August edition of the Pennsylvania Packet originating from George Lacey and others confined on the prison ship Judith dated 12 June 1778, the same day that schooner Amity and her men were taken, offers a clue as to the story behind Experiment’s muster roll changes. The plea begins, “your petitioners, with great humility, beg leave to state their wretched, unhappy situation to you…” and continues to describe conditions for 197 Americans confined on board the small prison ship, “45 of whom are, beyond all human hopes of recovery, sick with malignant putrid fevers; and about 50 other emaciated living skeletons dragging about the decks such naked miserable carcasses, that it should seem were only spared as a favour like another Polyphemus for the after sport of death…” Lacey’s petition continues with the observation that every night the prisoners are forced below decks at bayonet tip so that they “have as much to dread from a general suffocation, as from the unremitting malignancy of the pestilential distemper, which continues to diminish their numbers at the rate of 3, 4 and 5 every day.” The following day, newly arrived Gambier issued his seemingly compassionate response from onboard the Ardent, “The Admiral taking the prisoners petition into consideration and desirous at all times to alleviate their diuretics as soon as possible, by giving every relief in his power, has ordered a large commodious Ship to be got ready immediately for the reception of the masters, mates, and gentlemen passengers and another Ship will be got ready in a few days, to thin the numbers on board of each prison Ship, and to separate the well men from the sick.” Gambier would serve in this capacity for about ten months until relieved by Sir George Collier from Halifax. The Ardent sailed with Admiral Gambier from New York for her English homeland on 6 April 1779 but was later taken by the French off Plymouth, England on 17 June of that same year.

Experiment’s muster roll (ADM 36/7920) reveals that the Langdon documents associated with the schooner Amity don’t tell the whole story of her crew. In addition to master Thomas Palmer, mate John Corney and seamen John Sherbourne, John Elliott, Josiah Berry, Samuel Broughten – two additional men are included in the list of those taken by the British on 11 June 1778. In lieu of Reynes Lalland, we are faced with the names Peter Gerdiere and Linard Reniere. The latter appears to be an interposed French version of Reynes Lalland, leaving us with evidence of an eighth member of Amity’s compliment of which there is no record in the Langdon documents.

The dates of Amity’s departure, the schooner’s capture, Palmer’s confinement and eventual return appear to be corroborated by his testimony sworn before Samuel Penhallow at Portsmouth on 16 March 1779. According to Volume 17 of New Hampshire’s Provincial and State Papers, “Capt Thomas Palmer of lawful age testifieth and saith he sailed from this Port on the ninth day of June A. D. 1778 bound to France with Dispatches from the Continental Congress and two days afterwards was taken by the Experiment Ship of War and carried to New York after being close confined sometime on board a Prison Ship was admitted to go on shore on Parole when John Fisher Esq’ sent for him he (sd Palmer) waited upon sd Fisher who expressed a Concern at not knowing he was a Prisoner at the time Cap‘ Lewis was released as sd Fisher said he would then have endeavoured to have procured his discharge also sd Fisher then made particular enquiry what Piscataqua Men were the prisoners & in what manner they were treated & whether any were in immediate want of Relief being informed Cap’ [John] Gregory was very sick, he sent him some Money by him the sd Palmer, said Fisher then told the sd Palmer he would endeavour to procure a Flag the Release of him and others some time after sd Fisher told the sd Palmer he had procured a Flag to transport twenty two Prisoners to New London as the States then being in Debt to the Admiral to the number of ninety Prisoners sd Fisher told him a greater number could not be released at that time & desired he would visit the Prison Ships and bring him a List of the Prisoners belonging to the State of New Hampshire to that amount upon enquiry the sd Palmer found there were only nine of the aforementioned Prisoners then on board the Prison Ships at New York whose names he returned to sd Fisher who told him to make up the aforesd number among those who stood in most need of Relief sd Palmer further saith thro’ sd Fisher’s means twenty two Prisoners were at that time sent in a Flag to New London- and further saith not.”

Captain Thomas Palmer appears to have been initially confined on the prison ship Prince of Wales in New York Harbor, according to a letter dated 12 July 1778 from Mate John Corney to John Langdon located in The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859. In the letter, Corney confirms the schooner Amity was captured by the Experiment three days after leaving Portsmouth on 12 June 1778 and that both “he and Captain Palmer are being kept prisoner with no prospect of relief.” Arguing that the Amity’s officers and crew were employed in Continental service, Corney exhorts Langdon to exercise his ”Powers of doing us Service” while implying Langdon’s authority as a Congressional agent “is not Circumscribed by the narrow bounds of one who acts only in a Private Capacity, & for the Service of an Individual.” Corney further claims that he and Palmer were entered into naval service at the insistence of Langdon and communicates their hope that “he can exercise his extensive abilities to free them.” This intimation has merit based on Langdon’s demonstrated friendship with Palmer and likelihood of the same based on Corney and his wife Mary’s connection to the Colonel’s North Church.

Born about 1721 to Hannah Remick (1694-1741) and Thomas Palmer (1680-1753), Portsmouth resident Captain Thomas Palmer was long acquainted with John Langdon, having actively participated in Langdon’s 14 December 1774 attack on Fort William and Mary to seize the King’s gunpowder for the patriot cause. At the time of the raid, Palmer had only been back in town about a month and a half, having returned from Bristol, England as a passenger aboard one Captain Tyler’s ship during the last week of October. Known locally as “the Castle”, Fort William and Mary had guarded access to Portsmouth Harbor and the Piscataqua River from New Castle Island and was New Hampshire’s only permanently manned British military post at the advent of the American Revolution. After unsuccessfully attempting to obtain the munitions without bloodshed, Langdon’s mob of Portsmouth rebels stormed the fort, prompting it’s commander to lead his men in resisting the attack. In a brief but spirited engagement, the defenders were overwhelmed. One story emerging out of the incident was that of defender Isaac Seveay, “knocked from his position on a wall and disarmed. Seveay was located near the King’s colors and Captain Thomas Palmer ‘snapped a Pistol’ at the unarmed soldier. The weapon “flash’d” but did not fire. Either Palmer’s pistol was not loaded with a ball or the powder in the barrel was not ignited by the flash in the pan. The fortunate Seveay was ordered to his knees and beg pardon for resisting. He answered that he would kneel “when his Legs were cut off below his knees…but he would not before.” For this response, Seveay was immediately knocked to the ground by others and rewarded with a beating to the head.

It is reported that John Palmer, reputedly the son of Captain Palmer, was the individual who hauled down the large British ensign to “three Huzzas” of the attackers- striking colors which had flown above the fort for over 140 years. The following day, the Castle was again raided by Militia Major John Sullivan for the purpose of seizing her numerous cannon. The word received by British authorities on 16 December was that the fort was “full of armed men, who refuse to disperse, but appear determined to complete the dismantling of the fortress entirely.” Presumably anxious to “get out of town” for awhile, Captain Thomas Palmer cleared Piscataqua Customs House bound for the West Indies on that same day with eight others in command of the 180-ton ship Elizabeth. Captain Palmer was well experienced with this transit, with newspaper records indicating his sailing to the West Indies as early as October 1756 on the brig Sally and again as Master of the ship Two Friends in January 1770. Palmer’s merchant career can be traced in coastal newspaper accounts as early as 1749-1753 on the sloop Sea Flower. Genealogical sources suggest Captain Thomas Palmer was married to Love Adams born about 1725 and the couple shared six children; Love born 1743, Ann born 1745, John born 1749, Thomas born 1751, John Elliot born 1754 and Thomas Palmer, Jr. born 1756. It is this last child who served as a Gunner’s Mate on the Ranger under John Paul Jones between August 1777 and October 1778, when he was married to Mary Cate.

We next encounter Captain Thomas Palmer in command of the New Hampshire privateer schooner Enterprize, originally a brig built “for the islands trade”. Fitted out by citizens of Portsmouth, Palmer was appointed by the Committee of Safety “at the request of the proprietors” on 23 February 1776 to replace Daniel Jackson who resigned her command. Within one month however, John Langdon employed Palmer in Continental service penning the following letter at Portsmouth 22 April 1776, “You having the Command and direction of the Brigantine Marquis of Kildare, in the Service of the United Colonies, Equipt for the Sea, are to Embrace the first favourable Oppertunity of Wind & Weather, and Sail with said Brigant to the port Leorient, in the Kingdom of France, where when it shall please God you arrive, Enquire of some principal Merchant or Merchts on whom you may depend whether the Cargo you have on board said Brigantine (Invoice of which you have herewith) is Suitable for the Markett at that place, or whether any Articles you have on board, is Contraband, or not, which may be Easily known, by Enquiring what Articles are prohibited, If on Enquiry you find your Cargo will not sell for a Tolerable price, and by strictest Enquiry of disinterested Men, you are led to think that a greater price might be Obtain’d at Bourdeaux or any other part in the Bay of Biskey, even so high as Brest, you may proceed and do your best in the Sale of your Cargo, the Neat proceeds of which you’ll lay out in such Articles, as are mentioned in the Memorandum you have herewith, takeing the greatest Care to deal with Men of the best Character, and with great Caution that the Goods are not Over Charg’d, after having Compleated your Business, and got the Neat proceeds of your Cargo on board which I shall depend on its being done with the utmost Frugality and dispatch, you’ll make the best of your way back to this place, takeing the greatest Care, in your outward as well as your homeward passage to keep clear of any British Ships, whatever, and in short not to speak with any Vessell, You’ll remember to push off this Coast with all dispatch, Steering as near the Shoal of Georges as may be with Safety, which will be mbst out of the way of the Men of Warr &c. after which you’ll keep well to the Southward Especially when you come near Cape Finestre as by that Means you’ll get clear of any Vessells, bound in or out, the Channel of England, Youll take Care on your Return, to keep in with the Eastern shore, and should it so happen that you should put in any Harbour by all means to give me Information as soon as may be, – You must be Sensible how Necessary it will be in keeping the best look out, & useing your best Endeavour to prevent yourself from falling into the Hands of our Enemies, and also your duty, to Exert yourself for the Services of the United Colonies, in the Sale of your Cargo, & purchase of Goods, Agreeable to the Oath you’ve taken, – I must again recommend Frugality and dispatch, on which much will depend.”

In a postscript, Langdon adds a last minute security detail intended to ensure the secrecy of his endeavor, “If you have any Letters on board for any part of the World for any person whatever My positive Orders are that you do not deliver them, until you are ready to leave the place, where you sell your Cargo and buy your Goods”. The personal warmth between Captain Thomas Palmer and Continental agent John Langdon is hinted at in the letter’s closing, “Wishing you a prosperous Voyage & safe return, am your Friend & Director”. Palmer’s fealty is evidenced in his signed endorsement, “The above and on the other Side is Copy of my Orders which I promise to follow”. Two days after his letter of instructions to the trusted captain on 24 April 1776, the New Hampshire Committee of Safety meeting at Exeter issued Langdon a permit for the brig Marquis of Kildare, Thomas Palmer, Master, to “proceed to Europe with her Lading.” Yet another letter from John Langdon to Captain Robert Cochran at Charleston during Palmer’s absence at sea dated 3 June 1776, suggests Captain Palmer had conducted some business early in that year with Cochran who had visited New Hampshire seeking to enlist men in the naval service of South Carolina.

In a communication dated 23 June 1778, Silas Deane writes from Bordeaux to Robert Morris and the Committee of Secret Correspondence indicating that Captain Thomas Palmer had arrived in that place on the brig Marquis of Kildare after a trans-Atlantic voyage of less than two months. Palmer sailed from Bordeaux on 15 August, reaching Portsmouth on 6 October after a seven week crossing with a cargo of military stores. Upon his return, it was reported Palmer “informs us the French treated him with the utmost kindness, and seemed ready to do every thing in their power to serve him; that the custom-house officers permitted the American vessels to pass without examination, while the English were all searched.” An account of the homeward bound voyage dated 19 October 1776 reads, “Last Friday, Captain Thomas Palmer, of Portsmouth, arrived there in seven weeks from France, with a valuable cargo of powder, small-arms, flints, lead, &c. On the 16th of September he met with a large fleet of thirty-three sail of English transports, among which he took three to be men-of-war, and being so near, that he and a gentleman, passenger on board, who is going to South-Carolina, were both obliged to throw over all their papers and letters of consequence, expecting every moment to be taken. These gentlemen also inform that the French have two fleets at sea, one of nine and the other of eleven sail-of-the-line, who are supposed to cruise, in order to prevent the progress of the Russian fleet in the Baltick. In all French ports American vessels are received with the utmost indulgence imaginable, and the French are daily in expectation of hearing the Colonies had declared their independency of Great Britain; that an embargo had been laid three months on all shipping outward bound in Spain, expecting daily a declaration of war with Portugal. Should a war between Spain and Portugal take place, France will inevitably assist Spain; and England, being by treaty obliged to assist Portugal with a certain body of troops, will have both the Powers of Spain and France to fight.”

The importance of Captain Thomas Palmer’s mission to the fledgling United States of America is revealed in the Secret Committee report of 22 October 1776 to the Continental Congress then in session at Philadelphia. The committee reported, “that the cargo lately arrived at Portsmouth, in the Brig Marquis of Kildare, Captain Palmer, consists of the following articles, viz˙, 5000 pounds Powder, 250 Small-Arms, 100,000 Flints, 4000 yards of small Canvas, 4 to 500 Jackets, 100 Knapsacks, 100 Leggins, 80 large Rugs, 2 bales of Woollens, 1 bale of Linens, and 10 tons of Lead: Whereupon, Resolved, That the Powder, 100 Small-Arms, 2000 Flints, part of the Canvas, 80 Rugs, and part of the Lead, be applied by the Continental Agent for the use of the Continental Frigate Rawleigh: That 60,000 Flints be sent to General Washington: That 38,000 Flints, 150 Small-Arms, 100 Knapsacks, 100 Leggins, and 8 tons of Lead, be sent to the Northern Army, under General Schuyler and General Gates: That the remainder of the Canvas be made into Tents, and sent to the Northern Army: That the Jackets, if fit for soldiers, be sent to the Northern Army; if fit for sailors, that they be distributed amongst the Continental frigates at Portsmouth and Boston: That the two bales of Woollens be made up into soldiers’ Clothes, for the Northern Army: That the bale of Linens, if fit for soldiers’ Shirts, or other purposes, for the Army, be made up, and sent to the Northern Army; if not suitable for publick use, that they be sold to the best advantage.”

Little is now known of the balance of Captain Thomas Palmer’s wartime service except that in June 1777 he was master of the privateer sloop Fly sailing out of Portsmouth and on 12 June 1780 he was commissioned to command the New Hampshire privateer ship Portsmouth which was taken by the British in June of the following year. The First Federal Census records the extended Palmer family deeply rooted in Portsmouth shortly before the patriarch’s passing. The Captain’s household includes himself and four females. A Continental Navy veteran, his namesake’s household includes Thomas, Jr., one male under the age of sixteen and three females. Son John shares his home with one male under the age of sixteen and seven females. William’s household includes himself and three females. Presumably an adult grandson, Cotton Palmer lives alone. Portsmouth’s New Hampshire Spy of Saturday 6 November 1790 reports, “Died in this Town on Tuesday last [11/2/1790] Capt. Thomas Palmer, Aged 69.”

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The List of Men who Died on Board the ship Alfred (March-September 1776)

The List of Men who Died on Board the ship Alfred (March-September 1776) was transcribed by Joseph Ross in 2016. This list of 8 men is included in a bound group of ledger sheets for the ships Alfred and Trumbull which was sold as Lot 181 at Northeast Auctions on 20 August 2016. The information shown is taken from several of approximately 34 pages of various documents compiled together as a string-bound journal and marked on the cover John Cotton, Esq. Cotton was the builder of the ship Trumbull and the bound journal is believed to have belonged to Dudley Saltonstall, captain of the Continental Navy ships Alfred, Trumbull and Warren. An Alphabetical List of 8 Men who Died on Board the ship Alfred and the Alphabetical List of 35 Men who purchased Effects of those who Died on Board ship Alfred are derived from these documents and follow their transcriptions for assistance in internet browsing. It can be reasonably assumed that, with the exception of Michael Barley of the Providence, all the men on this list also belonged to the ship Alfred.

By Am’t Sales of Effects belonging to Sundry Persons Died on Board the Alfred as p[er] Acc’t Values
Benjamin Barry            L 16.7.2
William Bennitt                  2.1.9
Thomas Owens                0.18.0
Cornelius Sayers [Sears]  2.6.6
Primus Kellow                    1.7.1
John Dougherty                 0.2.6
John Giddens                      1.3.1
John Fitz Patrick             0.13.11
.                                        L 29.0.0

Inventory of Sundries belonging to Benjamin Barry Dec’d Sold on board Ship Alfred at ye Mast at Publick Vendue March 29th, 1776 To the following Persons-
1 blue Jack’t       John Cleveland    L 1.3.0
1 Red Do             Ellis Roland              1.0.0
1 Shirt                 Thomas Young       0.15.0
1 blk handkerk   Patrick O’Brian        0.8.6
Pr blk Briches     John York               0.11.6
1 white Jack’t      Will’m Leonard      0.13.6
Pr Briches            Jno McLocklin        0.11.6
pr blk do              Tim’o Lynch              0.1.6
Trowsers             Rob. Shillingforth     0.5.0
1 Frock                 Rob. Ritchie              0.7.0
Trowsers              Patrick Doyl             0.2.6
1 Frock                  Rich’d Grinnal          0.4.6
1 Shirt                   Michael Cooley         0.8.0
Pr Trowsers         Elias Carr                  0.5.0
1 Shirt                   Patrick Doyl              0.5.0
1 Jacket                Ellis Rowland             0.0.6
Pr Drawers           Patrick O’Brian         0.5.6
Pr Stockings         Benj’a Sipill                0.8.6
Pr Ditto                 Rich’d Willson            0.8.0
Pr Ditto                 Edward Bellanger      0.2.0
1 Bed                     Rich’d Willson            1.13.6
Pr Stock’s              Jerre’h Connell           0.2.6
.              Sum bro’t forw’d                    L 10.2.0
.             Am’t Brought over                  L 10.2.0
2 Jackets               Kenn’t McCloud           0.1.6
1 Hatt                    James Hayes                 2.7.6
Pr Mittens Garters
and Pr Shoes        Jerri Connel                  0.3.0
1 blue Coat           John Hannah                  2.1.6
1 Book                   Sam. Nicholas, Esq        0.2.0
.                                                                 L 14.17.6
Commis’n on above at 5 prct                    0.14.10
.                                                                   L 14.2.8
Remains in Capt. Saltonstalls hands
1 Chest- 1 Pr Plated Shoe Buckels
1 Pr Silver knee Buckels- Cash a Dollar
Acct Sales of the above mentioned Remaining Articles Sold at the Mast Sept. 5th, 1776
1 Chest                               to Rob. Shillingford       L 1.0.0
1 Pr Plated Buck’l                  Mathew Green             0.6.0
1 Pr Silver Knee Buck           Mich’l Cooley               0.13.0
Remains in Capt. Saltonstalls Hands Cash                  0.7.6
.                                                                                       L 2.6.6
Commis on above at 5 prct Exclusive of ye Money    0.2.0
.                                                                                        L 2.4.6
.                          Am’t first Sales                                     14.2.8
.                          Carr’d to Gen’l Acc’t                          L 16.7.2

Inventory of Sundries belonging to William Bennitt Dec’d March 21, 1776 Sold at the Mast on board Ship Alfred at Publick Vendue March 29th, 1776. To the Persons following-
1 Frock             Wm. Leonard     L 0.9.0
1 Great Coat    James Wall             1.4.0
1 Jacket            Rich. Willson          0.6.6
Pr Trousers     Stephen Rill            0.4.6
.                                                       L 2.4.0
Commis on above at 5 prct            0.2.3
.                                                        L 2.1.9

Sales of Thomas Owens Effects on Board the Alfred at the Mast Septem 5th, 1776-
1 Great Coat   to Jerri Connel     L 0.17.0
1 Pr Shoes           James Ranken      0.2.0
.                                                           0.19.0
Commis on above at 5 prct               0.1.0
.                                                         L 0.18.0

Sales of Cornelius Sears Effects on Board the Alfred at the Mast Sept. 5th, 1776-
1 Coat                                 to James Edgar       L 0.5.0
1 Coat                                     Walter Spooner     0.17.0
1 Jacket                                  Mathew Green       0.9.0
1 Shirt                                     Charles Bryant       0.7.0
Part of Jack’t & handk          Mathew Green       0.8.6
Pr Stockings   Mich’l Barley of the Providence   0.2.6
.                                                                                  2.9.0
Commis on above at 5 prct                                    0.2.6
.                                                                                L 2.6.6

Sales of Primus Kellows Effects at Vendue on board the Alfred Sept. 5th, 1776-
1 Great Coat       Will’m Burns       L 1.8.6
Commis on above at 5 prct               0.1.5
.                                                          L 1.7.1

Sales of John Doughertys Effects at the Mast on Board the Alfred Sept. 5th, 1776-
1 Blanket          Charles Bryant       L 0.2.6

Sales of John Giddens Effects at the Mast on Board the Alfred Sept. 5th, 1776-
1 Pr Trousers     Kennet McCleod                 L 0.4.0
1 Bed                    Jerri Connel                            0.7.0
1 Blank’t               James Willson                        0.2.6
1 Great Coat        Mich’l Moor                            0.9.6
1 Pr Stockings     Mich’l Barley of the Prov      0.5.0
1 Jacket               Jerri Connel                             1.7.6
1 Ditto                  Robert Shillingford                 0.4.0
1 Frock                 James Willson                         0.9.6
1 ditto                   Jacob Collett                          0.10.0
2 Pr Drawers       James Ranken                         0.1.0
Cap, Brich’s & Draws   Robert Shillingford         0.1.6
1 Jacket                         Ditto                                 0.6.0
2 ditto                            Ditto                                0.10.6
1 Pr Trousers        Will’m Burns                           0.7.6
1 Pillow & Case, Pr Shoes
and Pr Stockings   Mich’l Barley of the Prov      0.3.0
.                                                                              L 5.8.6
Commis on above at 5 prct                                   0.5.5
.                                                                               L 5.3.1

Sales- Jno Fitz Patricks Effects May 27, 1776
to 6 yds Stripes       Tho’s Vaughan      L 0.10.10
to 1 Hatt                   John Whitman           0.11.3
.                                                                     L 1.2.1
Paid for Washing & Cleaning his
Linnen                                                         L 0.7.0
Commiss’n for Sales of above                       0.1.2
.                                                                     L 0.8.2
.                                                                   L 0.13.11

Alphabetical List of 8 Men who Died on Board the ship Alfred
Benjamin Barry
William Bennitt
John Dougherty
John Fitz Patrick
John Giddens
Primus Kellow
Thomas Owens
Cornelius Sears [aka Sayers]

Alphabetical List of 35 Men who purchased Effects of those who Died on Board ship Alfred
Michael Barley of the Providence
Edward Bellanger
Charles Bryant
William Burns
Elias Carr
John Cleveland
Jacob Collett
Jerri Connell [aka Connel]
Patrick Doyl [aka Doyle]
James Edgar
Mathew Green
Richard Grinnal
John Hannah
James Hayes
William Leonard
Timothy Lynch
Kennet McCloud [aka McCleod]
John McLocklin
Michael Moor
Samuel Nicholas, Esq.
Patrick O’Brian
James Ranken
Stephen Rill
Robert Ritchie
Ellis Rowland [aka Roland]
Robert Shillingford [aka Shillingforth]
Benjamin Sipill
Walter Spooner
Thomas Vaughan
James Wall
John Whitman
James Willson
Richard Willson
John York
Thomas Young

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Roll of Men Entered on Board Ship Trumbull (12/14/1776 – 2/27/1777)

The Roll of Men Entered on Board Ship Trumbull was transcribed by Joseph Ross in 2016. This list of 23 men is included in a bound group of ledger sheets for the ships Alfred and Trumbull which was sold as Lot 181 at Northeast Auctions on 20 August 2016. One of approximately 34 pages of various documents compiled together as a string-bound journal and marked on the cover John Cotton, Esq. Cotton was the builder of the ship Trumbull and the bound journal is believed to have belonged to Dudley Saltonstall, captain of the Continental Navy ships Alfred, Trumbull and Warren. An Alphabetical List of the Roll of Men Entered on Board Ship Trumbull derived from this document follows the transcript to assist in internet browsing.

Roll of Men Entered on Board Ship Trumbull
Time of Entry      Names                   Quality     Wag[es] p[er] Mo[nth]
Dec’r 14, 1776 John Brown
”     16     ”        John Brice              A.Seam              L 2.8        Certificate given 17 Feb’r
”     16     ”        Hez’h Shaylor              ”                       2.8         Certif given 17 March
”     16     ”        Ezra Shalyor                ”                       2.8         Certificate given 22 Mar
”     18     ”        Lemuel Smith              ”                       2.8         Certificate given 15 ”
”     18               Eleazor Tredwell         ”                       2.8                       ”              15 ”
”     24               Richard Cockran         ”                       2.8          Run
”     24               Robert Saunders        ”                        2.8         Certificate given
”                        Jacob White              1st Mate             4.10
”                        Jonath Gaylord        Carpenter          4.10
”     29               Robert Sloan             Blacks                9
Jan  1, 1777      Thomas Cattlin            do
Dec 18, 177[6]  John Diver                                             2.8         Certificate given 17 Mar
”      2      ”         Perez Chapman       A. Seam          8 dollars   Ent for ye Cruize, Run
”     16     ”         Elisha Bennett          2nd Mate      15 dollars   Came on board ye 16 Jan. 1777
‘                          Samuel Stow           Midship
Feb. 26, 1777    Isaac Knaps             Seam
”       ”                 James Knaps             do
”       ”                 Thomas Johnson       do
”       ”                 Aron White                do
”       ”                 Gad a Negro               do                                      Daniel Peterson
‘                           Aurther Robertson  Miship’n
Feb. 27, 1777    Noah Brooks              Seam

Alphabetical List of the Roll of Men Entered on Board Ship Trumbull
Elisha Bennett, 2nd Mate
John Brice, Able Seaman
Noah Brooks, Seaman
John Brown
Thomas Cattlin, Blacksmith
Perez Chapman, Able Seaman
Richard Cockran, Able Seaman
John Diver
Jonathan Gaylord, Carpenter
Thomas Johnson, Seaman
Isaac Knaps, Seaman
James Knaps, Seaman
Daniel Peterson aka Gad a Negro, Seaman
Arther Robertson, Midshipman
Robert Saunders, Able Seaman
Ezra Shalyor, Able Seaman
Hezekiah Shaylor, Able Seaman
Robert Sloan, Blacksmith
Lemuel Smith, Able Seaman
Samuel Stow, Midshipman
Eleazor Tredwell, Able Seaman
Aaron White, Seaman
Jacob White, 1st Mate

 

 

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