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Joseph Stonham

Birthplace: 4 Old Humphreys Ave., All Saints, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK
Death: November 15, 1928 (43)
Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England UK (Drowned in the Mary Stanford Disaster)
Place of Burial: Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph John White and Mary White
Husband of Eliza Stonham

Occupation: 1911 - 26, Seagoping Fisherman; 1928 Lifeboat, 2nd Coxwain
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About Joseph Stonham

Joseph Stonham 2nd Coxswain, 43, was one of 17 men who perished in the Mary Stanford Disaster when RNLB Mary Stanford (ON 661), a Liverpool-class lifeboat, which capsized in Rye Harbour in 1928.

The disaster occurred on 15 November 1928 when the whole of the 17-man crew of the Mary Stanford Lifeboat were drowned, practically the whole male fishing population of the village of Rye Harbour.

1891 Census

Old Engine Houses, Icklesham, Rye Harbour; Class: RG12; Piece: 757; Folio: 128; Page: 14; GSU roll: 6095867

  • Charlotte Milgate, Head M 27, born Hastings, Sussex
  • Joseph White Father, Widower 70, Retired Innkeeper, born Hastings Sussex
  • Joseph White Brother S 29, Mariner, born Hastings, Sussex
  • Joseph Stoneham Nephew S 6, Scholar - born Hastings, Sussex

1901 Census

Icklesham/ Rye HarbourClass: RG13; Piece: 861; Folio: 111; Page: 4

  • William Milgate Head M 40, General Labourer - born Kent Lydd
  • Charlotte Milgate Wife M 37 born Hastings Sussex
  • Joseph White Brother in law S 40, Fisherman, born Hastings, Sussex
  • Sarah White Niece S 25, born Hastings, Sussex
  • Joseph Stonham Nephew S 16, General Labourer - born Hastings, Sussex

1911 Census

Inkerman Place, Rye Harbour. Class: RG14; Piece: 4715; Schedule Number: 50

  • Joseph Stonham Head M 26 Seagoing Fisherman, born Hastings Sussex
  • Eliza Stonham wife M 22, born Rye, Sussex

Birth Certificate 15 Jan 1885, at 4 Old Humphreys Avenue, All Saints Street - Joseph" Boy - no father - Mother Mary Stonham, a domestic servant. Her mark on 23rd Feb 1885

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Joseph Stonham's Timeline

January 15, 1885
Hastings, East Sussex, England UK
November 15, 1928
Age 43
Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England UK
Rye Harbour, East Sussex, England UK