I am continuing to search historical records for any reference to Capt. Edmond Du Castell, Pirate and Privateer who is believed to be my husband's ancestor. At the close of the seventeeth century the port of Philadelphia was a veritable haven for the pirates that preyed upon the Spanish and French shipping in time of war under letters of marque and in time of peace on any ship they dared board. It was the practice of wealthy Philadephians to outfit ships with arms, rum and supllies and send them to the pirates of Madagascar who could offer in exchange the cargos taken from India merchantmen. So great was the complaint of Colonial shippers that the Admirality sent Captain Thomas Robinson from England with a commission to put an end to pirarcy in Philadelphia. The report of the commissioner to his superior, the Earl of Romney, describes his visit to Philadelphia on June 6. 1697, and complains of his lack of success in 'That there were warrants out for apprehending Charles Goss, Edmond Du Castell, George Thompson, Adam Birth, and James Miller and Pyrates notwithstanding which they were publickly and dayly seen up and down the streets of Philadelphia without any notice taken of them.('Archives of Maryland,' vol. 23, page 161 Vol. 25, page 569.) 'The Pyrats were much alarm'd at that time,' wrote Matthew Vanderheydens on July 15,1797, 'being I was tould Occasion'd by Captain Thomas Robinson his Comming up there with some Commission to call them to Accot... Ibid, Vol. 23, page 163.) Apparently Captain Du Chastel continued his career as a 'merchant' and privateersman or pyrate as the commissioner called him with honor and profit because during Queen Anne's War he was given command of the sloop 'Resolution' under the letters of marque as the following abstract indicates: '1707- Nov. 9. Where as her Majesty on the 4 May 1702 declared war against the Kings of France and Spaine and whereas Capt. George Roach, John van Lawer and the Hurst Merchants hath equipped the sloop Resolution for a private man of war, Capt. Edmund Du Castell is commissioned Commander. p. 52 ('Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania,' vol. 6 page 287 original in Liber A.A.A. of Commission Office of Secretary of State, Trenton, NJ, pp 52-53 also in microfilm in college of W.P.A. Historical Records Survey for New Jersey) I would appreciate any additional information about the life of Capt. Edmund Du Castell, privateer, who is believed to have died at sea perhaps aboard the ship 'Resolution'. Thanks for any assistance.
Looks like there may be an error in this date:~ ~ 'The Pyrats were much alarm'd at that time,' wrote Matthew Vanderheydens on July 15,1797, 'being I was tould Occasion'd by Captain Thomas Robinson his Comming up there with some Commission to call them to Accot... Ibid, Vol. 23, page 163.
I have quiet a lot of information on Capt. Edmond Du Castell, but welcome any that you run across. You may e-mail it to me or post it at this site.
Captain Edmond Du Chastel De Blangerval, a Huguenot nobleman and member of a distinguishedFlemish family, arrived in Philadelphia soo after the founding of the city in the year 1682, and took the oath of allegiance from theproprietor William Penn, on September 10, 1683. (W.F.Dunaway 'The French Racial Strain in Colonial Pennsylvania' in the PennsylvaniaMagazine, vol 53, pages 322-42, at page 327: J.P. Garber 'The Valley of the Delaware' page 143 Stapleton, 'Memorial of the Huguenots inAmerica' page 48 L.J. Fosdick 'French Blood in America' page 297)
Have you found a marriage record for either of the older girls of Elizabeth's?
No, I am not sure just where to look, but I did find something interesting. Catherine/Katherine/Katie who was an Anglim but went by Bradley in the census says she came here in 1857 and had been here for 43 years. This was in the 1900 Federal census. If that is the case, Clarence who always went by Bradley and was born July 1857 was really an Aglm. His middle name is Anglim, and that is very common, but even if the mother arrived on Jan 1, 1857 she must have been carrying him.
U know Kate (m) Sam Lesure and about when they (m) so u might be able to get their (m) record from Friendship where they always lived.
If you write the historian in Allegany co. If they have a record they can copy it and send it,if not it is only the cost of that stamp.We got copies of death and birth for less than $1.00!
I have found in the south that step-children often either go by, or at least are listed by the step-father's surname in the census. And it's not unusual for the original middle name to be dropped and the other surname to be inserted. So it's possible Clarence was also a ANGLIM.
If you write the historian in Allegany Co. you should also ask about naturalization records. I understand they may be kept at either/both the county and state archives.
Actually the town clerk looked up and sent us our last to copies of death certificates....I found a Clarence ANGLUM on LDS.
Well, have to leave ...NewYork Resources)http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/newyork.html
I think he was just so young that he never really went by Anglim.In his obit it lists his birth father as Solomon James Bradley.
Has anyone seen this kind of tree growing back east ?it is called Jacaranda.Address:http://www.floridalandscapes.com/jacara6.jpg
I think that they also have them at Huntington Library and Gardens which is in San Marino near Pasadena. The tree is awesome. Also the library is amazing, too.
The only place I have seen them is in San Diego.I guess AUS has a lot of them.
I don't know if any of you saw/received this information................. Ancestry is having another 14 days of free access to the Quebec databases!......Not sure how long this lasts, but it is right now!
I think those trees are probably native to Australia or NZ. I've never seen or heard of them growning anywhere except along the coast of CA. But of course I've never looked for them either.
I agree on the name thingy! My grandfather was 3 years old when his mother married his step-father and he always went by the step-father's name.
That is beautiful,I'd like to paint that to hang in a bedroom.... I googled and it says southern and Southern America. More tropical. It is a nice one.Have to ask my floridians about it:) Howard will know.
Off for a day or so:) ..think we also are buying a truck!..purple with lightening bolt across the sides...if I can talk husband into that! He has been talking to salesman...love it!
A PURPLE truck. I think you looked at that tree to long :)
Mar, Please send ax and me a photo of you and hubby riding in that purple truck with lightening bolts across the sides!
Well, that was the Ford sport trac cute..but by hips and back did not like the seat.It was sort of marroon ..itis a sharp truck..chrome everywhere...We tried the Taurus..great..the 500 ..we liked alot..and the Eddie Bauer Explorer..now that was a nice one also..so tomm..will try the Ford Infusion.and try to decide.I'm the problem..I hate some of the new seats.That was why I liked this Cobalt so well....may not want to change yet.)
Yah, I want to see that :)
LOL well, maybe.If I want it he says he'll buy it)
Maybe by tomm. night we'll know. Not in any hurry, We do like the cobalt. I'd like a new ATV. Or ??...Well, anyway is fun, tired now,ttys..
Ax, we have Jacaranda trees in the Valley..that would be in the Phoenix area of AZ. They are very beautiful in the spring. If I'm not mistaken, that's when they have all the beautiful puple blooms on them.
Samuel Morgan Hall was 37 when the article was written.
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