On 1st February 1787 James Stein became the registered owner of the Minerva of Kincardine. This ship was built in Kincardine by John Marshall and launched in June 1786.

She was a Square Sterned Carval Brigantine and she had one deck and one mast, she was 66ft 1in long and 21ft 7in wide. The depth of her hold was 12ft 4½in and she was 120¾ tons.


Vessel sold on 22nd May 1790 

 

 

 

Transcription of Shipping Register

 

No. Ninety 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, James Stein of Kilbagie, 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 Minerva of

Kincardine whereof George Izatt Junior

is at present Master, and that the said Ship or Vessel was built at Kincardine

by John Marshall & Launched in the Month of June in the year

One Thousand Seven hundred

and eighty six

 

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 Sixty seven feet one Inch

Her Breadth at the broadest Part, whether above or below the Main Wales, Twenty one

feet seven Inches

her Depth of Hold Twelve feet four & one half Inches

and measures One hundred & twenty & three fourth 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 Minerva 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 First Day of February

in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.

 

                  West McIntyre for the Collector.

                  R Seton for the Controller.

 

 

Certificate of British Plantation Registry

See Original Shipping Register 

 

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