Note: ‘Born under an unlucky planet’: The voyages and travels of Owen Roberts, mariner, 1739–1831

By Anthony Tibbles, published August 2013


An account of an eighteenth century sailor, in some detail, in his own words.  Owen Roberts experienced 50 years at sea, some in the slave trade, and this is a remarkable insight into an ordinary life at sea.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Biography | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines

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