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Subject: [CI] Shipwreck deaths 1844 ( Le Vesconte, Le Brun, Mallet, Pallot,Falle, Romeril, Carrel)
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:37:36 +1200


Some early drownings off Grouville, Jersey in 1844 .
I have a very descriptive account in french of the tragedy from an unknown book. Hope this helps listers.


30 July 1844



at 'Large de la Roque', Grouville



The cutter, 'Laurel'- captained by Mr Jean Pallot, left the Mont-Orgueil harbour with 19 people aboard to go on a fishing trip. They put down anchor, furious wind came up, cutter smashed onto rocks. Five survived and fourteen were drowned. The five who survived were:



Captain Jean Pallot

Edouard Le Vesconte jun

Philippe Amy

Jean Coutanche

Philippe Le Huquet

François Amy



And the fourteen who drowned were :



Charles Mallet and his son William Mallet



Edouard Le Vesconte and his two sons Jean Le Vesconte and Nicolas Le Vesconte and his daughter Catherine Le Vesconte



John le Vesconte

George Le Brun and his two sons François Le Brun and Philippe Le Brun



Jean Carrel

Nicolas Pallot (son of Captain Pallot)



Mrs Romeril (née Le Boutillier)



Miss Anne Falle



>From unknown source. P 81-85. title of chapter -"Naufrage du Coutre Laurel"



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