The World of John Secker 1716-95, Quaker Mariner

John Secker’s reminiscences of his life at sea provide a remarkable bottom-up account of the eighteenth-century maritime world.

The son of a Quaker miller from North Walsham, Secker’s global sea-faring life took him not only across maritime Europe and North America, but also to Arabia, India, the South Seas and Pacific Ocean.

His travels encompass themes as diverse as religion, overseas cultures, migration, slavery, navigation, weather, living conditions at sea, commerce and cargoes, navel engagements, discipline and press-gangs, piracy, insurance fraud, foreign imprisonment and Jacobite exiles.

Available to Purchase

Series: Norfolk Record Society

Volume Number: LXXV

Year of Publication: 2011

Edited-by: Andrew Hopper

Cover: Hardcover

Language: English


ISBN-13: 9780955635748


  • Secker, John, 1716-1795; Quakers — England — Norfolk — Biography;
  • Sailors — England — Norfolk — Biography;