Extracts from Mercantile Navy List - 1849


ALLAN. -- August 20, 1849, Andrew Allan, Second Class Master, Leith, was buried at Quebec; late in command of the "Wanderer" of Leith.

COLE. -- June 18, 1849, at Quebec, on board the "Thetis," of Limerick, William Clarke Cole, Second Class Master, London.

GIFFNEY. -- August, 1849, drowned in West Port Bay, Ireland, by upsetting of a boat, John Ruxton Giffney, Master of the First Class Extra, Liverpool.

HARDING. -- January 28, 1849, at Colombo, on board the "Cornwall" George Seymour Harding, Second Class Master, London.

JEFFERY. -- September 27, 1849, George Scott Jeffery, First Class Master, London, was buried at St. Helena; late in command of the "Benjamin Buck Greene," of London.

JOHNSON. -- March 23, 1849, when within 10 days' sail of Port Philip, Martin Kemble Johnson, First Class Master, London, was precipitated from the poop of the "Mary Shepherd" into the sea, and was drowned.

MACAULEY. -- June 17, 1849, at sea, on board the "Menzies," Kenneth Macauley, First Class Master, Liverpool.

MILLWARD. -- March, 1849, George Millward, Second Class Master, S. Shields, whilst in command of the "Sarah," was wrecked off the Needles and was drowned.

RALPH. -- September 24, 1849, of cholera, on board the Dreadnought, John Ralph, Second Class Mate, London; late apprentice in the "Eclipse," of the same port.

RICHARDSON. -- November, 1849, Philip Richardson, Second Class Master, London; late in command of the "Elphinston."

SCOTT. -- October 26, 1849, at Madras, Joseph Pressey Scott, Third Class Master, London, late in command of the "Duke of Argyle."

TABER. -- November, 1849, at sea, on board the "Digby," William Bradford Taber, Second Class Master, Liverpool.

TURNER. -- June, 1849, of cholera, on board the "Tasman," Clarkson Turner, Third Class Mate, London.



Honorary Rewards.

(1) Beazley, Thomas George (pp.34,35) Received a Medal from the Hon. East India Company for his exertions in the battles of Meanee and Hydrabad, whilst in command of the Company's steam-vessel, "Nimrod," in 1843.

(2) Cass, John (p.37) A Silver Snuff-box was presented to him by the passengers of the barque, "Thetis," in October, 1845, "as a token of their regard and remembrance of his kind attention during the voyage to Calcutta."

(3) Wright, William (p.37) On landing the foreign emigrants at New York, from the "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1847, they presented to him a Piece of Plate, "as a token of their respect and esteem, and for his attention to them during the voyage from Antwerp."

(4) Jackson, George William (p.62) A handsome Silver Cup was presented to him for the judicious management displayed in rescuing 76 passengers from the "King William" which was wrecked about ten miles from Newcastle, New South Wales, and bears the following inscription:--

"Presented by the Cabin Passengers of "King William" Steamer to George William Jackson, Esq., Harbour Master at Newcastle, as a mark of their gratitude for the prompt and efficient assistance rendered them during the wreck of that vessel on the morning of the 2nd July, 1839."

(5) Brown, James (p.76) The Underwriters of Lloyd's presented him with a Gratuity of 100 for his meritorious conduct in saving the lives of the crew and passengers of the "Nautilus" steamer, which caught fire, July, 1847, on her passage from Alexandria to Liverpool.

(6) Hall, Alexander (p.86) On his return to England after the wreck of the hired transport vessel,"Briton" he received the following communication:--

Admiralty, 26th Oct. 1846.
"Sir, -- I am commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to express to you the sense which their lordships entertain of your exertions when the late transport, "Briton" was wrecked on the Andaman island; and I am to request your acceptance of a hundred guineas, as a mark of their approbation of your services.
"I am, Sir, your most obedient servant,"
"N. SHAW."

(7) Osborne, Edward Ebenezer (p.89) A handsome silver muff box was presented to him on March 9th, 1840, at Sydney, by his passengers to that port in the barque "Cumberland."


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