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Subject: Re: [Ess] Re: Boatbuilders- Wyvenhoe & Maldon
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 10:06:25 +0000

I believe there is a Thamses Sailing Barge called Wyvenhoe!

> From: "Colleen" <>
> Date: 2005/08/17 Wed PM 10:05:39 GMT
> To:
> Subject: [Ess] Re: Boatbuilders- Wyvenhoe & Maldon
> 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.
> Colleen
> ----- 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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