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List of crew of the “Volant”, Master: John Mewse, 1861



Name.................... Marital status ..................................... Age Occupation ...... Place of birth



John Mewse Married 24 Master Lowestoft
Samuel Coleby Married 51 Mate Lowestoft
William Burwood Married 25 Fisherman Lowestoft
George Madey Married 39 Fisherman Mutford
Robert Page Unmarried 38 Fisherman Loddon
John Cooper Unmarried 16 Fisherman Lowestoft
Samuel Mewse Unmarried 12 Fisherman’s boy Lowestoft
William Mewse Unmarried 10 Visitor Lowestoft



I declare the foregoing to be a true record
Witness my hand (signature) ..................................... John Mewse





The Volante, built 1880 - John Mewse's smack in Lowestoft harbour, 1882

The little boat being towed behind is probably the one swept away in the gales of 1883

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