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Newspapers, Seafaring CRIPPIN/CRIPPEN

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Newspapers, Seafaring CRIPPIN/CRIPPEN Reply with quote

Record of newspaper & other source occurances of SEAFARING CRIPPIN/CRIPPEN names, hopefully of use to someone. Feel free to add your own newspaper/other source accounts as a reply when you encounter Crippen mariners. Several of these seafaring Crippens seemed to appear in the newspapers frequently; especially the name of Thomas. Since it was difficult to determine a location to assign to the newspaper accounts; decided to create the Seafaring subject. Not in chronological order, transcribed as written (old script f converted to s when appropriate). Scan copies to members of the Crippen Bulletin Board available on request.
SEE Pennsylvania for another Crippen, a sailmaker.

WILLIAM CRIPPEN - Master of the Sloop Success
A rather lengthy article from Philadelphia, June 2, 1748, with multiple mentions of Spanish Privaters activities. The following regarding a CRIPPEN has been extracted.
On Friday night arrived a Number of English Prisoners in a Boat that had been given them by the Privateers, who turn'd them adrift without Sails or Oars. Among them were WILLIAM CRIPPEN, master of the Sloop Success, Andrew Haskell, master of the Sloop Mary, and William Billings, master of the Sloop Burgrefs (or maybe Burgress), all from Bolton, bound to Maryland, who were chased into the Capes on the 22nd inft. by the Clinton, and a Schooner, her consort; and running up to Reedy Island, came to an anchor there, imagining themselves safe.
From THE NEW-YORK GAZETTE, REVIVED IN THE WEEKLY POST-BOY, 1748-06-06, Issue 281, page 2.

THOMAS CRIPPEN - Master Sloop Trial
Philadelphia, May 31. By the Captains Henderson and Johnson, arrived here from Cape Nichola Mole in Hispaniola, we learn, that the latter End of April arrived there, from Old France, four armed Vessels, with express Orders to seize all Vessels belongng to or bound for any English Ports, which should have on Board any Articles, except Lumber or Molasses: In Consequence of which, the following Vessels were taken into Custody; Sloop Trial, Thomas Crippen of this Port, 12 Hogsheads of Sugar;....(remainder of article not transcribed here.)
From THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, From Monday, May 24, to Monday, May 31, 1773, Vol. VII, Issue 19, Page 287.

CAPTAIN CRIPPEN - 1st name not mentioned probably the Thomas Crippen of the Sloop Trial listed above.
Philadelphia, June 7. By Captain Crippen, from Cape Nichola Mole, we learn that all the English Vessels mentioned in our last, to have been seized there by a French Frigate were released; that the said Frigate and another, were fitted out by the Chamber of Commerce in France to regulate the trade of Hispaniola and that, for the future, no Vessel on this Continent would be admitted to trade in any Port of that Island, with any other Commodities than Lumber and Cattle.
From THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, From Monday, May 31 to Monday, June 7 1773, Vol. VII, Issue 20, page 292.

THOMAS CRIPPEN - Master of the Albion
The Committee for the City and Liberties of Philadelphia will meet this afternoon, at six o'clock at the Philosophical Society's Hall. In Committee, June 26, 1775-
A quantity of salt and a box of wine glasses, having been imported in the ship ALBION, THOMAS CRIPPEN, Master, from Liverpool, it was resolved, that the said ship and cargo ought to be returned forthwith and that the Captain have notice thereof immediately.
Ordered, That the district Committee see the above resolution complied with.
On motion, Resolved, That Mr Joseph Whitall, one of the owners of the ship Albion, does not appear to have had any knowledge of, or concern in shipping the salt &c. in said vessel.
Resolved, That Mr. Henry Coor, merchant of Liverpool, in Great-Britain, half owner of the ship Albion, has knowingly violated the Association of the American Congress, by shipping the salt to America; and that it is the duty of this Committee, to advertise him accordingly.
Resolved, That Nicolas Ashton, Esq. of, or near Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, in Great Britain, owner of the above mentioned salt, has wilfully violated the Association of the American Congress, by shipping the said salt to America; and that it is the duty of this Committee to advertise his conduct herein.
Resolved unanimously, That, agreeable to the resolutions of the Grand American Congress, it is the duty of us and of all our constituents the inhabitants of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia, from henceforth, not to have any commercial intercourse whatsoever with the said Henry Coor and Nicolas Ashton: And it is recommended that an inviolable regard be paid to this resolution. Extract from the Minutes, J. B. Smith, Secretary.
From STORY & HUMPHREY'S PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY, and UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, 1776-06-30, Vol. I Issue 13, page 3. (This article in multiple newpapers).

CAPTAIN CRIPPEN - (First name not listed) Sloop Isaac
New York, August 21. Last Thursday was sent in here by the Whale-Boat Fox, Capt. CRIPPEN, the Sloop Isaac, Captain Newton, in Ballast; she was taken last Sunday Week, in the Chesapeak, after an Engagement of about 20 Minutes, in which Capt. Crippen was killed, and Capt. Newton had both his Arms broke, and had a dangerous Wound in his Body: He was put on Shore, and it was supposed would not survive.
From THE NEW-YORK GAZETTER and THE WEEKLY MERCURY, 1780-08-21, Issue 1505, page 3.

THOMAS CRIPPEN - A List of Persons........
A list of persons representing themselves to be American seaman, impressed and detained in the British service for want of documents to prove their citizenship. As the former places of residence of these men are unknown at the Department of State, Their friends are in the manner requested to procure proof of their citizenship with descriptions of their persons, and forward the same to the Secretary of State, in order that proper application may be made for their discharge. The Editors of the National Intelligencer, and of the several papers in the ATLANTIC states, who publish the Laws of the Union, are requested to publish the above (list of names) three times. Department of State, October 25, 1805.
A THOMAS CRIPPEN is listed among an estimated 200+ names.
From POLITICAL OBSERVATORY 1805-11-09, Vol. II, Issue 104, page 1.

JOHN CRIPPEN - List of Killed or Wounded on Board Chesapeake.
Wounded, Marines - Corporal JOHN CRIPPEN. (remainder of list not extracted).
From NEW_ENGLAND PALLADIUM, 1812-06-25, Vol. XLI, Issue 51, page 2.

The following added June 10 2006:

THOMAS CRIPPIN - Thomas Crippin, a mariner, put on board by the American consul at Teneriffe to return to the U.S., a native of North Carolina. Ship Name = Brig Eliza, Port of Departure = Orotava, Teneriffe, Port of Arrival = Philadelphia, Arrival Date= Apr 02, 1804, Nat'l Archives Series No = 425, Microfilm # = 6, List # = 40. From PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS: PHILADELPHIA, 1800-1850.

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