Sydney Traders: Simeon Lord and his contemporaries 1788 - 1821 (Hainsworth, David Roger). Cassell Australia 1972 [2nd ed Melbourne University Press 1981]
[p136] In 1820 the Hobart entrepreneur T W Birch told Commissioner Bigge that he still employed his 120 ton brig Sophia in Bass Strait, and that seals were still numerous on a few islands, although at others they had totally disappeared.
1813 - Henriretta Packet - schooner owned by W Birch sailed VDL 1813-1818
1808 - Trial - brig owned by Simeon Lord sailed NZ, Fisheries, Pacific Islands, Newcastle, Shoalhaven River - 80 ton - wrecked 1816
1803 - Marcia - Schooner owned by Simeon Lord - Hawkesbury, Newcastle, Fisheries, Pacific Islands - 26 ton - (1803-1809)
1817 - Endeavour (3) - Schooner owned by Simeon Lord & John Black (Simeon's adopted son) - Newcastle - wrecked 1817
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