Transcript for DERBYHAVEN, Shipping register, 1848-1853, Folio 11

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 .

Reading the data

The several sections of a shipping register page provide details of:

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 nameWATERWITCH Official number21915
Port of registryDerbyhaven Number/year5/1849
Registry date12/6/1849
Registry typeNew registration
BuiltPort St Mary, 1849BuilderWilliam Corrin
PropulsionSailDimensions42.7 x 12.7 x 6.4 ft
RigSmack with mizenGross tonnage23 tons
Masts2Register tonnage23 tons
NameAddress OccupationShares
John Collister Port St Mary, Isle of Man Mariner 16 Subscribing
William Corrin Port St Mary, Isle of Man Joiner 16 Subscribing
Thomas Gawne Port St Mary, Isle of Man Mason 16 Subscribing
Edward Gale Port St Mary, Isle of Man Mariner 8
Henry Qualtrough Port St Mary, Isle of Man Shoemaker 8
NameAddress Date 
William Taylor 12/6/1849 
John Collister 29/10/1849 
Thomas Crebbin 17/6/1850 
Hugh Doran 2/10/1851 
William Kermode 7/3/1855 
1  Entry: 11/7/1853 Bill of sale: 17/3/1853
Edward Gale Sold 8 shares to John Lester, Port St Mary, Isle of Man, Master Grocer
Transferred by Margaret Gale, Widow, Administrrix of Edward Gale, deceased.
2  Entry: 11/7/1853 Bill of sale: 31/6/1853
John Lester Sold 8 shares to Margaret Gale, Port St Mary, Publican
Date Closure
15/12/1874 Broken up, 1874.
Notes and cross-references