Monday, 4 April 2011

4th Oct 1762

Bot. 2 Sugar Basons 2/- on Board the Triton Indiaman Deptford & 6 Blue & white Coffee Cups 3/-

Thomas is still preparing for married life but he doesn't seem to be in any hurry, does he?
The Triton is interesting. She was built for the French East India company and captured by Captain James Cook RN in May 1756. There is an account online of how it happened. This contains the sentence "It does not appear to have been taken into service by the Navy. " No, she was sold to the East India Company!

13th Went to Baggenigee Wells & Garden Spt 6d

The mineral springs in the garden of Baggenige House were discovered in 1760, after which it became a famous spa/pleasure garden see here for more.

The site of the house, now 63 Kings Cross Road, is marked by a plaque