The Loss of the Frigate
in St Aubyn's Bay, Jersey
on the 7th December 1721
On Thursday, 7th
December 1721, H.M. Frigate 'Hynde' was entering the
roads off St Helier, captained by John Furzer, Esq. and
amongst its passengers was Monsieur James Corbet.
Two miles out to sea, in St Aubin's Bay,
it struck the Hinguette rock and sank within five minutes.
Sixty-eight people were rescued, but the Captain, his
brother and son, a Madam Payn and James Corbet were
James's body was found at
Noirmont, to the west of the Island, and buried at St
Brelade on 9th January 1721/2. The Captain was recovered
on 26th January and buried in St Helier's Churchyard the
James Corbet was the son of Jurat (Judge of the Royal
Court) James Corbet and Anne de Carteret, Dame de Rozel.
He was baptised at St Helier's Parish Church on 4th
August 1695 and married Elizabeth Bandinel on 17th May
1719 at St Saviour's Church.
Elizabeth, born in 1720, became Dame de Rozel and married
Charles Lempriere in 1733 at the age of thirteen. The
manor of Rozel thus returned to the Lempriere family who
continue as seigneurs to the present day.