Jacobite Gleanings from State Manuscripts. Short Sketches of Jacobites. The Transportations in 1745.
Jacobite Gleanings from State Manuscripts. Short Sketches of Jacobites. The Transportations in 1745.

Jacobite Gleanings from State Manuscripts. Short Sketches of Jacobites. The Transportations in 1745.

Edinburgh & London: Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, 1903. Hardcover. Scarce account of the Jacobite Uprising of 1745, which includes "an exact list and description of 150 Rebel Prisoners ship'd at Liverpool on board the Veteran -- John Ricky, master -- for the Leeward Islands" (pp 48 - 51). The 3 1/2 page list records prisoners names, ages, professions, county, stature, and remarks (i. e. physical appearance: "black [hair], lusty, ruddy", prisoner no. 60, Eliza McFarlin).

This was the voyage transporting prisoners which departed Liverpool in May 1747 with men, young boys, and 15 women, bound for the plantations in Antigua, Barbados and St. Kitts where they would be sold as indentured servants.

Happily for the prisoners, the Veteran was captured by a French privateer, the Diamond; it took the prisoners to Martinique where the French Governor set them free and later refused to turn them over to the British!

8vo, 67pp. Maroon gilt cloth, slight silverfish discoloration. Internally, front end paper neatly excised, otherwise very good condition, bright and clean. OCLC: 4892061. Very good overall. Item #24266

Price: $125.00

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