Post by treehopper on May 12, 2010 16:23:44 GMT -5
Hi!. Have had a look at your interesting post on Penzance and area Shipowners and Masters.On the sale of "Fortune" I see the names of Thomas & John Gundry of Perran Parish & Goldsithney,merchants. I lived in Goldsithney for 25 years and was well acquainted with Charles Gundry, a business man in coal and haulage - his wife ,Kitty and daughter,Sarah, all now deceased. He was very probably within that family and I got to know him quite well. Thought you might like to know this for what it's worth. > treehopper
I still have had no luck with finding out about the two ships my G.G.G Grandfather was on! I wrote to the museum in Falmouth but have as of yet received no reply! 1881- Vessel "Chyandour" 1891- Vessel "Lanisley"
The master on both occasions being Barzillai Beckerleg, who was distantly related to my ancestor too.
The vessels were recorded at Briton Ferry in Wales on the 1881 and 1891 census returns. As of yet I have been unable to find anything more about them.
Would they have been shipping copper and tin perhaps, and the picking up Welsh coal for the return journey?
As one brickwall falls another bugger puts one up!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone interested in 19th century maritime trade might be interested in my new monograph 'Captain William Strike of Porthleven' which was published in October last year. Porthleven was not a 'registration' port so an owner - like William Strike - will have usually registered vessels at Penzance. If anyone is interested in the monograph, please e-mail me at Hawke14@hotmail.co.uk.