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YATES, GEORGE
VA

Surgeon's Mate, Virginia Navy


According to NOAR, 345. Not listed in Stewart, Virginia’s Navy.


YARDSLEY, WILLIAM

[See YEARDSLEY, WILLIAM]


YEARDSLEY [YARDSLEY], WILLIAM

MD

Commander, Maryland Privateers


William Yeardsley [Yardsley] was a native of Baltimore, Maryland. [NRAR, 360] He was in command of the brig Kitty Delaney, from Chester, Maryland to Martinique, when he was captured on 22 October 1777 off Cape Henry, Virginia by HM Frigate Emerald. [NDAR, X, 241 and note] On 28 May 1778 he was commissioned to the Maryland Privateer Schooner Johnson. [NRAR, 360]


YEARMAN [YEOMANS], REUBEN

MA

Commander, Massachusetts Privateers


Reuben Yearman [Allen, MPR, 201] [Yeomans] was a resident of Salem, Massachusetts. On 2 November 1781 he was commissioned to the Massachusetts Privateer Schooner Languedoc. [NRAR, 368]


YEATES, GEORGE I. [J.]

MA

[Owner], Massachusetts Privateers


George I. [J.] Yeates was a resident of Bristol, Massachusetts [Maine], in Lincoln County. He was associated in privateering with Simon Ellet [Eliot]. Vessels associated with Yeates were:

As security:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Bonder

Witness

4/2/79

MA

Schooner Blackbird (†/22)

James Morton

Residents of Lincoln County

George I. Yeates, Simon Eliot

Richard Meagher, David Briant  [Allen, MPR, 82-83]


YEATES, JOSEPH

MD

Owner, Maryland Privateers


Joseph Yeates was a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. He was associated in privateering with THOMAS YEATES and JOHN MCLURE. Vessels associated with Joseph Yeates were:

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Bonder

Witness

9/11/80

MD

Schooner Luzerne (6/17)

Peter Sharpe

John McLure, Joseph Yeates

Peter Sharpe, John Davidson

William Hyde [NRAR, 379]


YEATES, THOMAS

MD

Owner, Maryland Privateers


Thomas Yeates was a resident of  Baltimore, Maryland. He was associated in privateering with JOHN McLURE and JOSEPH YEATES. Vessels associated with Thomas Yeates were:

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Bonder

Witness

5/9/80

MD

Schooner Laurens (8/18)

William Wand

John McLure, Thomas Yeates

William Wand, David McMeehan

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 370]


YEATON, HOPLEY

MA

Lieutenant, Continental Navy


Hopley Yeaton was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Continental Navy on 12 October 1776. He served under Captain SAMUEL NICHOLSON. On 19 September 1779 he was highly recommended by Nicholson for promotion to Captain. [NOAR, 345]


YEATS, JEREMIAH

MD

Third Lieutenant, Maryland Privateers


Jeremiah Yeats, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was commissioned as Third Lieutenant on the Maryland Privateer Sloop Fly (Commander ALEXANDER CAIN) on 30 March 1779. [NRAR, 296]










YELLOTT, JEREMIAH

MD

Commander, Maryland Privateers


Jeremiah Yellott was a resident of Baltimore, Maryland. [NRAR, 227] He was commissioned on 9 November 1778 to the Maryland Privateer Schooner Camden, [NRAR, 245] and, on 19 July 1779 to the Maryland Privateer Schooner Felicity. [NRAR, 292] On 17 August 1780 Yellott was commissioned to the Maryland Privateer Schooner Antelope, [NRAR, 227] and, after leaving the privateer for a time, [NRAR, 228] was re-commissioned to the same vessel on 29 March 1782. [NOAR, 345]

 

YEOMANS, REUBEN

[See YEARMAN, REUBEN]


YORK, SAMUEL

PA

Lieutenant, Continental Navy


According to Allen. [NOAR, 345] Samuel York was a Lieutenant in the Continental Navy. He was aboard the Continental Navy Sloop Sachem (Captain JAMES ROBINSON) at the time of her capture by HM Frigate Perseus on 5 April 1777. York was presumably sent to the prison ship at New York. On 24 February 1778 the Rhode Island Council of War proposed his exchange, among others. [NDAR,  XI, 418-419] The exchange was agreed to on 28 February. [NDAR, XI, 462 and note]


YORKE, EDWARD

PA

Captain, Pennsylvania Navy


Edward Yorke was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Navy [unknown] Camden on 1 October 1776. [NOAR, 346] He attended a council of war held aboard the Chatham on 14 November 1777. [NDAR, X, 488]


YORK, JOSEPH

MA

[Owner], Massachusetts Privateers


Joseph York was a security for the Massachusetts Privateer Schooner Revenge (Commander ZENAS COOK). Presumably York lived in the area of Salem, Massachusetts. Vessels associated with York were:

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

8/6/81

MA

Schooner Revenge (8/35)

Zenas Cook

Nathaniel Silsbee et al

Zenas Cook, Joseph York, Nathan Farrow

Elisha Sigourney, Jeremiah Belknap, Jr. [NRAR, 441]


YOUNG, ARCHIBALD

PA

Commander, Pennsylvania Privateers


Archibald Young, perhaps of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Brig Neptune on 6 April 1780. [NRAR, 403]


YOUNG, CHARLES

PA

Owner, Pennsylvania Privateers


Charles Young was (possibly) a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a co-owner of the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine St. Patrick with BERTLES SHEE, BENJAMIN EYRE, and the commander, ROBERT COLLINGS. [NRAR, 465] On 30 September 1782 he was one of the owners of the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine Letitia, who memorialized the Continental Congress regarding the taking away of Letitia's prize (Francis) by officials of the port of St. Christopher's. Bentley Shee also signed the petition. The memorial was referred to Robert Morris as Agent of Marine. His report, dated 7 October 1782, was referred to the Secretary for Foreign Affairs. [NRAR, 192]. Vessels associated with Young were:

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

9/8/81

PA

Brigantine St. Patrick (16/50)

Robert Collings

Bertles Shee, Charles Young, Robert Collings, Benjamin Eyre

Robert Collings, Joseph Cowperthwait

Robert Ross, James Trimble [NRAR, 465]

[9//82]

PA

Brigantine Letitia

 

Charles Young, Bentley Shee

 

[NRAR, 192]


YOUNG, DANIEL

MA

Commander, Massachusetts Privateers


Daniel Young was a native of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. On 9 August 1781 he was commissioned to the Massachusetts Privateer Schooner Little Dan. [NRAR, 374]


YOUNG, HUGH

MD

Owner, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia Privateers


Hugh Young was a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, and a principal merchant there. As Hugh Young & Co. and Young & Knox (ROBERT KNOX?) he was associated with many local men in privateering. (See SAMUEL PURVIANCE, ROBERT PURVIANCE, DAVID STEWART, MATHEW  RIDGLEY, DANIEL BOWLEY, NATHAN KELSO, and ALEXANDER MURRAY. Young was associated with the following privateers:  

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

5/1/78

MD

Sloop Delight (6/8)

David Porter

Hugh Young et al

David Porter, Hugh Young

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 266]

7/30/78

MD

Sloop Eclipse (6/12)

Jonathan Clarke

Hugh Young & Co.

Jonathan Clarke, Hugh Young

William Hyde [NRAR, 279]

10/16/78

MD

Schooner Swallow (4/12)

William Bowen

Samuel Purviance, Robert Purviance, Young & Knox

William Bowen, Samuel Roddey

William Hyde [NRAR, 469]

12/16/78

MD

Sloop Bennington (10/15)

William Newton

Samuel Purviance, Robert Purviance, Hugh Young & Co.

William Newton, John Davidson

James Buchanan [NRAR, 234]

12/25/78

MD

Schooner Dragon (4/10)

Thomas Johnson

Hugh Young et al

Thomas Johnson, John Davidson

John Muir [NRAR, 276]

4/5/79

MD

Schooner General Gates (8/10)

Benjamin Tatem

Hugh Young & Co.

Benjamin Tatem, Hugh Young

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 309]

4/28/79

MD

Brigantine Snake (19/60)

Luke Matthewman

David Stewart, Hugh Young, Samuel Purviance, Robert Purviance

Luke Matthewman, John Davidson

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 459]

5/3/79

MD

Brigantine King Tammini (14/30)

Thomas Dickson

Hugh Young & Co.

Thomas Dickson, Hugh Young

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 365]

6/15/79

MD

Schooner Dragon (4/13)

Alexander Cain

Hugh Young & Co.

Alexander Cain, David Plunket

William Hyde [NRAR, 277]

9/25/79

MD

Brigantine Hurcules (12/40)

James Forbes

Young, Knox & Co.

James Forbes, John Davidson

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 333]

3/10/80

MD

Schooner Neptune (8/14)

William Paddison

Mathew Ridley, Hugh Young, Daniel Bowley

William Paddison, John Davidson

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 402]

7/1/80

MD

Brigantine Hercules (16/60)

John Carey

Young, Knox & Co.

John Carey, John McLure

[none] [NRAR, 333]

7/7/81

MD

Schooner Dragon (6/25)

James Handy

Hugh Young & Co.

James Handy, Joseph Williams

William Hyde [NRAR, 277]

11/3/81

PA

Ship Marquis de La Fayette (10/30)

Nicholas Vallance

Samuel Purviance, Robert Purviance, Hugh Young, Nathan Kelso

John Purviance, Nathan Kelso

James Trimble [NRAR, 385]

11/6/81

VA

Brig Prosperity (14/40)

Alexander Murray

Hugh Young & Co.

Alexander Murray, Joseph Wilson

Charles Hay [NRAR, 422]

As bonder:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

12/5/78

MD

Brigantine Columbus (12/30)

Thomas Moore

Samuel Purviance, Robert Purviance

Thomas Moore, Hugh Young

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 254]

4/5/79

MD

Brig Columbus (16/25)

Alexander Murray

Samuel Purviance, Robert Purviance

Alexander Murray, Hugh Young

Thomas Johnson, Jr. [NRAR, 254]


YOUNG, JAMES

CT

Commander, Connecticut Privateers


James Young was a resident of New London, Connecticut. He was commissioned to the Connecticut Privateer Schooner Black Sloven on 16 October 1781. [NRAR, 240] In the Black Sloven, Young captured the schooner Betsey, with a cargo of lumber, on 8 May 1782. [Middlebrook, MCR, II, 61-62]


YOUNG, JOHN

MA

Commander, Massachusetts Privateers


John Young was a resident of Boston, Massachusetts. He was commissioned to the Massachusetts Privateer Brigantine Venus on 23 December 1780. [NRAR, 485] On 3 August 1781 he was commissioned to the Massachusetts Privateer Brig Boston Packet. [Allen, MPR, 86]


YOUNG, JOHN

MA

Owner, Massachusetts Privateers


John Young was a resident of Boston, Massachusetts. He was involved in privateering with JAMES SWAN. He may be the same John Young as the privateer commander above. Vessels associated with Young were:

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

5/17/80

MA

Brigantine Count d’Estaing (6/10)

Matthew Wood

John Toung et al

Matthew Wood, James Swan, John Young

Thornton Barrett, George Bunker [Alle, MPR, 105]


YOUNG, JOHN

PA/(P)

Captain, Continental Navy

Commander, Pennsylvania Privateers


John Young was in command of the Continental Navy Sloop Independence at Philadelphia. On 20 September 1776 Young was ordered to proceed to Martinique by the Marine Committee. [NRAR, 17] On 3 October 1776 the Committee of Secret Correspondence ordered William Hodge to proceed aboard the Independence, to Martinique (with dispatches for William Bingham), and then to Europe. Bingham was directed to obtain naval stores and ship as much as possible back aboard Independence. [NRAR, 20] Young was back before 13 May 1777. On that date he was ordered by the Marine Committee to cruise off the Delaware Capes to warn incoming shipping of the dangers of the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay ports. [NRAR, 46] Independence arrived at Sinepuxent, Maryland, with arms and munitions aboard from Martinique. She was at Sinepuxent on 27 May 1777, when six sail appeared off the harbor, one a ship. Young, thinking they were Continental vessels, sent out his boat to them. They were British vessels however, and the boat and her crew of five were captured. The British sailed the next day, but returned on 5 June 1777. They sailed on the 6th, and returned on the 7th, when Independence fired signal guns to warn of their arrival. [NDAR, IX, 84 and note] On 11 June Young advertised for nine deserters, including Master WILLIAM WHITPAIN and [First] Mate HALEY FLETCHER. [NDAR, IX, 91] On 23 June Young libeled the 30 ton schooner Mary (Patrick Bower), which was subsequently condemned. [NDAR, IX, 158-159 and 159 note] On 5 July 1777 Young was issued sailing orders by the Marine Committee; being ordered to Nantes, France with dispatches. [NDAR, IX, 222-223] He was to follow orders of the American Commissioners while in France. [NRAR, 49] During the passage one prize was taken and carried to Nantes, arriving about 23 September 1777. [NDAR, IX, 656-657] On the return voyage the Independence was lost in a wreck on the North Carolina coast. On 6 May 1778 the Marine Committee ordered Young (then at Edenton, North Carolina) to bring the officers and crew north for service The Marine Committee directed Hewes & Smith to assist the men in salvaging all that was possible from the wreck and in getting them to Portsmouth, Virginia. [NRAR, 72] On 18 June 1778 the Marine Committee directed the Navy Board of the Middle District (at Baltimore) to convene a court of inquiry into the loss of the Independence. [NRAR, 74-75] Young was ordered to Baltimore for the inquiry the same day. [NRAR, 75]


Young was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Schooner Buckskin on 6 November 1778, owned by Robert Morris. She was a small vessel of six guns and fifteen men. [NRAR, 243] On 6 July 1779 he was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine Impertinent, owned by Mathew and Thomas Irwin. She was armed with eight guns and had a crew of thirty. [NRAR, 349] In July 1779 Young was at sea in the Impertinent and sighted and chased a “suspicious” sail. The brig rapidly gained and the chase was seen throwing overboard heavy articles in an attempt to lighten the vessel. Later it was discovered that some of these articles were her cannon. The chase steadily lost ground and was soon beneath Impertinent’s guns. She surrendered at the first summons, proving to be HM [Sloop] Harlem, fourteen guns and eighty-five men. The commander of the Harlem, finding he would be captured, endeavored to escape in a boat with a few men. After proceeding a short distance the boat overset and all aboard drowned. [Maclay, History of American Privateers, 136]


Young was at Philadelphia in August 1781, in command of the Continental Navy Ship Saratoga. On 11 August 1780 he was ordered to cruise off the coast of Delaware, to cruise with Continental Navy Ships Trumbull and Deane. They were to look for the incoming ships of the French fleet. Before joining this cruise Saratoga was to escort the Mercury to sea. [NRAR, 157] On 19 August Young (in Delaware Bay) was ordered by the Board of Admiralty to proceed to Cap Francois to pick up naval stores. [NRAR, 158] On 14 September 1780 the Board ordered Young to cruise off the coast, joining the Trumbull and Deane if they were sighted. [NRAR, 161] On 9 December 1780, in a report by the Board of Admiralty to Congress, it is revealed that Young was arrested by the high sheriff of Philadelphia for removing (impressing) five sailors from a small private vessel. The Board recommended that Congress support Young. The report was read on the 9th, but Congress voted, on 24 August 1781, to take no action. [NRAR, 167]


On 23 February 1785, his widow Joanna petitioned Congress for half pay for life, as was granted to the Army officers. [NRAR, 206] Reported on by a committee to examine the matter, 22 March 1785. 16 May 1785, voted as “inexpedient” to grant petition. [NRAR, 206]


YOUNG, JOHN

Midshipman, Continental Navy


John Young was a Midshipman in the Continental Navy, aboard the Continental Navy Sloop Fly (Captain HOYSTED HACKER) on 6 January 1776. [NOAR, 346]


YOUNG, JOHN

VA

Captain, Virginia Navy

Commander, Virginia Privateers


John Young was in command of the Virginia Navy Trading Schooner May Flower [Mayflower] in January 1778. On 26 January he received orders from Governor Patrick Henry to sail to New Orleans, sell his cargo, and pick up as a return cargo items belonging to the state. May Flower was at Cap François, Sainte-Domingue by 23 April 1778. She was captured on her return voyage by Bridger Goodrich and libeled at New York on 12 August 1778, being condemned on 2 September 1778. [NDAR, XI, 208 and 208-209 notes]


John Young was commissioned to the Virginia Privateer Boat Liberty on 1 April 1781. He may have been a part owner, as the owners are listed as “Young & Webb.” [NRAR, 373] Vessels associated with Young & Webb were:

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

4/1/81

VA

Boat Liberty (1/20)

John Young

Young & Webb

John Young, James Neilson

John Dandridge [NRAR, 373]

As security:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

4/1/81

VA

Brigantine Engilbert (14/55)

John Gale

Fine, Lott & Co.

John Gale, John Young

John Dandridge, Bassett Smith  [NRAR, 281]


YOUNG, JOSIAH

SC

Commander South Carolina Privateers


Josiah Young was in command of the South Carolina Privateer Brig Hercules at an unknown date. He commanded the South Carolina Privateer Sloop Lively in 1777. [Coker, Charleston’s Maritime Heritage, 300]


YOUNG, KNOX & Co.

[see YOUNG, HUGH]


YOUNG, LEVI

CT

Master, Connecticut Navy


Levi Young was on a recruiting trip for the Connecticut Navy Ship Oliver Cromwell in September 1776. On the 10th he was at Martha's Vineyard and from there traveled to Cape Cod and returned on the 26th. He returned to New London on 14 October, having recruited three sailors. [NDAR, 7, 911-912 and 912 note] Young was appointed as Master of the Oliver  Cromwell on 23 October 1776, succeeding AZARIAH WHITTLESAY. [NDAR, 6, 1381] On 10 January 1777 he made another recruiting trip to Providence and back. [NDAR, 7, 911-912 and 912 note] Young was aboard the ship on 25 February 1777, according to the crew list. [NDAR, 7, 1283-1287].


First Lieutenant, Connecticut Privateers. Aboard the Connecticut Privateer Sloop American Revenue in February 1778. Ran a recruiting rendezvous at Stonington from 19 February to 23 February 1778 at a cost of £7.19.09. [NDAR, XI, 409]


YOUNG, LEVI

MA

Commander, Massachusetts Privateers


Levi Young was a resident of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He was commissioned to the Massachusetts Privateer Schooner Rover on 27 August 1782. [NRAR, 448]


YOUNG, PETER

PA

Commander, Pennsylvania Privateers


Peter Young, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, [NRAR, 328, 400, 402]  was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Brig Neptune on 5 August 1779. [NRAR, 402] On 3 July 1780 he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Privateer Schooner Havannah. [NRAR, 328] On 11 December 1781, [NRAR, 400] listing his age as 42, [NOAR, 347] he was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine Nancy. [NRAR, 400]


YOUNG, SAMUEL

PA

Commander, Pennsylvania Privateers


Samuel Young, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, [NRAR, 278, 352, 356, 367, 423] was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Ship Lady Washington on 12 November 1779. [NRAR, 367] On 7 July 1780 he was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine Providence. [NRAR, 423] On 29 January 1781, [NRAR, 278] listing his age as 48, [NOAR, 347] he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine Duke of Leinster. [NRAR, 278] Next, on 30 June 1781, [NRAR, 356] listing his age as 47, [NOAR, 347] he was commissioned to the Pennsylvania Privateer Sloop Jane. [NRAR, 356] On 10 August 1782, [NRAR, 352] now again 48, [NOAR, 347] Young commanded the Pennsylvania Privateer Brigantine Industry. [NRAR, 352] His description at this time was 5'8" tall, with either black hair and a brown complexion, or brown hair and a fresh complexion. [NOAR, 347] Young is listed as an owner of this last privateer, along with HENRY WYNKOOP and ROBERT CORRY. As an owner, vessels associated with Young were:

As owner:

Date

State

Rig/Name/Guns/Crew

Commander

Owners

Security

Witness

8/10/82

PA

Brigantine Industry (6/20)

Samuel Young

Henry Wynkoop, Samuel Young, Robert Corry

Henry Wynkoop, Samuel Young

James Trimble [NRAR, 352]


YOUNG, THOMAS

GA

Merchant Contractor, Georgia


Thomas Young obtained licenses for trading voyages from both sides. License from Georgia was for snow Georgia (perhaps leased by Georgia as a trading vessel). He imported munitions and materials for naval construction in summer and fall of 1776. He imported clothing which was seized when duplicity was discovered. He was banned in 1778 as a Tory. [25]


YOUNG, WILLIAM

MA

Commander, Massachusetts Privateers


William Young was a resident of Boston, Massachusetts. On 30 December 1782 he was commissioned to the Massachusetts Privateer Schooner Three Friends. [NRAR, 475] This may be the same William Young who served as a witness on the bond of the Massachusetts Privateer Brigantine Lion (Commander ISHMAEL HARDY), commissioned on 19 August 1777. [Allen, MPR, 206]


YOUNG & WEBB

[see YOUNG, JOHN]


YOUNGHUSBAND, ISAAC

VA

Captain, Virginia Navy


Isaac Younghusband was a resident of Richmond, Virginia, [Stewart, Virginia’s Navy, 271] and a former merchant marine master [Stewart, Virginia’s Navy, 136] He was in the Virginia Navy as a Captain by 21 February 1776. [Stewart, Virginia’s Navy, 271] On 5 April 1776 the Virginia Committee of Safety ordered that Younghusband command the Virginia Navy Brig Mosquito, one of two vessels to be fitted out at a safe location on  the James or Appotomax Rivers. Younghusband was to supervise the construction and fitting out of both vessels. [NDAR, IV, 672-674; Stewart, Virginia’s Navy, 12n] Younghusband worked on fitting out the vessels through the following summer, fall, and winter. On 12 June 1776 he was issued warrants by the Virginia Committee of Safety for almost £300, for supplies used on the vessels and for items furnished the Virginia Navy Galley Hero. [NDAR, V, 499-500] On 13 June one John Briggs was paid for a mainsail and jib furnished to Younghusband. [NDAR, V, 514] On 23 July 1776 the Virginia Navy Board directed Younghusband to receive all the light sails and water casks from the prize ship Oxford. [NDAR, V, 1195] One John Mayon was paid in excess of £2 for flour furnished the Musquetto on 15 August 1776. [NDAR, VI, 199. NOAR, 347, says Younghusband was commissioned on this date.] Younghusband was given some emergency operational orders by the Navy Board on 12 September 1776: he was to report to Yorktown, Virginia, with five other Navy vessels. Musquetto and her sisters were to pick up troops there and proceed up Chesapeake Bay. Whether Younghusband fulfilled these orders is unknown. [NDAR, VI, 799 and note] Meanwhile Musquetto had received a Virginia Marine officer and a small company of Virginia Marines. First Lieutenant of Marines JACOB VALENTINE drew pay for his company on 10 October 1776, in the sum of £91.8, for the period from 8 July 1776 to 9 October. [NDAR, VI, 1206-1207] The next day Younghusband drew a large supply of nails, apparently to continue work on the Musquetto. [NDAR, VI, 1226-1228] On 24 October orders were given to Virginia Navy First Lieutenant JOHN HARRIS to go to Warwick, where the Musquetto was fitting out, supercede Younghusband, and proceed with the brig to Jamestown. [NDAR, VI, 1409 and note] Lieutenant of Marines Valentine was ordered to place himself under Harris’ orders, and put his company aboard the Musquetto. [NDAR, VI, 1410] A week later, on 31 October, Younghusband appeared before the Navy Board. He had been suspended for failure to follow orders. At the investigation, with many witnesses testifying for him, Younghusband showed that he had attempted to follow the Navy Board’s orders, but illness had prevented him from doing so. The Navy Board accepted his resignation and recommended to the governor and council that Harris be commissioned to replace him. [NDAR, VI, 1478-1479]


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