Category Archives: Fishing

St Stephen's Old Church, Fylingthorpe, East Yorkshire, England

Gravestone at St Stephen’s Old Church, Fylingthorpe commemorating Jacob Bedlington d. 1834

Location

St Stephen's Old Church, Fylingthorpe, East Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'To the / memory of / JACOB BEDLINGTON / Fisherman who died/the 14th June 1834 / aged 82 years / Blessed are the dead / which die in the Lord / They [rest?] from their labours / And their works do follow them / Also three children who died / in their infancy / Also ELIZABETH his wife who / died / December 6th 1841 / aged 89 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: North Yorkshire

People

Bedlington, Jacob
Age: 82
Date of Death: 14/6/1834
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Notes: From Robin Hood's Bay

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Joseph Willis d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOSEPH M WILLIS aged 18 lost in the Smack 'Pride' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Pride

People

Willis, Joseph W.
Age: 18
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Willie Tillett d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIE TILLETT aged 18 Lost with his father in the Smack 'Glance' in the North Sea January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Tillett, Willie
Age: 18
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Charles Osborne d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'CHARLES OSBORNE aged 44 lost in the Smack 'Pride' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Pride

People

Osborne, Charles
Age: 44
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Frank Bryant d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'FRANK BRYANT aged 22 lost from the smack 'Test' off the Royal Sovereign Shoal November 11 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Test

People

Bryant, Frank
Age: 22
Date of Death: 11/11/1891
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Daniel Firman d. 1874

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'DANIEL I FIRMAN aged 26 drowned from the Smack 'Ratcliffe' in the North Sea March 12 1874'

Details

Type: Memorial tile

People

Firman, Daniel I.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12/3/1874
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Window in Grimsby Central Hall commemorating the officers and crew of the steam trawler ‘Sheldon’ lost 1953

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Location

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'ST PETER Patron saint of Fishermen', 'In memory of the Officers and Crew who were serving in the / S.T. Sheldon when she was lost in a heavy gale on Saturday 31st / January 1953 on her way from Grimsby to the Faroe Fishing Grounds / Their names are recorded below / T.R. Beesley, Skipper / R.T.Beesley, Mate / H.V. Wass, Ch. Eng. / B. Cullen, 2nd Eng. / H.Hess, Dk Hand / S.B. Blastland, Dk Hand / C.A. Robinson, Dk Hand / J.W. Swinson, Dk Hand / G.H. Young, Dk. Hand / T. Bell Trimmer / K. Barrett, Trimmer / S. Carlton, Trimmer / J. Hopward, Trimmer / S. King, Cook'

Details

Description: The window depicts St Peter clad in a short tunic and holding a net, seagulls behind. Below, a profile portrait of the trawler within a border of shells and fish. The names of the men are on panes bordered by fishing net. A lighthouse is placed at the bottom of the window.
Type: Window
Position: Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel
Materials: Glass
Date Erected: 1954
Artists: G.E.R. Smith, A.K. Nicholson
Vessel: Sheldon

People

Barrett, K.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
Beesley, T. R.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawler Skipper
Organisation:
Beesley, R.T.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate
Organisation:
Bell, T.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
Blastland, S.B.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:
Carlton, S.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
Cullen, B.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawlerman
Organisation:
Hess, H.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawlerman
Organisation:
Hopward, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
King, S.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Cook
Organisation:
Robinson, C.A.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:
Swinson, J.W.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:
Wass, H.V.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief engineer
Organisation:
Young, G.H.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:

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Notes: Steam trawler 'Sheldon' lost radio contact and was presumed lost with all hands. The window was erected by her owners, Sir Thomas Robinson & Son at a cost of £150. It was originally placed in the Bethel Mission, Cleethorpes.
Bibliography: Alan J Worton 'The Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel' (leaflet)

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Benjamin Chaplin d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'BENJAMIN CHAPLIN aged 51 lost in the Smack 'Pride' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Pride

People

Chaplin, Benjamin
Age: 51
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Britton d. 1884

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN BRITTON aged 26 washed overboard from the smack 'Two Sisters' in the North Sea Oct 11 1884'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Two Sisters

People

Britton, John
Age: 26
Date of Death: 11/10/1884
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Notes: Britton was swept overboard in bad weather.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Edward Cook d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'EDWARD COOK aged 63 of Shotley Master of the smack 'Walter & Henry' lost in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Cook, Edward
Age: 65
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).