Wheaton Mariners & Shipwrights

Extracted form Early Stuart Mariners and Shipping: The Maritime Surveys of Devon and Cornwall, 1619-35 by OTdd Gray c. 1990 Devon & Cornwall Record Society New Series, Vol 33

1619:
Brixham
Peter Wheaton[n] age 30 Sailor
Otterton
Edward Wheaton age 24 Sailor
Sidmouth
William Wheaton age 22 Fisherman



ARRIVALS IN CANADA
Richard Wetton/Wheaton Mariner arrived with a woman , a child & 2 servants Recommended by Mr. Hall Arrivals at Port Rosway 1783 Nova Scotia.

BRIXHAM RESIDENTS LISTED IN THE UNIVERSAL BRITISH DIRECTORY c.1794

Wheaton, William, Shipwright

SEAMEN'S RECORDS FOR LYDFORD MEN

WHEATON, John 12 Jan 1834

SEAMEN'S RECORDS FOR WINKLEIGH MEN

WHEATON Charles 9 Oct 1863

WHEATON James 5 Apr 1859

ROYAL NAVY SHIPS IN PORT 1881

Charles WHEATON  	U	17 	M	Winkleigh, Devon, England	Boy 1 Cl
Thomas HANCOCK       	U	21 	M	Devonport, Devon, England	 A B

SEAMEN'S RECORDS FOR COMBE MARTIN MEN

HANCOCK, Albert John 5 Jul 1887

Register of Shipping 1864-1872

'Stag' 65484, sailing vessel, brigantine, built at Dartmouth in 1871, title owned by Mary Ann Collier, Nicholas Wheaton.

Register of Shipping 1872-1881

'Ripple' 71867, sailing vessel, schooner, built at Dartmouth in 1875. Registry closed 26th June 1888 when vessel sold to Portuguese owners. Title owned by George Wheaton, Thomas Squires, John Morrish.

'Jane Wheaton' 45189, sailing vessel, brigantine, built at Rye, Sussex in 1863. Vessel went ashore near Fraserburg on 18th June 1887 and was wrecked. Certificate returned and cancelled. Registry closed 29th June 1887. Title owned by William Varwell, William Williams Varwell.

'Azalea' 81407, sailing vessel, smack, built at Brixham in 1879. Owner advised Vessel sold for breaking up 21st August 1911. Certificate cancelled and Registry closed 22nd August 1911. Title owned by George Coombes, George C Jordain, Samuel Elliott, Elizabeth Wheaton.

'Elsie' 93856, sailing vessel, cutter, built at Brixham in 1887. Vessel broken up. Certificate returned and cancelled and Registry closed 5th November 1903. Title owned by Rhoda Wheaton.

'Jubilee' 93862, sailing vessel, ketch, built at Galmpton, Devon in 1887. Vessel destroyed by fire at Tenby 8th July 1902. Certificate destroyed in fire. Registry closed 28th July 1902. Title owned by Jeffery Drew, James Winsor Wheaton, Samuel Willard Richards, Ada Chater, Rosa Callender, Laura Sophia Chater, William Blackler.

'Amethyst' 96434, sailing vessel, cutter, built at Galmpton in 1889. Registry closed 18th February 1915. Title owned by Samuel James Snell Hayden, George Symons, William Goyder, William George Hannaford, Jane Wheaton Decent.

'Mignonette' 96436, sailing vessel, cutter converted to ketch 25th January 1892, built at Brixham in 1889. Vessel transferred to Port of Penzance. Certificate not given up. Registry closed 17th July 1899. Title owned by George Gardner, James Winsor Wheaton, Henry Summers.

'Vesper' 99280, sailing vessel, smack, built at Brixham in 1892. Vessel wrecked near Babbicombe 12th December 1902. Certificate lost with vessel. Registry closed 24th December 1902. Title owned by Joseph John Knight, William Winsor, John Hawkings Bovey, James Winsor Wheaton.

Register of Shipping 1881-1894

'Fry It' 109296, sailing vessel, ketch. built Brixham 1898. Certificate cancelled and registry closed 25th March 1936, ship broken up at Brixham. Owners, Richard James Brokenshire, George Tyrer and Jane Wheaton - joint mortgage, Herietta Rennels, Arthur James Waller.

BRITISH SEAMEN'S ORPHAN BOYS HOME IN THE 1891 CENSUS

All the orphan boys named below were formerly the sons of seamen and many went on to become seamen themselves.

Wheaton Adams (Age 13) Brixham Albert

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