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Shipwreck 1887 - Barremen
« on: Friday 17 August 18 08:17 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I am trying to help a friend find some information on a shipwreck that occurred in mid 1887 off the coast of Cornwall, in which an ancestor of hers, Donald McKinley, was killed. The ship in question was the Barremen or Barreman.

I have found a few vague mentions but nothing, at all, substantial. I was hoping that someone here might be able to assist.

Many thanks.

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Re: Shipwreck 1887 - Barremen
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 August 18 08:21 BST (UK) »
Welshnewspaperss online

http://newspapers.library.wales

Put "barreman" in Search field - should return 5 results. Apologies if they are simply the "vague mentions" you have already.t
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Shipwreck 1887 - Barremen
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 August 18 08:30 BST (UK) »
The enquiry was covered by newspapers at the time - available via British Newspaper Archive (BNA - a subscription site) and FindMyPast (FindMyPast). Depending on location you might find free access to FindMyPast at your local library.

 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Shipwreck 1887 - Barremen
« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 August 18 22:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the advice - will check out FindMyPast and the BNA. Appreciated :)

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Re: Shipwreck 1887 - Barremen
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 August 18 22:20 BST (UK) »
hanes teulu, I have just looked at the Welsh newspaper site you recommended and found interesting information - thank you :)