vendredi 29 mai 2015

Tué sur le Brig Susan

Les registres de l'Anglican Cathedral Holy Trinity Church pour le 12 octobre 1816 font état de l'acte de sépulture suivant : 

«Langdon Buried 

George Langdon, an apprentice to messr Garter Strong and co, of Poole in the county of Dorset, England, aged eighteen years Coroner's Warrant, was wilffully murdered, on board the Brig Susan, by William Taylor, master of the said Brig, October the eleventh , and was buried October the twelfth, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.
By me Father Jehosaphat Mountain
           Officiating minister at Quebec.
Present        ?  of the Brig Susan
                Wm Mc Kutcheon». 

Une évocation des conditions difficiles rencontrées sur les navires de cette époque. 

[Summary :
The church record for the burying of a young sailor in Québec, Québec.]

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