Newsgroups: alt.genealogy, soc.genealogy.britain
From: Dexter Kenfield <dkenfi...@mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:32:09 -0700
Local: Thurs, Sep 27 2012 2:32 pm
Subject: Re: Voyage of the ship LYON OF DUBLIN, 1700 - "To save you from the press"
Been thinking about the bribe theory. Took another look at the accounts.
There are 16 crewmen with those entries. Some of them definitely are in
The entries are not individually dated, so I can't tell if they were on
Each entry is for 4/4. Does that sound like a reasonable amount for a
40 cabbidges (cabbages) 5/0
I have to say that 4/4 seems like a pretty small amount for a bribe --
So at this point I'm inclined against the theory, but it does remain
Would love to hear some other ideas for how meals could save a sailor
On 9/27/2012 8:15 AM, Dexter Kenfield wrote:
> That certainly is a possibility. I've also considered whether some other
> entries might be similarly questionable.
> I don't have a good way to judge Burnside's honesty. There is reason to
> On the other hand, the fact that there are several similar entries
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> On 9/26/2012 10:51 PM, melanie chesnel wrote:
>>> proceedings, including what is called habeas corpus, to avoid the press.
>>> He thinks the entries involved do not refer to legal proceedings, but
>>> instead to meals, in part because use of habeas was very rare in 1700,
>>> but became more common later on.
>>> That does now seem to be the consensus of the group. The professor
>>> thought there was an effort being made to bring the crewmen under one of
>>> the exemptions from the press. I confess I don't understand how that
>>> could work -- how does wining and dining support an exemption? --
>>> probably because I don't understand the exemptions well enough -- but
>>> the idea, at least, does make sense to me.
>>> Any further comments from anyone?
>> Having followed your very interesting thread from the begining, here
>> regards melanie
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