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Offline lobbzz

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Re: Merchant Navy Family history mystery
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 09 July 20 23:08 BST (UK) »
The vessel was most likely going to Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, Nigeria [ West Africa]
Lobb (plymouth + devon + Gosport London), Ford (stepney Bow), Baynton(philedelphia) Barnes (Wimborne), Hopwood (Little Drayton), Winter (Malta), Teague (IOW)

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Re: Merchant Navy Family history mystery
« Reply #10 on: Friday 10 July 20 13:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks lobbzz and Louise for the transcriptions
So brother Ralph was onboard the Ship AMERICA Master Gwatkin. It should be easy to check this out via.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4066295

William Henry was on a ship captained by Todd.
I have found three captains with the surname Todd circa 1849. Will get back to you.
Dim ateb yn well nag ateb anghywir. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld

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Re: Merchant Navy Family history mystery
« Reply #11 on: Monday 13 July 20 15:39 BST (UK) »
Thanks Seaweed and Lobbzz