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From: "Diane Essex-Clark" <>
Subject: Re: [CI] St Peter Port
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:11:45 +1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)
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Your description of Guernsey back then paints an interesting picture. I
found a site yesterday about James Saumarez. Apparently he was second in
command at the battle of Trafalgar. Certainly sounds like someone Guernsey
should be very proud of,
My gt x 3 grandfather, James Tabel b.1794 (retired by 1861 census), his son
James Tabel b.1824 and his grandson, James Diamond b.1850 (brother to my gt
grandmother) were all mariners / sailors. Sorry to say I have not found them
on Stephen's fantastic list which I have searched before.
James Tabel snr was probably at sea from about 1810 until the1850's. He was
home on the 1841 census but away in 1851. I have never found any trace of
him on the ships. I only know James Tabel's profession from the cenus.
I found James Tabel jnr on the "NSW Index of Unassisted Arrivals 1842-1855"
arriving in Sydney, Australia on 28/2/1854, working as a Seaman on the ship
Queen Victoria. There is no indication he stayed in Australia though. The
only other record of his existence I have seen is his birth and baptism
details that Terry Dowinton kindly sent me.
James Diamond came up on another site. From information on the site I know
that on 24/9/1870 he signed onto the crew of the Barranca (reg Guernsey) in
London as an ordinary seaman, his previous ship being the Seaton (reg
Guernsey). The Barranca was owned by Wm Le Lacheur & Sons and between
26/9/1870 and 1/7/1871 James sailed from London to Punta Arenas, visiting
the west coast of America the Pacific Islands, Europe and back to London and
was paid £9.17.9 for his time on board. By the 1881 census he was working
ashore and did return to Guernsey for a while before eventually settling in
Lancashire. The a document where I found his name may interest others
looking for Channel Islands mariners. The web address is : http://www.museum
guernsey.net/lelacheur/resources/pdf/WLL BARRANCA C L 1870-71.PDF It was
called AGREEMENT AND ACCOUNT OF CREW - FOREIGN GOING SHIP (BARRANCA 24
SEPTEMBER 1870 1 JULY 1871)
I did read the article on Captain William Le Lacheur some time ago.
Regrettably I found no connection to my St Pierre de Bois Le Lacheurs. I was
interested to find that James Diamond sailed on one of his ships though.
To change the subject. Are you still working on transcribing the Torteval
Parish Records? If you need a hand let me know. I'm happy to help. It's tax
time here at the moment. I just have to get that out of the way and then I'm
all yours if you need a hand.
My Le Lacheurs seem to come from St Pierre du Bois but I found my gt x 4
grandparents, Hillary (s.b. Hellier) and Rachel Le Lacheur nee Brehaut, on
the 1841 census in Torteval. Living with him is a son we didn't know about.
The others we believe were baptised in St Pierre, but we think Abraham may
have been born/baptised in Torteval about 1808. Another son, William (b1801)
is listed on the 1861 census as born Torteval. It has me interested as the
information that we have is that he was baptised in St Pierre and it came
from a very reliable researcher in Guernsey and yet the census says he was
born in Torteval. If he was born in Torteval it seems strange that he was
baptised in St Pierre when Torteval had a perfectly good church.
As I said, I am happy to help you with the transcriptions. You never know
what information I may glean from the records while I work.
Bye for now,
The rain is bucketing down here!
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