Memorial: M5687

Plaque in Newlyn, Cornwall dedicated to Richard Nicholls d. 1868

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Location

Royal Mission to Seamen, Newlyn, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'To honour Capt. RICHARD NICHOLLS and / the Epic voyage of the Lugger MYSTERY / which sailed from this harbour on the 18th / November 1854, and arrived in Melbourne / Australia 1854 116 days later, on 14th March 1855 / Members of the Gallant crew were / Capt. RICHARD NICHOLS / JOB KELYNACK, WILLIAM BADCOCK / RICHARD BADCOCK, CHARLES BOAZE / P. C. MATTHEWS. LEWIS LEWIS / THIS PLAQUE IS ERECTED / To the memory of our GRANDFATHER / CAPTAIN RICHARD NICHOLLS / By V. MAY WILLS and N.C. K. WILLS'

Details

Description: Slate plaque, the lettering gilded, a profile portrait of the lugger at the top.


Type: Plaque
Position: Exterior
Materials: Slate
Vessel: Mystery

Event Category

British colonization of Australia

People

Badcock, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 1874
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Badcock, William
Age: 85
Date of Death: 1906
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Boaze, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 1874
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Kelynack, Job
Age:
Date of Death: 1903
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Lewis, Lewis
Age: 50
Date of Death: 7/3/1866
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Matthews, Philip Curnow
Age:
Date of Death: 13//11/1896
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:
Nicholls, Richard
Age:
Date of Death: 1868
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Msaster mariner
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Members of several related Cornish families, who during a period of hardship in the fishing and mining industries, sailed to Australia in a small fishing boat which they sold on arrival.

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