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Alfred James Corry
« on: Thursday 20 January 11 10:03 GMT (UK) »
My great Grand father went on a voyage to Gibraltar on a Yacht named Chiripa, the owners name was A.J corry alias the Commodore, I have the book written about the Voyage written by one of the crew members, I would love to find out any information on the crew of the Chiripa.  I am not sure if A.J.Corry name was Alfred but its the only name I could find and I know there is a Life boat named after him.  thanks for any help you can give me.     Christine.
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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 January 11 10:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi Christine

Any names for the crew / dates for your ggrandfather / date and departing place of the voyage?

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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 January 11 10:59 GMT (UK) »
  In the book the crews names were Mac, Mr Underhill Jack and Orvis, it left Aldeburgh suffolk in 1885,  the book is called To Gibraltar and back in an 18 tonner, My G grandfather was named Arthur Pallant  There is a picture in the book and would like to find out who was in it. this is a web site which has the whole story on it.
www.archive.org/stream/togibraltarandb00crewgoog#page/n2/mode/1up
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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 January 11 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi


The Southwold Museum gives you a start on the basic information on Alfred

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0bg7/


His obituary (scroll down)


http://www.rootschat.com/links/0bg8/


Is there any indication in the book that the men were friends of Alfred or local Suffolk men or a mixture?
Have you contacted Southwold Museum to see if they have any further information on Alfred and any voyages he made?


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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 January 11 05:05 GMT (UK) »
I did write to the museum but did mot get a reply, might try again, I know the yacht was built in Ipswich and my g grand father came from Suffolk, not sure about the rest will have to look through book again. I think the yacht was in some races, but that is all.
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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 September 11 16:26 BST (UK) »
My great grandfather was Walter John Orvis from Aldeburgh.   We have in the family a vesta box with the following inscription

"From AJC to Captain J W Orvis
 Chiripia
 1884-1885
 1886-1891
 To Bordeau and back
 To Gilbralter and back
 To Norway and back"

Understand that he was the skipper of Chiripia.   She was owned by Alfred John Corry, Essex House, West Hill, Putney.

Where did you get the marvellous book?  I am attaching photo of vesta casse.

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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 October 11 10:08 BST (UK) »
Wow have been away for a few weeks and just found your message, at last another link to Chripa, My Auntie had the book and I found a copy in America and paid $200 Australian for it. I lived in Arthurs house as my Dad moved there after his Grandparents deaths and it was named Chiripa and I believe there was a model boat as well but never saw it.  I have enclosed a link for you to look at and I will try and find the site where the photos from the book were, if not I will try and scan the photos in my book. Good to hear from you, Christine.
http://www.archive.org/stream/togibraltarandb00crewgoog/togibraltarandb00crewgoog_djvu.txt
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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 October 11 10:16 BST (UK) »
Hi again just realised the other link was already up, do you know which one is your Great Grandfather?
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Re: Alfred James Corry
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 October 11 10:31 BST (UK) »
Hi

Managed to get the book online and have now read it.   It was lovely to find a connection to Orvis.   I live only an hour from Aldeburgh and visited it many times when my father was alive.  Am attaching a picture of Walter John Orvis although on the vesta case they have his initials the wrong way round.