1810 Case Against Capt. Wilkinson, Capt. of the Alfred

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From PAPEI RG9, Collector of Customs: 5 June, 1809 "Alfred' of 298 tons Capt. Wm. Wilkinson from Plymouth. Departed and ran aground late November 1809. - See Ship Database Entry! [Transcription by Gary Carroll]

Source: PAPEI RG 6 Supreme Court Cases 1810

In the Supreme Court Samuel Welsford of Charlotte Town in Prince Edward island, Merchant, Agent or Factor of John Cobley Welsford and William Davis both of Plymouth in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England, Merchants maketh oath and saith that on or about the first day of June past a certain Ship or Vessel called the Alfred whereof the said John Cobley Welsford and William Davis are owners arrived at Richmond Bay in the said Island having one William Wilkinson on Board as Master thereof in order to be loaded with a cargo of Timber and therewith to proceed to Plymouth aforesaid. And this deponent further saith that the said William Wilkinson soon after his arrival became so frequently intoxicated that the said Ships loading was greatly delayed and at length the season growing so late this Deponent on the twenty first day of November determined to send the Ship to sea with such a part of the Cargo as was there shipped and for that purpose procured all things necessary for the voyage and ordered the said William Wilkinson to proceed to sea without delay and this deponent further saith that the said William Wilkinson continuing in the state of intoxication and neglecting his duty in the care of the Ship, the Ship was drove on the ground on or about twenty fifth day of November last in the Harbour of Richmond Bay and after a great deal of trouble and labour was got off. And this Deponent hoped the said William Wilkinson still continuing (as the Deponent is informed and verily believes) in the same state of Intoxication has become wholly unfit to take charge or command of the said Ship and by which means the said Ship is still delayed and in danger of being lost from the setting in of the Ice in the said Harbour. And this Deponent further saith that the said John Cobley Welsford and William Davis have sustained damages and incurred a loss of five hundred pounds and upwards by the Misconduct of the said William Wilkinson as herein before set forth

Sworn before me at Charlotte
Town this fifth day of January
one thousand eight hundred and ten
Caes. Colclough

Let the before named William Wilkinson
be held for the sum of seventy
pounds sterling.
C. Colclough

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