Crew of the Peveril

Introduction

The Vixen was followed out to Australia in the following year by another Peel boat - the Peveril - this boat was a 59 ton fishing smack built by Henry Graves at Peel in 1848; shedeparted Peel 24 March 1854 and arrived Melbourne 5 August 1854;

The Crew were all very young -

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CAINWilliam James22 settled in Australia
COTTIERJohn22 ticketed seaman
GORRYPhilip16 cooknoted in letter from Australia but little known of subsequently - thought to have died c.1914
MOUGHTINJames19
MYLECHREESTJohn22 brother of Thomas - settled in Queensland died 1888
MYLECHREESTThomas24 MasterThough young was an experienced Master - brother of John - returned to Peel in 1870 and d 1892
WATTERSONJames19 ticketed seaman

Reference

Barbara Greenwood Melbourne Bound From the Neb to the Yarra Peel Heritage Trust 2016 ISBN 978-1-5272-0021-0


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