Researched by Maggie Hammett
Although this is not the Galatea it's self but this is a picture of a similar ship. The Galatea was a sailing ship, her official number was 32,473, date 5th June 1857, one deck, three masts, length 116ft, weight of ship 314, port of Register was Teignmouth, her owner was Arthur Owen the younger, she was a rigged Barque, it's unknown whether she was an English or Foreign built and where she was built. (Taken from Exeter Ships Register).
There were twelve crew members which was docked in Teignmouth harbour in the 1861 census. We Know the BULLEY family were very prominent in the trade.
There were twelve crew members as follows William Northway Bulley b: 1813 Teignmouth he was the master, Henry Dollan Northway b:1817 Stokeinteignhead, Thomas Elliott b:1829 Teignmouth, William Symonds b:1832 Starcross cook, George Herne b:1833 Teignmouth, William Saunders b:1842 Stokeinteignhead, John Shears b:1843 Stokeinteignhead, Edward Mills b:1838 Teignmouth, William Wood b:1832 Tiverton, John Davey b:1838 Bradnitch, John C Neil b:1824 Teignmouth, and John Crocker Bulley b:1847 Teignmouth.
William Northway Bulley was born in Shaldon in 1813, the son of William Bulley and maria Northway. William married Mary Ann Jones in 1837, at St Nicholas Church Shaldon, they lived at 152 Shaldon Green. They had eight children. Mary Ann Jones died in 1864. In 1861 William as we know was on board the Galatea as Master. In 1869 he remarried Maria Payne, she had one daughter, but William and Maria had no children. In 1870 he was still listed as Master mariner. William died in 1880 and was buried in St Nicholas Church yard, when he died his personal estate was worth under £20.
John Crocker Bulley wad born in the village of Shaldon in 1847 the youngest son of William Northway Bulley and Mary Ann Jones. He was baptised in St Nicholas Church. In 1861 he was serving aboard the ship the Galatea he was 13 years of age. In 1871 he married Mary Jane Middlewick from Ipplepen. They had one son William Theodore Bulley. In the 1881 census his occupation was still listed as Mariner, he was by then a widower and lodging in Ipplepen with the Middlewick family. In the year of 1891 he was living in Bishopsteignton he died in Shaldon age 44.