Staffordshire at Sea

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Pay List for crew on board HMS Lenox
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Pay List for crew on board HMS Lenox, July 1740-January 1742, created by Drakeford as ship’s Purser

The table as seen in this extract gives the date of entry; the year; date of appearance; whence and whether prest (pressed) or not; number and letter of tickets; mens names; quality; D or R [discharged or released]; date of discharge; year; what reason.

However, in the document there are further columns which are only occasionally filled in, which are: straglings (men absent without leave or overextending their leave); front of ledger; neglect; slopfellers cloaths supplied by; cloaths in quarters; dead mens’ cloaths; beds; tobacco; money advance and money in six; chest; hospital; full wages; neat wages; when paid; to whom paid.

Only the first page of this document has been reproduced. The full document is sixty pages long and provides details about all crew on board during this period.

(© Staffordshire Record Office: D1798/HM Drakeford/6)



Admiral George Anson (1697-1762) Sir John Leveson (1555-1615) George Legge, Baron Dartmouth (c1647-1691) Richard Drakeford (c1709-1757) John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823)