1741 - 1791 (50 years)
||William Welbank |
||28 Aug 1741
||Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England
||25 Jan 1768
|Freedom of City: Fletcher |
|Many documents related to hemp dealing at the National Archives dated 1780-3 eg:|
Reference: ADM 106/1263/474
Mr. Barr, Symons Wharf. Complains of his treatment by Mr. Welbank of Deptford Yard on his unloading a cargo of hemp at Symons Wharf for delivery to the Admiralty.
Date: 1781 Oct 19
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
|The tenders for a breadfruit ship:|
On 10 May, 1787, government advertised for a vessel for the breadfruit voyage. The incoming tenders were made into a short list of five ships by 16 May. Campbell on 15 May tendered his ship Lynx, 300 tons, with a third flush deck able to be put on her, new sheathed. Campbell considered her "a compleat little ship". This was all a handy idea as Bligh had sailed Lynx and knew her well.
Campbell Letter 162:
Adelphi 15 May 1787
of the Navy
I have a ship the Lynx well known to your Board having formerly been one of His Majesty's Sloops of War, tho' constructed for the Merchant service, if her burthen being above 300 tons measurment can be dispensed with she may from having a third flush deck be navigated with very little more expence than a vessel of 250 Tons being a full burthensome Roomy Vessel & if intended for a long voyage will in my opinion have many advantages in point of all sorts of accomodation. Should she upon examination be found fit for the Service intended, my price is £2200...About three years since I gave to your Board £2300 - for this very Ship with hardly any Stores. She is now well found was new Sheathed last year & is as compleat a little Ship as any in the Thames.
With the greatest respect I am
She lyes in the Greenland Dock Lockt up with the keys in my possession - ()
Other merchants tendering included: () Dawson of King Edward Stairs, the William Pitt 240 tons, value £1200; Etches of Newcastle offered a new ship of 240-250 tons for £9/10/- per ton. The hemp contractors Welbank, Sharpe and Brown offered their 270-ton Shepherdess, lying at Pickle Herring Chain, value £2050. That is, Welbank Sharp and Brown tendered two ships, Shepherdess and Bethia. A late offer was Harriott. () (Since the 1960s, Australian historians have argued that a desire for flax as one of Britain's necessary naval stores was one of the reasons Britain settled Australasia - an argument about Imperial strategy - but they have not noticed flax merchants Welbank, Sharpe and Brown offering a ship for breadfruit, nor, after 1800, Welbank, Brown and Petyt taking contracts for convict transportation.
[Bethia was chosen and the name changed to Bounty. National Archives have many documents relating to Welbank Sharpe and Brown's hemp trading. Perhaps this was the point that they moved from hemp trading to broking ships to the Government].
|An Account of the Number of Vessels, with the Amount of their Tonnage, their Names, the Port to which they belong, and the Names of the respective Owners of each, that have cleared out from the Ports of London, Bristol and Liverpool, to the Coast of Africa, for the Purpose of purchasing slaves, in the Three Years preceding the 5th of January 1792. House of Commons Sessional Papers of the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 82, pp. 329-37.|
London: .....George Sharpe & George Browne & William Christopher & William Welbank & Rowland Webster & John Middleton & Robert Smith plus executors of the late John Langley; ....
|William WALBANCKE d. 1791 |
Church of Croydon
In the south aisle, those of Mary, wife of John Smith, rector of Weybridge, who died in 1787; John
Vade, vicar of Croydon, who died in 1765; James Wilkins, Capt. of Dragoons, who died in 1769;
James Douglass, Esq. Major General, who died in 1743; William Welbancke, Esq. who died in
1791; and Richard Peers, Esq. alderman of London, who died in 1765. Against the south wall, is a
tablet to the memory of Francis Tirrel, who was a benefactor to the town, and died in 1600.
Source: 'Croydon', The Environs of London: volume 1: County of Surrey (1792), p. 187.
||Broker. of St. James' Place, London SW |
|Welbank, -, broker, Suncourt, Cornhill. 17 Oct 1791. (E.M. 320; G.M. 975.) |
||Croydon, Surrey, England
|Land tax records, occupying a house & garden |
||24 Oct 1791
||St John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey, England
||14 Jan 2022 |
||Jemima Jones, b. Abt 1754, of Stratford le Bow, Middx. d. 17 Aug 1840 , Ramsgate, Kent, England - Age 86 (Age ~ 86 years) |
||20 Apr 1776
||St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate, London, Middlesex, England
- parish record book, 1776 no 178
| ||1. George Welbank, b. 6 Jan 1777 d. 9 Mar 1821 (Age 44 years)|
|+||2. Captain Robert Welbank, b. 17 Jan 1778, St Botolph's, Bishopgate d. 1857, Aged 79 (Age 78 years)|
| ||3. Jemima Welbank, b. 23 Apr 1778 d. 9 Feb 1858, No. 2, Prospect Row, Ramsgate, Kent [Will] (Age 79 years)|
| ||4. Mary Welbank, b. 1780 d. 4 Oct 1839 (Age 59 years)|
| ||5. Harriet Welbank, b. 10 Sep 1781 d. Jan 1782 (Age 0 years)|
| ||6. Harriet Welbank, b. 16 Mar 1783, Croydon, Surrey, England d. 17 Mar 1868, Malling, Kent, England (Age 85 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||22 Nov 2020 |