A remarkable occurrence 1809 to 1814

Napoleonic Wars: I was recently given, by my 97 year old aunt, a short memoir by a distant relative, John Gayford or Gaylord, who was press-ganged into the Royal Navy on board HMS Junon; captured and imprisoned by the French. The original memoir is lost, but was hand copied first in 1876 and then again in 1909. I have a photo copy of the 1909 version. My winter project is to transcribe the difficult to read memoir, adding and cross referencing it to the known history. A good start, to know if the writer is Gayford or Gaylord – a little genealogy work to do. I will publish the story, handed down since 1814, for no purpose other than so it’s not lost to time.