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Upton, Commander Henry (b 1769)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 UPN

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Upton, Commander Henry (b 1769)

Date(s): 1791-1815

Level of description: Collection

Extent: lft; 30cm

Name of creator(s): Upton | Henry | b 1769 | Commander (H.E.I.C.)


Administrative/Biographical history:

Upton entered the East India Company's service as a midshipman in 1788 and served in the ROCKINGHAM during two voyages to China. He was in the GENERAL GODDARD as Fourth Officer on a voyage to Madras and Bengal from 1793 to 1794 and remained in her as part of the Cape Expedition of 1795. Nine Dutch Indiamen were captured during this cruise and Upton was detached in one of them as prize master. He went to China in the TRUE BRITON in 1804 and to Bengal in the WINDHAM in 1809, from which ship he was captured. However, after the taking of the Ile de France (Mauritius), Upton joined the CEYLON, 1810, and brought her home. His next voyage was to China, 1814, in the GLATTON; upon her arrival at St Helena her captain died and Upton was sworn in to command. Nothing further is known about his career.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Henry Upton, including logs, 1791 to 1794 and 1804 to 1815, signal books, undated memoranda, accounts, rules, port regulations and service documents.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were purchased in 1963 from Mr S.H.F. Upton.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Oct 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences
Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Upton | Henry | b 1769 | Commander (H.E.I.C.)

Corporate names