Category Archives: Fishing

St Wilfred's Chapel, Church Norton, West Sussex, England

Gravestone at St Wilfred’s Chapel, Church Norton, West Sussex commemorating Frederick John Arnell d. 1910

Location

St Wilfred's Chapel, Church Norton, West Sussex, England

Transcript

'In loving memory / of / Frederick John Arnell / Born April 1867 / Also of his nephew / Alfred Charles Arnell / Born 6 November 1905 / Drowned off Selsey / 7th December 1910 / Gone but not forgotten'

Details

Position: Churchyard

People

Arnell, Frederick John
Age:
Date of Death: 7/12/1910
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Recorder: S. Gilbert

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating George Crisp d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'GEORGE CRISP aged about 35 of Dover lost in the 'Walter & Henry' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Crisp, George
Age:
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 Thomas Clinch d. 1874

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'THOMAS CLINCH aged 52 drowned from the Smack 'Alliance' off Orford Ness Aug 21 1874'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Alliance

People

Clinch, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 21/8/1874
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).

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 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, AGNES CARGILL, JAMES CARGILL'

Details

Description: Carved on the reverse with the arms of the Royal Company of Fishing, being an Imperial crown and under it two herrings.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Kirkyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Cargill, John
Age: 67
Date of Death: 6/2/1771
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Shipmaster
Organisation:

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All Saints’ Church, Frostenden, Suffolk, England

Memorial at All Saints’ Church, Frostenden, Suffolk commemorating Henry Wigg, d. 1937 in the loss of the drifter ‘Beacon Star’

Location

All Saints’ Church, Frostenden, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'Henry Wigg, who was lost off the Cornish Coast in the S.T. 'Beacon Star' disaster, 19 Feb 1937 aged 19 years'

Details

Vessel: Beacon Star

People

Wigg, Henry
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/2/1937
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Lowestoft Fish Selling Co Ltd

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Notes: 'Beacon Star' steam drifter, foundered of the Cornish coast 18/19 February 1937.

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

Gravestone at St Stephen’s Old Church, Fylingthorpe commemorating Oliver Moorsom d. 1801

Location

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

Transcript

'In / memory of / OLIVER MOORSOM who / died Dec 10th 1801 aged 51 years / Also MARY his wife who died / Sept 30th 1824 aged 86 years / Also JOHN MOORSOM / brother to the above who died / Dec 28th 1807 aged 65 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: North Yorkshire

People

Moorsom, Oliver
Age: 51
Date of Death: 10/12/1801
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
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 George Everett d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'George Everett aged 34 lost in the Lugger 'Mascotte' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Mascotte

People

Everett, George
Age: 34
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
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).

Church of St Margaret the Queen, Buxted, East Sussex, England

Wall tablet at Church of St Margaret the Queen, Buxted, East Sussex commemorating Harry Edward Streeter d. 1886

Location

Church of St Margaret the Queen, Buxted, East Sussex, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF HARRY EDWARD STREETER / ELDEST SON OF EDWIN WILLIAM AND SARAH GRAINGER STREETER / WHO DIED FEB 2TH 1886 HIS 26TH BIRTHDAY WHILST IN CHARGE OF HIS FATHER'S PEARLING FLEET. / HIS BODY RESTS IN FREEMANTLE CHURCHYARD, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. / ALSO IN MEMORY OF / THE PARENTS OF THE ABOVE / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE:- / SARAH GRAINGER STREETER, / NOVEMBER 21ST. 1918. / EDWIN WILLIAM STREETER, F.R.G.S., M.R.A.S / OCTOBER 11TH 1923 / WHOSE ASHES ARE INTERRED IN THIS CHURCHYARD'

Details

Description: Cartouche-shaped, domed tablet. Palm branches engraved round the edges with depictions of St Peter, John the Baptist, Christ and St Mary.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: South Aisle South Wall
Materials: Brass

People

Streeter, Harry Edwin
Age: 26
Date of Death: 24/2/1886
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: Plastic base added by PCC 2003. Edwin William Streeter was a jeweller with mining interests in Burma and a pearling fleet in Australia based at Broome. DOSSIER

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Edward Marshall d. 1932

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'EDWARD A D MARSHALL aged 31 Lost near Seroi off Norway in trawler 'Golden Deeps' Nov 6 1932'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Golden Deeps

People

Marshall, Edward A. D.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 6/11/1932
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).

Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Memorial at Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating George Gurney Hall, d. 1936 in the loss of the ‘Shore Breeze’ and A. E. Hall,  d. 1943

Location

Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'GEORGE GURNEY HALL died Jan 5th 1936 aged 65. Lost on the drifter 'Shore Breeze' of Milford Haven also of ANNE EMMA HALL died March 17th 1950 age 78. Also of JOHN ROBERT died June 18th 1918 aged 6 years 9 months. Also of A. E. HALL seaman on the trawler 'Adonis' died April 15th 1943 aged 26'.

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Plot 2
Vessel: Shore Breeze, Adonis

People

Hall, George Gurney
Age: 65
Date of Death: 5/1/1936
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown
Hall, A. E.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/4/1943
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Unknown

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