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EAST INDIA COMPANY'S PENSIONS

RETURN TO AN ORDER OF

THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS, Dated 26th June 1833;- for

Lists of all pensions granted by the Company to Commanders, Officers, Seaman, Widows and Orphans, of the East India Company's Commercial Marine Services, since the year 1793 to the present time; specifying the grounds upon which such pension was granted, the amount of each, and the source whence the pensions are derived.

The following information has been transcribed from a booklet, owned by the Webmaster, it has been transcribed in full by me, verbatim.  I have proof read several times, but as always I would be happy to accept any reasonable requests to re-check my transcribing.  There is no other information whatsoever on this booklet, I have 'drained it dry'.

***  The heading for this column is shown as 'RATE OF ANNUAL PENSION' and source whence derived - Poplar Fund or Company's Cash. Over 99% of the figures shown are under the 'Poplar Fund', I have indicated where 'Company's Cash' is used.  Also, for any overseas visitors to these pension pages, the currency shown is in POUNDS, SHILLINGS AND PENCE.

Year 1798 Page 1                                                        Page 2

 

 

When Granted To Whom - SURNAME To Whom - GIVEN NAME Rank or Station s. d. For what period Grounds on which granted
5th January 1798 CRIGHTON David Carpenter 9 12 - Life Hurt by the Long Boat
              having been lowered
              upon him
               
5th January 1798 MULLINS William Boatswain 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
26th January 1798 SHILLMAN John Seaman 3 3 - for present relief Injury or infirmity
26th January 1798 COOKE Bartholomew Seaman 3 3 - for present relief Injury or infirmity
31st January 1798 FOTHERINGHAM George Seaman 3 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
14th February 1798 WHITE David Seaman 3 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
21st March 1798 CARR James Gunner 9 12 - Life Infirmity
21st March 1798 STEWART Charles Boatswain 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
21st March 1798 FUTTON David Carpenter 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
21st March 1798 LESTER Margaret Widow of Carpenter 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
21st March 1798 BETTY Ann Widow of Boatswain 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
21st March 1798 WILSON Phillis Widow of Boatswain 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
21st March 1798 WATSON David Captain's Cook 4 16 - Life Infirmity
21st March 1798 BLAIR Ann Widow of Ship's Cook 4 16 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
21st March 1798 DUFFELL William Seaman 3 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
21st March 1798 HARRISON William Seaman 3 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
21st March 1798 CAREW John Seaman 3 12 - Life Infirmity
21st March 1798 MUIRHEAD Sarah Widow of Seaman 3 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
21st March 1798 ROSS David Boatswain 9 12 - 1 year Infirmity
21st March 1798 OSBORN James Carpenter 9 12 - 1 year Injury or infirmity
21st March 1798 SAVILLE William Seaman 3 12 - 1 year Injury or infirmity
22nd March 1798 STIFF Elizabeth Widow of Carpenter & 9 12 - widowhood Husband having been two voyages
    extra Surveyor         as carpenter, & had been some years
              previous to his death employed as
              an extra Surveyor.
               
28th March 1798 HODGSON Robert Quartermaster 4 16 - Life Injury or infirmity
9th May 1798 FRITH Bean Seaman 3 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
6th June 1798 LEY Sarah Widow of Commander 60 - - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
13th June 1798 STEVENS Sarah Widow of Petty Officer 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
13th June 1798 FAVELL Daniell Carpenter 9 12 - Life Infirmity
13th June 1798 POW Susanna Widow of Gunner 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
13th June 1798 BRITTON Jane Widow of Gunner 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
13th June 1798 MOORE Jane Widow of Gunner 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
13th June 1798 ROOT Richard Gunner 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 MILLER John Gunner 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 RINTOUL William Gunner 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 THORNE Joshua Carpenter 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 PURCHASE Thomas Ship's Cook 6 - - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 ADAMSON Robert Ship's Cook 6 - - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 HALERON James Sail-maker 6 - - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 VICKERS Josh. Caulker 7 4 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 HEMINGRAY Daniel Ship's Steward 4 16 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 MORTON Ann Widow of Ship's Steward 4 16 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
13th June 1798 ROBINSON James Seaman 3 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 NICHOLSON Richard Boatswain 9 12 - Life Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 BRYANT John Caulker 7 4 - 1 year Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 DRUMMOND William Cooper 6 - - 1 year Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 HEARN William Seaman 3 12 - 1 year Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 SMITH James Seaman 3 12 - 1 year Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 STEEL Samuel Seaman 3 12 - 1 year Injury or infirmity
13th June 1798 ROSE John Seaman 3 12 - 1 year Injury or infirmity
               
20th June 1798 BARTLETT John Commander 80 - - Life Distress brought on by change of 
              system in 1796 - Vide case of 
              Sir C. MITCHELL, December 2nd 1801
               
20th June 1798 SWANSON Eleanor Cooper's Widow 6 - - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
20th June 1798 RUDDIMAN Hannah Gunner's Widow 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Husbands services.
               
20th June 1798 DOW Isabella Purser's Widow 20 - - till Distress, and
for the three children           prescribed Father's service
of Archibald DOW,           age  
Each 6.13.4d.              
               
27th June 1798 TYRELL Gabriel Boatswain 9 12 - Life Infirmity
25th July 1798 EDEN John Seaman 3 12 - Life Loss of a leg
               
25th July 1798 DURHAM Jane Widow of a Rigger 4 16 - widowhood Husband killed, in assisting to get
              in the masts of the Royal Charlotte.
               
8th August 1798 YOUNG Ann Mother of Thos. YOUNG, 9 12 - widowhood Distress, and Son's services.
    late a Mate in Bengal           
    Pilot Service