STORM AND COMPANY
18th CENTURY stories -memorable events - and prominent names.
1751 - A Norfolk legal agreement between a Samuel Killett's bankruptcy assignees and a Francis Smith refers to
"........shares in coble Elizabeth of Robin Hood's Bay, William Moorsom master;.......
.........scoot John and Jane of Robin Hood's Bay, Thomas Porter master;.....
........coble 'Providence' of Robin Hood's Bay, Reuben Granger master.......
Ferrier family records held in Norfolk Record Office
1779 October 6th - Excise officers seized in the house of an innkeeper two hundred casks of brandy and Geneva, 150 bags of tea, and a chest full of blunderbuses and cartuch for twenty men. The gang of smugglers involved forced the officers to surrender all but twenty casks and 10 bags of tea! (J.H. Bloom's RHB Retrospect)
13 February 1798 THE TIMES Extract from a letter from Robin Hood's Bay -"The Eliza, Capt. Burton, bound to the northward, has just put in here, by whom we learn, that on the 20th ult., the Thrasher, brig, of 18 guns, engaged and afterwards drove on shore, on the coast of Holland, l'Antiope, French privateer, carrying 22 guns, and 127 men.
1799 - "On Thursday the 3rd inst. a cutter-rigged privateer appeared off Robin Hood's Bay, lying in the common ships' track; she took a loaded brig, and drove another upon the rocks at Peak Steel, where she was totally wrecked. It is reported that this vessel is still hovering upon the coast. The usual signals, denoting the appearance of an enemy, were displayed from the East Cliff at Whitby."
The Times Digital Archive Wednesday, January 16, 1799