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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 28 May 20 21:02 BST (UK) »
Henry Redpath is my 2nd great grandfather. Iíve been searching for years for his death records. According to 2 letters from 2 seperate individuals in the family, he died in 1875. My mom always told me he died at sea and ď fell overboardĒ. Does anyone have any info regarding this? Thanks ahead of time.

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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #10 on: Friday 12 June 20 15:08 BST (UK) »
Captain Henry Redpath was born in Greenwich, England in 1819. He sailed to India and Australia. His family immigrated to Ontario and settled in London, Ontario in 1872. My family believed he was drowned in the Great Lakes around 1875. Itís confusing because his name is in the census of 1881. I hope this extra info helps. His death info has become a brick wall for me.

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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 13 June 20 13:48 BST (UK) »
Hello and welcome to rootschat,
Captain Henry Redpath, Certificate number 439, obtained in London UK
 Lloyd's Captains Register will almost certainly have records for him. Wether or not it has details of his death is another matter. There is only one way to find out.
Lloyd's Captains Register is held at London (UK) Metropolitan Archives.They have an excellent research department.
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/family-history/Pages/paid-document-research-service.aspx
Be sure to enquire first.

I would also try a search of "Ancestry" I believe they hold some Captains records.

It may be worth posting on this forum. Some excellent researchers and historians there.

http://newsearch.boatnerd.com/viewforum.php?f=6&sk=t&sd=d&start=20

I can find no record of him being at sea in 1881
Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld


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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 13 June 20 15:39 BST (UK) »
Hello. Iíve already looked at the Lloyds Captains Register. I did find info on his voyages and ships. No record of death. Iíve been searching Ancestry and Family Search for years with no luck so far. Thanks for your info.

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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 13 June 20 15:40 BST (UK) »
Oh, and Iíll definitely inquire on the forum👍

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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 14 June 20 00:17 BST (UK) »
Henry's death is still on my unsolved queries - one of many questions.
I still think it would have been reported in some newspaper and will keep looking.
Jackie
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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 14 June 20 06:00 BST (UK) »
Yes, itís a mystery

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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 14 June 20 13:25 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The death notices I have found for Henry jr don't mention any family (no clues to date of death of father).  Has anyone looked for the obits/death notices of the other children to see if there is any information about Henry sr? 

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Re: Henry Redpath b1819
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 14 June 20 16:32 BST (UK) »
Did you go through this:

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

Some identify Captain's.  If not then find the crew list for its last voyage for the time frame you are seeking.  The records for the late 19thC were very good for the inland waterways of both Canada and U.S.

However, if it was early spring or late fall he may have not popped until the waters get warmer and could have drifted for miles; found and buried as an unknown.

Good luck.

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