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Transcribed bySteve van Dulken

Surname  Ashkettle    
First names  John    
Rank/ occupation  Captain's steward    
Death date  27 Dec 1810    
Place of death  Off Dunkirk    
Source  Gentleman's Magazine    
Date  1810 Suppl. Part II    
Page number  656    
Detail  To the numerous loss of India ships we have to add that of the Elizabeth, Extra ship, Capt. Jackson, off Dunkirk. It appears by the information of a gentleman who arrived at Deal on the 30th [December] from Dunkirk, that the Elizabeth was anchored off the South Foreland on Thursday preceding (Dec. 27) but drifted from thence into Calais Roads, where she knocked off her rudder, and cut away the mainmast. No assistance coming after her repeated signals, the Captain put off the obtain it; but, when about half-way between the wreck and Dunkirk, his vessel drove on to the outer edge of Dunkirk brake, Dunkirk steeple bearing S. by W. and instantly went to pieces, when all on board perished, except 22, who landed at Dunkirk, and were instantly conducted to prison, with a promise that letters to their friends in this ocuntry should be forwarded in a few days. The names of those preserved were as follows: Capt. Jackson, Capt. Eastwick, Mr. Baker, 2d officer; Mr. Laird, 3d ditto; Mr. Edis, free mariner; Mr. Haywood, and 16 Lascars. The following are the names of the persons lost: Capt. Hutton, Commander of the ship, and Mrs. Hutton his wife. Mrs Jackson, Mrs Midwinter, Miss Moore, and Miss Stewart, Mr. Ambrose, and Lieutenant Finch; Captain Fooley, Mr. Keys, Mr. M'Gulleway, and Mr. Tollack; passengers - Mr. Williamson, 1st officer, and Mr. Forbes, 4th officer - Mr. Riddle, Surgeon - John Calder; John Ashkettle, Captain's Steward; eight black women servants, and about 347 Lascars.     
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