1806: At his marriage, he is described as "Seaman of his Majesty's ship Ville de Paris"
1814: son George's entry in parish baptism register, Samuel is a "carpenter"
1831: son Samuel's baptism entry (son born 1804), Samuel is a "carpenter"
1832: At his daughter Susanna's marriage he is described as "mariner"
maybe he was the ship's carpenter, as he was sailing in a wooden ship?
Samuel AVERY bap 23 Sep 1764 Maker, parent Anthony & Amey
Samuel AVERY bap 21 Nov 1784 Exeter, parents Richard & Mary
Samuel AVERY bap 4 Feb 1785 Ashburton, parents William & Thomazin
HMS Ville de Paris
HMS Ville de Paris was a 110-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 17 July 1795 at Chatham Dockyard. She was designed by Sir John Henslow, and was the only ship built to her draught. She was named after the French ship of the line Ville de Paris, flagship of François Joseph Paul de Grasse during the American Revolutionary War. That ship had been captured by the Royal Navy at the Battle of the Saintes in April 1782, but on the voyage to England, as a prize, she sank in a hurricane in September 1782.
She served as the flagship of John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent with the Channel Fleet. Later, Admiral Collingwood died aboard her of cancer while on service in the Mediterranean, off Port Mahon, on 7 March 1810.
Ville de Paris was placed on harbour service in 1824, and she was broken up in 1845.
[Wikipedia, accessed 26 Dec 13]
Parish marriage register via findmypast
"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2GH-8WT : 10 February 2018), Samuel Avery and Jane Birchall, 18 Nov 1806; citing Stoke Damerel,Devon,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 916,924.
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