William Fellowes (1769-1852)

William Fellowes captained the mail packet ship, The Lady Hobart. The Lady Hobart left Falmouth on 7 March 1803 bound for New York and Halifax (Nova Scotia) on 22 June 1803. On 28 June, the packet ship struck an iceberg. Fellowes along with the 29 crew and passengers spent eight days in dire conditions in smaller boats before being rescued off the Newfoundland coast.