NameThomas Dewsberry
Birth1783, Tynemouth NBL
Christening10 Dec 1783, Tynemouth NBL Christ Church
Death7 Jul 1826, Demerera GY
OccupationMaster Mariner
FatherJohn Duesberry (~1747-1831)
MotherSarah Russel (~1748-1818)
Birth12 May 1790
Death15 Dec 1855, Liverpool
FatherEdward Chapman (1750-)
Marriage1809, Diocese of Dublin
ChildrenThomas Chapman (1819-1892)
 Sarah (1819-)
 Margaret Chapman (1823-1877)
 Kane Charles (1823-)
Notes for Thomas Dewsberry
Thomas Dewsberry went to sea as a cabin boy at the age of eleven and eventually became captain of his ship. According to his grandson, George Henry Dewsberry, by thrift he was able to purchase a sugar plantation in Demerara, where he owned slaves. He lived in a large three storey house in what was later known as Toxteth Park, Liverpool, where attic rooms were used to store tax-free provisions, a privilege of being a sea captain. His wife Margaret was Irish and said to have red hair and a fiery temperament - quite the opposite of himself. His death in July 1826 left the family penniless. He drowned with one of his crew off the coast of Demerara when a boat in which they were travelling collided with a mooring rope and overturned. His body was never recovered.
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