Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ancestors in the British Navy

I recently started delving into my Frost ancestors from Moretonhampstead. According to Silvester Treleaven's Diary for the year 1800 -  Monday July 7th...
"An account was recv’d of the Death of Gilbert Frost, son of Mr. Gilbert Frost of this place, he died on board the Edgar 74 Guns off the coast of France."
I was trying to find out if he died during a battle, or from sickness, or what.  I don't know how long it took at that time to get the news.  According to the Medicina Nautica of 1803, in February and March of 1800 there was sickness aboard the Edgar.

In 1800 the Edgar was part of the Channel Fleet, blockading the French port of Brest.

I still haven't found any mention of Gilbert Frost.

Relevant Links

Navy Lists - 1800's

Navy Lists - 1900's 

Naval Chronicle

Medicina Nautica Vol 1, 1797

Medicina Nautica Vol 2, 1799

Medicina Nautica Vol 3, 1803

Related Posts:  Navy

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