I still think that the "EXPRESS" will have used
Aberdeen at some point, whether to take on crew or whatever.
I think the Aberdeen Registers of Shipping would
still be worth looking at since you're going to be in Aberdeen anyway.
Behalf Of Mary Barnes
Sent: 05 September 2010 01:15
Subject: Re: [Peterhead] Alexander Mathew
I have Matthew Nicol's will and testament, and the inventory of his
assets at the time of his death. At that time he owned only the 8/64
share of the Express, but newspaper reports of his death indicated that
he had previously been part-owner of other vessels.
Thanks for the advice about checking the Aberdeen Registers of shipping.
I will be visiting Aberdeen next year, and will make a point of
arranging to look at them. I do know that the "Express" was launched in
March 1875, built by carnegie and Matthews of Peterhead. However, I
doubt that she ever sailed from Aberdeen. The Peterhead Arrivals and
Sailings Register shows her arriving from, and departing for, ports in
the Baltic, the North of England and the Firth of Forth, but never
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