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Wblmngu'om, November 22. The 'tf>oßt v to nighc says:— "A singular complioatiOD, which has its origin m $he similarity of names and eqtne curious (joincidencses, ha,s ariqea m, connection with tho identity of the captain of the rnjssiog ship Trevelyan. Some years ajjo the ahip was commanded by a Captain A. F. Roberts, whose son, J M. Roberts, was also on board m the capaolty of second mate. Wton the vessel left London this voyage it was announced that she was m oharge of another Captain Roberts, and' by many people it was assumed that the eon of the former captain had suoceeded to the command. This is, however, not the ofiee, the present captain being tho son of Captain D T. Roberts, for a long time well-known ai the master of the Bermione. It was a curious coincidence that Captain Roberts, novr supposed to be lost, served with his father as mate on the Hermione, so that it will be Bee,n that there were two Oapta'inß Robertp, qauh of w.hptn had'his eon as 'an. 'officer on board (of their respective ships' 1 vT'e have ascertained that the son of C^ptaica A, IS"; Roberta left tho Trevelyan two years ago aid joined another vessel, m wh oh he went lo San Francisco, subsequently becoming second mate of the ahip Bokojio. vaSottth American trader, whiob be was still m on 28ch June last, aßcoufirmed by a letter just received from him by friends ia Wellington. . Theae friends, dno' of whom is a lady to whom Mr J. M. Roberts was engaged, all concluded he was the present captain, and until the receipt of |he letter referred tQ have moorned him as drowned, the fiawfit* who. baa 'lately gone \o Nelson, on a visit, haying worn blftok J on this account for the Jt»a.t two months,. Dp to yesterday she had not been informed of her lover'a safety. Wq hope that all will now end happily,"

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THE MISSING SHIP TREVELYAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1995, 23 November 1888

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THE MISSING SHIP TREVELYAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1995, 23 November 1888