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Dudman, Commander Joseph (fl 1790-1865)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 DUD

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Dudman, Commander Joseph (fl 1790-1865)

Date(s): 1795-1834

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 3ft; 92cm

Name of creator(s): Dudman | Joseph | fl 1790-1865 | East India Co Naval Officer


Administrative/Biographical history:

After serving his time as a midshipman, Dudman joined the CUMBERLAND as fifth officer in 1808. On his next voyage, in 1812, he left her at Whampoa to join the INGLIS. He stayed with this ship until 1834, having taken command of her in 1828. Dudman's family owned a shipyard at Deptford which built warships and East Indiamen and two other commanders of East India Company ships also came from the family. In 1836 Dudman went into partnership with Thomas Bush, a hop and seed merchant of Southwark.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Joseph Dudman, containing Dudman's logs, 1808 to 1834; accounts for the INGLIS, 1816 to 1820, 1827 to 1834; chronometer rate books, 1827 to 1834, and a hold book with entries in 1815, 1817 and 1822. There are also account books for the shipbuilding business of the Dudman family, 1812 to 1815, and logs for the East India Company ships NORTHUMBERLAND, 1795 to 1797, and WARLEY, 1811 to 1812 and 1815 to 1816. Finally, there are some loose papers relating to shares and probate of members of the Dudman family in the mid-nineteenth century.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from Messrs Kegan, Paul, Trench and Trubner in 1971.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 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

Shipbuilders | Skilled personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Dudman | Joseph | fl 1790-1865 | East India Co Naval Officer

Corporate names
East India Company

Northumberland | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe