RE: [Peterhead] Re: ANGUS, Edward - Lost at sea: Answer found!
- You're very welcome Ken! I've been puzzled by Edward for many years
since first reading his inscription. There was never any clue whether he
was a passenger or crew member nor which vessel he had been on - it was
a total dead-end. I think there must be an archive scanning project
going on in NZ because a Google last week finally produced some hits -
all my previous searches returned nothing. The entry is an OCR scan and
originally contained a few miss-reads which I corrected before posting
Poor Edward was not of major interest in terms of potential descendants
because he was "only" a brother to my main line, but I have always been
intrigued about his fate.
From: Peterhead@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Peterhead@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of highlander0108
Sent: 22 March 2008 06:31
Subject: [Peterhead] Re: ANGUS, Edward - Lost at sea: Answer found!
Thank you Roy for your research on our common Angus of Peterhead
relatives. it appears so many in my tree have been lost at sea in
some way either at war or in peacetime.--- In
Peterhead@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Peterhead%40yahoogroups.com> ,
"Henderson, Roy" <roy.henderson@...>
> About six months back, I posted a question looking for any
> regarding Edward ANGUS whose memorial in St Peters Churchyard onlyof
> states "Lost at sea on a voyage to New Zealand".
> Today I finally managed to find the answer to Edward's fate! I know
> there are other members on this list related to the ANGUS line so I
> thought I would post what I found.
> Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle - 21 May 1867:
> Accident on Board the Ship Warwick.- In the report of the voyage
> the ship Warwick, which arrived at Auckland, from London, on the
> instant, the Weekly News, of the 11th instant, states : - "A
> accident occurred on the 22nd of March, resulting in the loss of
> second officer of the ship. It appears that when the vessel was
> 5 degrees east of the Cape, and running between twelve and eleven
> knots an hour, with a heavy sea out and night very dark, deceased
> holding on to one of the sheets in the performance of his duty,
> it slipped, and drew him over the vessel's side. Owing to the
> darkness of the night, the free way in which the vessel was
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> and the heavy sea prevailing, all hope of saving him was in vain.
> Deceased was a native of Peterhead, named Edward Angus, and
> twenty-four years of age. He was much respected by the passengers."
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