"Ebenezer"

(The last ship built at Rhuol Rhiw, in 1841)

Official no :- 1363. No 24 Pwllheli Port of Beaumaris.

Thomas Richards Master Tan ‘R Allt (Tan y Bryn) Rhiw.

Surveying Officer Miller.

One Deck, One Mast,

35ft 4 ins. Length.

12ft Breadth.

6ft 3ins Depth.

17 Registered Tons.

Running Rig.

No Figurehead.

Bowsprit round.

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"Shipbuilding slipway at Rhuol Rhiw"

Subscribing owners:-

Thomas Richards Mariner – 12 shares.

Richard Jones Farmer Nant Llanfaelrhys – 4 shares.

John Roberts Aberdaron Labourer – 2 Shares.

(Other shareholders)

Robert Davies, Blacksmith – Rhiw.

William Thomas Joiner.

David Jones, Farmer.

Robert Evans, Farmer.

John Jones, Farmer.

John Griffith, Farmer.

All of Llanfaelrhys.

Griffith Davies, Blacksmith.

John Jones, Shopkeeper.

Mary Jones, Spinster.

All of Aberdaron.

Richard Roberts, Joiner Llanengan.

In 1857 Evan Nant inherits shares from his brother Richard Jones Nant.

Thomas Richards

Mortgages 60 to Salmon Jones and 4 to David Jones.

1864

Managing Owners Thomas Richards and Ebenezer Richards Tan ‘Rallt, (Tan y Bryn) Rhiw.

Master Ebenezer Richards.  

Ships Logs

1863.

Lying up at Pwllheli from 1st of January to 14th May at Pwllheli.

May 15th Pwllheli to Liverpool

May 19th Liverpool to Porthdinllaen.

June 19th Porthdinllaen to Liverpool.

June 24th Runcorn to Porthdinllaen.

Lying up at Porthdinllaen until 30th June.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Robert Richards.

This is to certify that I have not been in any port to make up my half yearly report until my arrival here on the 13th August 1863 – Ebenezer Richards.

 

August 15th  Porthdinllaen to Liverpool.

August 30th Liverpool to Porthdinllaen.

November 2nd Nefyn to Runcorn.

November 30th Runcorn to Abersoch.

Laying up ever since.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Robert Richards.

 

1864.

January to June:-

March 23rd sailed from Abersoch Arrived Porthdinllaen March 24th.

Sailed April 14th from Porthdinllaen. Arrived Runcorn April 18th.

Sailed April 21st from Runcorn. Arrived Pwllheli 13th May.

Sailed 21st May from Pwllheli. Arrived Garston 31st May.

Sailed 2nd June from Garston. Arrived Pwllheli 20th June.

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"Ebenezer's Log for 1864"

June to December.

July 19th From Porthdinllaen to Liverpool.

July 26th Liverpool to Rhiw.

September 14th Liverpool to Rhiw.

September 21st Rhiw to Liverpool.

November 29th Caernarfon to Runcorn.

December 5th Runcorn to Abersoch.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Robert Richards.

1865.

Porthdinllaen 1st January left 9th April arrived Abersoch 11th

Left 25th arrived at Porthmadog 12th May arrived Runcorn 22nd.

And left Liverpool 2nd June arrived Pwllheli 13th left at sea until 30th June.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Robert Richards.

 

3rd August Porthdinllaen to Runcorn arrived 8th

23rd August Runcorn to Rhiw arrived 16th September.

21st September Rhiw to Caernarfon arrived same day.

4th October Caernarfon to Porthdinllaen arrived same day.

18th October Porthdinllaen to Caernarfon arrived same day.

29th November Caernarfon to Porthdinorwig arrived same day.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Robert Richards.

"Porth Ysgo"

1866.

16th July Garston to Pwllheli arrived 21st July.

6th August Porthdinllaen to Porthdinorwig arrived 11th August.

20th August Porthdinorwig to Porthdinllaen arrived 21st August.

24th August Porthdinllaen to Porthdinorwig arrived same day.

1st September Porthdinorwig to Abersoch arrived 10th September.

28th September Abersoch to Porthdinorwig arrived 3rd October.

25th October Porthdinorwig to Abersoch arrived 27th October and remained.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Robert Richards.

1867.

30th April Porthdinllaen to Liverpool arrived 9th May.

20th May Liverpool to Rhiw arrived 23rd May.

Rhiw to Caernarfon and back to Rhiw and Porthdinllaen, five cargoes of limestone to the 30th June.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Robert Richards.

1868.

Liverpool to Porthdinllaen sailed July 10th arrived 11th.

Porthdinllaen to Caernarfon sailed and arrived 25th July.

Caernafron to Porthdinllaen sailed and arrived 29th July.

Porthdinllaen to Caernarfon sailed and arrived 6th August.

Caernarfon to Aberaeron sailed 2nd September and arrived 12th September.

Aberaeron to Caernarfon sailed 16th September and arrived 23rd September.

Caernarfon to Porthdinllaen sailed 24th October arrived 24th October and remained to December 31st.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Evan Ellis.

David Rice Hughes

(Sail-maker Porthdinllaen)

1868 1st August To balance of account

Brought from ledger £2-8-6
Cash advance to Ebenezer Richards £3-4-0
1/2 pitch barrel, Oakum, goods £0-8-11,½p
          "        "    Oakum, £0-5-11

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1868
1st August, 28 tons Limestone @ 3/- per ton £4-4-0
1869
6th October, 30 tons Limestone @ 3/- per ton £4-10-0
30th October 30 tons Limestone @ 3/- per ton

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£4-10-0

 

1869.

At Porthdinllaen 1st January laying up until June.

Left June 1st arrived Liverpool 2nd.

Left Liverpool 11th arrived Porthdinllaen 21st remained until 31st June.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Rowland Griffith.

 

July 24th Runcorn to Porthdinllaen arrived 20th August.

26th September Porthdinllaen to Caernarfon arrived same day.

 30th  September Caernarfon to Porthdinllaen arrived same day.

Sailed 30th  September arrived 1st of October with other cargoes of limestone from Caernarfon to Porthdinllaen.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and William Davies.

 

1870.

At Porthdinllaen 1st January left 22nd March arrived Rhiw same day.

Left 24th March for Porthdinllaen arrived 25th.

7th May for Chester arrived 11th.

20th May left for Porthdinllaen arrived 26th.

16th June left for Liverpool arrived 27th June and remained until 30th June.

Crew:- Ebenezer Richards and Rowland Griffith.

David Rice Hughes

(Sail-maker Porthdinllaen)

16th June 1870,
New fore sail for Ebenezer. £2-16-10,½p

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1871.

January 1st Laying up at Abersoch up to the 24th April.

April 27th Abersoch to Connah’s Quay.

May 9th Connah’s Quay to Pwllheli.

May 12th Carrying limestone from Porth Aml to Abersoch up to the 30th June.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and Evan Ellis.

 

Liverpool to Pwllheli 9th July arrived 12th July.

Pwllheli to Caernarfon sailed 18th July arrived 19th.

Caernarfon to Pwllheli sailed 22nd arrived 27th July and continuously on the same trade to the 10th October then laid up.

Crew :- Ebenezer Richards and William Jones.

 

There was no date on this log. 

At Portdinorwig 1st January left 12th February arrived Garston 13th left 19th March at Pwllheli 2nd April left 5th arrived at Porthmadog 17th. Left 24th June for Liverpool arrived 27th and remained until 30th.

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In 1871 Ebenezer Richards sells the ‘Ebenezer’ to Robert Williams of Pen y Maes Pwllheli and Robert Hughes also of Pwllheli, the vessel is then employed in fishing in Cardigan Bay. In 1876 Charles Smith from Denmark also becomes an owner of the ‘Ebenezer’ and she is according to the records used for trawling in Cardigan Bay and for carrying materials between Pwllheli and St Tudwals for the new lighthouse there.

After selling the ‘Ebenezer’ Ebenezer Richards continued to work at sea but never again owned his own ship, amongst the ships he worked on were the ‘Catherine’ and the ‘Pheasant’, which were similar vessels to his own and were employed in the coastal trade around Llyn.

The Ebenezer was broken up at Pwllheli in 1879.

"Ebenezer Richards home, Tan y Bryn today"

 

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