Transcript for DERBYHAVEN, Shipping register, 1848-1853, Folio 8

This page is a transcript of a single folio from a shipping register.

The British shipping registers used standard forms which were used throughout Britain and the then colonies and while the exact format used changed over the years, the data recorded remained sufficiently consistent to make it possible to use a single transcription system to record and present the data.

For more detail on shipping registers, please see Shipping registers and for more on the Isle of Man registers, see Isle of Man shipping registers .

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The folios frequently contain much more information, such as changes of measurement, correspondence, etc. We have not transcribed these details, so if they are of particular interest, we recommend perusal of the original document or images of it.

To find other folios relating to that ship, there is a button at the top right of the transcript which links to a list of register entries for that official number. Unfortunately, this will not work for earlier registers where the ships had no official number. In this case, the bottom of the transcript may include a note taken from the folio itself giving directions to other folios.

Data sources

The sources of the data are images of the shipping registers for the Isle of Man ports held at Manx National Heritage Library, Douglas. We made these transcripts as a proof of concept but to transcribe many folio pages in detail is an arduous task and one that we do not intend to repeat. However, the database structure and the web pages on this site provide a proven framework to which more data can be added from other sources should it become available in the future.

Be aware. We transcribe data as seen. Where phrases appear in the registers we always try to stay close to the original text, but to facilitate transcription, we have stylised some of them, particularly those relating to transactions.

Vessel nameJOHN JAMES Official number21968
Port of registryDerbyhaven Number/year2/1849
Registry date3/2/1849
Registry typeNew registration
BuiltPort St Mary, Isle of Man, 1849BuilderEdward Nelson
PropulsionSailDimensions41.6 x 12.8 x 7.9 ft
RigSmack with mizenGross tonnage23 tons
Masts2Register tonnage23 tons
NameAddress OccupationShares
John Shimmin Rushen, Isle of Man Mariner 8 Subscribing
James Clugstone Rushen, Isle of Man Publican 8 Subscribing
John Sansbury, Junr Rushen, Isle of Man Farmer 16 Subscribing
John Sansbury Rushen, Isle of Man Farmer 8
Margaret Moore Rushen, Isle of Man Widow 16
John Kermode Rushen, Isle of Man Blacksmith 8
NameAddress Date 
John Shimmin 3/2/1849 
1  Entry: 11/11/1854 Bill of sale: 10/11/1854
James Clugstone Sold 8 shares to William Quayle, Rushen, Isle of Man, Blacksmith
2  Entry: 20/1/1855 Bill of sale: 1/1/1855
John Shimmin Sold 8 shares to William Moore, Rushen, Isle of Man, Farmer
Date Closure
1857 Re-registered at this port, 3/1857.
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