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Richard Brook Pugsley

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Appledore, Devon, United Kingdom
Death: February 10, 1929 (76)
Newport, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Pugsley and Elizabeth Pugsley
Husband of Cecilia Pugsley and Elizabeth Pugsley
Father of Nancy Kathleen Cecilia McKeon; Richard Gordon Puglsey; Eric Walter Pugsley; Ethel B Pugsley and William Henry Pugsley
Brother of William Henry Pugsley; Anthony Pugsley and Mary Ann Pugsley

Occupation: Harbour Master
Managed by: Private User
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About Richard Brook Pugsley

From his obituary in the "South Wales Argus" 'Long Service Ends' and other articles 'Strong and Sincere ... Tribute to the late Captain R. B. Pugsley' and 'Probate Renounced ... Estate of £1,8444'

+ Born in Appledore, North Devon 27.Sep.1852, but "came to Newport with his parents as a young boy"

+ Educated at Roberts's school, Charles Street and afterwards at Twekesbury

+ 1864, started his sea life, at 23 passed the Board of Trade exams at Bristol

+ 27.Nov.1874 became Master Mariner, his first command as Captain being under the late Robert Gething of Newport

+ 187 joined the steamship service under Sir Robert Ropner and "traded to all parts of the world" 

+ "commanded sailing ships until 1888"

+ Appointed to Harbour Master in Newport 14.Nov. 1888 for 41 years

+ on the Pilotage Board (was Chairman), Admiralty Assessor at County Court, "Younger Brother of Trinity for services to Trinity House" (responsible for lighthouses)

+ "breezy disposition" ... :typical son of the sea"

+ Resided at 18 Stow Park avenue, Newport

+ Died following chest complaint, "sudden end" on Wednesday

+ Buried at Newport Cemetery "on Saturday"

+ Survived by a widow (Cecilia), one son (Eric of Newport), and two daughters (Mrs E Plaisted of Newport and Mrs McClellan of Nottingham)m another son killed at sea

"Strong and Sincere"

+ Mourners at Funeral included Mr B Plaisted (grandson), Mr J. E. McKeon, Nottingham (son-in-law), Mr Roy B. Key, Mr Cyril Pugsley, Mr Peter Pugsley (nephews) etc.

+ The firm of Alfred Morgan were undertakers

"Probate Renounced .. The Will of Newport's Late Harbour Master .. Estate of £1,844"

+ Died ages 78, estate of gross value of £1,844 7s 3d with net £1,534 6d

+ letters of administation granted to Mrs Nancy Kathleen Cecilia McKeon of 2 Berkely Avenue, Nottingham

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Richard Brook Pugsley's Timeline

September 27, 1852
Appledore, Devon, United Kingdom

Name: Richard Brook Pugsley
Year of Registration: 1852
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Bideford
County: Devon
Volume: 5b
Page: 508

Age 27
Newport, United Kingdom
Age 31
Newport, United Kingdom
November 7, 1896
Age 44
Newport, Monmouthshire