Thursday, September 20, 2012

H.M.S. Nancy

The Saga of the "Nancy," from the HMS Nancy Project blog, included the following statement:

"The one and only major story is that of the NANCY, she never lost a running engagement, and more often that not, against a superior enemy force. Any nation worth its salt would be proud to have the NANCY as part of their history."

A reference to the Nancy was embedded in the following claim:

"That with aspect to a further claim for a quantity of flour destroyed by the enemy on board the "Nancy" schooner, in Lake Huron.... ."

Source:  The War of 1812 at Library and Archives of Canada included the War of 1812: 
Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, RG 19 E5A, Microform: t-1124

The above claim of flour on the "Nancy" and the excerpt below were both from the Petition of The Reverend William McMurray and his wife Charlotte, daughter of the late John Johnston....(Page 22):

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