A relative of mine, James Fewings, is shown on the 1861 Census as a 'Boy 2nd class' age 16, on board a ship. However, I can't read the name of the ship, where it was on that date, or his place of birth. Can anyone help, please?
1841 census shows him living Coombe street Exeter with his parents William 45 (born Bow) Sarah 38 born Otterton and brothers William 13 and Samuel 10. His father is a cutler. (made knives and forks and spoons)
The ship's name looks like Implacable and it's "in Hamoaze"- part of the Tamar Estuary near Devonport Dockyard. National Archives site has a service record for him with his Continuous Service No. being 10589A. You can download it for £3.50. It says he joined Navy 26/6/60 and gives his date of birth as 27/6/44. It confirms Implacable. The only place of birth given is Exeter Devon, so I can't help with the district as shown on the 1861 Census. Hope this helps.
Ship looks to be HMS Implacable. See [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Implacable_(1805)]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Implacable_(1805) for more details about the ship. The ship was moored in the Hamoaze.
James Fewings POB, given as Exeter, although can't make out what first word of POB says.