British Community and Family History
The society's Annual Report for 1974 contained an account by John Wilby of how he and his wife were shipwrecked on a voyage to Lisbon in 1832. This year, by courtesy of Mr C.G. Tait, we published a letter written by the same gentleman at the age of 83.
John Wilby's daughter, Mary, married James Rawes of Borrodale who came to Portugal in 1817; he was also related to the Tait family of Oporto through the first wife of William Arthur Tait.
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