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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: Boatbuilders- Wyvenhoe & Maldon
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 23:05:39 +0100
I have a lovely old picture of a Wyvenhoe Shipyard - which I understand may
be Harveys, unfortunately, there aren't any identifying marks on the yard to
establish that this is the case. Will send you a copy.
Also, there could be a reference to Harvey's boatyard in the lovely book 'A
Barge On The Blocks' by Clifford J COOK, a wonderful part biography, part
autobiography, which tells the story of the family boatyard of Walter Cook
and Son of Maldon - which was eventually taken over by Walter's son,
Clifford Cook. The book details some of the Cook family history. Walter Cook
was born in Wyvenhoe in 1862 and was first apprenticed to a Brightlingsea
boatyard, then to John Howard's famous boatyard in Maldon - John HOWARD, by
the way, may have been the brother of my Gt Gt Gt grandfather, Thomas
Howard, wheelwright and postmaster of Tiptree.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Jones" <>
>I also have an interest in the seafarers of old.
> Several of my ancestors were fishermen and master mariners.
> I have one of much interest, his name is John PITTUCK or PITTICK born
> around the 1760's. He was married in Wivenhoe and the family lived there
> for many years.
> John PITTUCK was the owner of a vessel called the 'Good Intent', he was
> caught smuggling and the vessel was seized and condemned, 22 Jan 1803. I'm
> research this area as I'm hoping to find out where John PITTUCK was born
> or if he was jailed and if he was jailed, where. If anyone has any info
> that may be of help to me I would love to hear from you.
> Re - Patricia's email - I have HARVEY connections in my family but they
> are all lived in Wivenhoe, all shipbuilders or mariners.
> Diane. your website on Cornish Smugglers is great, I found it very
> interesting. Got a little excited when I saw the 'Good Intent' under the
> Smugglers Craft section, if it's the same one (as it was registered in
> 1800) it has been very busy! John PITTUCK is listed as the sole
> subscribing owner.
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