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Ephraim MEECH

Male Bef 1831 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Ephraim MEECH  [1
    Born Bef 21 Aug 1831  Bothenhampton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • His Seaman papers state his birth was 11 August 1832.
    Christened 21 Aug 1831  Bothenhampton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Ephraim, son of Joseph and Elizabeth MEECH, baptised 21 August 1831 at Bothenhampton.
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Another researcher has reported that Ephraim was aboard the brig "Auspicious" which sank on 31 March 1863 in the North Sea. Newspaper reports state:

      "Loss of a Vessel and All Hands.
      The brig Auspicious, of South Shields, which sailed from the Tyne for Hamburg on the 28 March, was lost on the Bercum Reef, on the 31st. One of the boats has come ashore at Emden, and Mr. Yeoman, master of the Mora, of Sunderland, which vessel was lost about the same time as the Auspicious, reports that the disaster took place a little before daylight, and that immediately after the vessel struck she broke up. Mr. Yeoman saw a boat which he supposed to belong to the Auspicious, in tow of a fishing craft. But as nothing has been heard of the unfortunate crew of the brig, there is every reason to fear that they have perished."

      Bucks Herald 18 April 1863 [4, 5]
    Person ID I5561  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2019 

    Family Mary BAINBRIDGE,   b. Bef 19 Sep 1836, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sug 1895, Westoe, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1857  Parish Church of St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • "At South Shields, in St. Hilda's Church, on the 15th inst., Mr. Ephraim MEECH, Mariner, to Miss Mary BAINBRIDGE."

      Published in the Newcastle Courant 21 August 1857.

      Ephraim MEECH, son of Joseph MEECH, married Mary BAINBRIDGE, daughter of Henry BAINBRIDGE, on 15 August 1857 at South Shields, Durham. [4, 6]
    Address 1861  [8
    7 Forster St., Westoe, Durham 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Bainbridge MEECH,   b. 1858, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Mary Elizabeth MEECH,   b. 18 Dec 1859, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jane Ann MEECH,   b. 1861, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, South Shields, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Admission Papers; 1849.
    Admission Papers; 1849.
    Admission papers of Ephraim Meech.
    Sinking of brig, Auspicious, 1863.
    Sinking of brig, Auspicious, 1863.
    Newspaper report of the sinking of the brig, Auspicious, on which Ephraim Meech might have been aboard.

  • Sources 
    1. [S168] England and Wales Registration Index.

    2. [S1012] Merchant Navy Seamen (1835-1940.

    3. [S726] Index: Births and Christenings: England, 1538-1975, (www.familysearch.org).

    4. [S217] Newspaper.

    5. [S676] Personal communication.

    6. [S725] Index: Marriages, England Marriages, 1538-1973, (www.familysearch.org).

    7. [S162] Website.

    8. [S36] Census of England, 1861.