Category Archives: Fishing

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Memorial at Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, to fisherman Thomas Eves d. 1869 in the loss of the smack ‘John Wesley’.

Location

Dean Road Cemetery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'THOMAS EVES who was lost at sea with all hands Oct 28 1869 aged 50 years'

Details

Vessel: 'John Wesley'

People

Eves: Thomas, Thomas
Age: 50
Date of Death: 28/10/1869
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: fisherman
Organisation:

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Notes: The fishing smack 'John Wesley was lost in a storm off Scarborough with all hands on 28 November 1869.

St Katherine's Church, Canvey Island, Essex, England

Gravestone at St Katherine’s Church, Canvey Island, Essex, commemorating Ebenezer Mather d. 1927

Location

St Katherine's Church, Canvey Island, Essex, England

Transcript

'In affectionate memory of "The Fishermen's Friend" EBENEZER JOSEPH MATHER Founder of the Royal National Mission to the Deep Sea Fishermen called home on December 23rd 1927 aged 78 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Near west end of church

People

Mather, Ebenezer Joseph
Age: 78
Date of Death: 23/12/1927
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

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

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'EDWARD NEALE aged 24 Native of GT Bromley lost in the Smack 'Conquest' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Conquest

People

Neale, Edward
Age: 24
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
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 Edward Clements d. 1888

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Edward Clements Aged 29 drowned from smack 'Two Sisters' through collision off Woolwich Nov 27 1888 and buried in Wickham Cemetery'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Two Sisters

People

Clements, Edward
Age: 29
Date of Death: 27/11/1888
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
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 William Brasted d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM R BRASTED aged 54 Master of the trawler 'Susannnah' lost off Whitehaven Sept 26 1883 and interred at Whitehaven'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Susannah

People

Brasted, William R.
Age:
Date of Death: 26/9/1883
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).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Joseph Thomas Marshall d. 1895

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOSEPH THOMAS MARSHALL aged 39 Lost in the smack 'Neddy Campbell' In the North Sea December 1895'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Neddy Campbell

People

Marshall, Joseph Thomas
Age: 39
Date of Death: 12/1895
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Thomas Campbell, Grimsby

Extra

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

St Vigean's Church, St Vigeans, Angus, Scotland

Headstone at St Vigean’s Church, Angus commemorating John Cargill d. 1771

Location

St Vigean's Church, St Vigeans, Angus, Scotland

Transcript

'Here lies the body of JOHN CARGILL Shipmaster in Auchmithie who was the husband to AGNES CARGILL, he died at Arbroath 6th Febry 1771 aged 67 years also here lies the body of DAVID CARGILL their son who died May 15th 1771 aged 22 years. Revised by PETER SWANKIE MARGARET [side of stone] MARGARET SPINK wife of PETER SWANKIE died 19th Jany 1899 aged 92 years [back] 'IC IB 1744 JOHN CARGILL, HELEN CARGILL, CATHERINE CARGILL, ROBERT CARGILL, AGNUS CARGILL, JAMES CARGILL. Decay of nature without regard to age hath worn this youthful beauty from off the stage. How frail it is and in how short a time, it fades like roses when they're past their prime, we that survive sooner or later must, her corpse here lives crumbling into dust, while her better part triumphs above, the highest reach of any human love, and left behind within this silent bed, as fine as girl as even her corner lived. WILLIAM SWANKIE and MARGARET LAWSON.'

Details

Description: The reverse carved with the arms of the Royal Company of Fishing being an Imperial Crown and under it two herring.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Kirkyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Cargill, John
Age: 67
Date of Death: 6/7/1771
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Shipmaster
Organisation:

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Notes: An adjoining gravestone suggests that IC and IB are John Cargill and his wife Isobelle Bews who died 20th August 1743 aged 56. The names of their six children correspond.
Bibliography: Tay Valley Family History Society 'St Vigeans Kirkyard Monumental Inscriptions' (1998)

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Plaque at Grimsby Central Hall commemorating William Marshall d. 1941 in the loss of the trawler ‘Hopton’

Location

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM MARSHALL / BORN 15TH APRIL 1913 / BELOVED HUSBAND OF LILLIA / AND FATHER OF PAMELA. / LOST AT SEA ON THE / TRAWLER "HOPTON" / JUNE 8TH 1941'

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel
Materials: Brass
Vessel: Hopton

People

Marshall, William
Age: 28
Date of Death: 8/6/1941
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawlerman
Organisation:

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Notes: 'Hopton' LT317 lost off Iceland presumed mined 8 June 1941.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Ernest W. Pells d. 1885

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Ernest W Pells aged 21 killed by fall down ship's hold at Newhaven Sept 10 1885 and buried at Newhaven'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Prince

People

Pells, Ernest W.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/9/1885
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: Pells belonged to the smack 'Prince', but fell into the hold of the Norwegian barque 'Grimso' when crossing the vessel in the dark.
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 Fred Plummer d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'FRED S PLUMMER aged 20 Lost from the smack 'Gemini 'off Dover 11 November 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Gemini

People

Plummer, Frederick S.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 11/11/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

Extra

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