On 31st October 1786 James Stein became the registered owner of the Rachael of Kincardine. This ship was built in Kincardine by John Marshall in 1785.
She was a Square Sterned Carval Sloop and she had one deck and one mast, she was 54ft 9inlong and 18ft 8in wide. The depth of her hold was 10ft 1in and she was 73 tons.
Registered De Novo 6th October 1791
Alloa Customs Records, Collectors Quarterly Accounts
Kincardine Shipping Details, Entries relating to the Rachael
ENTRIES INWARDS IN THE MICHAELMAS QUARTER 1786
No. 10, 21 Jul. In the Rachael of Kincardine, William Scotland, Master from Gotttenburgh, The Master for James Stein,
915 Bars not under ¾ of an inch Square contg, 18 Tons, 17 Hundred weight Unwrought Iron,
31 Bars contg, 3 Hundred weight Rod Iron,
1400 Deals, 20 feet and under,
600 Cutts of Deals, 3 to a Deal 96-15-4
No. 12, 24 Aug, In the Rachael Aforesaid, John Rankine for Richard Philp
333 bars not under ¾ of an Inch Square, contg, 6 Tons
Unwrought Iron 16-16-7
GOODS INWARDS IN THE CHRISTMAS QUARTER ENDED 5th
No. 24, 8 Dec. in the Rachael of Kincardine, William Scotland Master From Gottenburgh, the Master for James Stein, Agent.
Post from No. 10, Michaelmas Quarter 1786, 10 Hundred weight 1 Quarter and 24 pounds, Unwrought Iron.
1 hundred weight 3 Quarters and 17 pounds Rod Iron 2-8-01/2
Transcription of Shipping Record
No. Forty four E.
In pursuance of an Act, passed in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of King
GEORGE the Third, Intitled, An Act further Increase and Encouragement of
Shipping and Navigation, James Stein of Kilbagie, Parish and County of
Clackmannan and William Scotland, shipmaster in Kincardine
Parish of Tulliallan and County of Perth, both in the District of Alloa
having taken and subscribed the Oath required by the Act, and having sworn that
they themselves are
sole Owners of the Ship or Vessel called The Rachael of
Kincardine whereof Said Scotland
is at present Master, and that the said Ship or Vessel was built at kincardine
by John Marshall, In the year One Thousand seven hundred and
And Mr John Watson Landwaiter
having certified to Us, that the said Ship or Vessel is British 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 Fifty four feet nine Inches
Her Breadth at the broadest Part, whether above or below the Main Wales, Eighteen
feet Eight Inches her Depth of Hold Ten feet One Inch
and measures Seventy three 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 Rachael 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 October
in the Year One thousand seven hundred and eighty six.
West McIntyre for Collector.
G McGlashen for Controller.
Certificate of British Plantation Registry