Escape from the Luxborough galley
The captain and twenty-one men and boys escaped in the ship’s boat, called a yawl. They sewed together seamen’s frocks to make a sail which they set on the oars. Some of the crew suffered from exposure and thirst while others keep watch or bale out as they sailed for land. They were adrift for two weeks, during which time some of the crew died. The ‘Luxborough’ galley, captained by William Kellaway, carried slaves for the South Sea Company. She was lost between the Caribbean and England on the third part of the infamous Triangular Trade.