Category Archives: Fishing

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile at All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, commemorating William Day d. 1881

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WILLIAM DAY aged 31 drowned from the Smack 'Glance' in the North Sea Oct 14 1881'

Details

Type: Memorial tile

People

Day, William
Age: 31
Date of Death: 14/10/1881
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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

St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Headstone at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Fife commemorating Alexander Wallace Brown RNR d. 1920

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Location

St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Transcript

'ERECTED / BY / ANNIE WALLACE BROWN / IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER / ALEXANDER WALLACE BROWN, / FISHERMAN-SCIENTIST, AND OF THE NAVY / AND NAVAL RESERVE, / BORN 27TH MARCH 1844, DIED 16TH JUNE 1920; / CUSTODIAN AND INVALUABLE AID ON LAND / AND SEA AT THE GATTY MARINE LABORATORY / OF THE UNIVERSITY FOR 36 YEARS. / AND HER MOTHER / ANNIE BROWN, / BORN 15TH JULY 1844, DIED 25TH OCTOBER 1928. / JAMES / HIS SON DROWNED IN THE HARBOUR OF / St ANDREWS 10TH MARCH 1880, AGED 12 YEARS. / HIS YOUNGER SON/ ALEXANDER / BORN FEBRUARY 1873, DIED JUNE 1929. / IN READING P.A; U.S.A. / AND / ANNIE WALLACE BROWN / DIED 19TH FEBRUARY 1960, AGED 84 YEARS. / ONLY REMEMBERED BY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE'

Details

Description: Headstone with triangular top, in unpolished light grey granite, sitting on a granite base. Lead lettering. Good sound condition.
Type: Gravestone
Materials: Granite

People

Brown, Aexander Wallace
Age: 76
Date of Death: 16/6/1920
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman; Scientist
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Navy

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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).

St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Edmund’s Church, Southwold, Suffolk commemorating Samuel Waters, d.1879

Location

St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'Samuel WATERS (Fisherman of Southwold) died 5 Feb 1879 aged 76 years'

Details

Position: Churchyard

People

Waters, Samuel
Age: 76
Date of Death: 5/2/1879
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

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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)

St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk, England

Gravestone at St Edmund’s Church, Southwold, Suffolk commemorating John Steele d. 1771

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Location

St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'The Burial Place of / John Steele / Here lieth the / remains of / Martha Steele / who departed [this life] May 27th 1726 / Aged 27 Years / John Steele dept / ... [May] the 16th 1771 / ...Years / ... / Martha Burwo[od]... / departed this / Life April 9th 17[71?] / Aged = Years / The Above John / Steele Departed / this Life Decb / the 24 [1771] / Aged / [76]'

Details

Description: Carved above the inscription - an angel sounding the last trump, a herring buss riding out rough seas, a skull and an hourglass.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone
Date Erected: circa 1772

People

Steele, John
Age: 76
Date of Death: 24/12/1771
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

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Notes: The surface of this memorial is flaking badly. A transcription of the burial register at the Society of Genealogists notes a Martha Steele buried 29 May 1726, John Steel buried Dec 24th 1771 aged 76, John Steel buried 20 May 1771 and Martha Burwood buried 3 May 1771.

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Memorial in the Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating Arthur Balls d.1917 and Herbert Balls d. 1916

Location

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'BENJAMIN ROUS BALLS died December 17th 1918 aged 36 also of ARTHUR HENRY died October 2nd 1917 aged 42 drowned from the 'Willing Boys' also of HERBERT JAMES BALLS died November 2nd 1905 aged 20, drowned from the 'I'll Try' also of WILLIAM A. BALLS, 2nd Suffolks, died November 13th 1916 aged 20, killed in action. Also of EMMA BALLS died January 13th 1935 aged 80 also of ARTHUR BALLS died October 11th 1936 aged 80'.

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Plot 2
Vessel: Willing Boys, I'll Try

People

Balls, Arthur Henry
Age: 42
Date of Death: 2/10/1917
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
Balls, Herbert James
Age: 20
Date of Death: 2/11/1916
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

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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).