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Roundy, Samuel, 1769-1806
Samuel Roundy (1769-1806)
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
The Samuel Roundy papers
document the activities of this Marblehead, Massachusetts, ship captain.
SERIES I. Shipping Papers SERIES II. Account Books SERIES III. Personal and Family Papers
Scope and Content Note
The Samuel Roundy papers document the activities of this Marblehead, Massachusetts,
ship captain. It contains shipping papers, account books, and some personal papers
and is organized into three series.
Series I. Shipping Papers consists of bills of
lading, passports, protests, a chart of the Atlantic Ocean, and a song written by
one of the crew on the ship Delphos talking about the
treatment by the officers. Other vessels mentioned in folder 4 are the Circumnavigator (Ship), Polly (Ship), Triton (Schooner), and Eliza (Bark).
Series II. Account Books contains nine volumes of
different kinds of account books, mainly for the schooners Industry and Edward and Richard, but
including the brig Hope and the schooner Regulator as well as personal journals and accounts. It
also includes a logbook for the brig Orient (John
Girdler was master) which traveled from Marblehead to India beginning July 24, 1819.
The log ends in 1820. Many of the volumes were used for multiple accounts and some
entries are dated after Samuel's death.
Series III. Personal and Family Papers consists of
receipts (business and personal), a letter to Deborah Roundy, two letters from
Samuel to Deborah where he addresses her as "Honoured Mother", four deeds to Deborah
Roundy and one to John Cloutman from Dudley Woodbridge, and some genealogy of the
Charles Roundy family.
Samuel Fortune Roundy was born in Marblehead,
Massachusetts, in 1769, the son of George (1735-1795) and Margaret (Fortune) (died
1794) Roundy. He became a mariner and was in command of the schooners Richard and Edward and Industry. He also sailed on the brig Orient
and kept a log of the journey. In 1795 he married Deborah Hawks (died 1856) and they
had three sons: Samuel (1796-1822); Benjamin F. (1798-1881); George (1800-1801); and
George (baptized 1804). He died on March 18, 1806.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons,
or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Roundy, Charles, 1794-1884
Richard and Edward (Schooner)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex