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Catalog Number 2016.1.14
Title Depositions of John P. Topping and Edward Ironmonger describing British capture of schooners Flowing Can and Ann
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. Jean Marshall von Schilling and Martha Booker, in memory of Hunter Russell Booker & Martha Chisman Booker.
Collection Booker Collection
Object Type Manuscript
Date 1827-05-25
Description/Scope & Content Draft of depositions, given May 25th, 1827, describing ships and cargoes seized by the British on March 9th, 1813:

Deposition by John P. Topping of Elizabeth City County, describing capture of the schooner "Flowing Can, with her tackle and apparel and cargo consisting oysters and wine belonging to Edward Ironmonger" and worth $500, by the "Barges belonging to the British Brig of war the La Fantom" in the Chesapeake Bay and "fitted out as a tender to the blockading squadron in Lynhaven bay".

Deposition by Edward Ironmonger of Elizabeth City County, describing capture of the schooner "Ann with her tackle and apparel, and cargo consisting oysters wine Poultry &c belonging to Jno. P. Topping" and worth $600, by the "Barges belonging to the British Brig of war the La Fantom" in the Chesapeake Bay and "fitted out as a tender to the blockading squadron in Lynhaven bay".
Extent of Description 1 leaf
Related units of description See National Archives: Record Group 76 (Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, 1716-1994), PI 177 190 / NAID 1174160. This deposition may not be included in the National Archives group, or it may appear in claims files for a neighboring locality.
People Topping, John P.
Ironmonger, Edward
Topics War of 1812
Seafood Industry
Nautical activity