TheShipsList-L ArchivesArchiver > TheShipsList > 1998-06 > 0897058621
From: "Leslie Hill" <>
Subject: [TSL] Packet Ships - Bristol
Date: Sat, 6 Jun 1998 00:57:01 +1000
What is a "Packet" ?
I have a letter written by my 3Gr Grandfather, (A Landing Surveyor at The
Customs in Bristol), to his son Captain James HILL (my 2G Grandfather) who
was about to sail out on a voyage in 1832 possibly to Jamaica, West Indies.
He requested his son to send him some money and clothes that he (the father)
would send to his brother who was in dire need of such goods for his family,
they would be sent on by "Packet" sailing out from Bristol.
Mr Leslie B Hill, 8 Barrett Street Albert Park Vic 3206 Australia
Fax: +61 3 9699 6547 Phone: +61 3 9690 5707 Mobile: 0417 331063
HILL, ROBERTS, MILES, HAWKINS, MAYNARD of Bristol, GLS, ENG;
Also of Bedminster & Brislington, SOM, ENG
JEW, of Tewkesbury, GLS, ENG; Also of Pershore, WOR, ENG
ARMSTRONG, of London, ENG; Also of Co.Leix, IRE
WOTHERSPOON, of Edinburgh, MLN, SCT
WATERS, of Banagher, IRE
SHEAHAN, of Buttevant Co.Offaly, IRE
LINAHAN, of Dublin, IRE