Thomas  Henwood

Thomas Henwood (1813 - 1886)

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Thomas Henwood
Born in Devonport, Devon, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in East Stonehouse Plymouth UKmap
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Died in Derby, Englandmap
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Categories: Devonport, Devon.


Service Record
Name: Thomas Henwood
Birth Date: abt 1813
Gender: Male
Age at Start of Service: 25
First Service Date: 9 Jul 1838
First Ship Served On: Mutine
Last Service Date: 18 Aug 1870
Last Ship Served On: Coast Guard
Record Type: Entry Books of Certificates
Date Range: 1870 Jun - 1872 Aug
Seaman's Record
Name: Thomas Henwood
Birth Date: abt 1810
Gender: Male
Age at Start of Service: 16
First Service Date: 26 Feb 1826
First Ship Served On: Forte
Last Service Date: 2 May 1856
Last Ship Served On: James Watt
Record Type: Entry Books of Certificates
Date Range: 1853 Aug - 1854 Feb

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
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

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 The royal navy, a history from the earliest times to present (1897) 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.

1856 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 1856. The citation in the 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.

There is a report of the rescue in the Exeter Flying Post dated May 18th 1856.

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


Name: Thomas Henwood
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 1813
Event Place: Stoke-Damerel, Devon, England
Father's Name: Richard Henwood
Mother's Name: Grace Henwood
Digital Folder Number: 005883793
Image Number: 00116
Citing this Record: "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 February 2016), Thomas Henwood, Stoke-Damerel, Devon, England; citing Baptism, The Devon Record Office, Exeter.
Marriages Mar 1838
BALL Susanna East Stonehouse 9 354
HENWOOD Thomas Et. Stonehouse 9 354
Dec qtr 1886
Ref: Derby 7b 323
Died on 24th Dec 1886
Burial: 28 Dec 1886
Grave No. 53291 Nottingham Road Cemetery (see photo)

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    Coastguard houses at Weybourne Norfolk
    Coastguard houses at Weybourne Norfolk

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

    HMS James Watt
    HMS James Watt

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

    Death Certificate for Thomas Henwood
    Death Certificate for Thomas Henwood

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