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Re: looking for crew list
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 07:00 BST (UK) »
Corrine,

Although I am not a handwriting expert, it looks to me that the three signatures of your great-great-grandfather are all compatible with each other.

Perhaps, over time, more crew lists will become available online - to enable you to fill in the gaps in his seagoing history.

Willyam

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« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 07 June 17 10:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you Willyam. My next challenge is to find when and where my great-great-grandfather married Clarissa Beysseresse. On a ship maybe ?

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Re: looking for crew list
« Reply #38 on: Thursday 08 June 17 15:40 BST (UK) »
Corrine & Seaweed,

I now believe (by deciphering the captain's handwriting) that the ship that Charles Wilfred Paris was on before he joined the "Snow Queen" was the (British) barque "Kentigern". What do you think?

In a copy of the Lloyd's List of 6 June 1881 (on page 11 & in Findmypast) is a report (under the heading "Speakings") of it being passed by the "Cambrian Prince" at Havre on 20 May - whilst en route from Antwerp to Philadelphia.

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« Reply #39 on: Friday 09 June 17 10:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Willyam,
thanks for this new discovery. What about Clarissa's ship ? Foreign ? A ship's name or did she come from a foreign ship or from abroad ?
I'm not really accustomed to naval vocabulary  :-\
Concerning her job on board, her son told my mother, (when she was a child), that Clarissa was maid on boats. But here, it doesn't seem to be.

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Re: looking for crew list
« Reply #40 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 08:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone,

Still looking for my mysterious gg-grandfather !!! I have a document concerning a medal received during WW1. Can anyone help me to understand it ? (see attachments).
By the way, nothing new about him and his french wife concerning their "sea careers".... :-[
Thank you for your help.
Corinne

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« Reply #41 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 16:30 GMT (UK) »
With regard to his marriage to Elizabeth Ann Coggan, and the death of a Elizabeth Paris in Cardiff in 1896, age 22 years, as identified by Willyam

Surname    First name(s)    Age    District    Vol    Page
Deaths March 1896 

Paris            Elizabeth    22           Cardiff    11a   212    

This links with Elizabeth Ann Coggan birth in the Channel Islands in 1875, taken from the 1891 census:

Elizabeth A Coggan in the 1891 Wales Census


Name:   Elizabeth A Coggan   Age:   16
Estimated birth year:   abt 1875
Relation:   Daughter
Father's name:   Thomas Coggan
Mother's name:   Emma Rose Coggan
Gender:   Female
Where born:   Channelisland, Germany
Civil Parish:   Canton
Ecclesiastical parish:   Canton
Town:   Cardiff
County/Island:   Glamorgan
Country:   Wales
Registration district:   Cardiff
Sub registration district:   Cardiff
Household Members:   
Name   Age
Thomas Coggan   45
Emma Rose Coggan   37
Elizabeth A Coggan   16
Harold L Coggan   13
Comer A Coggan   11
Ellen E Coggan   9
Phillipa R Coggan   4
Fanny H Coggan   2

Have not found any births for a Paris (or Parris) child with mother Coggan.

Ray
Denham [Hertford & London], Carter [Somerset], Francis, Badger [Pembroke, Glamorgan]

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Re: looking for crew list
« Reply #42 on: Today at 10:53 »
Hello Ray and thanks a lot for these informations. Are you able to decipher the document I sent in attachment ? I mean, I don't understand why my gg-grandfather received this medal and what he was doing during WW1.
Thanks in advance.
Corinne

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« Reply #43 on: Today at 12:01 »
Hi Corrine, I don't have any information on the medals but here is a link to Wikipedia which may answer some of you questions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercantile_Marine_War_Medal

But it may be useful to you to post the query on the Armed Forces board (WW1).  I have always had really good results from that board.

Just found this which again may be useful to you:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/wales/entries/79861cd0-1844-389e-9ef1-31844fa196a3

Ray
Denham [Hertford & London], Carter [Somerset], Francis, Badger [Pembroke, Glamorgan]