Earl of Ashburnham

29562
Nominal GunsUnknownEICS
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorEast India Company
Launched1761EICS
First Commissioned1762EICS
How acquiredPurpose builtEICS
ShipyardDeptford - London IORMAR
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)IORMAR
CategoryMerchantEICS
Ship TypeEast Indiaman
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Last known1777EICS

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentIORMAR
Engines112' 2 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Burthen777Tons BM 

Owners


DatesOwnerSource
1761 - 1773John Hallett Principal Managing OwnerIORMAR

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1762 - 12.9.1767Captain (HEIC)Thomas PearceIORMAR26.10.1768 - 14.9.1773Captain (HEIC)Richard PeirceIORMAR10.12.1773 - 1777LieutenantJohn Lowder (c.1739-1813) ADM 354/188/254ADM354

Service History


DateEventSource
6.5.1762Sailed from Portsmouth ref:925
29.4.1764Arrived at The Downs ref:925
10.11.1773Refitted as a Hired Vessel Transport ADM354


Notes on Ship


EIC JournalIORMAR

Built by Wells, launched 1761, 3 decks, 3in bottom, keel 112ft 2½in, 777 tons.

Principal Managing Owners:

1 John Hallett

2-4 John Durand.

Voyages:

(1) 1761/2 Bengal. Capt Thomas Pearce. Portsmouth 6 May 1762 - 1 Sep Delagoa Bay - 25 Dec Kedgeree - 20 Sep 1763 Ingeli - 16 Jan 1764 Cape - 26 Feb St Helena - 5 May Erith.

(2) 17656 Madras and China. Capt Thomas Pearce. Portsmouth 24 Dec 1765 - 13 Mar 1766 Cape - 16 Jun Madras - 6 Oct Whampoa - 30 Jan 1767 Second Bar - 9 May St Helena - 27 Jul Erith.

(3) 1768/9 Madras and China. Capt Richard Peirce. Downs 18 Jan 1769 - 31 May Madras - 18 Sep Whampoa - 4 Jan 1770 Second Bar - 14 May St Helena - 1 Aug Erith.

(4) Madras and China. Capt Richard Peirce. Portsmouth 16 Jan 1772 - 25 Jun Madras - 26 Aug Malacca - 8 Oct Whampoa - 26 Jan 1773 Second Bar - 18 Apr Cape - 10 May St Helena - 3 Aug Gravesend.

(5) 1773/4 Bengal. Capt Martin Waghorn. Portsmouth 19 Nov 1773 as transport with HMS Salisbury and Seahorse under Commodore Sir Edward Hughes - Calcutta - 7 Jan 1777 - left Bengal 11 Apr - 3 Aug St Helena - 15 Dec Erith.



 

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Posted by Ken Slee on Saturday 28th of December 2019 23:25

My ggg-grandfather's brother Edward Slee was on the Earl of Ashburnham on its voyoge of 1765 to India and China. He apparently died during the voyage but details are unknown to me - probate on his will was granted to his older brother John, the attorney for his father, in 1767.

Are individual records available on deaths at sea etc for East India Company ships?

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