In 1744 William Farrell, who was living in Tenerife, wrote a letter to his cousin James Wyse in Waterford, detailing his various adventures and mishaps. The ship he sent it on was the Franciscus, which was captured. The letter is now in The National Archives, along with at least two other letters from Farrell, each with a slightly different account of the same story: how he was stabbed, shipwrecked and then lost all of his clothes.
Document reference: HCA 32/111/19
This film was made for The National Archives project 'Undiscovered Treasures'.
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