Mr H. E. Gilbert
Seventh Annual Report and Review
The Journal was copied in 1903 from the original manmuscript then in the possession of Senhor João José Vieira by the late Mr. H. E. Gilbert. It is reproduced here by courtesy of his grandson Mr. C. E. Gilbert.
1827 - Monday 22nd Oct.
Left Funchal at 4 o'clock p.m. in company with my brother Benjamin, Maria, Louisa and Isabella onboard our "Bang Up" (a two-masted lugger of about 17 tons burthen, at least of 44 1/2 feet length of deck, 11 1/2 feet width of beam, 3.9. feet depth of hold, 6 feet height of raised cabin, containing four berths of 7 feet in length by 2 high and 3 breadth carrying four guns and although Portugese built and manned, bearing English colors).
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