Category Archives: Fishing

St Mary's Church, Broadwater, West Sussex, England

Memorial at St Mary’s Church, Broadwater, West Sussex commemorating eleven fisherman drowned in an attempt to save the crew of the ‘Lalla Rookh’ in 1850

Location

St Mary's Church, Broadwater, West Sussex, England

Transcript

'THIS TABLET / IS ERECTED AS A MEMORIAL / OF THE ELEVEN FISHERMEN OF WORTHING, / WHO ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER 1850 / GALLANTLY PUT OFF IN A OPEN BOAT / TO ASSIST A VESSEL; THE LALLA ROOKH, IN DISTRESS / BUT PERISHED IN THEIR HUMANE ATTEMPT / AND ALSO A MEMORIAL/OF THE GREAT MERCY OF THE ALMIGHTY / WHO SO STIRRED THE HEARTS OF THE BENEVOLENT/THAT THE LARGE SUM OF / FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS AND UPWARDS / WAS RAISED AS A RELIEF AND SUPPORT / FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILIES, / AND AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT OF BRAVE EXERTION IN THE CAUSE OF HUMANITY / LEAVE THY FATHERLESS CHILDREN, I WILL PRESERVE THEM ALIVE / AND LET THY WIDOWS TRUST IN ME JEREMIAH 49, 11 /SORROW NOT, EVEN AS OTHERS WHICH HAVE NO HOPE 1 THESS. 4, 13/JESUS SAID, I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE;/HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD/YET SHALL HE LIVE JOHN 11, 25 / A DAY IS COMING IN WHICH IT SHALL BE SAID, / THE SEA GAVE UP THE DEAD WHICH WERE IN IT REV 20, 13 / THE ELEVEN SUFFERERS WERE / *HENRY BACON AGED 48 YEARS LEAVING A WIDOW AND SIX CHILDREN / *JOHN BELVILLE 49 A WIDOW AND FIVE CHILDREN / *JAMES EDWARDS 46 A WIDOW AND TWO CHILDREN / *STEPHEN EDWARDS 40 A WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN / *WILLIAM HOSKINS 37 A WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN / HENRY NEWMAN AGED 47 A WIDOW AND EIGHT CHILDREN / JOHN NEWMAN 26 A WIDOW AND ONE CHILD / *JAMES NEWMAN SENR AGED 51 A WIDOW AND SEVEN CHILDREN / *JAMES NEWMAN JUNR AGED 21 UNMARRIED / HENRY SLAUGHTER AGED 28 AN AGED FATHER / WILLIAM WICKS AGE 26 AGED PARENTS / THOSE MARKED * ARE BURIED IN THE ADJOINING BURIAL GROUND'

Details

Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Stone
Vessel: Lalla Rookh

People

Bacon, Henry
Age: 48
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Belville, John
Age: 49
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Edwards, James
Age: 46
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Edwards, Stephen
Age: 40
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Hoskins, William
Age: 37
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, Henry
Age: 47
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, James
Age: 51
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, James
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Newman, James
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Slaughter, Henry
Age: 28
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:
Wicks, William
Age: 26
Date of Death: 25/11/1850
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p.131; Robb Blann 'A town's pride, Victorian lifeboatmen and their community' (Worthing, 1990) p. 10.

Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Memorial at Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating Frank Armes and William George Harness d. 1936

Location

Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'FRANK ARMES husband of MAY died July 18th 1936 aged 35 also of WILLIAM GEORGE HARNESS lost from S.D. 'Justifier' Nov 18th 1936 aged 27'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Plot 17
Vessel: Justifier

People

Harness, William George
Age: 27
Date of Death: 18/11/1936
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown
Armes, Francis
Age: 35
Date of Death: 18/7/1936
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Net worker
Organisation: Unknown

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Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Memorial at Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating Charles Armes, d. 1900

Location

Lowestoft Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'AMELIA MATILDA wife of CHARLES ARMES died 2 April 1890 aged 29 years also CHARLES GEORGE ARMES son of the above drowned by the sinking of the fishing boat RENOWN after collision with the SS 'Sardinian' 3 December 1900 aged 19 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Plot 39
Vessel: Renown, SS Sardinian

People

Armes, Charles George
Age: 19
Date of Death: 3/12/1900
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Walter Crampin d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WALTER CRAMPIN aged 22 lost in the smack 'Walter & Henry' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Crampin, Walter
Age: 22
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 in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John French d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN FRENCH aged 50 Master of the Smack 'Test' Lost off the Royal Sovereign Shoal November 11 1891'

Details

Vessel: Test

People

French, John
Age: 50
Date of Death: 11/11/1891
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 Charles Woolgar d. 1874

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'CHARLES WOOLGAR aged 18 drowned from the Smack 'Alliance' off Beachy Head Oct 2 1874'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Alliance

People

Woolgar, Charles
Age: 18
Date of Death: 2/10/1874
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).

Church of St Margaret and All Saints, Pakefield, Suffolk, England

Memorial at the Church of St Margaret and All Saints, Pakefield, Suffolk commemorating Stephen Peek and Emmanuel Peek, d. 1915 in the loss of the ‘Labrador’

Location

Church of St Margaret and All Saints, Pakefield, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'John PEEK Trawlermaster Aberdeen erected this in memory of his father Emmanuel Peek who died 9 Novr 1915 aged 67. Also his brother Stephen George PEEK aged 42 and his nephew Emmanuel Stephen George Peek aged 17 years 7 months. Both of whom were lost from the S.T. Labrador LT1165 January 1915'

Details

Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Labrador

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Peek, Stephen George
Age: 42
Date of Death: 1/1915
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Skipper
Organisation: Mr W. Robbens of Lowestoft
Peek, Emmanuel Stephen George
Age: 17
Date of Death: 1/1915
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: trimmer
Organisation: Mr W. Robbens of Lowestoft

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Notes: The Lowestoft Journal and Suffolk County Record, Saturday, February 13, 1915 suggests that the 'Lowestoft' was mined, as there was no report of a collision and the vessel was very strong. The crew of eight hands were all missing presumed lost; only the body of the captain was recovered.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

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

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'GEORGE GILBERT aged 27 lost in the Lugger 'Mascotte' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Mascotte

People

Gilbert, George
Age: 27
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).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Thomas Blyth d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'THOMAS P BLYTH aged 35 lost in the Smack 'Pride' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Pride

People

Blyth, Thomas P.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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

Headstone at St Vigeans Church, Angus commemorating  David Swankie d. 1919

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Location

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

Transcript

'ERECTED BY / ISABELLA CARGILL / IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND / DAVID SWANKIE / WHO DIED ON THE 29TH DEC. 1919, AGED 75 YEARS / ALSO THE ABOVE ISABELLA CARGILL / DIED ON THE 27TH MAY 1929, AGED 94 YEARS'

Details

Description: Carved with a cutter-rigged fishing boat within two branches of curling foliage.
Type: Headstone
Position: Kirkyard
Materials: Sandstone

People

Swankie, David
Age: 75
Date of Death: 29/12/1919
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation:

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