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Naval Records and possible Death at Sea

jood

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This is not exactly a migration, but rather a possible death at Sea.

Because of a time line (from his will) - my Richard Gorringe died sometime between 8th January 1768 and about the beginning of August 1770. As he was a mariner he may have died at sea and there would not be any record of his burial.

I'd like to obtain his naval records. He was from the Westminster area, London. (birth u/k but his brother Abraham was born in 1731 Westminster). I'd also like to find his birth and the actual date of his death (he was a bachelor)

Gorringe has been spelt Goringe Gorange and later Goring
 

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That was not my Abraham Gorringe - he died 7 August 1776 in Westminster where they came from.

I was talking about his brother Richard's birth and death and that is why I wanted to know where the Naval Records were
 

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Hi Jood,

Do you think this could possible be his will index.

National archvies uk

Description Will of Richard Gorringe, Mariner of Saint Martin in the Fields , Middlesex
Date 20 August 1770
Catalogue reference PROB 11/959links to the Catalogue
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers

The wills are available online,.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/....asp?Edoc_Id=470447&queryType=1&resultcount=1
 

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Thanks Gibbo - I do have his Will.

This was my request


Because of a time line (from his will) - my Richard Gorringe died sometime between 8th January 1768 and about the beginning of August 1770. As he was a mariner he may have died at sea and there would not be any record of his burial.

I'd like to obtain his naval records. He was from the Westminster area, London. (birth u/k but his brother Abraham was born in 1731 Westminster). I'd also like to find his birth and the actual date of his death (he was a bachelor)

Gorringe has been spelt Goringe Gorange and later Goring
 

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I am aware of what your request was but unaware you already has his will i thought it might have had his date of death noted on it but obviously it doesnt:rolleyes:
 

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Sorry Gibbo - there is definitely no date on it of his death, that is why I wanted to check his Naval Records.

His brother Abraham was his Executor, he died 7 Aug 1776, therefore Richard had died sometime between 8th January 1768 and about the beginning of August 1770. As he was a mariner he may have died at sea and there would not be any record of his burial.

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Abraham Gorange (note spelling)
Buried 7 August 1776
St Martins in the Fields Middlesex
Westminster Burials- Transcripts
 
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