Pemberton Correspondence

Year

1682

Sender Place

Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man

Receiver

James Harrison

Receiver Place

n.p.

Repository holding original letter

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Full Date

1682-07-31

Document Type

Correspondence

Country, State, Location 1

54.328010, -4.388010

Keywords

Jane Yardley, William Yardley, Ramsey, Ramsey Isle of Man, Liverpool, Randolph Blackshaw, Elinor Pownall, George Pownall, James Harrison, Society of Friends, Quakers, social network

Abstract

Letter dated July 31, 1682 (July 21, 1682 Old Style) from William and Jane Yardley—anchored on the ship Friends Adventure in Ramsey Bay off the Isle of Man—to James Harrison.

HSP DAMS ID

16140

Language

english

Type

article

Collection

PRINT Migration Network: Pemberton Correspondence

Transcription

Ramsey in ye [the] Islman [Isle of Man] 21st 5th mo: [month] 82 [1682]
Dear Brother
haveing [having] this oportunity [opportunity] I cold [could] not well omitt [omit] it but send thee [you]
aline [a line] or two by wch [which] you might have ^a little^ [crossed out: illegible] understanding how things
are with us upon the 14th instant in the evening wee [we] left Liverpoole [Liverpool]
and fell downe [down] to the blackrock, where wee [we] stayed some few ours [hours] and
then set saile [sail] haveing [having] a very faire [fair] gale of winde [wind], but it did not
long continue but turned very cross, so that it made the sea very
rough, wch [which] caused the most of us to be very sick, and though wee [we] had
got part of the Island on our right hand yet the night following by reason
the winde [wind] proved so cross, that wee [we] wear [were] forced to leave the south side
& [and] fall to the north, and so came along the Island till [until] wee [we] come to this
bay called ramsey bay, where some of us that evening went on
shore it being the first day of the weeke [week], wee [we] mett [met] with [with] some
freinds [friends] and were glad to see them, and after wee [we] had refreshed
our selves [ourselves], wee [we] went aboard againe [again] haveing [having] got a little milk
wee [we] tooke [took] it with [with] us aboard wch [which] was very acteptable [acceptable] to our poore [poor]
weake [weak] women and children, wee [we] stayed there at Anker [anchor] that night
and the next day wee [we] came ashore againe [again] and bought some fresh
provision and tooke [took] in some fresh water so that evening the wind
[presented?] [pyented?] [pointed] very fare [fair] wee [we] set saile [sail] and sailed all night very quietly
and the next morning wee [we] got sight of Ireland and was in hopes
to have gained the Ireish [Irish] shore, but the winde [wind] turning weste=
=ly [westward] proved very boysterous [boisterous] and being so cross that it ^made^ the sea very
turbulant [turbulent], that caused us to be many of us very sick, and that night
it was very stormy so that it made the sea very turbulant [turbulent] that
wee [we] weare [were] forced to go round the Island and come to this bay againe [again]
where wee [we] are at anker [anchor] at this [pyent?] [point], Randolph Blackshaw his [crossed out: illegible]
maide [maid] came ashore wth [with] our maide [maid] to wash some linnen [linen] and is stole
away and wee [we] are in doubt wee [we] shall loose [lose] her, wee [we] are both of us
very weake [weak] in body yet very fervent in minde [mind], for wee [we] looke [look] upon
these things to be but accednetall [accidental], although wee [we] are satisfied thee [the]
lords [Lord’s] ordering hand is wth [with] us, and wee [we] can say that it is good, and wee [we]
hope that in his owne [own] due time hee [he] will bring us safe to our de
sireable [desirable] place, so with [with] our unchangable [unchangeable] love to thee [you] thy [your] dear wife and
Cusens [cousins] wth [with] the rest of your famillys [families] wee [we] rest thy [your] dear brother & [and] sister
Will: [William] & [and] Jane Yardley
our children are aboard and are pretty well and can eat the ships [ship’s]
fare wonderfully, dear Elnor [Elinor] pownall has a bad stomack [stomach] so have we
she and her husbands [husband’s] dear love is to you all,
WY: [William Yardley]
Wm [William] and Jane Yardley
Ramsey
on shipboard [added text]
5 mo [month] 21 1682
to
James Harrison


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