Our Family History Research
Much of the time devoted to our family history research has been
spent investigating the Pinkham family of South Devon. In the 19th
Century 'our' Pinkhams owned a fleet of schooners and several were
masters of the family's boats. By the end of the century the schooner
trade was no longer profitable and my Great Grandfather, Captain
James Pinkham, and a couple of cousins left the family business
to become masters of steam ships owned by large companies. The
following pages tell the story of Captain Pinkham and how the steam
ship "West Point" foundered and the crew rescued by the
luxury liner, the "Mauretania".
To date we have been recording our research using the software
package "The Ultimate Family Tree". This provides some rudimentary
web output which can be found on these pages. If you feel you can
add to our research or are related in any way then we would love
to hear from you.
Here is a rather eclectric collection of some web sites that we
have found interesting, useful, notable, odd! etc etc in connection
with our family history links. Please can you let us know if any
of the links are broken and no longer valid.