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Henry Young Moffat

Male 1844 - 1915  (71 years)


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  • Name Henry Young Moffat  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 1844  [1
    Submitter 165 
    Died 1915  [1
    Person ID I6546  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 July 2009 

    Father Henry Purvis Moffat,   b. 1806, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Margaret Young,   b. about 1811, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. February 1886, County Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Family ID F4113  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Jeanie S Pettigrew,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Married 24 August 1874  [2
    Family ID F19372  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young
    Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young
    Article about Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young written by Marion Doidge.

  • Notes 
    • A commodore with the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Fleet. Author of "From Ship's Boy to Skipper". [Source 1]
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      re children of Henry Purvis and Margaret Young notes: Henry apparantly deserted the Royal Navy, got involved in blockades between North and South of the Civil War prior to becoming a commodore. [Source 471]
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      g. Henry Young (1844-1915) author of “ From Ships’s Boy to Skipper”; went to sea at the age of twelve with a forged note from his mother; at sea with City Line for 38 years, commodore of P&O Steamline; married Jeanie S. Pettigrew on 24 Aug 1874. [Source 934]

      A scanned copy of the book can be found here. [1, 2, 3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S934] Document titled “Henry Purvis Moffat and Margaret Young”, written by Marion Doidge.

    3. [S471] titled henry purvis moffat, Margaret Young line correction, eMail Message from Sandra Moffat McGinn.



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