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Re: George Simpson/John Martin

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  • William Leslie
    To Malcolm Simpson; I just ran across this list of masters of the Peterhead Whaling Fleet, there is a G Simpson as Master of the Traveler for several years.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 9, 1999
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      To Malcolm Simpson;
      I just ran across this list of masters of the Peterhead
      Whaling Fleet, there is a G Simpson as Master of the
      Traveler for several years. Have you seen this before?

      http://www.nefa.net/tables.pdf

      Regards
      William Leslie

      Malcolm Simpson wrote:

      > To Alex.Ritchie.Hi Alex, Yes, there must be a
      > definite connection between Margaret Buchan and Jean
      > Buchan;there is also a Helen Buchan in Lair C387 buried
      > 1843 aged 66, another sister?Your convoluted family
      > picture I can follow; these outside names in a Simpson
      > lair puzzled me greatly especially the name Harriet but
      > with your Herriot connection it now makes sense. I have
      > now to find who Sophia and Daniel Ross, Sophia R. Watson
      > and Archibald Davidson were inlair C388! In your
      > first message you state your interest in Peterhead
      > shipmasters well I have a puzzle you may be able to help
      > me with.George Simpson had three sons who went to sea,
      > John b.1826 George b. 1828 and my g.Grandfather Alexander
      > b. 1834.I can follow much of the career of George and
      > Alexander both of whom became certificated shipmasters but
      > John is a mystery.There is a John Simpson seamans cert.no.
      > 114275 but Certificates of Competency were not mandatory
      > when he may have become a Master.On 14th.July 1858
      > Alexander lost his first command, the "Eclipse" in the
      > Davis Straits and a Captain John Simpson lost the
      > "Heroine" ,of Dundee on the same day in the same position,
      > were they brothers? J.Simpson was also Master of the
      > "Union" in 1859 and "Agostina" in 1860,both of Peterhead.
      > Was this John Simpson brother of George and Alexander
      > ?Interest is mounting,keep in touch.Best Regards,Malcolm
      > Simpson.
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