John Deane of Nottingham: Historic Adventures by Land and Sea

John Deane of Nottingham: Historic Adventures by Land and Sea

Author: William Henry Giles Kingston
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John Deane of Nottingham: Historic Adventures by Land and Sea

This is the story of John Deane of Nottingham, a person who, according to t
This is the story of John Deane of Nottingham, a person who, according to the author, really existed. John Deane is born in 1679 to wealthy parents, but starts out in relative poverty, working as a drover around London. He then goes to sea and rises to the rank of Captain of the Navy, but abandons that position to become "Merchant Adventurer". Next he spends some years in Russia, serving Peter the Great on a Russian war ship. When he had enough of that, he became British Consul, and finally spend some years in retirement in his native WIlford by Nottingham, where he died at an old age in 1760. Such an eventful life of course contained many interesting adventures, which are in this volume related. There are conspiracies, battles on land and sea, pirates, shipwrecks, natural disasters, kings and queens, friends and foes, damsels in distress, and other great yarns. - Summary by Carolin

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Preface
William Henry Giles Kingston
Mr Harwood and Alethea in Sherwood Forest, and Jack Deane’s First Adventure
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Dinner at Mr Deane’s in Nottingham - Jack Deane announces the Profession he has chosen
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A Poaching Expedition to Colwick Park - Jack forms an Acquaintance who leads him into Difficulties
William Henry Giles Kingston
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Preface
William Henry Giles Kingston
Mr Harwood and Alethea in Sherwood Forest, and Jack Deane’s First Adventure
William Henry Giles Kingston
Dinner at Mr Deane’s in Nottingham - Jack Deane announces the Profession he has chosen
William Henry Giles Kingston
A Poaching Expedition to Colwick Park - Jack forms an Acquaintance who leads him into Difficulties
William Henry Giles Kingston
Fire near Mr Strelley’s Warehouse - Jack Deane shows that he is a lad of Courage
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Jack’s Visit to Harwood Grange - Is urged to assist in the Jacobite Plot
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Pearson’s Visit to Squire Harwood - Plan to entrap Jack
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Jack’s Journey to Stourbridge, and Adventures on the Road
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Attacked by Cattle-lifters
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Stourbridge Fair - Adventures at Cambridge
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Jack encounters Master Pearson, and goes to Norwich
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Jack’s Visit to Mr Gournay - The Story of Madame le Mertens
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Jack meets Pearson at Saint Faith’s and accompanies him to the North
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Jack and Pearson’s Journey to the North, and how Jack was employed on the Road
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Adventures at the Hagg
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Jack again visits Harwood Grange
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Residence in the Fens of Lincolnshire
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A Decoy described
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Journey to London with Long Sam
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The Conspiracy
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A Ride for Liberty
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John Deane turns Sailor, and joins the 'Weymouth', Captain Jumper
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First Sea-Fight
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After the Battle
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Cutting-out Expedition - John Deane is Promoted - Capture of two Galleys
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The Galley-slave, and who he was
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Visit to Norwich and to the Farm at the Fens - A bitter Disappointment
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Returns Home
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Serves under Benbow in the West Indies
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Hurricane - Captured by Pirates
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Imprisonment in the Pirates’ Island - The Lovers’ Meeting
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Dame Pearson’s History - Engagement between the Pirate and Queen’s Ship
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The Island Captured
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Sir George Hooke takes the Spanish Galleons in Vigo Bay
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Hurricane in the British Channel - Sir George Rooke takes Gibraltar - Sea-fight off Malaga
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Home again - Another bitter Disappointment
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Adventure in the 'Nottingham Galley' - Shipwreck
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Pennsylvania - Return Home - Last Adventures and Conclusion
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