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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