I have come across an old indenture for the sale of a boat dated 10th Dec. 1828, called "The Endeavour".
Can anyone help me with an image of this type of "fishing smack"?
19TH CENTURY BILL OF SALE - FISHING SMACK, ENDEAVOUR :
Mr. Tabor Cheek to Mr. Edgar Church .
Colchester: Edgar Church, Solicitor, 10th December, 1828 .
Folded folio paper document (watermarked 1826). 15.75" x 10". Written on all four sides. Indenture between Tabor Cheek, East Donyland, Essex, Master Mariner, and Edgar Church, Colchester, Gentleman. £20.00 for 'good Smack or Vessel called the Endeavour of the Port of Colchester... burthen of twenty tons... present master John Cheek'. Further details about 'The Edeavour', include: It was built in Milton, Kent in 1785; one mast and one deck; length thirty four feet five inches; breadth thirteen feet; depth in hold 6 feet three inches; rigged with a running bowspirit; and no figure head.
According to Rootsweb,Tabor Cheek b: 13 SEP 1773 in East Donyland, Essex .