Looking for Charles Holwell DAVEY of Exmouth, Devon UK
Charles Holwell DAVEY was my great great grandfather, born in Devon and a ship's Captain in the merchant marine. He was born around 1831, and died in the early 1870s of yellow fever, while sailing back from Africa. He married Sarah GIBBINS (Gibbons/Gibbings) in 1860, in Exeter, and their son, William Charles Davey took his master's ticket in about 1888, and followed in his father's footsteps. After his death, Sarah married Frederick LEIGH, of Cullompton, Devon, in 1888.
I know nothing about Charles Holwell Davey, and would like information on the name HOLWELL, if anyone has any ideas. It could be more productive than trying to sift through the myriad Daveys in Devon.
My great grandfather, William Charles Davey captained two clipper ships, the Lochee and the Glamis, retired from the sea in the early 1900s and ran the Turf Hotel on the river Exe, near Topsham, with his wife, Edith Emily (JOHNSON) I should like to know more about these ships: my great grandma, Edith sailed with her husband several times, taking some of her 4 children with her each time, and wrote her reminiscences in her later years. She did not die until I was about 15, so I have clear memories of her.
The whole family had strong connections with Littleham, near Exmouth, and many are buried in the churchyard there.