On 31st January 1787 John Stein became the registered owner of the Margaret of Kennet Pans. This ship was built in Leith by John Simm in 1760.
She was a Square Sterned Carval Sloop and she had one deck and one mast, she was 31ft long and 12ft 10in wide. The depth of her hold was 5ft 6 in and she was 18 tons.
Transcription of Shipping Register
No. Eighty Eight E.
In pursuance of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King
GEORGE the Third, Intitled, An Act for the further Increase and Encouragement of
Shipping and Navigation, John Stein of Kennet Pans,
District of Alloa, Parish and County of
having taken and subscribed the Oath required by the Act, and having sworn that
He himself is
sole Owner of the Ship or Vessel called The Margaret
of Kennetpans whereof Francis Higgins
is at present Master, and that the said Ship or Vessel was built at Leith
by John Simm, In the year One Thousand Seven hundred
And Mr John Watson Landwaiter
having certified to Us, that the said Ship or Vessel is Br. Built has One Deck
and One Mast: that her Length, from the Fore-part of the Main Stem to the
After-part of the Stern Post aloft, is Thirty One feet
Her Breadth at the broadest Part, whether above or below the Main Wales, Twelve
feet Ten Inches her Depth of Hold Five feet six Inches
and measures Eighteen Tons; that she
is a Square Sterned Carval Sloop has No Gallery, and No
Head; and the said subscribing Owners having consented and agreed to the above
Description and Measurement, and having caused sufficient Security to be given, as
is required by the said Act, the said Sloop Margaret has been
duly registered at the Port of Alloa.
Given under Our Hands and Seals of Office, at the Custom-house in the said port
of Alloa this thirty first Day of January
in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.
Philip Loch Collector.
R Seton for Controller.
Certificate of British Plantation Registry