Captain James Kilpatrick [E.6.7a=] was a mariner, rising from an apprentice able seaman (at the age of 14 and in square riggers) to captain (of steamers) in his career. There is an excellent article on James Kilpatrick’s life in the Journal Vol 14 No 4 (November 2018).
Briefly, James Kilpatrick was born on 2 February 1863 in Dumbarton, Scotland and died on 26 October 1936 in Rockleigh, Roman Bank, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. He married Florence Loane Hungerford [E.6.7a] on 16 April 1892 in Ceylon where they lived for a number of years, as well as in many other parts of the world.
HAFS has copies of three of the logs of various voyages made by James Kilpatrick and these have been transcribed by Lesley Abrahams [H.4a.1b.1c.1d/E.6.5a.1b.1c.1d]. These transcriptions are reproduced in this article and accessed using the links below.
- The Log of the voyage of The Canterbury from Glasgow to Dunedin – 13 November 1879
- The Log of the voyage of the The Canterbury from Dunedin to London – 8 April 1880
- Logs from various voyages – 1913 to 1922 (British East India Co)