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South America then Europe 1871
 
‘Atossa’ arrived in Valparaiso from New York on 18th June 1871 according to the ships Agreement. Lloyd’s List recorded that she arrived there the following day.
An entry in ‘Atossa’s Log for 10th July 1871 reads, “Valparaiso – At the before mentioned time found the following men missing from the ship John McLean AB, Anton Anderson AB & Henry Fisher Apprentice. Peter Clements, Master – John Kekhafen, Mate.”
On 13th July 1871 the Log read, “The above mentioned seamen not returning I consider them deserters. Peter Clements, Master – John Kekhafen, Mate.”
An entry in the Agreement on 23rd July 1871 shows that John Morgan AB, aged 24 years from Wales was taken on by Peter Clements. Morgan had previously served on ‘Sir Robert Hodgson’ registered in Llanelly.
On 5th August 1871 a similar entry shows that G. Baker AB, aged 21 years from Tasmania signed on. His previous ship was ‘Ruby’ of Quebec.
Both John Morgan and G. Baker were paid £4 0s 0d per calendar month. Baker was advanced £6 0s 0d on joining.
On 7th August 1871 a British Consulate official in Valparaiso endorsed the Agreement, “I hereby certify that the within named John McLean, Anton Anderson and Henry Fisher have been reported to me as deserters and that a proper entry in the Official Log book of such desertion has been produced before one.”
On the same date, the same official also recorded, “I hereby certify that I have sanctioned the engagement of John Morgan upon the terms mentioned in the within written agreement, that I have ascertained and am satisfied that he fully understands the said agreement, and has signed the same in my presence.”
Lloyd’s List dated Monday 25th September 1871 shows ‘Atossa’ sailing from Valparaiso on 10th August 1871 bound for Falmouth.
The crew list for this journey was: -
 

NAME

AGE &
PLACE OF BIRTH

CAPACITY
(Certificate No.)

PREVIOUS SHIP & PORT
AT WHICH REGISTERED

Peter Clements

37 - Queenstown

Master (33394)

Same Ship

John Kekhafen

31 - Wolgast

Mate (85677)

Same Ship

William (X) Knowles

33 - Shoreham

Bosun 

Pro Tem - Swansea

John Rosen

22 - Milford

Carpenter & Seaman

Same Ship

Phillip (X) Pritchard

34 - Swansea

Cook & Seaman

Claudine - Sunderland

William (X) Hines

36 - Newfoundland

Sails & AB

Maria Lamb - Swansea

John Richards

22 - Penryn

AB

Zuleika - Falmouth

Robert (X) Richards

24 - London

AB

Min - Glasgow

David Chatham

35 - Greenock

AB

Tabor

David Lind

26 - Dundee

AB

Tabor

John Morgan

24 - Wales

AB

Sir Robert Hodgson - Llanelly

G. Baker

21 - Tasmania

AB

Ruby - Quebec

J. A. Johnson

21 - Sweden

OS

Perseverance

Edgar James Evans

16 - Sketty

Apprentice

 

 
David Lind was born on 8th May 1844 in Dundee, Scotland. His father was Patrick Lind and his mother Agnes Anderson. He had a sister, Agnes who was born in 1842 and a brother, William born in 1846. In 1861 the family lived at 128 Nethergate, Dundee.
On 30th August 1865 David Lind was granted a Second Mate certificate, numbered 34750. At the time he gave his address as Mauls Park, Broughty-Ferry.
The National Probate Index of Scotland records, “Confirmation of David Lind, sometime residing in Broughty-Ferry, thereafter in Kurrachee, India afterwards Seaman on board the ‘s.s. Ravee’, Calcutta, East Indies, who died 12 June 1882, at Calcutta, testate, granted at Dundee, to Patrick Lind, Coal Merchant, Broughty-Ferry, Executor nominated in Will or Deed, dated 16 August 1881, and recorded in Court Books of Commissariot of Forfar, 9 February 1883.”
David Lind was buried at Howrah, Bengal, India.
‘Atossa’ arrived at Falmouth from Valparaiso on 9th November 1871 and left there for [Le] Harve, France on 10th November 1871, arriving at Harve on 12th November 1871.
Harve is described in the ‘Dues and Charges on Shipping in Foreign Ports’ manual as “in lat. 49.29 N., long. 0.6 E. situated on the northern bank and at the mouth of the River Seine. Quarantine laws are very strict. Vessels neglecting to bring Bills of Health from the port last touched at are liable to three days’ quarantine.”
On 13th November 1871 ‘Atossa’s Articles were deposited with the British Consulate in Harve.
On 28th November 1871 an official at the British Consulate in Harve endorsed the Agreement, “I hereby certify that I have sanctioned the within named Thomas Thelan, A. Lawes, J. Hughes, Chas. Johnson, A. Woolbright, Jas. Nicol, John Williams, J. Magnusson, Wm. Brown, Wm. Brennan, and F. Shepherd on the terms of the within written agreement, that I am satisfied they understand the said agreement, and that they have signed the same in my presence.
I further certify that the within named J. Morgan, G. Baker, P. A. Olsen, D. Lind, D. Chatham, J. A. Johnson, Robt. Richards, John Richards, W. Hines, P. Pritchard, and W. Knowles have been discharged at this Port with my sanction and by mutual consent, that the balance of their wages has been duly paid them in cash in my presence.”
On 15th November 1871 crew members leaving the ship at Harve were paid the balance of their wages: -
John Morgan
G. Baker
Peter A. Olson
David Lind
David Chatham
J. A. Johnson
Robert Richards
John Richards
William Hines
Phillip Pritchard
William Knowles
£7 10s 9d
£1 9s 8d
£5 11s 4d
£6 15s 11d
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£11 19s 1d
£11 13s 10d
£24 15s 11d
£22 9s 9d
£6 0s 9d
£20 5s 2d
 
Ships Articles were returned to the Master on 13th November 1871.
On 2nd December 1871 ‘Atossa’ sailed from Harve for Swansea.
The crew for this transfer from Harve to Swansea were: -
 

NAME

AGE &
PLACE OF BIRTH

CAPACITY
(Certificate No.)

PREVIOUS SHIP & PORT
AT WHICH REGISTERED

Peter Clements

37 - Queenstown

Master (33394)

Same Ship

John Kekhafen

31 - Wolgast

Mate (85677)

Same Ship

John Rosen

22 - Milford

Carpenter & Seaman

Same Ship

A. G. Lawes

22 – Jarrow?

Cook

Jungfrau 

Thomas Thelan

32 - Derby

AB

British India

John Hughes

22 - W. Wales

AB

British India

Charles Johnson

27 - Norway

AB

British India

A. Woolbright

27 - England

AB

Bride

James Nicol

25 [?]

AB

Foreign

John Williams

27 - New Quay

AB

Jungfrau 

J. Magnusson

24 - Sweden

AB

Sylvan

William Brown

53 - Bristol

AB

British India

William Brennan

20 - Gloucester

AB

Foreign

F. Shepherd

33 - United States

AB

Foreign

Edgar James Evans

16 - Sketty

Apprentice

 

 
Thomas Constantine Thelan was born in Derby, Derbyshire in 1838.
In 1861, when he was 23 years old, Thomas Thelan was one of two lodgers at 43 Chester Street, Birkenhead, where head of the house, Thomas Booth lived with his wife, Catherine, their eight children aged between one year and seventeen years, and his mother-in-law, Catherine Hilton. Thelan gave his occupation as Mariner.
Thomas Thelan married Mary Ann Guest in Nottingham in 1865.
In April 1881 Thomas and his 39-year-old wife, Mary Ann lived at 332 Abbey Street, Derby, with their son, Thomas, aged 7 years. Thomas senior was described as a Mariner and his wife as a Private Schoolmistress.
Before October 1881 Thomas senior had died in Derby.
Wages for crew members who joined in Harve were paid “By The Run” : -
 

NAME & CAPACITY

WAGE

ADVANCE

A. G. Lawes - Cook

£3 10s 0d

£2 0s 0d

Thomas Thelan - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

John Hughes - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

Charles Johnson - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

A. Woolbright - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

James Nicol - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

John Williams - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

J. Magnusson - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

William Brown - AB

£3 0s 0d

£3 0s 0d

F. Shepherd - AB

£3 0s 0d

£2 10s 0d

 
On 7th December 1871 ‘Atossa’ arrived in Swansea.
Crew members who joined the ship in Harve were paid off on 8th December 1871.
Mate, John Kekhafen and John Rosen, Carpenter & AB were paid the balance of their wages and discharged. Kekhafen received £37 4s 3d and Rosen £11 12s 9d.
On 9th December 1871 the Log book was delivered to the Shipping Master at Swansea.
Lloyd’s Register of 1871 recorded ownership of ‘Atossa’ slightly differently; Nicholson & Sons instead of Nicholson & Company.
 
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Chile Again 1868-1869 Brazil and India 1883-1884 Sources
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