Sea Captains Union, John to Wormstead, Robert

Union, John
Born Aug. 22, 1756.

1790 Schooner “Dolphin,” 98T.
1791 Schooner “Sally.”
1794 Schooner “Edward.”

Ship “J. P. Whitney,” Capt. John D. Whiddenat Port of Malta
Copied from illustration in Capt. Whiddens “Ocean Life in old Sailing Ship Days”

Valentine, Andrew
Born Feb. 8, 1818.

No Information Provided

Valentine, Samuel B.
Born May 14, 1797.

1840 Schooner “Neponset.”

Vickary, William
Born Dec. 6, 1767.

1809 Schooner “Hope,” 76T.
1810 Schooner “Mary,” 73T. (Condemned in 1812, G. C.)

Wadden, John B.
Born Nov. 8, 1767.

1803 Schooner “Mary,” 98T.

Warner, John
Born Oct. 12, 1783.

1806 Schooner “Two Sons.” (Condemned in 1812, G. C.)
1811 Schooner “Polly,” 114T.
1816 Schooner “Thomas,” 103T.
1819 Sloop “Jefferson,” 22T.
1820 Schooner “Jachin,” 85T.

Schooner “Jachin” was lost in 1822 with all on board.

Barque “Keystone,” Capt. John D. Whidden
Original painting presented to the Marblehead Historical Society by Capt. John D. Whidden

Watts, ______

1745 “Sturdy Beggar.” R. Hooper’s Letter Book.

Whidden, John D.

1857 Barque “Little Lizzie.”
1859 Ship “J. P. Whitney.”
____ Ship “Danube.”
____ Barque “Keystone.”
1861 Brig “Charles H. Jordan.”
Schooner “Elizabeth.”

Read “Ocean Life in Old Sailing Ship Days” by Capt. Whidden for interesting account of his Capt. John D. Whidden career. From photograph about 1850

White, Ambrose H.
Born Feb. 1, 1801.

No Information Provided

White, Elias
Born Sept. 24, 1769.

1826 Brig “Mary.” (S. P.)
1829 Schooner “Abigail,” 88T.
Image Ship “Loochoo,” Capt. Wm. Whippen
Original painting owned by Mrs. W. W. Main, wife of grandson

White, John
Born July 26, 1787.

1812 Seaman Privateer Schooner “Sword Fish.” (G. B.)
1816 Ship “Palladium.” (See Geo. Cloutman.)
1819 Brig “Franklin.”

Whippen, William

1812 Seaman Privateer Brig “Alfred.” (G. B.)
____ Ship “Loochoo.”
____ Ship “Bombay.” (See Isaac Thayer.)
1838 Ship “Lowell.

Widger, Thomas
Born Sept. 21, 1800.

1825 Schooner “Samuel Tyler,” 51T.
1828 Schooner “Borneo,” 88T.

Brig “Increase,” Capt. Wm. Widger
Original painting owned by S. S. Widger, Brookline, Mass.

Widger, William
Born Sept. 18, 1748.

1775 Private in Glover’s Twenty -first Regiment, Capt. Nicholson Broughton.
1777 Seaman Brig “Phoenix” captured and com-mitted to Old Mill Prison, England.
1803 Brig “Increase,” 108T.
18’24 Schooner “Samuel Tyler.”

Williams, Simon T.

1817 Schooner “Speedwell,” 68T. (S. P.)
1818 Brig “Union.”
1823 Ship “Bristol Trader.”

Ship “Bristol Trader” condemned in the Port of Alexandria in 18′-24. (Independent Chronicle and Boston Patriot, 1824.)

Williams, Thomas K.
Born June 22, 1783.

1807 Schooner “Eleanor.” (Condemned in 1812, G. C.)

Willard, Thomas (Gary)

1792 Brigantine “George,” 111T.
1795 Schooner “Hawk,” 90T.
Married March 8, 1800, Mary, a daughter of Capt. Wm. Raymond Lee.

Brig. “Mercury,” Capt. John Devereux
Original painting owned by II. K. Devereux, Cleveland, O.

 Wilson, George

1762 Brig “Triton.”
(Boston Post Boy and Advertiser, 1762.)

Wilson, George Henry
Born July 2, 1820.

Nov. 29, 1849, Ship “Tonquin” got on Whalemans Spit at the entrance of San Francisco harbor. Vessel and cargo worth $40,000. (Salem Register Jan. 1850.)
1849 Ship “Tonquin.”
1850 Ship “Golden Racer.”
1851 Ship “Samoset.”
1858 Brig “Caroline.”
1860 Barque “Jane E. Williams.”
1862 Ship “Milton.”
1863 Ship “Fidelia.”
1864 Ship “Empire State.”
1870 Barque “Almira Coombs.”

Ship “Franklin,” Capt. Samuel Tucker
From a painting by Anton Roux, 1816, owned and loaned by Essex Institute

Wilson, George

1812 On Privateer Schooner “Tomahawk.” (G. B.)
1823 Schooner “Salus,” 82T.
1830 Ship “Pactolus,” 288T.
1848-1849-1853 Selectman.

Wilson, Joseph Jr.
Born Nov. 2, 1778.

1810 Schooner “Mary and Sally,” 75T.
____ Brig “Emmeline.”

Wing, J.

“Union.” (Condemned in 1812, G. C.)

Wooldredge, John
Born Feb. 4, 1759.

1775 Private in Glover’s Twenty-first Regiment, Capt. John Merritt.
1777 Seaman Brig “Freedom,” Capt. John Cloustan.
1790 Schooner “Two Friends,” 36T.
1794 Brigantine “Aurora,” 98T.
1803 Schooner “Abigail,” 107T. (Condemned 1812, G. C.)
1807 Schooner “Prudentia,” 65T.

Captain John Hooper’s Clearance Paper, Schooner, “Powder Point” from Cadiz

Wooldredge, John Jr.

1813 Schooner “Benjamin,” 67T. (Captured G. C.)

Wooldredge, Thomas
Born Mar. 31, 1765.

1790 Schooner “Two Friends,” 3GT.
1803 Schooner “Rebecca,” 77T.
1805 Schooner “Hannah,” 85T.
1805 Schooner “Lydia.”

Wooldredge, William
Born Feb, 2, 1755.

1775 Private in Glover’s Twenty-first Regiment, Capt. John Selman.
1777 Seaman Brig “Freedom,” Capt. John Cloustan.
1790 Schooner “William,” 65T.
1790 Schooner “Industry,” 60T.

Wormstead, Benjamin
Born Aug, 22, 1742.

Benjamin Wormstead son of John and Sarah married Rebecca Lindsey, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Hendley. He went to sea as a boy at an early age. At eighteen was first mate of the “Quince Tree” belonging to Richard Quiner of North Carolina, making several voyages to the West Indies. On one of these was captured by a French Privateer. They ransomed the vessel, Wormstead becoming hostage carrying the policy, was taken into Trinity in Mozambique, thirty miles from Fort Royal. Escaping, he was mate of a number of vessels. In 1774 was master of the “Friendship” to North Carolina and the West Indies, and another brig to Halifax. In 1793 purchased the Schooner “Freedom” and later the “Rosamond.” In 1802 the sloop “Friendship” engaging in the coasting trade. He was an expert navigator, often teaching the captains with whom he sailed.

Wormstead, Benjamin
Born Jan, 9, 1780

____ Schooner “John.” (S. P)
1817 Schooner “Regulator.”
1821 Schooner “Hannah,” 108T.
1829 Schooner “Ward,” 127T

Wormstead, Joseph Lindsey
Bpt. Nov, 5, 1776

____ Schooner “William,” 70T.

Wormstead, Robert

No Information Provided


Source: Old Marblehead Sea Captains and the Ships in Which They Sailed, Compiled and Published for the Benefit of the Marblehead Historical Society, By Benjamin J. Lindsey, Treasurer, 1915


Lindsey, Benjamin J. Old Marblehead Sea Captains and the Ships in Which They Sailed Published for the Benefit of the Marblehead Historical Society, By Benjamin J. Lindsey, Treasurer, 1915.

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