The story behind my sea chest

 A Case of Web-Assisted German-British-Brazilian Analytical Genealogy

By Christian Strutz




I am the proud owner of a genuine Royal Navy sea chest, which I inherited from my grandmother. Curious about  its history I set about out doing some fact finding; the trail led me to Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK and then to Dresden, Germany, but the  wider story would involve several armies, the Royal Navy and a relative how was a Rear Admiral of the Royal Navy .


Read the results of my fascinating research in the Adobe Acrobat file below.






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Bonny Cother (EX Mile Oak now Florida, US) says...
Many years ago my mother gave me my fathers sea chest, I treasured it, and hid secrets in the many secret compartments. Sadly when I left home, I did not take the chest and when mother relocated the chest got sold with all other family furniture. Of course I would love to regain ownership of dad's chest, but I feel it is goodbye forever. Several years ago my aunt in Somerset found a sea chest, very much in need of TLC but I have this chest, with a one day promise to fix it up. It also has ... Read More
28th December 2014 7:22pm
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