Records of the Sloop HANCOCK (Coll. 11)

An Inventory of Records at the G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport

Collection register prepared by the Manuscripts Division.

Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Mystic, Connecticut

Overview of the Records

Creator: Hancock (Sloop)
Title: Records of the Sloop Hancock
Dates: 1777-1783
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, articles of agreement, accounts, crew account books, crew lists, bills, receipts, and other papers. The crew account books include divisions of the prize brigs FRIENDSHIP and CORNELIUS, the prize schooner COMET, and the prize sloops HIBERNIA and VENUS. Other persons represented include Giles Mumford, agent, of Groton, Conn.
Quantity: 61 pieces
Identification: Coll. 11

History of the Sloop HANCOCK

The sloop HANCOCK, during the period covered by these papers, operated as a privateer out of Stonington, Connecticut. Lodowick Champlin, Peter Richards, and Joseph Conkling commanded the vessel during this time. Owners were Thomas Mumford, Joseph Packwood, and Howland & Coit. Giles Mumford appears to have been the sloop's agent.


Index Terms

Persons:
Champlin, Lodowick
Coit, Thomas
Conkling, Joseph
Howland, Joseph, 1750-1836
Mumford, Giles
Mumford, Thomas, 1728-1799
Packwood, Joseph
Richards, Peter, ship captain
Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
Comet (Schooner)
Cornelius (Brig)
Friendship (Brig)
Hibernia (Sloop)
Howland & Coit (Norwich, Conn.)
Venus (Sloop)
Places:
Norwich (Conn.)
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Naval operations
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prizes, etc.
Subjects:
Privateering
Ships--Connecticut--Stonington
Occupations:
Shipmasters--Connecticut--Stonington

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Papers; 1777-1783
Box Folder
1 1 Crew list for the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Lodowich Champlin, master; 1777 Sep 5
2 Papers pertaining to the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, including accounts, bills, and receipts, mostly dealing with Giles Mumford of Groton, Connecticut, in addition to a description of rigging dimensions.; 1782 Aug-Nov
3 Papers pertaining to the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Joseph Conkling, master, including crew list, letters, receipts and bills.; 1782 Dec
4 Papers pertaining to the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Joseph Conkling, master, including accounts, bills, and receipts.; 1783 Jan-Feb
Account books; 1780 May-Nov
Volume
1 Account book for members of the crew of the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Peter Richards, master; 1780 May-Jun
Volume
2 Account book for members of the crew of the privateering sloop HANCOCK of Stonington, Connecticut, Peter Richards, master; 1780 Aug- Nov