Schoonerman by Captain Richard England
From Robert Dearn 20/8/2008
I am endeavouring to trace the daughters of Captain Richard England who lived in Par in the 1970s/80s and who wrote an excellent book in 1981, "Schooner-man" on his life in sail, and particularly in his last vessel the Nellie Bywater. He passed away in the early 1980s and the book is likely to be republished, and to that end I am trying to trace the whereabouts of his daughters Jo (the eldest) and Inga, or indeed Richard England's heirs.
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Just finished reading Richard England's book and wondered if you managed to find anything of his family or where he was layed to rest ? His older daughter Jo was sadly lost with the ship of course . I wouldn't want to trouble any surviving family . My interest comes out of sailing traditional Cornish Lugers , sail trade , Cornish maritime history and of course after reading this incredibly engaging account . .
If you have read the book you should know that his eldest daughter, Jo, was drowned when the Nellie Bywater sank off Plymouth.
Sadly, Richard England's eldest daughter Jo was drowned (along with crewman John Divers) during the loss of the 'Nellie Bywater' in 1951. I have no information about Inga.