Category Archives: Fishing

St Edmund's Church, Southwold, Suffolk, England

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

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

Extra

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.

Photographer: Pippa Lacey, 2018

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:

Extra

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:

Extra

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:

Extra

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

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Gravestone in Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating Ernest Moxey, d. 1928

Location

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'ERNEST PETER MOXEY died Jan. 2nd 1923 aged 28 lost from the smack 'SPLENDOUR'.

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Plot 3
Vessel: Splendour

People

Moxey, Ernest Peter
Age: 23
Date of Death: 2/1/1923
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

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St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Memorial at St Margaret’s Church, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating Obediah Aldred, d.1788

Location

St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'In memory of / Judith Aldred / the wife of / Samuel Dixon Aldred / died 7th May 1782 / aged 29 years / also of / Mr Obedh Aldred / who died 19th July 1788 / in the 68th year of his age / also Tryphena his wife / who died January 2nd 1791 / aged 75 years'

Details

Type: Ledger

People

Aldred, Obediah
Age: 68
Date of Death: 19/7/1788
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Shipowner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Shipowner in the herring trade.
Bibliography: Hugh D.W. Lees 'Chronicles of a Suffolk Parish Church: Lowestoft St Margaret' (Lowestoft, 1949).
Recorder: BBT. 3/7/81

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:

Extra

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).