Edward Lawrance’s Packet journal

The diary of Packet Commander Edward Lawrance’s voyage 9 June to 6 August 1776, from Falmouth to the Caribbean via Madeira, in the Anna Teresa.

10 December 2019

The Lawrance family

Our colleagues at Trelissick House (NT) have found the following information in the leaf of a bible which appears to have come from the family: Edward […]
20 November 2018

St Vincent and the Grenadines

July 31st – about one o’Clock having given the Men a little rest hove up and came to Sea, a Cloudy & Showery Night with the […]
20 November 2018


August the 5:th a squally rainy Day, at noon the North End of Martinico bore EbS 3 or 4 Leagues, at 4 in the Afternoon let […]
20 November 2018


I am now got as farr as Monday 29th July and will proceed to give you some Account of Grenada and how I spent my time […]
20 November 2018


July 25th, Thank God once more got to Sea with light Breezes of Wind from SE at ESE very so for Tobago, exceedingly hot, squally and […]
20 November 2018


This Afternoon a Sloop sailed for England did not know it ‘till she was under sail, found a great many Ships ready to sail for Europe. […]
20 November 2018

Heading for Barbados

Monday 1st July- Light Breezes of Wind mostly upon the North and the East points very hazey and at night a great Dew no Observation this […]
15 November 2018

The Anna Teresa 1769-1781

There were two Falmouth Packet named Anna Teresa, in the service during the late C18. Captain Edward Lawrance [*] was appointed to command a packet named Anna […]
9 November 2018

Description of Madeira

It is an Island in the Atlantic Ocean, laid down in most Books in the Latt:de of 32º: 44’ N and 17°: 26’ West Longitude from […]