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Brig Elizabeth Jane - launched Nova Scotia 1817 - Lost July 1854 off the coast of Yorkshire - Found Robin Hood's Bay, July 2003

Elizabeth Jane Related Links

English Heritage: Pastscape

The remains of Elizabeth Jane are now in the records of English Heritage.

Relevant books, and books and music written between 1817-1854 (In progress)


Books with particular relevance to the Elizabeth Jane

Briggen Tre Kronor

The Brig Tre Kronor of Stockholm - newly built on the model of a 19th Century brig

Briggen Tre Kronor

A short video of the Briggen Tre Kronor at sea

Eighteenth Century Colonial American Merchant Ship Construction by:
Kellie Michelle VanHorn, MA Thesis, 2004; PDF - 6.7 MB

Elizabeth Jane's World

Map showing places Elizabeth Jane visited 1817 - 1854

Explanation of shipbuilding terms

Transcribed by Christopher Morrison, December 1997.

Genes Reunited Search Results

Results returned for members of crew, ships owners etc. on Genes Reunited. These often show errors of transcription from the original Census Forms.

Image Gallery

Images relevant to Elizabeth Jane


A Google Map of Guysborough, Nova Scotia, where the Elizabeth Jane was built in 1817

Map-Hamburg, Germany

Elizabeth Jane sailed to Hamburg in 1819


A Google Map Project with homes of Ships Masters etc. being plotted on a Google Map


A Google Map of Robin Hood's Bay, near Whitby, Yorkshire. U.K. Final resting place of brig Elizabeth Jane 1854

Masters and Owners of brig Elizabeth Jane

A chronological list of the Masters and Owners of Elizabeth Jane 1817-1854.

PastScape at English Heritage

Elizabeth Jane's entry at English Heritage.

Photographs of 1830 Registration Documents Ipswich

Photographs of her Registration Documents (Ipswich, Suffolk, U.K. 1830)

Research Links

Links from this website to various useful sources

1000 years of Fylingdales History.
A chronology compiled mainly by members of the Fylingdales Local History Group.
The Seaton Carew Shipwreck: the recording of a ‘chance’ maritime find near the mouth of the River Tees
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ship Registration Act 1833

A copy of the Ship Registration Act of 1833

Sierra Leone Wiki

Elizabeth sailed to Sierra Leone in 1813

Storm & Company of Robin Hood's Bay by Roy Storm

More of the fishing and seafaring activities of the inhabitants of Robin Hood's Bay together with their genealogy.

Structures of English Wooden Ships:
William Sutherland's Ship, Circa 1710
Trevor Kenchington

From: The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord is a fully refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the North Atlantic and North Pacific. It publishes essays, notes and documents on a variety of naval and maritime history, including merchant shipping, maritime labour, naval history, shipbuilding, fishing, ports, trade, nautical archaeology and maritime societies

Text Version 1817 Registration Halifax Nova Scotia

Transcription of her first Registration Document (Halifax, Nova Scotia 1817)

Text Version of 1819 Registration Hull

Transcription of her Registration Document (Hull, U.K. 1819)

Text Version of 1830 Registration Documents Ipswich

Transcription of her Registration Document (Ipswich, Suffolk, U.K. 1830)

Timeline of Elizabeth Jane

An attempt at a chronology of the Elizabeth Jane with links to sources

To Kingston, Jamaica - 1817?
News - unknown provenance

Article of unknown provenance as email address given is no longer valid.

What is a Brigantine?

Is it the same as a Brig? - and other articles.

William Read & Enoch Page

Read and Page were prominent shipbuilders at Ipswich. Read was accused in the deliberate sinking of the brig Colina.

Wooden Vessel Ship Construction - Article by Jim Mathews