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Re: Lost at sea
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 07:28 GMT (UK) »
And if they really were lost at sea, then going by the date, could their boat/ ship have been sunk from war action??

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Re: Lost at sea
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 07:39 GMT (UK) »
Erm ... russellte .... I've looked at the Ancestry trees for your man. From my reading they have him not "lost at sea" = Drowned, but dying at a place called Sea in Somerset, which I think may be Burnham-on-Sea.

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Westoe

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Re: Lost at sea
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 12:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi russellte
It's good to see your expressing caution with regards to the Ancestry trees - public trees are notorious for containing lots of false information.
But as you say, the information could come from a family bible, and it may be worth writing up.
From my experience, newspaper records are a great source of information about people who were lost (or believed lost) at sea. You will likely find a date, name of boat, names of men lost, and if you're lucky, names and details of family. I've had lots of luck with my seafaring side of the family, but later dates than you're looking at. Hopefully someone with more experience than me can advise you!
ESSEX - Albrorough, Cant, Dash, Deacon, Fincham, Luckin, Moul, Potter, Richmond, Ruse, Tansley, Turrill, Whiting, Wisby
SUFFOLK - Bell, Godden, Good
SHROPSHIRE - Breakwell, Brick, Edwards
STAFFORDSHIRE - Male, Ryder, Salter, Webb, Yates
WORCS - Frazer, Nind, Pardoe, Woodward
NORTHANTS - Sharp, Brawn, Randall
CAMBS/HUNTS - Benton, Glithro, Hayes, Robinett, Speechley, Watts, Whitehead
KENT - Cullen, Hopkins, Pilcher
SOMERSET - Hodges, Weston
WILTS - Dash
GLOUCS - Clouter, Seager

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Re: Lost at sea
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 13:42 GMT (UK) »
VERY interesting!  Thank you for the tip.  The trees also has his brother, Peter, lost at sea. hmmmm.

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Re: Lost at sea
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 26 December 17 13:47 GMT (UK) »
Erm ... russellte .... I've looked at the Ancestry trees for your man. From my reading they have him not "lost at sea" = Drowned, but dying at a place called Sea in Somerset, which I think may be Burnham-on-Sea.

Cheers,
Westoe
Do you have a specific reference I can use or investigate?  Thanks  Tom

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Re: Lost at sea
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
I got a bite from Andrew Lowe!  Still a mystery, but I hope this information helps.  Any clues anyone?
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Jan 24, 2018
'afternoon Tom.
Finally got round to responding, apologies.
The only information I have been able to find to date is from an old book 'Local Records of Remarkable Events' by John Sykes, first published 1733, but updated 1766. An extract reads:
1743 April 1.
During a violent storm at sea, six cobles belonging to South Shields were lost, in which 19 men perished some of them in sight or their wives, also three cobles belonging to Hartley and Blyth, in which eight or ten men were drowned. Much damage was done at Sunderland and at Hartlepool, where a number of cobles and many fishermen were lost.
There are no names of the lost but it would appear someone has found them somewhere.
It seems that Joseph and his Brother Peter were lost then, while their brothers John and William were lost similarly in 1731.
Trust this helps
Andrew Lowe