17th March 2015, 15:11
Good Afternoon to you all
I first crossed the dateline aged two and was named Goldfish. A love of the sea has remained with me!
My immediate question is on a subject that has been aired in the forums regarding the tea clipper "The Taeping". My question is:
Does anyone know why it was christened the Taeping?
There is a family connection to the question.
I believe that on this ships manifest for the 1866 race was cargo belonging to the firm "Gilman & Co".
My grandfather was a tea merchant in Foochow, China working for Gilman & Co from about 1898 and my father was born in the company house called Taiping.
My father believed that the house name was after the Taiping Rebellion but was "The Taeping" also name after the Rebellion?
As a child we had a boat called Taiping as well!
Thank you.

17th March 2015, 15:19
Greetings Tay and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

17th March 2015, 22:17
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer