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David Hepper
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    The Lyon (or Lion) was a 108-ton stores vessel built at Deptford in 1709. In company with two other hoy’s, the Forrester and Saltash, they took on loads of timber from Gatcombe Park, and were en-route to Plymouth Dockyard. When the weather worsened the three took shelter at Port Isaac, but during the night of 26 August the wind increased, shifted round to the North, and all three vessels were lost: Forrester disappeared and was believed to have foundered at her anchor – Saltash was driven ashore and wrecked with the loss of eight of the crew – Lion was driven ashore under the cliff and beaten to a wreck. The people on shore saved the lives of the crew and a portion of the cargo of timber was recovered. The disaster attracted local people from a wide area to the scene to plunder the wrecks

    See:

    The National Archives:
    See: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10631571
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10631864

    Ships Muster Book: ADM 36/1897