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Sea Captains Gardner, Benj. to Girdler, Robert

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Gardner, Benj. Jr.

1801 Schooner “Patty,” 70T.
1804 Schooner “Liberty,” 86T.

Gardner, Benjamin
Bpt. Jan. 25, 1778.

1800 Brigantine “Polly,” 139T. (Lost G. C.)
1801 Schooner “Sally,” 70T.
1803 Schooner “Molly.”
1808 Schooner “Two Friends,” 38T.
1819 Brigantine Ardent.”
1882 Schooner “Teazer,” 81T.
1823 Brigantine “Seaman.” (S. P.)
1828 Died at Pernambuco.

Gardner, Samuel G.

1833 Ship “Atlas.”

Gardner, John
Bpt. April 4, 1779.

1822 Brigantine “Hindu.”

Gardner, Nathaniel

1809 Schooner “Sally,” 70T.
1809 Schooner “Molly.”

Gardner, William Andrew

No information provided

Gale, Samuel
Bpt. June 19, 1763.

1777 Seaman on Brigantine “Fancy,” captured and committed to Old Mill Prison, England.
____ Seaman Privateer Brigantine “General Gates,” Capt. John Skimmer.
1794 Schooner “Richard and Edward,” 64T.
1796 Schooner “Phoenix,” 92T.
____ Schooner “Hope.” (Lost G. C.)

Gerry, John
Bpt. May 1, 1785.

1808 Schooner “Polly.”
1810 Schooner “Hero.”
Capt. Gerry was drowned on the “Hero,” on passage from Gottenberg. (Marblehead Vital Statistics.)

Gerry, Samuel Russell
Born July 27, 1750.

1810 Schooner “Regulus,” 89T.
1810 Brigantine “Washington,” 168T.
1815 Schooner “Cherub,” 79T.
1816 Brigantine “Strong,” a captured prize.
1823 Brigantine “Charles and Ellen,” 182T.
1826 Barque “Leopard.”
1826 Brigantine “Rio.”
1830 Ship “Cowper.”

Gerry, William Blackler
Born Jan. 20, 1817.

____ Ship “Noonday.”
1844 Ship “Charlotte.”
1844 Ship “Beeside.”
1845 Barque “Sappho.”
1846 Ship “Farewell.”
1847 Ship “Akbar.”
1849 Ship “Cohota.”
Ship “Cohota” was sold in Calcutta in 1854.

Girdler, John
Bpt. Jan. 29, 1769.

1819 Brigantine “Hope.”
1820 Brigantine “Orient.”
1822 Brigantine “Rolla.”
1824 Ship “Courier.”
1827 Brigantine “Wolga.”
1835 Ship “Athens.”
____ Ship “Acasta.”


Ship “Morea
Original painted by Waller and Son, 7 Pleasant St., Liverpool, July 13, 1830, Owned by his son Mr. Frank P. Hammond. Copy owned by Lew Girdler of Jeffersonville, Ind.

Girdler, George

From Marblehead Register, Dec. 11, 1830.
“In Manchester, Capt. George Girdler, formerly of Marblehead. 75 years. During a long life he has borne the character of an enterprising ship master, and a discreet and honorable citizen.

In the American Revolution he was pressed on board an English Man of War, and was in the battle of Cape Ushant between the English and French, which was the severest battle of the war. For the last three years his useful career has been arrested by severe shocks of palsy, which he endured with that firmness that has ever characterized him through life.”

Girdler, John
Born Feb. 8, 1805.

1830 Ship “Morea.”
____ Ship “George C. Webster.”
____ Ship “Vandalia.”
____ Ship “Nathaniel Hooper.”
____ Barque “Mazeppa.”
____ Schooner “Vesta,” 78T.
____ Schooner “William.” (Lost. G. C.)

A certificate from the Royal Humane Society of London given Capt. John Girdler, as Master of the American Ship “Morea,” for rescuing the crew from the British Brigantine “Effort” in January, 1834, is in possession of his son Lewis Girdler, of Jeffersonville, Ind.

Girdler, Joseph
Bpt. Oct. 2, 1763.

1801 Schooner “Emmy.”
1807 Schooner “William,” 71T.

Girdler, Lewis
Born Oct. 19, 1766.

1780 Seaman Ship “Thorn,” Capt. Richard Cowell.
1781 Seaman Ship “Disdain,” captured and committed to Old Mill Prison, England.
1793 Schooner “Lydia,” 58T.
1795 Schooner “Industry,” 59T.
1796 Schooner “Polly,” 68T.
1798 Schooner “Jeremiah,” 68T.
1799 Schooner “Samuel,” 82T.
1804 Schooner “Betsy.”
Brigantine “Cato.” (Captured in 1812, G. C.)
1817 Brigantine “Orient.”
1834 Commanded the Revenue Cutter “Hamilton.”
His commission signed by Andrew Jackson, now in possession of his grandson Lewis Girdler living in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Girdler, Lewis

1824 Brigantine “Union.”
1824 Ship “Java.”

At one time in command of the School Ship “Massachusetts.” Capt. Girdler and crew were murdered in the South Sea Islands.

Girdler, Lewis 2d.
Died at sea. (M. V. S.)

Brigantine “Red Rover.”

Girdler, Richard
Son of Lewis and Sarah, born July 26, 1798, or son of Richard and Annie
Born Feb. 3, 1799.

1829 Ship “Grecian.”
1830 Brigantine “Henry.”
1831 Brigantine “Flora.”

Girdler, Robert
Son of Robert and Mary, born June 14, 1761.

1775 Corporal in Glover’s Twenty-first Regiment, Capt. Joel Smith.
1775 Gunner in Col. Richard Gridley’s Artillery Regiment, Capt. Samuel R. Trevett at Battle of Bunker Hill,
1776 Private in Capt. Wm. Hooper’s Sea Coast Co.
1776 Private in Capt. Ed. Fettyplace’s Sea Coast Co.
1777 Among Capt. Ed. Fettyplace 3d Co., taken to Halifax to be exchanged for British prisoners.
____ Seaman on Privateer Schooner “Oliver Cromwell,” Capt. John Simmons.
1794 Schooner “Richard and Edward,” 64T.
1801 Schooner “Sally,” 69T. (Jr.)
1803 Schooner “Miriam,” 66T. (Jr.)
1803 Schooner “Miriam,” 82T.

 


Source: Old Marblehead Sea Captains and the Ships in Which They Sailed, Compiled and Published for the Benefit of the Marblehead Historical Society, By Benjamin J. Lindsey, Treasurer, 1915


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