Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Samuel Spencer RN HMS Victory

(ref.LAN435) Sacred to the memory of Samuel Spencer Esq. Lieut.RN. who departed this life December 19th 1850 Aged 71 years also Charlotte Matilda Spencer second daughter of the above who departed this life March 6th 1870.

Samuel Spencer born abt 1779 in Halifax, Yorkshire, was present at the Battle of Trafalgar on board HMS Victory. Ship’s pay book number (SB 866) 20th August 1804 to 4th November 1805: Rank Master’s Mate. Discharged 4th November 1805 Queen for Phoebe. (National Archives Catalogue Ref.ADM 36/15900)

On the 1851 Census (HO107/ 2174; Folio: 72; Page: 38) his dau. Charlotte Spencer is living in “Greenbank” Poplar Road Oxton, Birkenhead. She was born abt 1809 in Scotland. By 1861 (RG9/ 2647; Folio: 36; Page: 10) she is living with her Sister Louisa Varles at 7 Enfield Terrace, Claughton Birkenhead.

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