Captain Charles Boyle, HMS Worcester
Tuesday, 12 May 1719
Moderate gales and rain. At 3 pm sent across 16 barrels of powder to blow up the castle. At 9
the westermost part of the castle blew up.
Wednesday, 13 May 1719
Moderate gales with squalls of rain. At the beginning of the latter part fresh gales and squally
with hard showers of hail and rain. Sent ashore 11 barrels of powder to blow up the rest of the
walls of the castle fronting the sea side.
Thursday, 14 May 1719
At 2 pm sent ashore the longboat for water. At 3 a man was shot by the rebels ashore through the
arm and on the breast although not mortally.
Lt Randolph Narker, HMS Flamborough
Thursday, 28 May 1719 at Queensferry, Edinburgh
At 3 am sent away our prisoners under a guard of Dutch soldiers. At noon, it being the
anniversary of the King's birthday, we fired volleys in platoons round the ship for the space
of an hour.