This time last year I was taking one of Gill Blanchard’s family history writing classes in Norwich. Gill is currently writing a biography of John Lawson. Bowrey’s uncle, John Bowrey, probably served under Lawson during at least one battle so I have been keen to read Gill’s book. The cover design has just been released and I think it is great.
Lawson, and John Bowrey, served in the Royal Navy but many mariners at the time served in the Navy during times of war and in the East Indies trade at other times so there is considerable overlap. Anyone following my blog may also be interested in Gill’s book (and will not have to wait so long). Follow her progress here: https://www.facebook.com/LawsonLiesStillintheThames/