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Subject: Re: [DEV] Another mysterious Bristol channel port name
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:14:37 EDT
In a message dated 24/04/2007 5:06:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
I've now completed extracting details of all the Clovelly vessels
listed in the Cardiff/Swansea/Neath Port Books (1630-1711) and
installed the results in GENUKI/Devon - see:
However one of the port names involved has defeated me. It looks to
be "Gwooke", but of these letters the only ones I'm fairly sure of
are the leading "G" and the "ke". It can be presumed that this is the
name of a port on the Bristol Channel or the River Severn, or just
possibly one in Ireland.
Any suggestions, anyone?
I can't believe I'm reading my mail and after reading this I opened the
Cornwall news that subscribers are transcribing from 1843 and find this article.
SMUGGLING - On Thursday night, the 2nd instant, Mr. JAMES, the Comptroller
of the port of Gweek, with his men, captured in Helford river, a vessel
having on board 125 kegs of brandy, which have since been lodged in the
Custom-house of Helford. The smugglers were also taken, consisting of one
English and three French men.
It doesn't say where it is but it sure mentions it.
Peggy Large UE
"I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"
thanks to Jimmy Buffett!
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