Thomas Henwood

Thomas Henwood

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Thomas Henwood
Born in Devonportmap
Husband of — married in East Stonehouse Plymouth UKmap
Died in Derbymap
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Christening: Date: 12 Sep 1813 Place: Stoke Damerel Plymouth Devon


Burial: Date: 28 Dec 1886 Place: Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby


1813 living at Dock, Stoke Damerel Plymouth Devon

1838 Seaman at time of marriage

1840 joined the ship HMS Mutine

Type: Brig sloop ; Armament 4 Launched : 1825 ; Disposal date or year : 1841 Notes:

Packet based on the Falmouth station : Commanding officer: Lt. Richard Pawle.


22 Aug 1840 Falmouth arrived from the West Indies, Barbadoes (6 Jul) ; Trinidad (8th-13th) ; off Grenada (16th) ; St. Kitt's (18th) ; Tortola and St. Thomas’s (19th) ; off Porto Rico (23d), Cape Hayti (25th) : on the 28th the Hecla arrived up with the mails from Jamaica, and towed the Mutine outside to continue her passage to Falmouth.

4 Sep 1840 Plymouth, arrived on Saturday from Falmouth, and sailed for Chatham to be paid off.

27 May 1841 Chatham. Mutine, 10 guns, 231 tons, put up for sale

1841 coastguard living at Paragon Place Portland Dorset

15th May 1843 posted to Polkerris

5th August 1845 promoted to Commissioned Boatman at Polkerris

1851 census Coastguard Boatman living at Harbour, Par village Cornwall

1853 Coastguard at Par Cornwall (probably based at Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris, a former coastguard station)see photo

1853/56 won a gallantry medal for the rescue of a member of the crew of a wrecked ship "The Endeavor" off the coast at Polkerris in 1853. There is a report of the rescue in the Cornwall Archives, reference R.C.G. 9/5/1856(fri) (R).BOT Wk 1859 (summary)p22, saying "at 9 o'clock in the morning (?) out of Polkerris Bay with the wind strong at SSE force 10, stuck on a rock between Gribben Head and Polkerris, near Fowey, the only survivor George Derby (Dercy?) who got onto a high tide rock and was rescued by three local men. The boat had to be lowered down a 200ft. cliff to be launched near the man.

1854 - 1856 fought in the Crimea aboard the HMS James Watt (see photo)

HMS James Watt; 15 Apr 1854 detained the Russian vessel Aland.

13 Jun 1854 the French fleet joined the British in the Baltic at Baro Sound see page 419 at www.archive.org/details/royalnavyhistory06clow

4 Feb 1856 Devonport. In Keyham Basin.

9 Feb 1856 Cdr JJR Josling apptd ; at Devonport.

23 Apr 1856, Present at Fleet Review, Spithead ; Captain Elliott.

22nd May 1856 promoted to Acting Chief Boatman in Charge at Newtown

Later a customs officer

1861 Coast Guard Officer living at Beach, Weybourne, Norfolk (see photo)

1871 Greenwich Pensioner living at Quaker Lane Fakenham Norfolk

1881 Greenwich Pensioner living at 63 Normanton Street Derby

1885 living at 71 Osmaston Road Derby

Burial: Date: 28 Dec 1886

Place: Nottingham Road Cemetery, Derby

Grave No. 53291 Nottingham Road Cemetery (see photo)



References Details of sailings; http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/






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Coastguard houses at Weybourne Norfolk
Coastguard houses at Weybourne Norfolk

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Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris (former coastguard station)
Rashleigh Inn, Polkerris (former coastguard station)

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HMS James Watt
HMS James Watt

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The grave of Thomas, his wife Susannah and daughter Elizabeth
The grave of Thomas, his wife Susannah and daughter Elizabeth

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Death Certificate for Thomas Henwood
Death Certificate for Thomas Henwood

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