Looe's name means 'pool
or inlet' is on the south coast of Cornwall. There are actually two towns,
East and West Looe, divided by the estuary of the Looe River and connected
by a bridge of nine arches built in 1853. In the 19th century the Looe
Union Canal was used to export agricultural produce and granite from Looe
but is now disused.
222 acres of land
Looe is on the south coast
1. The whole of Cornwall
2. Here is a map
to get you to Looe
Edgar Bellamy and Annie Butters
Edgar Bellamy 1864 was the son
of William 1830 and Mary Ann Bellamy and
the grandson of Abel and Mary Ridgman.
In 1871, he was with his mother
in St Thomas' Launceston. In 1881 he was working for a ropemaker, Charles
Randall at Market St, St Mary Magdalene, Launceston. By 1891, he was at
Cannon Hill, Liskeard, working as a painter.
He married Annie E. Butters.
She was born in East Looe in 1867, daughter of Joseph Butters, a fisherman,
and Annie Lightfoot. In 1881 and in 1891, she was living with her parents
and brothers in Fore St., East Looe - this was not that far from Edgar
who in 1891 was in Liskeard. They married in Stonehouse in 1892. By 1901,
she was married with four children and was living in Chapel St. There
is no record of Edgar on the 1901 census.
In 1906, Edgar arrived on Ellis Island in New York, having travelled from Liverpool on the Umbria. Describing himself as a decorator, he was with his son Harold en route to visit his brother Harold, who was living in Niagara Falls, New York.
In 1911, Annie was living in Fore St., East Looe with her father, Joseph Butters, a retired fisherman, and her brother, Benjamin Butters. With them were Beatrice, Joseph and Mabel. There was no sign of Edgar..
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- son Harold Alfred 1893,
born in Looe. He travelled with his father to New York in 1906 to see his uncle Harold who lived in Niagara Falls, New York. Harold was obviously smitten - he became a naturalised US citizen in 1920. We find him travelling on a round trip to England, landing here on 16th June 1926 with his 10 year old daughter, Beatrice - they were staying at Fore St, East Looe. Then back to New York in August 1926 on the same ship, SS Mauretania - they lived at 2036 La Salle Avenue, Niagara Falls.
- daughter Beatrice Annie
1895, born in Looe. In 1911, she was living in Fore St., East Looe with her grandfather, uncle, mother and siblings. She was a dressmaker. In 1919 she married Charles Bellamy in Liskeard - presumably a cousin. They probably moved north - their children were Winifred J 1922 and Charles E U 1928, both of whom were born in Ecclesall, near Sheffield.
- son Joseph Ernest 1898,
born in Looe. In 1911, he was living in Fore St., East Looe with his grandfather, uncle, mother and siblings. He was still at school. In 1922 he married Ethel Nicholas in Liskeard. A fisherman,
he was crewman on Shamrock
V competing for the America's Cup 1929.
He returned from New York to Plymouth, 3rd class, on 6th October 1930 on the SS Caronia. Seven years later, he was crew and second cook on Endeavour I, during its warming up races with Endeavour II as the latter prepared for another assault on the America's Cup. Afterwards, Endeavour I was being towed back to England by the Motor yacht, Viva II, when the tow rope was severed during a hurricane on the night of 13th September 1937 at about 11 o'clock at night in the Atlantic, 200 miles off Nantucket on the east coast of America, with wind speeds of 105 mph. All the crew were feared lost and nothing was heard or seen of Endeavour after the tow broke, until she was sighted by the tanker Cheyenne at the approaches to the English Channel 20 days later.The Endeavour had raised sail and crossed the Atlantic under jury rig.
For an emotional account of their arrival in Portsmouth and an extensive interview about their ordeal with Joseph ("jolly Joe", Ethel called him), see Nottingham Evening Post 1st October 1937
- son Joseph G 1922 born
in Liskeard - in 1952 he married Ida W. Edmondson
- son Ian M 1954 born
in Preston - married Christine Walsh in Blackpool in 1978. The
family live in Bristol
- Gareth William
1986 born in St Albans but carries on the sailing tradition
- daughter Bryony
Elizabeth 1989 born in St Albans
- son Nicholas Godfrey
1960 born in Liskeard. He marrried Janis Unwin, living in Essex
for a period before moving back to Cornwall. They are now divorced.
- daughter Victoria
Gemma 1983 -she was a student at Portsmouth University
- daughter Jocelyn
Louise 1986 born in Essex. She married Ashley Griffin
- son Patrick Morgan Griffin
- daughter Beatrice Griffin
- son Adam Nicholas
1994 born in Essex. In 2019, he married Sarah-Jayne Woods. They live in Plymouth
- daughter Amelia N 1938
born in Liskeard - in 1958 she marries Mr Williams
- daughter Mabel 1900, born
in Looe. In 1911, she is living in Fore St., East Looe with her grandfather, uncle, mother and siblings. She is still at school. In 1924 she marries Samuel Adams in Liskeard