Category Archives: Fishing

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Alexander Veitch d. 1883

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

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'ALEXANDER VEITCH aged 17 of Dover lost in the Smack 'Walter & Henry' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

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Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Veitch, Alexander
Age: 17
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vess4el 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 Walter Barber d. 1884

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WALTER BARBER aged 14 perished with his Father in the smack 'Greyhound' Sept 3 1884 and buried in this churchyard'

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Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Greyhound

People

Barber, Walter
Age: 14
Date of Death: 3/9/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
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Notes: The 'Greyhound' was supposed to have been sunk in a collision whilst carrying oysters from Brightlingsea to Whitstable.
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 Barnes d. 1883

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOSEPH BARNES aged 41 Master lost in the Smack 'Conquest' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

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Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Conquest

People

Barnes, Joseph
Age: 41
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
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 Arthur Orman d. 1883

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'ARTHUR ORMAN aged 22 lost in the Smack 'Recruit' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

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Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Recruit

People

Orman, Arthur
Age: 22
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation:
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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Bayard's Cove, Devon, England

Memorial in Bayard’s Cove, Devon commemorating Paul Goddard d. 1983

Location

Bayard's Cove, Devon, England

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY / OF / PAUL JOHN GODDARD / AGE 28 / LOST AT SEA IN 'EXUBERANT' / 12th MARCH 1983 / FROM HIS FAMILY / AND ALL HIS FRIENDS'

Details

Description: A fishing boat in relief above the inscription.
Type: Plaque
Materials: Bronze
Vessel: FV Exuberant

People

Goddard, Paul John
Age:
Date of Death: 12/3/1983
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: fisherman
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Walter Nurse d. 1889

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'WALTER NURSE aged 29 lost in the Cod Smack 'British Workman' of Grimsby in the North Sea Feb 9th 1889'

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Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: British Workman

People

Nurse, Walter
Age: 29
Date of Death: 9/2/1889
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Notes: 'British Workman' 1867, a Grimsby fishing smack, lost in a gale in February 1889.
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 Oscar Salmon d. 1883

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Oscar Salmon aged 26 master lost in the Lugger 'Mascotte' in the North Sea March 6 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Mascotte

People

Salmon, Oscar
Age: 26
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
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 James Eley d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JAMES ELEY aged about 60 of Shotley lost in the 'Walter & Henry' in the North Sea Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Eley, James
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 George Parminter d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'GEORGE PARMINTER aged 16 lost in the Smack 'Conquest' in the North Sea March 6 1883 (Native of Kirby-le-Soken)'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Conquest

People

Parminter, George
Age: 16
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 Vigean's Church, St Vigeans, Angus, Scotland

Gravestone at St Vigean’s Church, Angus commemorating members of the Spink family circa 1805

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

Transcript

[Front] 'Erected / by John Spink / Mariner in Auchmithie / Jannet Swankie his / spouse in memory of / three of their children / viz Elizabeth and Mary / who died in infancy / James who died 27 April / 1793 aged 6 years others / Agnes John' [Back] '1805 / We on our bed of rest / Do take our soft repose / Nor are we toss'd by boreas blast / As they that to the ocean go'

Details

Description: Carved with a winged cherub's head above an oval with a fishing boat, anchor and two fish in relief.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Kirkyard
Materials: Sandstone

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