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Ships and Harbours of Exmoor

Exmoor Press, 11 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset, (1970)

ISBN-13: 978-0900131158

by

Graham Farr

Prepared by Fenella Rook

Paperback, 48 pages covering the Exmoor coast of Devon and Somerset from Barnstaple to Watchet.
Ship names are shown in Italic.
NAME DATE PLACE or EVENT PAGE
Agnes 1903 Ketch of 72 tons, rebuilt from originally named Lady Acland, photo at Ilfracombe 24, 25
Alarm 1810 Revenue cutter transferred from Barnstaple to Ilfracombe 19
Alexandra 1884 Newhaven-Dieppe iron-built two funnelled packet, based at Ilfracombe 21
Allen, Albert 1902 Of Watchet, co-owner of Naiad 47
Allen, Stephen 1902 Of Watchet, co-owner of Naiad 47
Allen, William Robert 1902 Of Watchet, co-owner of Naiad 47
Arran Monarch 1953 Coal carrier at Watchet 47
Arthur, William c.1778 Of Pennard, Glamorgan, smuggler 18
Auspicious 1822 37 foot Pilot cutter built at Pill 39
Babb, William 1776 Master of Betsy 37
Bassett, Rev.Arthur Crawfurth   Squire at Watermouth 33
Ben Rein   Steamer with cargo of coal 23
Bennett, Arthur 1922 Co-Owner of Cicelia 23
Bennett, Fred 1922 Co-Owner of Cicelia 23
Betsy 1773 Sloop, 29 tons, built at Lynton 37
Blackmore, William 1785 Ropemaker of Ilfracombe, part owner of Diana 12
Blossom   Bristol packet owned by Harvey 42
Bonita   Ketch owned by Reuben Chichester of Braunton 37
Bouchier family, Barons of Fitzwarine, Earls of Bath.     8
Bouquet, Michael   Author of "No Gallant Ship" 42
Bourchier Wrey, Sir, Baronet 1760 Ilfracombe pier enlarged 8
Boyle, Vernon   Author of "Devon Harbours" 35
Braginton, George c.1854 Of Bideford, ship buyer. 17
Bristol 1824 Of Swansea 20
Bristol Galley c.1778 Pilot boat involved in smuggling 18
Busy 1806 Cutter-rigged craft of Exeter, involved in smuggling, seized by Lottery 19
Ceres c.1803 Jersey privateer 13
Challacombe, Captain George 1840 Ropemaker, shipyard partner in Ilfracombe 17
Chichester, Reuben   Of Braunton, owner of ketch Bonita 37
Cicelia 1867 Ketch of 79 tons, built in Jersey 23
Cloffock 1865 Schooner of 101 tons, built at Ilfracombe 17
Combmartin c.1840 Schooner, 94 tons built at Combe Martin by John Dovell 34
Cook, Thomas 1840s Shipyard in Ilfracombe 17
Cornwall 1778 Boat owned by John Lovering, involved in smuggling 18
Coronella 1854 Barque, three masted square rigger of 328 tons, built at Ilfracombe by Charles Dennis 17
Courtney, Captain   Captain of Diana 13
Crockford, William   Owner of smack Eliza 42
Crocombe, Captain Richard   Owner of sloop Molly 37
Crocombe, John 1805 Co-owner of Nautilus, tavern keeper 37
Cruiser 1866 Cargo sloop Cruiser built by Symons at Watermouth, rigged as ketch in 1881 33
Cutcliffe, Richard   Took sheep to Swansea 33
Cuthbertson, Alexander 1785 Gentleman of Ynisgerran, Glamorgan, part owner of Diana 12
Defoe   Author 45
Democrat 1950 Coal carrier boat 39
Dennis, Charles 1846 Merchant, shipyard partner in Ilfracombe 17
Dennis, William 1805 Built sloop Trader, 57 tons, at Ilfracombe 17
Diana 1785 Brigantine, 154 tons, built at Ilfracombe 12, 15
Diligence 1752 Sloop built at Minehead 42
Dispatch 1800 Sloop of 58 tons 20
Dolfyn   Of Holstein, trading from Spain to Minehead 41
Dolphin c.1786 Owned by Lee and Compnay 12
Dovell, John 1868 Prominent merchant of Combe Martin, ship owner 33, 34
Dovell, Richard c.1840 Yeoman of Parracombe 34
Dover 1800 Naval armed cutter 18
Duke of Lancaster 1822 Bristol to Cork steamboat 20
Dyar, Mr. William 1572 Owned merchant ship George in Ilfracombe 9
Edward 1735 Brigantine of 60 tons, built at Ilfracombe 15
Edward II 1326 Close Rolls 34
Eilian 1908 Steel schooner of Barnstaple, built at Amlwch, Anglesey 24
Eliza   Smack owned by William Crockford 42
Elizabeth I     9
Elizabeth Mary   Smack owned by Captain George Ley of Combe Martin 35
Emma Louise   Ketch, photo at Minehead, owned and sailed by Captain Philip Rawle 29, 43
Endeavour 1800 Sloop of Bideford, involved on smuggling, seized by Dover 18
Endeavour 1816 Boat built at Minehead 42
Erin-go-Bragh   Decked fishing boat owned by Henry James 42
Etna Tartar   Wooden steamer 23
Fair Trader   Bristol packet owned by Lavinia Forrester 42
Fanny 1753 Coaster built at Aberthaw 38
Feliz Restoracion 1817 Portugese schooner, involved in smuggling 19
Ferret 1789 Excise Board cutter 18
Fishley, George 1785 Tidesman, discovers contraband at Watermouth 33
Fitz Wareyn, Lorde 1463 Ilfracombe squire 8
Flor de Mar 1803 Portugese sumaca 14
Florence   Steamer with cargo of coal 23
Flying Foam   Schooner 85 tons, built in France, owned by Edward Perkins 39, 43
Foam 1878 Small sailing craft built at Ilfracombe 17
Forrester, Lavinia   Owner of Bristol packet Fair Trader 42
Fortescue, Hon Matthew 1805 Of Holnicote, owner of sloop Harriet 42
Fosse, John 1785 Clerk of Arlington, part owner of Diana 12
Fosse, Peter 1781 Collector of Customs at Ilfracombe 17
Fosse, William c.1786 Collector of Customs, mariner of Ilracombe, part owner of Diana 12
Four Brothers 1789 Sloop of Mevagissey, involved on smuggling, seized by Ferret 18
Frederica Marianna 1803 Dutch brig under French flag 13
Friends   Smack owned by John Williams 42
Geen, George   Shipbuilder at Watchet 47
Geen, George Escott   Shipbuilder at Watchet 47
George 1572 Ilfracombe merchant ship owned by Mr.Willm. Dyar, xvi tonnes 9
George, Richard 1832 Of East Chinnock, Somerset 17
Gerard of Trent 1633 Traveller, visited Minehead 41, 45
Glamorgan 1824 Of Swansea 20
Godwinsson, Harold c.1080 Plunders the area around Porlock 38
Gribble, William 1785 Mariner of Ilfracombe, part owner of Diana 12
Gurnet   Decked fishing boat owned by Henry James 42
H.M.S. Rodney 1833 Launch at Milford Haven 21
Hancock, Captain John 1875 Of Heanton Punchardon, bought Little Western 22
Harding, Thomas 1785 Gentleman of Pilton, part owner of Diana 12
Harriet 1805 Sloop owned by Hon. Matthew Fortescue of Holnicote 42
Harte   Boat 5 tons, of Watchet 45
Harvey   Owner of Bristol packet Blossom 42
Henry III c.1230 Ordered fleet for Irish expedition 8
Hero c.1778 Pilot boat involved in smuggling 18
Heureuse Marie 1779 Privateer of St. Brieuc 13
Hoffnung 1803 Galliot 15
Hole, William   Co-owner of brigantine Mary 46
Hope 1800s Customs cutter 19
Hope 1801 Sloop involved in smuggling 35
Hoyle, John and wife 1827 Farmer suspected of smuggling 35
Huxtable, Richard 1866 Bought all shares in Little Western 22
Huxtable, William 1805 Built sloop Trader, 57 tons, at Ilfracombe 17
Ilfracombe c.1786 Brigantine 12
Increase   Of Minehead 38
Industry   Of Ilfracombe, Ireland to Minehead trade 41
James, Henry   Owner of fishing boats Gurnet and Erin-go-Bragh 42
Jane 1817 Brigantine, involved in smuggling 19
Jhon 1572 Ilfracombe merchant ship owned by Jhon Wyatt, x tonnes 9
John   Of Minehead 38
John and William 1858 Smack built at Porlock by William Pulsford of Minehead, owned by Thomas Kent Ridler 38, 43
King James 1604 Withdrew Minehead harbour charter 40
King John 1208 Patent and Close Rolls ordered fleet for Ireland 7
Knight, Mary 1773 Co-owner of Betsy 37
Kossuth c.1852 Originally Maggie, built at Ilfracombe 17
La Blonde 1803 Bordeaux privateer 13
Lady Acland 1835 Built at Bude, Port of Bideford, rebuilt as Agnes 24
Lady Margaret 1884 Pleasure steamer 21
Lady Rodney 1824 First excursion to Minehead 43
Lancashire 1803 Liverpool privateer schooner 13
Le Massager 1792 Brigantine of Bayonne 14
Le Sieur de la Baillaye le Gay 1644 Visited Minehead 41
Lee, James 1785 Shipwright of Ilfracombe, part owner of Diana 12
Leland c.1550 Author 38
Lewis, Professor   Editor of Port Books of Wales 45
Lewis, William 1880s Built cutter Saucy Lass at Hele 23
Ley, Captain George   Owner of smack Elizabeth Mary 35
Ley, Thomas   Of Combe Martin, Owner of Three Sisters and ketch Mistletoe 39
Lily 1916 Ketch owned by Alfred Oxenham, coal merchant 37
Little Western 1838 Smack of 31 tons built by George Harris at Ilfracombe 22
Lock, John 1805 Co-owner of Nautilus 37
Lock, William 1773 Prominent merchant in Lynton, co-owner of Betsy 37
Looe   Owned by Thomas Kent Ridler 43
Lord Beresford 1840s Steam packet making excursions to Ilfracombe 21
Lottery 1806 Cutter 19
Lovering, John 1778 Owner of boat Cornwall 18
Lukey, John   Owner of smack Prudence and Ann 42
Lundy Pilot c.1778 Pilot boat involved in smuggling 18
Luttrell family   Of Minehead 40
Luttrell, Colonel Alexander   Improved Minehead harbour 41
Luttrell, Geoffrey Fownes 1951 Sold Minehead harbour to the Council 43
Luttrell, George 1616 Built Minehead pier 41
Luttrell, Lucy Fownes   Co-owner of brigantine Mary 46
Luttrell, Sir Hugh   Of Minehead 40
Maggie 1852 Barque, three masted square rigger of 335 tons, built at Ilfracombe by Charles Dennis 17
Marisco, Sir William 1242 Arrest and execution 8
Mary 1801 Sloop 14
Mary 1463 Basque ship, of Guipuscoa 8
Mary   Brigantine 92 tons, owned by William Hole, George Royall, Lucy Fownes Luttrell 46
Mary ffortune 1572 Ilfracombe merchant ship owned by Mr.Jhon Stuff, xxx tonnes 9
Mary Stewart 1876 Ketch, iron, built at Montrose, photo at Ilfracombe 24, 25, 43
Maude 1930 Ketch, Photo at Ilfracombe 26
Mistletoe 1890 Ketch built at Plymouth for Thomas Ley of Combe Martin, photo at Porlock 27, 39
Molly 1759 Sloop, 29 tons, built at Countisbury 36
Morning Star 1789 Open pilot skiff of Bristol, involved on smuggling, seized by Ferret 18
Naiad 1867 Iron vessel built at Llanelly 46, 47
Nancy 1797 Full rigged ship, 150 tons, owned by Thomas Needs 42
Nautilus 1805 Boat owned by John Lock and John Crocombe 37
Needs, Thomas 1797 Owner of Nancy 42
Needs, Thomas (younger) 1797 Master of Nancy 42
Neptune   Of Minehead, Ireland to Minehead trade 41
Old Pitt 1817 Disabled Naval seaman on Jane 19
Orestes   Coal carrier owned by Thomas Kent Ridler 43
Oxenham, Alfred 1916 Owner of ketch Lily 37
Packet 1816 Sloop, Ilfracombe to Swansea 20
Palmerston 1833 Steam packet 21
Passmore, George 1877 Owner of brigantine Princess Royal 46
Pedder, Edward   Of Lynmouth, co-owner of Penguin 39
Penguin   Built in Scotland owned by John Red and Edward Pedder 39
Perkins, Edward   Owner of schooner Flying Foam 39, 43
Perriton 1881 Schooner 80 tons, built at Minehead by Benjamin Williams of Watchet, owned by Thomas Kent Ridler 42, 43
Pile, Widow 1838 Shareholder in Little Western 22
Pitt 1778 British ship taken by Vainquer 13
Pollard, James 1871 Purchased pilot cutter Auspicious 39
Pollard, William 1870s Builder of small craft in Ilfracombe 17
Polly 1780 Of Nantes 13
Polly 1893 Small sailing craft built at Ilfracombe 17
Polly 1789 Of Cardiff, involved on smuggling, seized by Ferret 18
Postillion 1779 French ship 13
Prebendary Hancock   Minehead historian 39
Pretty Peggy   Ireland to Minehead trade 41
Princess Royal 1877 Brigantine 180 tons, owned by George Passmore 46
Prudence and Ann   Smack owned by John Lukey 42
Puffin 1868 Steam yacht built by Symons at Watermouth 33
Pulsford, William 1858 Builder of smack John and William 38
Queen Elizabeth 1758 Wrecked at Ilfracombe 11
Queen Elizabeth I     40
Ranger   Pilot boat 39
Rawden, General 1860 Builer of Rhenish Tower in Lynmouth 36
Rawle, Captain Philip   Owner and master of ketch Emma Louise 43
Red, John   Co-owner of Penguin 39
Resolution 1800s Excise cutter 19
Revenge 1778 Of London 13
Ridler, Thomas Kent   Shipowner and coal merchant of Minehead 43
Rodd, Thomas c.1786 Owned sloop Thomas and Mary 12
Rosse   Boat 15 tons, of Watchet 45
Royall, George   Co-owner of brigantine Mary 46
Rumsam, John 1870s Builder of small craft in Ilfracombe 17
Rushlight   Steamer at Watchet 47
Saucy Lass 1880s Cutter built by William Lewis at Hele 23
Shark 1803 Revenue cruiser, Customs cutter of Barnstaple 14, 19
Simon   Of Minehead 38
Smith, Captain Henry 1902 Of Charlestown, Cornwall, co-owner of Naiad 47
Smith, Thomas 1785 Mariner of Combe Martin, part owner of Diana 12
Snowflake   Steamer with cargo of coal 23
Snowflake   Steamer 37
Sphynx 1778 French ship taken by Revenge 13
Squire, Prudence 1773 Co-owner of Betsy 37
Stuff, Mr. Jhon 1572 Owned merchant ship Mary ffortune in Ilfracombe 9
Success 1789 Sloop of Padstow, involved on smuggling, seized by Ferret 18
Susannah   Owned by Thomas Kent Ridler 43
Symons 1866 Built cargo sloop Cruiser and steam yacht Puffin at Watermouth 33
Thomas and Mary c.1786 Sloop owned by Tomas Rodd 12
Three Friends 1789 Of St. Ives, involved on smuggling, seized by Ferret 18
Three Sisters   Purchased by Thomas Ley 39
Tippetts, Henry Gardiner 1785 Surgeon of Bernstaple, part owner of Diana 12
Torridge 1843 Steam boat taking passengers between Bideford and Bristol 21
Trader 1805 Sloop of 57 tons, built at Ilfracombe 17
Vainquer 1778 French ship 13
Velindra 1870 Photo at Ilfracombe 25
Volunteer 1735 Snow of 60 tons, built at Ilfracombe 15
Vye family 1830s Shipyard in Ilfracombe 17
Waterlily 1868 Yacht sold to John Dovell of Combe Martin 33
Watermouth 1813 Sloop 33
Westcote, Thomas 1630 Devon historian 7, 9, 34, 36
Whitworth   Of Minehead, Ireland to Minehead trade 41
William   Of Porlock, Ireland to Minehead trade 41
Williams, Benjamin 1881 Of Watchet, builder of schooner Perriton 42
Williams, John   Owner of smack Friends 42
Wyatt, Jhon 1572 Owned merchant ship Jhon in Ilfracombe 9
Wyndham, Sir William, Bart. 17th cent Lord of the Manor, Watchet 45
Young Jacob 1783 Of Altona 14