Samuel Brokensha


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service29.7.1795ADM29-1
Last Known Service15.3.1810ADM29-1

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
29.7.1795 Masterref:981
31.7.179530.12.1800Dryad (36), MasterADM29-1
26.1.180110.10.1802Fortunee (36), MasterADM29-1
22.7.18069.5.1807Shannon (38), MasterADM29-1
7.8.180713.7.1808Emerald (36), MasterADM29-1
3.9.180815.12.1808Ruby (64), MasterADM29-1
16.12.180815.3.1810Norge (74), MasterADM29-1
1.1809 Evacuation at Corunna 


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Posted by Sheelagh McKenie on Monday 7th of August 2017 21:31

Brockensha escaped from French revolution with my ancestor Jos Ramsay and Mr Weslesley, brother of Lord Wellington, landing in Mevagissey in January 1795. He had been a smuggler previously and it was his knowledge of the route from Breast to Cornwall that saved their lives. Mr Wellesley rewarded him by making him a Master of a Frigate. I think this is the same Brockensha as the dates tally.

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