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John Harrison - the author of the log

It is not known exactly what his position was on the ship. The crew list says “A.B.” – presumably standing for Able Bodied. He was the second oldest on the ship ( 36, next oldest was the Master ) He had possibly been to sea previously but only in a coasting vessel - June 20/30 entries indicate some knowledge of sea terms. Some examples of his duties, extracted from the log, have been listed - see the link on the right.

Some details of John's life and family, from Census records and relations' recollections are also available by following the links to the right