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Edward Bransfield

By André Saubolle on 02/11/2017 at 20:17

I am a committee member of a group dedicated to "Remembering Edward Bransfield", a native of our village of Ballinacurra Cork. Edward was the first to survey and chart the then newly discovered continent of Antarctica, 1820. It is our intention to erect a memorial to him marking the 200th anniversary of his historic voyage of discovery.

He retired from the Royal Navy mid 1820/30s, and lived the last years of his life at 61 London Road. He and his wife were buried Extra-Mural Cemetery.

We would be keen to learn of any local knowledge of him.

For further information please visit our project website; http://www.rememberingedwardbransfield.ie

many thanks


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