Lord Anson

Nominal Guns26HCA26
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorPrivate Owners
Home PortLondon HCA26
How acquiredPurpose builtHCA26
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1761HCA26


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentW024
Burthen665Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentHCA26
Burthen499Tons BM 


1.4.1757Broadside Weight = 39 Imperial Pound ( 17.6865 kg)HCA26
Gun Deck26 Carriage Guns

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.4.175799 HCA26

1 Commanding Officer

1.4.1757 - 1757Captain (Privateer)Edward Lord Chick (d.1791)HCA26

Service History

1.4.1757Issued with a Letter of Marque as a 26 gun Privateer East Indiaman HCA26

Notes on Ship

Letter of MarqueHCA26
HCA 26/7/84 1757 April 1

Commander: Edward Lord Chick.

Ship: Lord Anson.

Burden: 499 tons.

Crew: 99.

Owners: Admiral Holborn, Captain Crichton, Edmund Godfrey, Charles Pole, Richard Crabb and Daniel Lascelles of London, merchants.

Lieutenant: Thomas Gunn.

Gunner: Thomas Perrott.

Boatswain: James Webb.

Carpenter: Richard Gibbs.

Surgeon: David Duncomb.

Cook: Thomas Groome.

Armament: 26 carriage guns.

Folio: 87


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Posted by Sue Berry on Sunday 9th of September 2018 19:26

I have a letter dated 30/11/1751 addressed to a passenger on the Lord Anson at St Helena, Captain Fowels. A later letter written by the passenger gives the Captain's name as Foulis. Can anyone confirm that this is the same ship as the Lord Anson launched in 1749?

I'd be very grateful for any assistance with this query.

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