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

& Sixty 

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


See Original Shipping Register