On 28th May 1787 John Stein became the registered owner of the Ceres of Kennet Pans. This ship was built at Kincardine by John Marshall and launched on 20th April 1787.
She was a Square Sterned Carval Brigantine and she had one deck and two masts, she was 74ft 2in long and 21ft 10in wide. The depth of her hold was 11ft 6in and she was 143 tons.
Alloa Customs Records, Collectors Quarterly Accounts
Kincardine Shipping Details, Entries relating to the Ceres
GOODS CARRIED COASTWISE TO ENGLAND, LYABLE TO DUTY IN MIDSUMMER QUARTER 1787.
No. 1, 5 Jun. In the Ceres of Kincardine, Thomas Jameson, Junior Master for England, James Stein, Agent.
680 pieces Green Bacon, weighing 21 Tons 5 Hundred weight & 3 casks Offall Pork weighing 21 Hundred weight, All which Bacon & Pork is Cured with 189 Bushels Scots Salt for which as by Permit and Affidavit here lodged, the Scots Duty of 1 Shilling and 6d per Bushel is paid at the Pans; And the difference betwixt the Scots and English Duty on the said Salt now due on going to England; Of 3 Shillings and 6 pence per Bushel, is now paid 33-1-6
ENTRIES INWARDS IN THE MICHAELMAS QUARTER 1787
No. 12, 14 Aug. In the Ceres of Kennet Pans, Thomas Jameson, Junior, Master from Ostend, The Master for John Stein, Agent
570 Winchester Quarters Rye, to be landed at Kennet Pans in the County of Clackmannan, that County being now open for the importation of Rye at the low Duties per Sheriff’s Certificate of the 6th Instant. Here lodged, the Duty whereof at 3d per Quarter is 7-2-6
10 Bags contg. 5 Hundred weight Juniper Berries, 1-2-1
Transcription of Shipping Register
No. One Hundred & five E.
In pursuance of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King
GEORGE the Third, Intitled, An Act for the further Increase and Encouragement of
Shipping and Navigation, John Stein at Kennet Pans,
District of Alloa, Parish and County of Clackmannan
having taken and subscribed the Oath required by the Act, and having sworn that
He Himself is
sole Owner of the Ship or Vessel called The Ceres of
Kennetpans whereof Thomas Jamieson junior
is at present Master, and that the said Ship or Vessel was built at Kincardine
by John Marshall and launched on the 20th April, In the year One
Thousand seven hundred & eighty seven And Mr John Watson Landwaiter
having certified to Us, that the said Ship or Vessel is Br. Built has One Deck
and Two Masts: that her Length, from the Fore-part of the Main Stem to the
After-part of the Stern Post aloft, is Seventy four feet and two Inches
Her Breadth at the broadest Part, whether above or below the Main Wales, Twenty
One feet ten Inches her Depth of Hold Eleven feet six Inches
and measures One hundred & forty three Tons; that she
is a Square Sterned Carval Brigantine has No Gallery, and No
Head; and the said subscribing Owners having consented and agreed to the above
Description and Measurement, and having caused sufficient Security to be given, as
is required by the said Act, the said Brigantine Ceres has been
duly registered at the Port of Alloa.
Given under Our Hands and Seals of Office, at the Custom-house in the said port
of Alloa this Twenty eighth Day of May
in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.
West McIntyre for the Collector.
James Ure Controller.
Certificate of British Plantation Registry