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Richard Coggan

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service9.9.1794CSORN
Last Known Service9.9.1794CSORN
Date of Death1828
Will Probated8.8.1828, PROB 11/1744/126

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9.9.1794 LieutenantCSORN

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Posted by Penelope Shorne on Wednesday 23rd of June 2021 09:40

"Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries." Hull Packet, 17 June 1828. British Library Newspapers, Accessed 23 June 2021.

“At Southtown, Richard Coggan, Esq. Lieut. Royal navy. He was the only survivor of the crew of his Majesty’s ship Stirling Castle, Capt. Robert Parker, which was wrecked in the West Indies, during a violent hurricane in October, 1780. After floating with three of the crew (who perished during the time) on a part of the wreck four days, he was cast ashore at Monte Christe, where he was made prisoner by the Spaniards, and sent to St. Domingo, from whence after a short confinement he made his escape. He was one of the few surviving officers of Lord Rodney’s action of 12th April, 1782.”

He was born c, 1756, and died 8 Jun 1828, Southtown, Suffolk, England.

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