Dirkheim, Moses Myers

1.9.1806 Dirkheim at Mitre Court Café w. Coleridge & Lamb
See Coleridge's Letters vol 4 p 1173-1188. This captain of an American vessel had according to Coleridge saved his life while Coleridge returned very ill from Leghorn to England on his ship Gosport, but he failed to return Coleridge's trunk of books, before marrying an Englishwoman and then sailing off again. Myers Dirkheim born 1748 Philadelphia Jewish congregation may have been his father. Moses Myers Derkheem otp bach = St Michael, Cornhill 16.9.1806 Elizabeth Jones of St Katherine by the Tower sp by lic wits George Bower, Mary Bower, Mary Busher. Their daughter Jane Mary was born 7.6.1807, bapt St Katherine by the Tower 4.7.1807 and buried 4.11.1843 Kensal Green age 36, abode Calais, France. Nat Arch HCA 42/419/479 dated 1807 (which I haven't seen) concerned the prize for the captured ship Gosport (master, Derkheim). The will of Moses Myers Derkhiem master mariner of Norfolk, Virginia now living in London dated 26.9.1806 mentioned his wife Elizabeth and his friends John Busher of St Catherine nr the Tower lighterman and Richard Adams of Minories butcher, and was proved PCC 4.2.1817