Hugh Houston

Hugh Houston – 33 years old, from Orkney; recruited in Kirkwall Roads on 17th August 1790 and assigned to the Pandora as an able seaman on 8th September 1790. He was the only man of the 8 Orcadian recruits among the Pandora’s crew to survive the voyage.

He left Batavia  with the group of survivors under 3rd Lt Thomas Hayward’s command in VOC ship Hoornweg. It is assumed he eventually made his way home -via Holland or Zeeland- to Orkney where he would have told family and friends about his South Pacific adventures in the Pandora; and also perhaps have passed on messages and given a first-hand account to the Stewarts about George Stewart’s final months.

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