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Angus lost at sea 1860s?

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Angus lost at sea 1860s?

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 12:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Mar 2013 2:42PM GMT
Surnames: Angus
Can anyone help me find the death of my gg grandfather Thomas Angus born Nov 1822 in Hull.
Thomas was a merchant seaman, a mate by 1842 and master by 1850. He sailed on small brigs (c200 tons) belonging to local ports Newcastle, Shields and Seaham Harbour, probably coastal though the last record I have for him is 'Master's Claim For Certificate of Service, Foreign Going Ships' in 1856.
The number of his Registration Ticket was 174-072.
Thomas was alive in 1861 living in Seaham Harbour with his wife and family but dead by 1871. His widow continued to live in Seaham until her death in 1889.
I can find no record of his death or burial and can only assume that he died at sea.
Any information would be much appreciated.

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