Saturday, May 21, 2016

Souvenir Saturday: the Ship John Campbell, owner Isaac Oldham Bold

The port of Liverpool: in the foreground the Ship John Campbell, 415 t,
owner Isaac Oldham Bold,
artist Joseph Heard (1799-1859);
Victoria Gallery and Museum.
Photo Credit, University of Liverpool. for larger version of image

This ship, the John Campbell, is listed in Lloyd's Register as sailing from Liverpool to Africa. It may have brought one of Mole's blog visitor's ancestors, Henry James Hanford, to this part of the world in 1844.  

There appears in the BT112 series Britain, merchant seamen, 1835-1857 a Henry J. Hanford aged 24,. born 1817 in Liverpool . It shows a rank of Seaman and experience on the John Campbell in January 1844. He is married late January 1844 and is sentenced to 5 weeks imprisonment in July 1844. Quite a year for young Henry.

Drummond Corrie