Guide to the Land Descriptions and Other Documents from Milford Haven, Wales, 1989

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Summary

This collection is comprised of photocopies of records, chiefly concerning properties in Nantucket, Mass., owned by Folger, Gardner, Starbuck, and other families, who migrated from Nantucket to Dartmouth, N.S., and from there to Pembrokeshire, Wales, 1791-1793, where they established a whaling port in what is now Milford Haven, Dyfed, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS278
Title:
Land Descriptions and Other Documents from Milford Haven, Wales
Date(s):
1989
Creator:
Unknown.
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Land Descriptions and Other Documents from Milford Haven, Wales collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Nantucket Historical Association assumes no responsibility.

Related Collections

  • MS118 Folger Family Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.
  • MS381 Barbara Johnson / Friends of the NHA Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Folger, Timothy, 1732-1814.
    • Folger family.
    • Gardner family.
    • Starbuck family.
    • Starbuck, Samuel, b. 1727.
  • Geographic Name
    • Dartmouth (N.S.)
    • Pembrokeshire (Wales)
    • New Milford (Wales)
    • Dyfed (Wales)
  • Topical Term
    • Massachusetts -- Land records.
    • Nantucket (Mass.) -- Land records.
    • Real property.
    • Emigration and immigration -- Massachusetts.
    • Emigration and immigration -- Nova Scotia.
    • Emigration and immigration -- Wales.

Biographical Information

In 1792, fifteen Nantucket families led by the Starbucks and Folgers sailed to Milford Haven, Wales to establish a whaling port subsidized by the British government.

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of photocopies of records, chiefly concerning properties in Nantucket, Mass., owned by Folger, Gardner, Starbuck, and other families, who migrated from Nantucket to Dartmouth, N.S., and from there to Pembrokeshire, Wales, 1791-1793, where they established a whaling port in what is now Milford Haven, Dyfed, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Persons represented include Timothy Folger, Samuel Starbuck, and Starbuck’s son, Samuel, Jr., all leaders of the expedition. Photocopies of originals held by Public Record Office, Cultural Service Dept., The Castle, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Public Record Office, Cultural Service Dept., The Castle, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Original documents date from 1678-1785.

Contents

Folder 1 John Bishop, 1989

Folder 2 Gardner Family,  1989

Folder 3 Batch Hussey and Thomas Macy, 1989

Folder 4 Starbuck Family, 1989

Processing Information

Finding aid by Ashley Miller in May 2022.

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