John Paul Jones

Subscriptions for the Defence of Whitehaven

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Immediately following the raid it was decided to form a fund to provide defences for the Town and Harbour of Whitehaven. A list of all those who donated more than 2 shillings was printed in the local press. As this not only gave their names but also the street they lived on I thought it would be interesting for family history researchers as it predates the earliest directory. The amount they donated may also give an idea of status. Note that the amounts are generally fractions or multiples of guineas (1 guinea = 1 pound and 1 shilling or 1.05p).

The committee formed for the purpose at Haile's coffee house included Robert Fisher, Thomas Hartley, Henry Littledale, Henry Littledale, Peter John Heywood, Isaac Stephenson, John Tate, John Sargeant, George Stalker, John Barnes, Samuel Potter and John Wilson many of whom gave 5, 10 or 20 guineas of their own money.

Following is the list of subscribers in alphabetical order of surnames to aid family history researchers - the original list published in the Cumberland Paquet was by ordered by street.

Of note on this page are Nicholas Allinson who had been held captive by John Paul Jones, William Brownrigg the scientist and Captain (Daniel) Brocklebank who started the great shipping line after fighting as a privateer in this war. William Benson had been the Master of John Paul's first ship the Friendship of Whitehaven.

A list of Subscribers to the Defence of the Town and Harbour of Whitehaven

B.B. donated 0/2s/6d
Abbot, Samuel at King Street donated 0/2s/0d
Addinson, Eleanor at East Strand donated 0/5s/0d
Alkin, Sarah at Marlborough Street donated 0/10s/6d
Allen, Capt. at Custom House Quay donated 0/10s/6d (of Dublin)
Allinson, William at Quay Street donated 0/3s/0d
Allison, Nicholas at Old Quay donated 1/1s/0d
Allison, Richard at East Strand donated 0/5s/0d
Anderton, Andrew at Quay Street donated 0/2s/6d
Antrobus, Benjamin at Church Street donated 0/7s/6d
Armstrong, Jane at White's Lane donated 0/2s/6d
Asbridge, Richard at Nicholson Alley donated 0/10s/6d
Asburn, William at Scotch Street donated 0/5s/6d
Asburner, John at Scotch Street donated 0/10s/6d
Ashburner, George at Roper Street donated 0/5s/0d
Askew, William at East Strand donated 0/2s/6d
Askew, Mrs at Scotch Street donated 0/10s/6d
Askew, John at Church Street donated 0/5s/0d
Atkinson, James at College Lane donated 0/10s/6d
Atkinson, Mrs at Bardy Street donated 0/10s/6d
Atkinson, William at Poe Street donated 0/10s/6d
Austin, at Roper Street donated 1/1s/0d (of Austin and Whitlock - 2 guineas)
Bacon, Capt. at Bardy Street donated 1/1s/0d
Bailiff, Thomas at Cross Street donated 0/2s/6d
Baldridge, Robert at Irish Street donated 0/10s/6d
Banks, Capt. at Howgill Street donated 0/5s/0d
Barker, Mr at Bardy Street donated 0/10s/6d
Barnes, John at Irish Street donated 2/2s/0d
Barns, Elizabeth at King Street donated 0/5s/3d
Barras, Isaac at Church Street donated 1/1s/0d
Barwise, Joseph at Quay donated 0/2s/0d
Barwise, Mrs. at Church Street donated 0/5s/0d
Barwise, Joseph at Senhouse Street donated 0/5s/0d
Bateman, John at Queen Street donated 2/2s/0d
Bateman, Thomas at Market Place donated 0/10s/6d
Bateman, William at Steath donated 0/10s/6d
Baynes, Daniel at College Lane donated 2/2s/0d
Beck, John at King Street donated 0/10s/6d
Beck, John at Howgill Street donated 5/5s/0d
Benn, Mrs. at Chapel Street donated 1/1s/0d
Benn, John at Queen Street donated 1/1s/0d
Benn, Anthony a Country Gentlemen donated 21/0s/0d
Benn, Mrs. at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d
Benn, Jonathan at Church Street donated 0/2s/6d
Benson, William at Queen Street donated 1/1s/0d
Benson, Thomas at Roper Street donated 0/3s/0d
Bewley, William at King Street donated 0/2s/6d
Bigland, Thomas at Scotch Street donated 2/2s/0d
Binstay, Capt. at Lowther Street donated 1/1s/0d (Binsay?)
Birkhead, Mrs. at Roper Street donated 1/1s/0d
Blaiklin, Wilfrid at King Street donated 0/10s/6d
Boadle, Capt. Isaac at Plumblands Lane donated 0/5s/0d
Bolton, Mrs. at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d
Booth, Henry at James Street donated 1/1s/0d
Bornell, C. Davy at donated 0/10s/6d
Botterell, John at Catherine Street donated 10/10s/0d Esq. Regulating Capt.
Bouch, Mrs. at Church Street donated 0/10s/6d
Bowes, Richard at Lowther Street donated 5/5s/0d
Bowes, Darcey at Brick Street donated 0/10s/6d
Bowman, Johnathon at Poe Street donated 0/5s/0d
Bowman, Charles at New Town donated 1/1s/0d
Bowman, Joseph at Irish Street donated 0/2s/6d
Bowman, Capt. William at Roper Street donated 1/1s/0d
Bowman, Capt. at Lowther Street donated 0/2s/0d
Bowman, Richard at James Street donated 2/2s/0d
Bowness, Mrs. & Miss at Brick Street donated 0/10s/0d
Bowness, John at Roper Street donated 1/1s/0d
Bradley, Dr. at Lowther Street donated 0/5s/0d
Bragg, John at Poe Street donated 0/10s/6d
Bragg, Joseph at Queen Street donated 0/5s/0d
Bragg, John at Senhouse Street donated 0/2s/0d
Bragg, Matthew at East Strand donated 0/2s/6d
Bragg, John at Queen Street donated 1/1s/0d
Bragg, Henry at Roper Street donated 2/2s/0d
Bragg, Isaac at Market Place donated 0/10s/6d
Bragg, Mrs at East Strand donated 0/10s/6d
Braithwaite, Mr. at Charles Street donated 0/5s/0d
Braithwaite, Henry at Quay donated 1/1s/0d
Brice, William at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d
Briggs, William at East Strand donated 0/2s/0d
Briggs, Jospeh at George's Street donated 0/10s/6d
Briggs, Capt. at Scotch Street donated 0/10s/6d
Briggs, Mrs at donated 0/10s/6d
Brisoe, J. at Brick Street donated 0/2s/0d
Brockbank, William at Senhouse Street donated 0/5s/0d
Brocklebank, Capt. at Howgill Street donated 0/10s/6d
Brocklebank, Ralph at Quay Street donated 0/3s/0d
Brown, John at Duke Street donated 0/5s/0d
Brown, at King Street donated 0/2s/0d
Brown, Arthur at Tangier & Bransty donated 0/5s/0d
Brown, William at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d
Brownrigg, George at Marlborough Street donated 0/5s/0d
Brownrigg, William at Lowther Street donated 5/5s/0d
Brownrigg, J. at Scotch Street donated 0/2s/0d
Buck, John at Lowther Street donated 1/1s/0d
Bulfield, Joseph at Queen Street donated 1/1s/0d
Buntze, Mrs. at Market Place donated 0/10s/6d
Burnley, Fuller at King Street donated 0/5s/0d
Buttermire, Abraham at Senhouse Street donated 0/2s/0d
Caffrey, John at Littledale Lane donated 0/5s/0d
Calqunon, Rev. Mr. at Irish Street donated 2/2s/0d
Cannon, John at Church Street donated 0/5s/0d
Cannon, Joseph at Senhouse Street donated 0/10s/6d
Carr, John at George's Street donated 0/5s/0d
Carrol, Pat. at Marlborough Street donated 0/10s/6d
Carter, Robert at donated 0/0s/0d (Painter)
Casson, John at College Lane donated 1/1s/0d
Chambre, Walter at Lowther Street donated 5/5s/0d
Chaplain, Rev. Mr. at Scotch Street donated 0/5s/0d
Christopherson, Henry at High Street donated 0/10s/6d
Church, Rev. Mr. at Lowther Street donated 4/4s/0d
Clark, Ann at Irish Street donated 0/2s/6d
Clementson, Mrs at Scotch Street donated 0/10s/6d
Clementson, John at King Street donated 0/10s/6d
Collier, Mrs. at Church Street donated 1/1s/0d
Collins, Mrs. at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d
Collins, Miss at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d Milliner
Collins, Joseph at Roper Street donated 0/5s/0d
Corkhill, Hugh at West Strand donated 0/5s/0d
Corkhill, Mrs at King Street donated 0/2s/6d
Coupland, John at Scotch Street donated 0/10s/6d
Coupland, John at Cross Street donated 3/3s/0d
Coupland, Mrs at Roper Street donated 2/2s/0d
Coupland, Capt. at Senhouse Street donated 0/10s/6d
Courtney, Mrs. at Market Place donated 0/5s/0d
Cragg, Capt. at King Street donated 1/1s/0d
Cragg, Walker at Scotch Street donated 0/2s/0d
Creighton, Archibald  Under the Hurries donated 0/5s/0d
Crooks, James at George's Street donated 0/4s/0d
Crosby, Capt. at Howgill Street donated 0/3s/0d
Crosby, Ann at Old Town donated 0/2s/0d
Crosby, Ann at Cross Street donated 0/2s/0d
Crosby, Robert at Quay Street donated 0/4s/0d
Dargue, Capt. at Market Place donated /10s/6d
Davidson, William at West Strand donated 0/2s/0d
Davis, George at East Strand donated 0/2s/0d
Dawson, Joseph at Duke Street donated 0/2s/6d
Dawson, John at Roper Street donated 2/2s/0d
Dawson, Capt. at Tangier & Bransty donated 1/1s/0d
Dawson, Robert at Quay donated 0/5s/0d
Dawson, Edward at George's Street donated 0/10s/6d
Day, Mrs. at Market Place donated 0/5s/0d
Deane, Joseph at Lowther Street donated 5/5s/0d
Dent, John at Scotch Street donated 0/5s/0d
Dent, George at Lowther Street donated 2/2s/0d
Dickenson, Thomas at Chapel Street donated 0/2s/6d
Dickinson, at Marlborough Street donated 0/10s/0d
Dickinson, John a Country Gentlemen donated 0/10s/6d
Dickinson, John at East Strand donated 0/5s/0d
Dickson, Mary at Roper Street donated 1/1s/0d
Dixon, Thomas at Duke Street donated 1/1s/0d
Dixon, Dr. Richard at Lowther Street donated 4/4s/0d
Dixon, Joseph at Tangier donated 0/0s/0d
Dixon, Joseph at Brick Street donated 0/5s/0d
Dixon, Peter at King Street donated 1/1s/0d
Dixon, Joshua at Church Street donated 5/5s/0d
Dixon, John at Queen Street donated 10/10s/0d
Dixon, Jacob at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d
Dixon, John at Market Place donated 0/5s/0d
Donald, William at Irish Street donated 0/5s/0d
Donald, William at Cross Street donated 2/12s/6d
Donnon, John at Quay Street donated 0/4s/0d
Douglas, John at Market Place donated 1/11s/6d
Dowson, John at Quay donated 0/3s/0d
Draper, John at Queen Street donated 0/10s/6d
Dunn, John at Market Place donated 1/1s/0d
Dunn, Catherine at Duke Street donated 0/2s/6d
Durand, Jospeh at Lowther Street donated 2/2s/0d
Eccleston, William at Church Street donated 0/5s/0d
Elliot, Capt. at Duke Street donated 2/2s/0d
Ellison, Henry at Tangier & Bransty donated 21/0s/0d
Eskridge, Mrs at Scotch Street donated 0/5s/0d
Farish, Miss at Scotch Street donated 0/10s/6d
Farish, Mrs at King Street donated 0/10s/6d
Farish, Stephen at Lowther Street donated 1/1s/0d
Fearon, John at East Strand donated 0/10s/6d
Fell, Caleb a Country Gentlemen donated 0/10s/6d
Fell, John at King Street donated 0/5s/0d
Fell, Jonathan at Queen Street donated 0/10s/6d
Ferguson, Robert at George's Street donated 0/10s/6d
Finlater, John at Hamilton Lane donated 0/3s/0d
Finley, John at Scotch Street donated 2/2s/0d
Fisher, Capt. at Church Street donated 0/10s/6d
Fisher, William at Roper Street donated 0/10s/6d
Fisher, Mrs. at Church Street donated 0/2s/6d
Fisher, Henry at Poe Street donated 0/10s/6d
Fisher, Robert at King Street donated 10/10s/0d
Fisher, William at George's Street donated 0/2s/6d
Fisher Jun., Jos. at Lowther Street donated 1/1s/0d
Fisher Sen., Jos. at Lowther Street donated 0/10s/6d
Fleming, Henry at Church Street donated 1/1s/0d
Fleming, Mrs. at Queen Street donated 0/10s/6d
Fleming, Henry at Church street donated 1/1s/0d
Fleming, Roger at Lowther Street donated 3/3s/0d
Fletcher, Richard at King Street donated 2/2s/0d
Fletcher, William at Irish Street donated 5/5s/0d
Fletcher, Mrs at Cross Street donated 0/2s/6d
Fletcher, Henry at Roper Street donated 0/10s/6d
Fletcher, Henry at Roper Street donated 1/1s/0d
Fletcher, Richard at Duke Street donated 2/2s/0d
Fletcher, Edward at King Street donated 3/3s/0d
Fletcher, Isaac at Tickell Lane donated 0/5s/0d
Fletcher, Joseph at Duke Street donated 1/1s/0d
Fletcher, Mrs at Scotch Street donated 0/10s/6d
Foster, Andrew at Poe Street donated 0/2s/6d
Foster, John at Lowther Street donated 1/1s/0d
France, John at George's Street donated 0/2s/6d
France, George at Chapel Street donated 0/10s/6d
France, Mrs at George's Street donated 0/2s/0d
France, Joseph at George's Street donated 0/2s/6d
France, Miss at King Street donated 0/2s/6d
Frears, Mrs. at Lowther Street donated 0/5s/0d

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