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Beeching, Jameslocked

(1788–1858)
  • H. M. Chichester
  • , revised by Andrew Lambert

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Beeching, James (1788–1858), lifeboat designer, was born at Bexhill, Sussex, and was subsequently apprenticed to a boat builder at Hastings. Some little time after his apprenticeship he went to Flushing, and there, in 1819, built the famous smuggling cutter known as the Big Jane...

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Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]
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