1837 George was aged 9yrs at time of family tragedy, when four older brothers drowned in River Exe estuary. I have copious newspaper reports of this event.
1841 George was with his parents at The Beach, Exmouth described as Scholar
1842 George first went to Sea - c14yrs.
18-6-1845 Merchant Navy Seamans Records - Ticket issued at Exeter (George was 17yrs), 5ft 3", Dark Hair, Grey Eyes, Fair Completion. No Voyages Recorded.
1851 ???? and there after, I have lost him.
A bit like looking for a needle in a haystack! The mariners in my family are hugely difficult to follow. If anyone has any ideas I'd be most grateful.