“The Middlesex Flora”


Bound from London in a storm, "the proud waves did beat her to staves, her name was The Middlesex Flora, and they did sweep our men to the deep." Strangers on the coast pick up the rich cargo. Captain James Bell and the lost crew of thirteen are named.

Historical references

  • 1825: "Middlesex Flora of London was wrecked at Dundrum... en route from Barcelona to Belfast.... Twenty four were drowned." (source: Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v2, p. 25; Irish Wrecks Online site)

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Firth c.12(119), "The Middlesex Flora," H. Such (London), 1863-1885


  1. Ranson, pp. 72-74, "The Middlesex Flora" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3810
  3. BI, Ran072


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1946 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland Britain(Scotland)