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James DUKE (1822-1865), merchant mariner of Sussex

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Re: JAMES DUKE (1822-1865), merchant mariner of Sussex

Posted: 1352566158000
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Hi Pat,
Thank you very much for finding this for me. The second one of James Duke born in Bexhill is my James. The 1st one from the Scilly Isles is unrelated. It doesn't give enough info on the 3rd one but I find it unlikely that he was made a mate in July 1851 and a master in Sept. of the same year. I'm curious to know which Dukes you have on your tree. James was one of 8 children born to Walter Duke (1792-?) and Elizabeth Russell of Bexhill. Walter and his younger sister Harriet (1795-1871) were 2 of 10 children born to John Duke and Mary Bennet of Bexhill. Harriet married my gt-gt-grand-father, John Mawle (1784-1867) and their daughter, Ann Rebecca Mawle (1830-1878)married her cousin, James Duke in 1858. There are very few records of James probably because he was at sea at the time of census-taking. On the 1871 census, Ann Rebecca was a widow,but there was no sign of a death record of James until a relation found a headstone in a Bexhill cemetery inscribed with his death in Calcutta, India in 1865. The couple had a daughter named Anna, born in 1862 and I'm in contact with her descendants. Bexhill parish records give a baptism date of Oct. 20, 1822, so I think the DOB of Jan. 23, 1823 on his mate's certificate must be wrong. Once again, thank you very much for your help, and please let me know the details of your Duke relations. Kind regards, Dave
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