Robert ADAIR, will 1798, ship "Iphigenia". Possibly died unmarried. Son of Ann ADAIR (and ........... ?).
IPHIGENIA,32. (1780 Mistleythorn. Burnt 1801) 1782- Capt. James C0RNWALLIS. When Lord Northington, the viceroy of Ireland, took passage there in IPHEGENIA in 1783, he would have fallen through the uncovered skylight over the gun-room if Lieut. DANIEL had not caught him by the coat. She was sent to the Jamaica station and was employed on the Spanish Main for three years. She paid off at Sheerness in 0ctober 1786. She was next employed on the Milford and Irish stations under Capt. Patrick SINCLAIR until the end of 1792 when she joined a small squadron under Commodore MURRAY which was sent to assist Holland in repelling the French from the Scheldt. The expedition had to be abandoned due to ice. She nest cruised off Cherbourg and, on 16 February 1793, captured the French privateer ELIZABETH. Lieut. Richard CURRY took the prize into Portsmouth. 1799 Hospital ship at Plymouth. 1800 Plymouth. 0rders were received on 3 January for IPHEGENIA, THETIS and THISBE to be fitted out as troopships. 0n 8 July IPHEGENIA, Hassard STACKP0LE, EXPERIMENT and THETIS, with troops from Spithead, came into Plymouth Sound. They were bound on a secret expedition but baffling winds forced them to put back. She took part in the landing at Aboukir Bay on 8 March 1801 during which John D0NNELLAN, midshipman, was wounded, her only casualty. IPHEGENIA was burnt by accident at Alexandria on 20 July, all the crew were saved. -------------------------- In 1785, from China to the El Dorado of fur came James HANNA, the pioneer in the maritime fur-trade of the Northwest Coast. His vessel was fittingly named Sea Otter. For the first three years, 1785-1787, the trading vessels were all British; thereafter some masqueraded under the flags of other nations. John Meares admits in his memorial that his ships in 1788, Felice and IPHIGENIA, were under the Portuguese colours, though the explanation he makes is not the true reason. --------------------------
Would anyone know the parents of Robert Adair dc.1798 ?
The ship "Iphigenia" may have been a hospital ship at Plymouth about that time.Perhaps Robert Adair may have been a patient who died on the ship ?