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Joseph George Scarrott

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Death: August 19, 1938 (56-64)
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Timothy S Scarrott and Bessie Grace Ryder Scarrott
Husband of Annie Elizabeth Scarrott and Elizabeth Minnie Henrietta Scarrott
Father of George Joseph Scarrott

Managed by: Terry Jackson (Switzer)
Last Updated:

About Joseph George Scarrott


  • Name: Mr Joseph George Scarrott
  • Born: Thursday 25th April 1878
  • Age: 33 years
  • Last Residence: at 36 Albert Road Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Able Seaman
  • Last Ship: Kildonan Castle
  • Deck crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Rescued (boat 14)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Friday 19th August 1938

Mr Joseph Scarrott was born in Portsmouth on 25th April 1878.

Scarrott had previously worked on White Star and other vessels, mainly out of Plymouth, sometimes as a bosun'.

When he signed onto the Titanic on 6th April 1912. He gave his address as 36 Albert Rd., (Southampton). He transferred from the Kildonan Castle. As an Able Bodied Seaman his monthly wages were £5.

Scarrott was rescued in Lifeboat 14.

(There is an extensive article on his recollections at Titanica and at this location

Joseph George Scarrott

Able Seaman on the RMS Titanic (survivor on lifeboat 14)

Wife was probably Annie Elizabeth TILL (see entry from Free BMD Below) (This marriage was after the birth of Ivy Vera and no evidence has been found to establish these as this couple's children. An online, well researched and sourced tree on Ancestry confirms Annie Till as his wife, but no 1901 or 1911 census has been found to confirm this.) A 2nd marriage to Elizabeth Koster has been located. CJB

Marriages Sep 1898

  • Scarrott Joseph George Portsea 2b 930
  • TILL Annie Elizabeth Portsea 2b 930

Births Jun 1898

Scarrott Ivy Vera Portsea 2b 471

Births Sep 1899

Scarrott George Joseph Portsea 2b 450


From: Geni curator T Jackson

11 Mar 2012  

Hi I am not related to the Scarrotts but I am doing a project on on RMS Titanic in preparation for the 100th Anniversary of that tragic event and there was a crew member Joseph Scarrott who I believe may have had a son George Joseph Scarrott born 1899 or 1900. I am wondering if this is that son? The mothers name would have been Annie Elizabeth Nee Till.

Does this ring any bells. and if so do you have any sources?


Hi Terry,

Thanks for your email. Yes, Joseph was a cousin to my father.

Joseph and Annie did have a son named George Joseph born in 1899. Unfortunately, he died in 1903 (Q4, Portsmouth; Vol. 2b., Pg. 314). Their marriage broke up soon after that and Joseph Scarrott married again in 1919 to an Elizabeth Koster.

Joseph and his story has intrigued me and I have collected alot of information on him from family members and available documention. Like many others, he had a premonition that something was not right about the journey he was about to take.

Joseph did not speak much about the voyage or what happened. But, he never forgot the screams of those in the water though. His lifeboat was the only one which went back to seek and collect survivors. The others got as far away from the sinking ship as possible.

His testimony at the admiralty hearings was very moving, and he kept his belief that the White Star line was at fault for knowingly not having enough lifeboats.

He died on 19 August, 1938 at Southend on Sea.

If I can be of any help please let me know.


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Joseph George Scarrott's Timeline

April 25, 1878
Plymouth, Devon, England
Age 20
August 19, 1938
Age 60