Random Slingsby references. (Snippets)
This is a supplement to my first Newsletter and
demonstrates the amount of random and tantalizing Slingsby information out
there on the web. These examples I found as a result of being side tracked by an
entry referirng to Convict Ships leaving the UK bound for the Americas and
Australia during the 18th and 19th Centuries. One such ship Ceasar whose Master
was John Slingsby left Newcastle in May 1770 bound for the Americas. Ceasar
crew and cargo never made it as it was reported shipwrecked. That was all
the information given. Not where it was wrecked nor if there were any
I started to search the net for the wreck of the Ceasar. It was the worst possible name for a ship for a web search because all that was returned was Julius Ceasar and his wreck in about 47AD. I did find one "Ceasar" wrecked off Nova Scotia but that was in 1710. So I tried searching for Captain John Slingsby. Here are some of the random results.
Sixth Supplement of the London Gazette of Friday the 1st June 1917
Lists of soldiers given a bar to their Military Cross (this means they were awarded a second Military Cross)
2nd Lt (T./Capt Henry Slingsby Yeo
Lt. Henry Laurence Slingsby, Yorks Light Infantry
Sadly when I cross referenced this with my "At War" page I found this entry.
SLINGSBY, HENRY LAURENCE Captain died 11/08/1917 age 24 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Colonial and State Records of North Carolina - Minutes of the Wilmington Commitee of Safety December 14, 1774 - December 17, 1774 Volume 09 1098-1100 page 1098
A discussion regarding the cargoes of goods imported by John Slingsby & Co.
Naval History of Great Britain by William James.
18 Gun Ship-Sloop "Driver" Capt Slingsby Simpson cruised off the Port of New York to search for American Vessels coming from enemy foriegn ports carrying the contraband of war.
Dean and Chapter of Rochester Cathedral, England
These appear to be charitable hand outs.
"Includes 1s 6d given to John Slingsby"
Google Books - History of Maryland by John Leeds Bozman
A declaration as to the state of parties, 17th April 1650 signed amongst others by John Slingsby
The issue of licenses to allow Catholics to bear arms
From the Irish Geneology Archives - The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde March 30 1705
Slingsby, Captain Francis, Ballyglass, Galway.
American War of Independance - Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements
http://www.southerncampaign.org/pen/s7094.pdf page 2
Colonel Thomas Robeson (Rebels) in hostile territory near Elizebethtown surprised the Tories and with only 63 men defeated a force of between 300 and 400 men killing their commanding Officer Colonel Slingsby.
Nakwakto Rapids - British Columbia
The rapids are amongst the fastest in the world (15-20 knots). You have to travel through a narrow passage on the British Columbia mainland about 7 miles southeast of Cape Caution, then east for 6 miles through the Slingsby Channel.