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