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Posted by Sue Kruk on 14/5/2020, 12:28 pm
Henry Forse, born 1851 in Bradninch, and growing up in Exeter, my ggf's brother, was last 'seen' in the 1871 Census, described as a ''seaman unemployed''. In Jan 1867, he had volunteered in Exeter for the Royal Navy, and was destined to join HMS Impregnable. There are no details of his service, and he does not appear in ADM 88 at TNA. Up till then, family documentation were good & matching. My Welsh cousin and I have looked at records for marriages, deaths, burials etc for 10 years with no luck. Did he walk down to the waterfront one day, and sail away. ? Any hesuggestions very welcome.