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RG 043. Court of Vice Admiralty

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 043
Admiralty courts (U.S.): admiralty jurisdiction exercised by courts of vice admiralty commissioned by royal patents or by colonial governors, or by common law courts till 1776. Functions of the Court of Vice Admiralty transferred to the jurisdiction of the colony at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. June 16, 1776, James Honeyman ordered the General Assembly to give up commission as Advocate for the Court of Vice Admiralty under the crown of Great Britain. November 2, 1776, committee appointed to revise the Act establishing a Maritime Court for the trial of prize causes within this State. October 30, 1779, James Mitchell Varnum appointed Advocate of the court of Admiralty. July 20, 1780. Act establishing Court of Admiralty in this State passed by legislature (Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly, Vol. 13, p. 67; Vol. 14, p. 123; Vol. 19, p. 8; vol. 20, p. 1)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Admiralty Court records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00180

Record of cases brought before courts of Admiralty & Vice Admiralty as established throughout the British colonies to adjudicate disputes involving maritime activities between merchants & seaman

Dates: 1726-1786

Maritime Papers: Colonial Wars

 Series — Box Maritime Papers: Colonial Wars, 1723-1760
Identifier: C#00184
Scope and Contents Records documenting maritime activities of Rhode Island vessels engaged against Spanish & French forces during colonial wars, 1739 - 1763. Collection consists of Admiralty Court papers, correspondence & memorials, privateer commissions & officer lists, vessel accounts & agreements, bonds for military equipment, commissions for flags of truce, receipts & accounts relating to Spanish & French prisoners of war, powder office at Newport & equipping transports during...
Dates: 1723-1760

Maritime Papers: Export Cargoes manifests

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00187

Manifest of outbound vessels lodged with Intendants of Trade pursuant to act of the General Assembly, June, 1776

Dates: 1775-1790

Maritime Papers: Import Cargoes manifests

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00188-C#00124

Manifest of inbound vessels lodged with Intendants of Trade pursuant to act of the General Assembly, June, 1776

Dates: 1775-1791

Maritime Papers: Letters of Marque and Reprisal

 Series — Box Maritime Papers: Letters of Marque and Reprisal, 1776-1780
Identifier: C#00185

Privateer commissions granted by the Governor, 1776 - 1780

Dates: 1776-1780

Maritime Papers: Master of Vessels bonds

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00189

Record of bonds posted for ships commissioned as privateers during the French & Indian & Revolutionary Wars or as required by acts regulating trade within the colony

Dates: 1756-1785

Maritime Papers: Outward and Inward Entries

 Series — Box Maritime Papers: Outward and Inward Entries, 1776-1787
Identifier: C#00186

Name of ship, type of ship, master's name, port of origin or entry, ships cargo, date of arrival or departure, number of men on board, owner of the vessel. This material has been microfilmed.

Dates: 1776-1787

Maritime Papers: Revolutionary War

 Series — Box Maritime Papers: Revolutionary War, 1776-1781
Identifier: C#00183

Subjects vary widely. Included are sailing orders, lists of men on ships, acts of the General Assembly concerning naval operations, miscellaneous papers related to maritime activity during the Revolutionary War. This collection of manuscript documents was put together by a former state archivist and bound in this book. this material has been microfilmed.

Dates: 1776-1781

Maritime Records: Providence Import Office Book of Manifests

 Series — Volume Book of Manifests, 1885-1889
Identifier: C#00459

Vessel Manifests lodged at Impost Office at Providence pursuant to Act of the General Assembly, June, 1783

Dates: 1785-1789