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Briefly about the Captain John Rolls:

Apart from the fact that he was master of the Cygnet in 1836, we have been unable to discover anything about the early life or career of Captain John Rolls.  We are grateful to those who responded to a tweet requesting information about him, and it now seems likely that his descendants were also mariners who [...]

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Journal Entries written by: Captain John Rolls

Monday 28 March 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Mrs. Finniss unwell.

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Saturday 2 April 1836

[, on board the wrote.]

Read prayers Sunday for the first time. Wind changed to a strong… from N.E. got under weigh at 3 o’clock saw a brig foul of a ship lost her masts and became a complete wreck, another lost her bowsprit.

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