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Daniel Keen christened 15 Feb 1767
« on: Sunday 22 July 12 04:12 BST (UK) »
I am currently researching my family history in the Southport/North Meols area. In 1783 a Whaling ship, name unknown, sank off the coast of Southport. The only survivor was a young man of 17, named Daniel Keen. Daniel remained in Southport for the remainder of his life. He married Susan Rigby and they had seven surviving children.These children went on to add greatly to the population of North Meols.

I am trying to trace where Daniel was born and wish to trace details of his family. I came across a Daniel Keen, son of William and Margaret Keen, christened 15 Feb 1767 in Kendal Westmorland. I was wondering if anyone has any information supporting the shipwreck, proving that this Daniel is indeed the man I am looking for. Daniel and Susan named two of their children William and Margaret.

Unfortunately, from a family research point of view, I now live in Canada and have to rely on the Internet and the help of some extremely nice people.

If you have any information that would be wonderful or if you could give me any advice it will be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Martin
North Meols/Southport/Birkdale

Yates, Rigby, Robinson and many more...

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Re: Daniel Keen christened 15 Feb 1767
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 July 12 19:16 BST (UK) »
Have you seen this:

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Volume 81 - Page 99
(Printed for the Society, 1930)
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An indenture having a purely accidental connection with North Meols
is given below. Mr. F H Cheetham conjectures that the Apprentice, Danl:
Keen,was the survivor of the wreck of a whaler, cast away on the coast in
1783; and whose sons, in all probability, were drowned in 1812 (v. Southport
Visiter, 3 Dec, 1929).
Daniel Keen, Son of William Keen, Printer, born at Kendal in ye County
of Westmoreland by his own and his parents Consent doth put himself apprentice
to Harvey Midford Jun Mariner of the County of Northumber . . .
from the Nineteenth of February 1779 for five years -- (Payment deleted) to
instruct in the art of the Seaman -- Meat, Drink Washing, the Winter excepted
when the Ship is laying up during which time & when the said Apprentice is
Lodged by his Friends shall be allowed by his said Master the sum of two
shillings and sixpence per week, and doth likewise promise to pay for the
above mentioned servitude the sum of 20 to be paid in the following manner
the first and second year the sum of 3 each, ye secound [should be third and
fourth]* and third 4 & ye fith 6 in all 20.
20 Feb. 19 Geo III.
George Benson Harvey Midforth, Junr.
James Chadwick Daniel Keen
* Endorsed over with yearly payments as above.

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Re: Daniel Keen christened 15 Feb 1767
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 July 12 02:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks BridgetM

I came across part of this before but it did not make sense. But thanks to you, it does make a lot more sense now. I still need to be able to prove the connection with the shipwrecked whaler. I am really struggling to find the name of the ship. I came across a copy of the Lloyd's List, for that year, on the City of London website. I emailed them but they did not seem very helpful unless I had contacted the wrong department.

On their website they list, somewhere in the region of, 725 ships but mostly they only have the date and the name of the ship.

More research to be done!!!!

Thanks for your reply.

Regards


Martin

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Re: Daniel Keen christened 15 Feb 1767
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 June 15 13:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Martin

I was wondering if you had got any further with Daniel.  The only information that I have discovered is that the Port of Liverpool did have whalers sailing from it.  They were known as the Greenlanders.  This information came from a professor at Liverpool University who, unfortunately, did not know the name of the vessel.

John