Trafalgar Prize Money and 300,000 L Special Award Payment Details

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    William M
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    – Has anyone ever described the Trafalgar awards in any detail with hints, approximations, or descriptions of disbursements paid along with the timing and information regarding amounts forfeited? If so, where can I find information beyond the below items?
    – I am aware of the 300,000 L prize money award of Sept. 1806 via the Gazette shows only the amounts for Petty Officers and Seamen (Gazette issue 15955. page 1201)
    – Also, I am aware of the 14th May 1811, Sir William Scott judgment in the dispute between the crews of HMS Donegal and Leviathan over El Rayo.
    – – I am Not able to determine how or when the special award of 300,000L was made available and paid out to the Admirals, Captains, Lieutenants, and Warrant officers Present i.e. The officers’ equivalent of Gazette issue 15955. page 1201
    – It seems to me Captain Hardy, Lt. Quilliam, and Mater Atkinson might have waited a long time before any sums went to their agents.

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    Sara Cutler
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    Would these documents be of any use to you?

    PRIZE MONEY – THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY, PORTSMOUTH –

    RNM Naval Trophy/1983/1062/1
    TRAFALGAR AWARDS LIST 1
    Manuscript volume which binds together muster lists for seventeen of the British ships at the Battle of Trafalgar. This contains the details of each crewman’s share of prize money for the battle; the list was kept by the London bankers who administered the money. Each recipient, or his representative, signed for the share which was issued in 1807. The ships listed are; HMS Orion, HMS Polyphemus, HMS Prince , HMS Revenge, HMS Royal Sovereign, HMS Spartiate, HMS Swiftsure, HMS Temeraire, HMS Tonnant, HMS Thunderer, HMS Victory, HMS Euryalus, HMS Naiad, HMS Phoebe, HMS Sirius, HMS Pickle, HMS Entreprenante.

    RNM Naval Trophy/1983/1062/2
    TRAFALGAR AWARDS LIST SUPPLEMENTARY AWARD GRANTED BY PARLIAMENT:
    Manuscript volume which binds together muster lists for eighteen of the British ships at the Battle of Trafalgar, kept by the bankers Christopher Cooke and J. Halford. This contains the details of each crewman’s share of the parliamentary award of money for the battle; each recipient, or his representative, signed for the share which was issued in 1806. The ships listed are; HMS Neptune, HMS Orion, HMS Polyphemus, HMS Prince , HMS Revenge, HMS Royal Sovereign, HMS Spartiate, HMS Swiftsure, HMS Temeraire, HMS Tonnant, HMS Thunderer, HMS Victory, HMS Euryalus, HMS Naiad, HMS Phoebe, HMS Sirius, HMS Pickle, HMS Entreprenante

    NATIONAL ARCHIVES, KEW, LONDON –

    ADM 238 / 10 Prize List for Captures – Trafalgar

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