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From: Carol Bennett <>
Subject: [ULV:] FWD: PATTEN
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 08:53:52 +0000
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I'm new to the list and looking for any descendants of James PATTEN and
Their son Henry PATTEN (my g.g.gf) was born abt. 1824. Henry died Sept 1900
in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia aged 76 (ref no. 11146). Henry's death
cert shows place of birth as Sunderland, and that he had been in the colony
of Victoria for abt 41 years at time of death.
Henry worked as a boatman in Warrnambool. In this capacity it is recorded
in the letters and journals of Frank Helpman, the Harbourmaster of
Warrnambool, that he as involved in the rescue efforts relating to the
wrecks of the "Peveril" and the "Golden Spring" in 1863.
Two of Henry's sons, Henry and James, were each awarded the Royal Humane
Society's Bronze Medal for bravery in separate incidents whilst attempting
to save the lives of a boy of 9 years and a publican respectively.
James may have been a mariner.
I have been looking in Co. Durham and been unsuccessful. I have
subsequently found that Sunderland is/was also in Cumberland and
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