George Fielding had supposedly started his working life connected with fishing activities off the coast of
The rules against bigamy in differing jurisdictions were still lax at this time and George might have entered into several relationships. With Sophie dead in Jersey he was free to marry again and it is likely that his surviving son George junior moved with him to
At Buenos Ayres no cargo could be obtained so the Vitula was sailed around the dreaded “Cape Horn” for
It had been obvious to those who boarded the doomed anonymous barque, with her decks littered with empty bottles, papers destroyed, cargo looted and no entry in the log since 15 April that the survivors’ claims of men falling from the tops or dying from disease, were not true.