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Sam Willis

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    Part of the flooring in a Falmouth pub, from memory?

    found the attached newspaper? account.

    In St Mary’s Church #rotherhithe are 2 bishop chairs & an altar table They were originally made for the Beatsons’ local church St Paul’s very near to their yard. When St Paul’s was demolished in the 1955 the furniture was transferred to St Mary’s, the parish church.

    Beatson made 12 dining chairs from the ship’s timbers & his brother took 2 when he emigrated to New Zealand in 1851
    One is now in Whanganui Regional Museum. The Times,12th October 1838 ,reported a former Temeraire sailor was given timber for a new wooden leg!

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