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Kent Coal used for Channel Crossing”  

Last night the "C.W. EBORALL"  one of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway cargo steamers used Tilmanstone coal for its boilers during its cross-channel run.  The  “Maidstone” will use it tonight.   This is the first time the Channel has been crossed by using Kent Coal.”

 

The trans-Atlantic liner
The trans-Atlantic liner "Amerika" at Prince of Wales Pier, Dover; a  postcard with 22 September 1906 postmark. Posted to Rainham, Kent, by "E.B." addressed to Mrs Masey, of Roseland Rainham, asking that she keep the postcard picture for her.


“LIBERTY WITH A VENGEANCE” ?

1802, Dovor, Aug 20th:  “Le Parfait Union, Captain Moscou arrived here from Calais bringing 62 passengers;  the reason of her bringing such an extraordinary number was, that an order had been received at Calais from Paris that in future no persons shall be permitted to embark in an English Vessel.  English packets had been permitted to take passengers from Calais and French packets to take passengers from hence but this is now done away, and persons returning to their native country must come in a French vessel or not at all.  This isliberty with a vengeance.

“Many persons residing in the vicinity of the coast, opposite to that of Calais are deterred from passing over to remain a few hours as they formerly did, by the unfavourable reports of those who return;  they say there is so much official enquiry and ceremonious investigation, as to their business there, and occupation at home, that it renders a pleasurable excursion quite disgusting and examination generally concludes with a polite philippic on the trouble given the officers by the English.” (Kentish Gazette 27 Aug 1802 back page col.4)

   And follows later in same column:

Dovor August 25th: “Yesterday evening after post, arrived the “Aucland” packet, Captain Hammond, from Calais, to attend duty;  also the “Hyacinth”, Captain Lamy, with 12 passengers.   The news by these vessels that very strict search is made after the English newspapers, which are not suffered to be read, but carried to the Minister of Police.  Very strict orders, it is said, have been received about them, not only at Calais, but at other French ports, where it is likely they may be received.”
Mariners

Beyond the tank locomotive at the Pier station there is a smoking funnel giving the impression that the train was hauled by two locomotives, but on closer examination, since the second funnel is to the right of centre of the train, and is taller than that of the locomotive hauling the train, this must belong to a small steamer, possibly one of the harbour tugs  moored alongside the Pier, ready to assist the big liner. The name of travel agents Thomas Cook & Son can be seen just below the roof of the little booking office on the platform nearest the crowd.  The liner was said to be the largest in the world. 

The “America,” of 13,432 tons, put into Dover on its maiden voyage on October 12,1905 and landed close on 200 passengers.)
The trans-Atlantic liner "Amerika" at Prince of Wales Pier, Dover; a  postcard with 22 September 1906 postmark. Posted to Rainham, Kent, by "E.B." addressed to Mrs Masey, of Roselands, Rainham, asking that she keep the postcard picture for her.
“LIBERTY WITH A VENGEANCE” ?

1802, Dovor, Aug 20th:  “Le Parfait Union, Captain Moscou arrived here from Calais bringing 62 passengers;  the reason of her bringing such an extraordinary number was, that an order had been received at Calais from Paris that in future no persons shall be permitted to embark in an English Vessel.  English packets had been permitted to take passengers from Calais and French packets to take passengers from hence but this is now done away, and persons returning to their native country must come in a French vessel or not at all.  This is liberty with a vengeance.

“Many persons residing in the vicinity of the coast, opposite to that of Calais are deterred from passing over to remain a few hours as they formerly did, by the unfavourable reports of those who return;  they say there is so much official enquiry and ceremonious investigation, as to their business there, and occupation at home, that it renders a pleasurable excursion quite disgusting and examination generally concludes with a polite philippic on the trouble given the officers by the English.” (Kentish Gazette 27 Aug 1802 back page col.4)

   And follows later in same column:

Dovor August 25th: “Yesterday evening after post, arrived the “Aucland” packet, Captain Hammond, from Calais, to attend duty;  also the “Hyacinth”, Captain Lamy, with 12 passengers.   The news by these vessels that very strict search is made after the English newspapers, which are not suffered to be read, but carried to the Minister of Police.  Very strict orders, it is said, have been received about them, not only at Calais, but at other French ports, where it is likely they may be received.”
Mariners
A MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT 

happened at Dover on Wednesday on landing the passengers from the “Lord Duncan” packet.   A neak* (sic) having on board 11 passengers and 4 boatmen, had just put off from the vessel when the “Lady Jane James” passage vessel coming down at the moment, with a fresh wind, ran on board and sunk the neak, by which accident a young man, a passenger named JACOB, a Jew, was drowned after having hung on by the hobstay of the vessel till he was exhausted, when he was obliged to let go his hold and he sunk to rise no more.  It is reported he had a considerable sum in foreign coin about his person, another man a hoveller named PERRY dislocated his shoulder and was nearly gone but for the assistance of another boat which succeeded in getting him in after he had gone down twice;  the rest of the passengers and crew were saved by the boats and vessel

(Kentish Gazette 18 May 1821 back page, col.4)

   And later:  (local news column):  Mr JACOBS, the young man lately drowned, off Dover, had his pantaloons lined with bars of gold..  A reward of £100 has been offered for finding his body.” 

(Kentish Gazette 29 May 1821 back page col.4)

 

*NEAK:  After much searching no definite identification of this word.   “Nektos” (prounced Neek-toss) means swimming (Greek origin).   NACA or NACELLE is a French boat without sail or mast “used as early as twenfth century”     (Neak: not in W.Clark RUSSELL’s “Sailor’s Language”.

The incident was not mentioned in Lloyd’s List for May/June 1821  - info ex R.Craig)


NOTICE: If the legal representatives of William MURRAY who entered as a Volunteer on board the “Greyhound” cutter at Dover on 7 October 1777 and was on the 19th removed to the “Adventure Tender” from thence on the 24th was put on board H.M. Ship “Cornwall”, and four days afterwards removed to the “Pelican” where he served as a naval seaman, coxwain and master’s mate till the 3rd February 1780, when he was turned over from the “Pelican” to the “L’Oiseau” in which ship he served as master’s mate to the 9th May 1781 when he was sent to Lisbon Hospital and died there on 11th February 1782, will apply to Messrs LANE and THOMPSON, Attorneys at Dover, they may be informed of something very much to their advantage.       

(Kentish Gazette 16-20 June 1786 p.1 col.1)

 

A MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT 

happened at Dover on Wednesday on landing the passengers from the “Lord Duncan” packet.   A neak* (sic) having on board 11 passengers and 4 boatmen, had just put off from the vessel when the “Lady Jane James” passage vessel coming down at the moment, with a fresh wind, ran on board and sunk the neak, by which accident a young man, a passenger named JACOB, a Jew, was drowned after having hung on by the hobstay of the vessel till he was exhausted, when he was obliged to let go his hold and he sunk to rise no more.  It is reported he had a considerable sum in foreign coin about his person, another man a hoveller named PERRY dislocated his shoulder and was nearly gone but for the assistance of another boat which succeeded in getting him in after he had gone down twice;  the rest of the passengers and crew were saved by the boats and vessel

(Kentish Gazette 18 May 1821 back page, col.4)

   And later:  (local news column):  Mr JACOBS, the young man lately drowned, off Dover, had his pantaloons lined with bars of gold..  A reward of £100 has been offered for finding his body.” 

(Kentish Gazette 29 May 1821 back page col.4)

*NEAK:  After much searching no definite identification of this word.   “Nektos” (prounced Neek-toss) means swimming (Greek origin).   NACA or NACELLE is a French boat without sail or mast “used as early as twenfth century”     (Neak: not in W.Clark RUSSELL’s “Sailor’s Language”.

The incident was not mentioned in Lloyd’s List for May/June 1821  - info ex R.Craig)


NOTICE: If the legal representatives of William MURRAY who entered as a Volunteer on board the “Greyhound” cutter at Dover on 7 October 1777 and was on the 19th removed to the “Adventure Tender” from thence on the 24th was put on board H.M. Ship “Cornwall”, and four days afterwards removed to the “Pelican” where he served as a naval seaman, coxwain and master’s mate till the 3rd February 1780, when he was turned over from the “Pelican” to the “L’Oiseau” in which ship he served as master’s mate to the 9th May 1781 when he was sent to Lisbon Hospital and died there on 11th February 1782, will apply to Messrs LANE and THOMPSON, Attorneys at Dover, they may be informed of something very much to their advantage.       


The first Dover-Calais "steamship" was the 39-ton Margery in 1816. Suggest someone who

might know is author John Hendy who specialises in Dover-Calais ferry services. He can be contacted via lilypubs@manx.net  Or the information might be available via Dover Harbour Board on www.doverport.co.uk   

 

The following books have a lot of information, and could no doubt be studied through your local library, or Dover Library (or Kent County

Library) could no doubt copy specific pages for you and perhaps supply more information about the packet boat service at this time.
  The books or some of them could perhaps be obtained through the internet, even though out of print.


English Channel Packet Boats  by C. Grasemann, M.A. and G.W.P. McLachlan,  published by Syren & Shipping Limited, London, 1939.


"Boat Trains & Channel Packets"  The English Short Sea Routes,  by Rixon Bucknall published by Vincent Stuart Limited, London, 1957


"Dover Harbour"  by Alec Hasenson  published by Aurum Special Editions, 11 Garrick Street, London WC2,1908


Here, also,  are just a few references relating to packet boats around this period which we have to hand: 


Henry PASCALL, b.1742 (d. aged 32): On the 3rd January 1773 an English Packet, the "Express" sailed from Dover to Calais with the mails, and there being a heavy sea, Mr PASCALL, mate of the "Union" Packet, then in Calais, thinking the "Express" could not enter the port, came out in a small boat, rowed by seven Frenchmen, to exchange the mails at sea. The boat was upset and the seven Frenchmen drowned. PASCALL contrived to get on the bottom of the capsized boat, but because the French were all drowned, the French soldiers would not allow a boat to go out and

rescue PASCALL, who was drowned within hail of hundreds of spectators." (info P.P., "from the press")

 

        


Captain Luke SMITHETT: ..."Captain Luke SMITHETT, a Dover man, who was afterwards knighted, was Commodore, under the Admiralty, of the Dover
Luke SMITHETT, a Pilot of Dover, Lower Book (Sketch of Dover by Ledger 1799)

Packet Service, and in those days the vessels that he personally commanded nearly always made the quickest passages. Amongst the steamers on the Passage, in 1846, the swiftest were the "Princess Alice", the "Onyx", and the"Violet". Captain Luke Smithett was very proud of the "Princess Alice", and did not believe that she could be beaten. When the "Onyx" came on the Passage, in 1846, a race was arranged between that vessel and the "Princess Alice", which had then been running two years. In a run of an hour and a half along the Kentish coast, the "Onyx" proved swifter by nine minutes. The average time of the "Onyx" between Dover and Calais from 1846 to 1848 was one hour and twenty-five minutes. (page 166 "Annals of Dover" by J.Bavington Jones, 2nd edn 1938)

Luke SMITHETT was an Alderman of Dover in 1855 (page 301, "Annals of Dover" by J.B.Jones 2nd edition 1938)


Sir Luke SMITHETT: "Immediately below the "Gate" in Snargate Street, No.17, now the office of the "Dover Standard", had been the residence of

Sir Luke SMITHETT and, earlier, of Sir John HAMILTON, Sir Luke's father in law, the latter taking up residence there in June 1845, when the

London and County Bank vacated those premises to occupy those lower down. The strong vaults of the Bank are still left in the basement of the

premises. Sir John HAMILTON was one of our sea warriors of the 18th century. He commanded the "Active" on October 11 1797 when Admiral Duncan, with sixteen sail of the line, attacked and captured the Dutch Fleet, under Admiral de Winter, off Camperdown. For that victory Duncan was elevated to the Peerage, and Hamilton was knighted. Sir Luke SMITHETT also won his honours on the sea, but more peacefully. He was born in the year 1800, and at the age of 25 took command of one of HM Packets on the Irish Station, and later, on the Mail Service between Dover and Calais, which he continued to be associated with until 1854.

       He was generally selected to accompany the Royal yacht, and to conduct Royal visitors to and from this country. He was in command of

the vessel which brought the Prince Consort to this country in 1840; and although he had ceased to be regularly employed on the passage, he

commanded the vessel which brought over the Emperor and Empress of the French in 1855, and he was engaged at Calais in 1854 at the embarkation

of the French Fleet for the Baltic.

He married Jane, the youngest daughter of Sir John HAMILTON. Sir Luke, after his retirement, settled in Dover, was made a Justice of the

Peace, Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Kent and was knighted in 1862. He finished his course on the 17th December 1871, and his interment

in Cowgate Hill Cemetery* was the occasion of a public funeral." ("Dover" by John B.Jones, 1906 p.160-161, "Below Snar Gate") [*burial ground

at that time for Dover St Mary parish]


The SMITHETT PAPERS - "The Smithett papers range from A.D.1096 to 1912, and contain the pedigree of the ancient SMITHETT family, compiled by

Mr.J.L.SMITHETT of Highbury, London, who traces the family back to Norman times. From a very early period the SMITHETTs settled in Kent. The

most noteworthy member of the family in connection with Dover, was Sir Luke SMITHETT, a Dover magistrate, who was knighted for his services as

Commodore of the Royal Packets on the Dover passage. During the war with Russia, Sir Luke was temporarily transferred to the French government

to assist in the embarkation of the French troops for the Crimea. Earlier, another member of the family was Mayor's Sergeant at Dover for many

years." (Catalogued as No.212 in the Dover Corporation records cabinet) ("Records of Dover" by J.B.Jones, Honorary Library to Dover

Corporation, published 1920, page 94 "Pedigrees and family papers". These papers should be among those deposited at the County Archives,

Maidstone)


Charles WELLARD Esq. Captain. For many years captain in one of HM Packets, has left wife who is the daughter of Peter FECTOR of Dover (banker)

(Kentish Gazette 29.3.1811. Deaths)


REGARDING:
Enquiry about the "SS Glenroy" of W.Hartlepool, wrecked 1916 off Africa.


See this website for photos of ship, paintings, model, crew, and a lot of interesting information relating to the ship and the wreck.
A most interesting website:


http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland150.html


This is all I have from the Dover Express newspaper about it.  It is in the series of Dover area servicemen in the war, including their

photos.


Dover Ref Library (see attached list of e-mail addresses etc) should be able to supply you with a photostat copy from the newspaper below of

the photo and any report.  They have these newspapers on film. 

DEARLING, T. (Mr) of 14 Minerva Avenue Dover and others received gallantry medal for saving life on occasion of wreck of SS “Glenroy” of W.

Hartlepool Feb.10 1916. (PHOTO of ship only) (Dover Express 26/5/1916 p.8)

 

 
The Dover packet service, in depth, in Lorraine Sencicle book 'Banking on Dover'
 

 

DOVER MARINERS – a random selection of Seamen’s tickets (1785 – 1831)

(includes some pilots, coastguards, and merchant and royal navy seamen)

 

George AUSTEN born Dover Kent 19 Oct 1799 

Capacity: Over sea Pilot (sic) 5-ft 4 and half inches;   Complexion: fair    Hair: Brown;  Eyes blue; 

Marks: scar on forefinger of right hand and little finger of ditto broken;  

First to sea as cabin boy say (sic) 1811;    Not served in RN or foreign service; 

When unemployed resides DOVER;    Issued DOVER 10 Dec 1844 ;

age when ticketed 45. Can write: Yes;   (no code for voyages 1845-54 entered)

(Seaman’s Ticket 75,495 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Adam BAIRD born Dover Kent 11 Feb 1819

When unemployed resides Liverpool;  Issued at Glasgow 7 Nov 1845 (these are the only details extracted)  (Seaman’s ticket 144,178 BT 113/73 PRO KEW)

 

Wm BISHOP born Dover Kent 19.12.1824

Capacity: cabin boy; 5’5”, Complexion fresh, hair dark;  Eyes blue, marks none;

First went to sea as cabin boy 1841  Not served in RN or foreign service;

when unemployed resides Dover;   Issued Dover 7.12.1844  Age when ticketed 20; can write: NO

(Code for voyages 1845-54 not entered)  (Seaman’s ticket 75,469 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Edward BOWLES born Dover Kent 29 Oct 1822

Capacity: Seaman, 5'6"  Complexion: fair;   Hair: dark,   Eyes: dark;   Marks: none

First went to sea as cabin boy say (sic) 1836 has served in RN?  Yes, 5 years

Has not served in foreign service;   When unemployed resides Dover

Issued Dover 9 Dec 1844. age when ticketed 22. Can write: NO; 

(code for voyages 1845-54 not entered) (Seaman’s Ticket: 75,489 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Richard John BOWLES born Dover Kent 9 Sept 1824

Capacity: Seaman, 5'9";  Complexion: dark,   Hair: brown;   Eyes: dark;   Marks: none

First went to sea as cabin boy say (sic) 1839 not served in RN or foreign service;

when unemployed resides Dover;   Issued Dover 9 Dec 1844. Age when ticketed: 20;   Can write:YES; 

(code for voyages 1845-54 not entered)  (Seaman’s Ticket: 75,486 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Henry BRISTOW born Deal Kent 15 Aug 1812

Capacity: seaman; 5-ft 1 ½ ins;   Complexion: sallow;   Hair: black;  Eyes: dark; 

Marks: slightly pockmarked;   First went to sea as cabin boy (after apprentice);  not served in RN or foreign service;   When unemployed resides BUCKLAND near Dover 182 -?;  Issued Dover 7 Dec 1844;     Age when ticketed 32;   Can write: yes;  

(no code for voyages 1845-54 entered)  (Seaman’s ticket 75,462 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

John COLLIER born Dover Kent 21 March 1827,

Capacity: seaman, 5’5”;   Complexion: fair;   Hair: dark;   Eyes: dark;   Marks: none

First went to sea as cabin boy say (sic) 1836;   Has served in R.N? Yes, for 9 months;

Not served in foreign service;   When unemployed resides DOVER;  Issued at DOVER 9 Dec 1844

Age when ticketed 17; can write – YES (no code for voyages 1845-54 entered)

(Seaman’s ticket 75,490 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

John Wm COLLIER born Dover Kent 7 Oct 1826;

Capacity: apprentice; 5’3”    Complexion light;   Hair light brown;   Eyes blue;   Marks none;

First went to sea as apprentice 18 Oct 1839;   Not served in RN or foreign service;

When unemployed resides DOVER.   Issued DOVER 5 Dec 1844;  Age when ticketed 18; 

Can writeYES; (no code for voyages 1845-54 entered) (Seaman’s ticket 75,431 BT 113/38; PRO Kew)

 

Wm COLLIER born Dover Kent 28 Oct 1828

Capacity: cabin boy;    5ft, 2 ½ ins.  Complexion fair;    Hair dark brown;   Eyes dark;   Marks none

First went to sea as cabin boy (sic) 1837;  Not served in RN or foreign service; When unemployed resides DOVER;  Issued DOVER 9 Dec 1844;   Age when ticketed 16;   Can write – YES

(code for voyage as sailor 1848, 1851, not extracted) (Seaman’s ticket 75,491 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

Samuel George COVES  born Dover Kent 26 September 1822

Capacity; seaman 5’ 3”   Complexion florid;  Hair dark brown; Eyes dark;  Marks none.

First went to sea as cabin boy;  Apprentice April 1835;   Not served in RN or foreign service;

When unemployed resides Dover;    Issued Dover 9 December 1844,   age when ticketed 22.

Can write - NO.

(Code for voyages 1845-54 not entered) (Seaman’s ticket 75, 475 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

John DEACENT born Dover Kent Nov 1822

Capacity: seaman 5'4 ½ ";  Complexion: fair;    Hair brown;   Eyes light;   Marks: none

First went to sea as cabin boy about 1838,   Served in RN? Yes, for 2 ½ years

Not served in foreign service;  When unemployed resides DOVER

Issued DOVER 9 Dec 1844;   Age when ticketed 22;    Can write: NO

(code for voyages 1845-54 not entered) (Seaman's ticket 75,477 BT 113/38 PRO KEW.)

 

Wm DODD born Dover Kent 7 Jul 1821

Capacity: seaman;   5-ft 2 ½ inches;   Complexion dark;     Hair dark;    Eyes hazel;   Marks none;

First went to sea as cabin boy 1836; Not served in RN or foreign service; When unemployed resides at DOVER;   Issued DOVER 6 Dec 1844; age when ticketed:23;  can write? YES (code for voyages as sailor 1845 not extracted) (Seaman’s ticket 75,456 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

Richard ELDRIDGE born Hythe Kent 10 July 1827,

Capacity: cabin boy 5’6”;   Complexion: fair;   Hair: Light brown;   Eyes: blue;   Marks: none

First went to sea as cabin boy about June 1843;  Not served in Royal Navy or foreign service;

When unemployed resides at Dover;    Issued DOVER 10 Dec 1844.  Age when ticketed 17.  Can write: Yes;     “Cancelled” Ticket left on board HMS Ocean (sic);

Renewed 323,156 (he obviously went into the Royal Navy after 1845.

No codes for voyages 1845-54 entered) (Seaman’s Ticket 75,497 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

John FINNICK (FINNIS?) b. Dover Kent 6 Apr 1819

Capacity:seaman;   Height: 5'6",    dark complexion,   hair brown;   eyes blue;    marks: pockmarked;

1st went to sea as boy 2 Jan 1839; not served RN or foreign;  When unemployed resides Dolphin Lane, Dover;    Issued Hull 28 Dec 1844;   age when ticketed 25;   can write: yes;   code for voyages 1845-6 not extracted  (Seaman's ticket 70,783 BT 113/36 PRO Kew)

 

John GILLBEE born Dover Kent 30 Dec 1815

Capacity: Seaman height: 5’9”;    Complexion: Ruddy;   Hair: Brown;    Eyes: Blue;    Marks: None

First went to sea as carpenter Dec 1836;  Served in Royal Navy for 4 ½ years;  Not served in foreign service;   When unemployed resides DOVER;  Issued DOVER 67 Dec 1844;   Age when ticketed: 29

Can write? Yes     (code for voyage as sailor and carpenter 1845 and carpenter 1846 not extracted)

(Seaman’s Ticket: 75,465 BT113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Henry GOODWRIGHT  b. Dover Kent 13 April 1817

Capacity; seaman. 5'3 ½ ";  Complexion, hair & eyes dark;   Marks none.

First went to sea as apprentice 24 Oct 1831; Not served in RN or foreign service; when unemployed resides Dover. Issued Dover 3 Dec 1844;    age when ticketed 27;   can write? no

(code for voyages as sailor 1845-6, mate 1851, not extracted)

(Seaman’s ticket 75, 413 BT 113/38. PRO KEW)

 

Thomas GRAVENER, b.Dover Kent 31 Mar.1812

Capacity: North Sea Pilot;   Height: 5'3";    Complexion: dark;    hair: brown;    eyes: blue

Marks: anchors on both hands;     First went to sea as cabin boy say (sic) 1825;  Not served in R.N.

Been in foreign service? Yes, 3 yrs (American private service);    When unemployed resides: DOVER

Issued DOVER 10 Dec 1844;  age when ticketed 32; Can write: yes (code for voyage as sailor 1846 not extracted) (Seaman's Ticket 75,494 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

George GRIFFIN born Dover Kent 7 Jan 1828

Capacity: cabin boy; 4' 10 ½ ";    Complexion: fair;   Hair: dark;   Eyes: dark;  Marks: none;

First went to sea as cabin boy say (sic) 1841;  Not served in RN or foreign service;

When unemployed resides DOVER.   Issued Dover 9 Dec 1844;  

Age when ticketed: 16;   Can write: YES ;  (code for voyages as sailor 1845, 46, 48 not extracted)

(Seaman's ticket 75,492 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

Thomas Wm HALE born Dover Kent 16 Sep 1828 ;

Capacity: cabin boy; 5'1";  Complexion fresh;   Hair brown;   Eyes blue;   Marks none;

First went to sea as cabin boy 1840; not served in RN or foreign service;

When unemployed resides at Dover;

6 Dec 1844;   age when ticketed: 16;    can write YES

Code for voyages as a boy 1845; ordinary seaman 1847;

also for this – year 18.8.46 (sic), Joined at Calcutta, sailor 1848, 1851, not extracted

(Seaman's ticket 75,455 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

Charles HAMBROOK b. Dover Kent. 10 Nov 1807.

Capacity: mate;    5'9 and half inches;    Complexion light;  Hair dark brown;   Eyes grey;  

Marks: none;   First went to sea as cabin boy Dec 1820;  Not served in RN or foreign service;

When unemployed resides at Dover;    Issued Dover 2 Dec 1844 ; age when ticketed 37

can write – yes;  (code for voyages as mate 1845-6 not extracted)

(Seaman's ticket 75,400 BT 113/38 PRO KEW )

 

James HARBUR born Dover Kent 23 Nov 1827

Capacity: cabin boy;   Height: 5' 2.1/2"   Complexion: fair;   Hair: dark brown;   Eyes: grey

Marks: none;    First went to sea as cabin boy say (sic) 1840;   Not served in RN or foreign service

When unemployed resides DOVER;   Issued DOVER 9 Dec 1844 age when ticketed 17;  

Can write: NO;     (code for voyages 1845-54 not entered)

(Seaman's ticket 75,487 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Richd Knight HARMER born Dover Kent Apr 1816

When unemployed resides Liverpool.   Has been in foreign service? yes, American, 11 months;

Ticket issued Liverpool 5.3.1845. (these are the only details extracted), more info at PRO under this ref.no.   (Seaman's ticket 152,173 BT 113/77 PRO Kew)

 

Robert John HARMER born Dover Kent 27.7.1818

Capacity: Boatman Coastguard;    five feet eight and half inches;   Complexion light;   Hair brown,

Eyes blue, marks: ---- ;   First went to see as a boy 1833. Has NOT served in foreign service

when unemployed resides: Dover;    Issued Dover 19.7.1845.   Age when ticketed:27   Can write: yes

Coastguard boatman Petter brig station: Folkestone dist. Dover also see ADM 175-7 p.65 Petter Brig Station.  (Seaman's ticket 264,857 BT 113/133 PRO Kew)

 

Thomas William HARMER b. Dover Kent 7 June 1816

Capacity: Boatman;   5'8"; Complexion fair;   Hair: black;    Eyes blue;   Marks none;

First went to sea as boy 1828.  Has served in RN? (blank);   Has been in foreign service: (blank)

When unemployed resides Sutton  Issued Boston 6 June 1845;    Age when ticketed: 29;  

Can write: yes;    Coastguard boatman, Sutton Station*: Grimsby district;

[NB* Perhaps Sutton on Sea (near Mablethorpe?) North E. Lincolnshire - K.H.]

also see ADM 175-7 p.309 Sutton station:  R3692 9 Jul 1842 from Preston (Nr.Littlehampton)

   -also -  Thomas Wm HARMER boatman rem. and prom. 18.9.1847 to Killingholme Lincs; 

Killingholme/Hull port, Barton* district ADM 175-7 p.381 R5035;   R5035 18 Sep 1847 from Sutton boatman Thomas Wm HARMER commissioned "   remd 12 June 1848 to Shoreham p.118 Good of service* R5631.  (* means for the good of the (Coastguard) service)  [* probably Barton-upon-Humber, Lincs] 

Seaman’s Ticket No.149,699 BT 113/75 PRO Kew)

 

Richard HOLDER born Dover Kent 2 Oct 1789?

Capacity: seaman; 5'7";   Complexion: fair;   Hair: dark;   Eyes: blue;   Marks none;

First went to sea as apprentice say (sic) 1808; 3 years in RN;  not in foreign service;

When unemployed resides Dover;    Issued at Dover 10 Dec 1844;   age when ticketed 55; 

Can write: NO;       code for voyage as sailor 1845-6 not extracted.

(Seaman's ticket 75,499 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

George William JOHNSON born Dover Kent 13 Dec 1830

Capacity: cabin boy; 4’ 8 and half inches;    Complexion: light;   Hair: brown;   Eyes: grey; 

Marks: none;   First went to sea as cabin boy 1842;   not served in RN or foreign service; 

When unemployed resides Dover;   Issued DOVER 6 Dec 1844;   Age when ticketed 14;  

Can write: Yes  (No code for voyages 1845-54 entered)

(Seaman’s ticket 75,458 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Richard JOHNSON born Dover Kent 28 Nov 1806 

Capacity: seaman; 5-ft 7 and half inches;   Complexion: fresh;   Hair:dark;  Eyes:dark;   Marks:none

First went to sea as apprentice Mar 1819;  Not served in RN or foreign service;  when unemployed resides DOVER;   Issued Dover 3 Dec 1844;   Age when ticketed 38;    Can write:NO    (no codes for voyages 1845-54)    (Seaman’s ticket 755,408 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Edward KEYS born Dover Kent 17 Sep 1810

Capacity: seaman;   Height 5' (sic);   Complexion light;    Hair dark;  Eyes light blue;  Marks: none;

1st went to sea as cabin boy Sep 1824;    Has served in the RN: 1 year 11 months;  Not been in foreign service; When unemployed resides DOVER;   Issued Dover 4 Dec 1844;   age when ticketed: 34;   Can write: YES;   (no code for voyages 1845-54 entered)  (Seaman's ticket 75,429 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Wm.Chas.LAWRENCE born Dover Kent 19 Dec 1824

Capacity: Seaman, 5'8";   Complexion: Light;    Hair: Brown;  Eyes: grey;  Marks: none

First went to sea as apprentice Oct 1840?;  Not served in RN or foreign service; 

When unemployed resides DOVER;  Issued DOVER 6 Dec 1844.   Age when ticketed 20;   Can write? YES;  (Code for voyages 1845-54 not entered)  (Seaman's Ticket No.75,461 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Michael LEONARD born Dover Kent 14 Aug 1821

Capacity: seaman; 5'6";  Complexion fresh;  Hair and eyes dark;   Marks none;  

First went to sea as cabin boy March 1836;  Not served in RN or foreign service;

When unemployed resides at Dover;   Issued DOVER 4 Dec 1844;   Age when ticketed: 23;  

Can write: NO;   (code for voyages as sailor 1845-6 not extracted)

(Seaman's ticket 75,418 BT 113/38 PRO Kew)

 

Daniel LEWIS born Dover Kent 17 Nov 1831

Capacity: Cabin boy,    Four foot five and half inches;  Complexion fair;   Hair dark brown;   Eyes dark;    Marks: none;   First went to sea as cabin boy May 1840;    Not served in RN or foreign service;

when unemployed resides DOVER;  Issued DOVER 9 Dec 1844;   age when ticketed: 13;   Can write: yes;    (No code for voyages 1845-54 entered (age when first went to sea: 8 and half years old)  (Seaman's Ticket 75,484 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Richard LILLY born Deal Kent ---- 1824

Capacity: seaman; 5'6 ½ ";   Complexion: dark;   Hair: dark;   Eyes: blue;   Marks: none

First went to sea as ordinary seaman 1838; Not served in RN or foreign service;

When unemployed resides at Dover;   Issued Dover 5 Dec 1844;  age when ticketed 20;   can write: NO

(code for voyages as sailor 1845-6 not extracted) (Seaman's ticket 75,452 BT 113/38 PRO KEW)

 

Wm LUMBARD born Dover Kent 28 May 1831

Capacity: cabin boy; 4'8 ½ ";   Complexion: fair;   Hair: light brown;   Eyes: light (sic);    Marks none;  

First went to sea as cabin boy Feb 1843;  Not served in RN or foreign service;   When unemployed resides DOVER;  Issued DOVER 9 Dec 1844;   age when ticketed: 13;   Can write: YES 

(no code for voyages 1845-54 entered)  (Seaman's ticket 75,483 ; BT 113/38 PRO Kew.)

 

James NORRIS born Dover Kent 2 Aug 1809

Capacity: steward. 4ft 11 and half inches (sic);   Complexion: dark;   Hair dark;   Eyes dark;  

Marks: None;   First went to sea as cabin boy July 1824?;    Has not served in RN;  

Been in foreign service? Yes, 4 mon. (American private service);     When unemployed resides: DOVER;  Issued Dover 2.12.1844;   Age when ticketed:35