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2354Re: [Peterhead] Peterhead Shipmasters

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  • Alex Ritchie
    May 3, 2003
      For Elisabeth Wilson :

      Hi Elisabeth,
      I have a Thomas Gordon and a George Gordon, but I
      don't have a William Gordon.
      Would be grateful for any details.

      Many Thanks.........................Alex

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Elisabeth Wilson <wilsontrek@...>
      To: <Peterhead@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 9:53 PM
      Subject: Re: [Peterhead] Peterhead Shipmasters

      > At 05:29 29/04/03, Alex Ritchie wrote:
      > > I currently have a record of approximately 400 Peterhead
      > > shipmasters. Some I have practically no details of, most I have quite
      > > good data. I am recording their birth, marriage & deaths date ; their
      > > parents, wife's parents and, where possible details about a death at sea
      > > (where appropriate). As I said, I don't know if this "catalog" will ever
      > > see the light of day, but I would be happy to share any information I
      > Do you have William Gordon, c. 1818 - 1864? I don't know if you'd call him
      > a shipmaster. According to our family sources, he and his brother-in-law
      > Alexander Bruce owned the Nellie, which was being serviced at ?Dundee when
      > he was crushed between two ships (on the slips?). He died of pneumonia at
      > home in Peterhead in November 1864 as a result. If you have any more
      > information on him I'd love it - I can give you marriages, children, wives
      > and parents, but not, alas, his birth - if it miraculously turned up I'd
      > be rapt. I have his mother, and a name for his father but no proof.
      > Elisabeth
      > Elisabeth Wilson
      > South Hobart, Tasmania
      > Peterhead Genealogy at http://www.axs.com.au/~wsb/
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