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Eyemouth Disaster 1881 - Berwickshire, Scotland

On the 14th October 1881 a storm struck the North East of England and the Coast off Berwickshire, Scotland. The loss of life was extensive with many boats lost.

The storm affected The North Sea, Denmark, South Baltic and Channel, Dutch and north German Coastlines. It was very sudden with violent squalls. although there was damage elsewhere in other parts of the country the most devastating effect was off the coast of Berwickshire and North-east England. A factory was blown down in Banbury, Oxfordshire, and there was damage to buildings in Hampshire and the Welsh border.

Because the barometer had been very low warnings had been issued. The fleets at Arbroath and Berwick stayed in port. French and German shipping in the Channel and the North Sea was either halted or delayed.

At midday of the 14th strong south-westerly gale force 9 were reported by ships in the North Sea and inland in Kent. Beaufort force 9 from NW and NNW were also reported in places in Ireland. ENE force 11 was reported near Aberdeen. Force 10 was reported in the Channel Islands.

Reference Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe by Hubert Lamb and Knud Frydendahl

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For other boats and lives lost see North Sea Storm 14th-15th October 1881

Article transcription Berwickshire News Report TUESDAY, 18 October, 1881

Map...

... of the area for the period. OS One-inch to the mile maps of Scotland, 2nd Edition, 1885-1900. Large scale detailed Map of the area National Library of Scotland

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I would like to thank collaborator Thad Thomas, who has done extensive research into the Eyemouth disaster, for making available to me census returns and other documents which help to clarify families and relationships. He has loaded various documents to the project of interest. His input is invaluable. CJB

Entries are linked to profiles and trees of those affected by the disaster, which reflect as accurate a record of the extended families as I have been able to establish. I have used available sources. and referred to various online trees which have supported and expanded my findings.

I would welcome any further information, comments and corrections from those who have more personal knowledge of the families.

Trees created are often small and isolated, but because of the relatively small community these will probably be linked to each other once more research is done. Some connections are based on the information in Peter Aitchison's Children of the Sea with further reference to census returns and found documents. I am in the process of verifying the names of those allocated to the various boats and will add my findings in due course. The numbers haven't tallied with those given in the list below. Some individuals have not been identified, whilst others were not included in the listings in Children of the Sea and treehawk website.CJB

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Newspaper reports have been added to the project documents -

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (p1) ⦿
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (p2)
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 October 1881
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* Shields Daily Gazette - Tuesday 18 Oct. 1881
* Berwickshire News Report TUESDAY, 18 October, 1881
* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881
* 19 October 1881 - Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland)
* Northern Ensign and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 20 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881
* Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 22 October 1881
* Daily Review 22nd Oct 1881
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

These articles include information about the people listed below, bodies recovered and funerals that took place. They also establish the boats involved, where they were from, the names of men who were lost and sometimes the names of survivors. There are many first hand accounts of the events which make harrowing reading.

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KEY to symbols used

  • //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg Discrepancy found in Peter Aitchison’s book Children of the Sea
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  • //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg Reference Peter Aitchison’s book Children of the Sea
  • ✖︎ Black Friday: The Eyemouth Fishing Disaster of 1881 – by Peter Aitchison
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Newspaper Reports

  • ◎ Edinburgh Evening News 17th Oct. 1881
  • ⦿ Glasgow Herald 17th Oct. 1881 (1)
  • ⧈ The Scotsman 17th Oct. 1881 Page 4
  • ✜ The Scotsman 17th Oct. 1881 Page 5
  • ➤ Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 Oct. 1881
  • ⨂ Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 Oct. 1881
  • ❊ Northern Ensign and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 20 Oct. 1881
  • ∆ The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881
  • ❖ Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 22 Oct. 1881
  • ✪ Berwickshire News, Oct. 25, 1881

The list from Peter Aitchison's Book Children of the Sea and Treehawk website Listing of Individuals who Perished from Berwickshire News October 18, 1881 was the starting point for this project.

There have been a number of discrepancies found whilst researching the families of the men listed - those entries marked //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg have corrections and further explanatory notes in the following document -

Original List as in Children of the Sea with supporting notes regarding the adjustments made.

Note that this document is being updated as the list below is fine tuned.

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The Eyemouth Disaster happened when a European windstorm struck the south-eastern coast of Scotland (Berwickshire), on 14 October 1881. One hundred and eighty-nine fishermen, mostly from the village of Eyemouth, were drowned. The event is still referred to locally as "Black Friday".

Casualties

  • Eyemouth - 129
  • Burnmouth - 24
  • Newhaven - 17
  • Cove - 11
  • Fisherrow - 7
  • Coldingham Shore - 3

Some boats that had not capsized were wrecked on the Hurkar Rocks. Many houses were also destroyed. It would be good to link the men listed below to family trees on Geni.
//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/f2/30/96/6f/5344484cd1b759e5/eyemouth_disaster_memorial_at_cove_original.jpgMemorial at Cove

Cove is a village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, close to Cockburnspath, Dunglass, Innerwick, Oldhamstocks, Bilsdean

Image By Kim Traynor - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wiki Commons

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Image right - The granite memorial in Eyemouth, depicting a broken sailing mast - By Walter Baxter, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wiki Commons

Eyemouth Boats and Men

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The following list is the adjusted listing and differs from that in Peter Aitchison's Book Children of the Sea. The original list can be seen HERE.

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The Edinburgh Evening News, Monday 17th October 1881

Full article
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"From Eyemouth 40 boats went to sea on Friday as usual, between nine and ten o'clock. The barometer had of course given unmistakable indication of the gale, and the storm signal was hoisted; but thinking they might make their fishing before the storm broke, or not having entire faith in meteorological science when its conclusions were not borne out by their own observations, they determined to make the venture. There was a slight breeze from the southeast with with passing showers, and an ominous ground swell on: but at noon a transformation, rapid and overwhelming, took place, and before any precaution could be taken the storm burst. A flying scud from the north quite obscured the atmosphere, so that objects not many yards away were but dimly visible. The boats had gone 15 miles straight out from the port yo fish, and whenever the storm burst, at once left their lines and made for shelter. On account of the great darkness and the sea rising almost instantly, the crews had great difficulty in making out their course, being afraid of running their boats foul of each other. One of the first Eyemouth boats to make for the harbour was the Harmony, and it was a melancholy precursor of those that were to follow. The fisher people, and indeed the whole of the inhabitants of the place, had by this time turned out, and her course was eagerly watched, She came into the roads by the east entrance, but had not got far when she was carried by the force of the gale on the rocks at the back of the breakwater. There was no time for bringing appliances of any kind - a lifeboat was useless in such a position - and within speaking distance of their friends the crew of the ill-fated vessel were engulfed. An onlooker, speaking of the rapidity with which the boat went to pieces, and the impossibility of the crew escaping, said "It just melted from underneath them". The gale was blowing so fiercely, and the sea had by this time (between two and three o'clock) risen so much, that the people on shore were scarcely able to keep their feet, and were blinded by the spray."

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BEAUTIFUL STAR, Eyemouth

Seven men lost. Boat wrecked..

References

* Berwickshire News and General Advertiser - Tuesday 18 October 1881 Beautiful Star (Snippet)
* Berwickshire News Report TUESDAY, 18 October, 1881
* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881 Reports 6 men lost.

George Scott ◎ ✜ ∆ 54 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of John Scott and Jane Moffatt. Married to Euphemia Whillis.

His three sons, John, George and William drowned with him.

John Scott ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 26. Single - son of George Scott and Euphemia Whillis

George Scott ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 23. Single - son of George Scott and Euphemia Whillis

William Scott //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 21 . Single - son of George Scott and Euphemia Whillis.

Robert Collin //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 30 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of Alexander Collin and Agnes Kerr (Carr).

His widow was named Isabella Scott on his death registration. She gave birth to Robert George Collin on 1 December 1881. Isabella Scott had previously been married to Robert Windram who died in 1876. The marriage registration 1878 739/4 lists both Windram and Scott (not seen). In 1891 there were two children listed with Isabella - daughter Euphemia Collin aged 12 and son, George aged 9. Euphemia Whillis was born in 1878 - 739/114 Eyemouth. Robert was brother to Thomas and James who died on Myrtle and to Alexander who died on Sunshine. Nephew of George Scott. Ref. ✜ and ∆ Son-in-law of George Scott.

James Broomfield ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 28 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpgSon of John Broomfield and Mary Anderson. His widow was Christina Mason, children John, William and Robert. His brother, John, was lost on Sunshine

Edward Fisher (Cowel) ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 24 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of George COWEL and Margaret Fisher - his death registration declares him to be single and Illegitimate


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  • William Scott 21 was a single man as supported by ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg Page 200 suggests that he was married to Jane with children Alexander and Margaret. I have not been able to find such a family in Census returns.
  • Robert Collin's wife was Isabella born Scott, previously married to Robert Windram


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BLOSSOM, from Eyemouth

Five men lost in Goswick Bay. I man saved. Boat wrecked.

The Glasgow herald Oct 17 1881 reports 2 men saved.

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) men named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

Survivor

Dragged ashore at Goswick. His daughter Elizabeth was married to Matthew Crawford on the morning of the disaster. His son, William married Isabella Paterson, widow of Andrew Dougal who was lost on Forget-me-not.


George Dougal //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 40 (Dove) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of Joseph Dougal and Elizabeth Craig. He was married to Jane Angus

George was the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Craig and Joseph Dougal.

1881 Census - children

  • George Dougal 12
  • Agnes Dougal 14
  • Isabella Dougal 10
  • Jane A Dougal 8
  • Mary C A Dougal 3

William Young ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 51. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of James Young and Christina Scott. His wife was Euphemia Collins His son James was lost on Fiery Cross and a Brother, Henry Bolton Young, died on "Janet"

John Burgan ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 44 or Burgon //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single, son of Alexander Burgan and Alison Gray. John's brother Charles was also lost - aboard Blossom. His brother-in-law was Thomas Fisher lost on "Guiding Star"

∆ "Burgon was washed ashore near Berwick on Friday along with a companion, and both showed signs of life. Burgon, however, was so exhausted that he expired on Saturday morning, while, as recorded elsewhere, his companion recovered.

William Crombie ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 26 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of James Crombie and Agnes Collin. He was married to Mary Waters who gave birth to Thomas on 23 June 1882.

Robert Young ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 20 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single, son of John Young and Isabella Robertson. No noted dependents Website note single


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ECONOMY, of Eyemouth

One man lost. 6 mens saved. Boat returned.

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Not named
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 those named marked ✜
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

Survivors


Alexander Maltman ✜ 48 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Skipper Son of John Maltman and Elizabeth Paterson. His wife Margaret Adams and two children Alexander and Robert Survived him. His son James drowned on the Margaret and Mary.

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ENTERPRISE, of Eyemouth

One man lost. 6 men were saved. Boat returned - safe at Shields.

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
*Also named James Paterson ✜ saved
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

Survivor

  • George Paterson ✜ ✖︎ p.19; survivor


James Windram ⦿ ✜ ∆ 28 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Windram and Margaret Wilks. - His wife Margaret Wilks gave birth to Jamesena on 1 April 1882. Their other dependent children were Margaret and William. His brother-in-law Robert Collin was one of the dead from Fiery Cross. His brother-in-law Robert Collin - married to sister Helen - was lost on Fiery Cross

Note from ∆ - "'washed overboard in the midst of the storm, and the boat narrowly escaped being filled with water."

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FIERY CROSS, of Eyemouth

Seven men lost. Boat wrecked

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
Additional man named - Joseph Grant. No registration of a death in that name has been located.
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

Robert Collin ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 46 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of James Collin and Ann Collin. Married to Helen Windram. His brother-in-law of James Windram, drowned in Enterprise. Helen Windram gave firth to daughter Robertina on 21 Jan 1882.

William Collin ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 43 Son of James Collin and Ann Collin - brother of Robert, above. Married to Catherine Coven.

John Cowe //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 41 Son of James Cowe and Euphemia Collin. Married to Euphemia Nisbet. His brother Andrew Cowe was lost aboard Industry;

James Young ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 24 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Young (who was lost on Blossom) and Euphemia Collin. He was married to Margaret Stewart.

Joseph Collin ✜ ⨂ (?listed as Joseph Grant) ∆ 41 Son of James Collin and Mary Dougal. His wife was Elizabeth Cormack and he had nine dependent children - James, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Joseph, Euphemia, Thomas, Margaret and Andrew. Joseph's brother Andrew was drowned on the Press Home. Cousin of Robert and William above (Euphemia and Ann were sisters). Also cousin of Robert Wilson below.

Hugh Grant ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 38 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of Hugh Grant and Ann York. Married to Mary Robertson who gave birth to James on 7 May 1882.

In 1881 the following children were recorded as living with Hugh and Mary

  • Annie Grant 16
  • Mary Grant 11
  • Hugh Grant 9
  • John Grant 7
  • George Grant 5
  • Joseph Grant 1

His brother George was lost on Sunshine

Robert Wilson ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 34 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single, son of Alexander Wilson and Helen Collin. Cousin of Robert and William and Joseph above (Euphemia, Helen and Ann were sisters).


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  • John Cowe //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg page 201 states Left a widow Euphemia Nisbet who gave birth to William after the Disaster. The boy died on 12 June 1882. This appears to be an error as William Cowe, son of John and Euphemia, was born 7th February 1881, not after the disaster. See Birth Registration. He died in 1882 Scotland's People ref. COWE WILLIAM; 2 1882 739/ 31 Eyemouth


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FISHER LASSES, of Eyemouth

One man lost; 5 men saved; Boat wrecked

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

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FLORIDA, of Eyemouth

Also reported as FLORINDA Seven men lost (reported crew of 7 lost, (misprint in report - total lost 9) Boat wrecked

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
Paul Paterson not listed - only 6 men named as missing.
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

John Patterson ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 44 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of Henry Paterson and Jane Collin.. Married to Jane Crombie. 4 Children listed on the 1881 Census, the youngest William Crombie Patterson born 9 Nov 1869.

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At the time of the 1871 Census, Paul's wife is given as Elizabeth 25. I cannot find a marriage for Paul. Their son John was 9 months old. She was also Elizabeth at the 1881 Census, with children Annie 12, John 9, William 6 and Thomas 1; In 1891 Elizabeth and her children Anne 21, John 19, William 17 and Thomas 10 were at Market Place Lane in Eyemouth. There is no indication that there was another child after the disaster unless it died before 1891. In 1901 the 4 children were at Quayside, Eyemouth - Annie 33 was the head, John 30 was a fisherman as was William 24. Thomas 20 was a Cooper in the fish trade.

John Paterson-Fairbairn //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 36 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Step-son of David Fairbairn. He was the illegitimate son of John Davidson and Joan Paterson. He is listed as John Paterson in Census returns. He was married to Jane Dougal. Half brother of Thomas Fairbairn below.

Thomas Fairbairn //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 21 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single. Son of David Fairbairn and Joan Paterson. Half-brother to John Paterson-Fairbairn, above.

Thomas Dougal //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 33 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of James Dougal and Elizabeth Crombie. Married to Ellen Emslie.

Soctland's People - EMSLIE ELLEN DOUGAL THOMAS 1876 739/ 16 Eyemouth His brother John drowned in the Invincible.

Thomas was a first cousin of

His brother-in-law John Paterson, below, was also lost on the Florida.

William Crombie ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 41 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son on William Crombie and Alice Craig. Married to Margaret Dougal . His daughter Williamina on 13 February 1882.

John Craig ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 18, //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single. Son of William Craig and Margaret Aitchison (later Windvain)


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  • John Paterson-Fairbairn Age on his Death Reg. is 36; He was the Step-son of David Fairbairn, the illegitimate son of John Davidson and Joan Paterson. He is listed as John Paterson in Census returns. He was married to Jane Dougal.
  • Thomas Fairbairn - his age on the Death Registration was 21.
  • Thomas Dougal was married to Ellen Emslie not Ellen Crombie as given on //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg page 202. They were married in 1876.


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FORGET-ME-NOT, of Eyemouth

Seven men lost near Berwick. Boat wrecked

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881 Those named marked ✪

William Nisbet //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/78/34/fc/9a/5344484f7b14c067/72371753_2398581963688751_836562747683504128_n_original.jpg ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 35. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of Andrew Nisbet and Jane Spence (her first marriage). Married to Euphemia/Euphie/Effie Dougal Skipper

Body recovered - funeral reported 23rd Oct Berwickshire News and Ref. ✜

Alexander Nisbet ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ Alex 37. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpgSon of Robert Nisbet and Alison Brown. Married to Ann Gunn. Their son Jessie was born on October 3 1881

William (above) and Alexander Nisbet were 1st Cousins. Their fathers were brothers.

Robert Collin ◎ ⦿ ∆ Little Bob 41 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single. Son of Thomas Collin, and Margaret Gillie.

Note from ∆ - he did not belong to the boat, but happened to accompany the crew on this occasion

James Simpson ◎ ⦿ ∆ Reported as John 17. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single, Father David Simpson, shoemaker (Informant) Mother Helen Simpson M.S. Paterson (deceased). His uncle Paul Paterson was lost on on Florida

Note from ∆ - he lived with his father David Simpson

Andrew Dougal ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 33 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of John Dougal and Ann Craig. Married to Isabella Paterson

Isabella married William Stevenson in 1890 - the son of William Stevenson, survivor and skipper of Blossom.

Alexander Cribbes ◎ ⦿ ✜ Alex ∆ 31. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of George Cribbes and Agnes Bird. Married to Elizabeth Robertson. His father George Cribbes drowned on the Harmony, his brother James died on the Good Intent

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Body recovered - funeral reported 23rd Oct Berwickshire News and ✪ Also Ref. ✜

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GOOD INTENT of Eyemouth

Two men lost at Spittal; 5 men saved. Boat wrecked - ashore at Spittal

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881 Those named marked ✪

Survivors

  • James Kerr jun ✜
  • Thomas Borthwick


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James Cribbes ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 25 Single. Son of George Cribbes and Agnes Bird. His father George was lost on Harmony and brother Alexander lost on Forget-me-not. His body was recovered - reported in ✪ and Ref. ✜


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  • John Lough //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg page 204 "Peter Lough who died on the Margaret and Catherine was the brother of John Lough who was also lost on that boat." There was no James Lough lost on the Margaret and Catherine


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GUIDING STAR, Eyemouth

Seven men lost //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg ✪. Boat wrecked. Most newspaper reports (where numbers are given) the number of the crew is given as 7.
NOTE in the Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881 the number of the crew lost was reported as SIX

References

* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
Also listed
* James Dougal - see notes below.
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Also named James Dougal newly married
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881 (no names given) ⨂
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
Also listed
*James Dougal - newly married - see notes below.
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881 ✪ None named, just numbers.

Henry Dougal ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 38 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of George Dougal and Elisabeth Manuel. Married to Margaret Burgan her brother Andrew Burgan was married to Mary Chrystal, sister of Ann Christal, widow of James Windram.

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John and Henry above were step-brothers, Henry was the son of George Dougal and his first wife Elisabeth Manuel.

William Maltman ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 35 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Maltman and Jean Turnbull. Married to Ann Ross who gave birth to Johnsena Maltman on 25 July 1882. Their other children were William (1872) Janet (1874) , David (1877) and Maggie (1879). His brother-in-law, George Collin, was lost on Six Brothers

George Dougal, ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 25; //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg his death registration gives his father as Andrew (who survived and was the informant for both his sons Alexander - lost aboard Onward - and George). His mother was Margaret Wood. He was married to Janet Paterson. At the time of the 1881 Census there were two children - Andrew 4 and Margaret 1m.

The deaths of only two George Dougals were registered -

  • DOUGAL GEORGE 40 1881 739/X 37 Eyemouth
  • DOUGAL GEORGE 25 1881 739/X 50 Eyemouth (which refers to the brother of Alexander, son of Andrew, survivor).

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Thomas Fisher ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 30 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg William Fisher and Janet Gibson. Married to Elizabeth Burgan who gave birth to Thomasina Fisher on 16 December 1881. Their other dependent children were William (1873), Alice/Alison (1874), Janet (1876), Elizabeth (1878) and Anne (1880). His nephew, Edward 24 was lost on the Beautiful Star

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  • John Dougal //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg page 201 - "Brother of Henry Dougal above" - Henry above was John's step brother - John was the son of George Dougal and Alison Hood, Henry the son of George Dougal and his first wife Elisabeth Manuel.
  • James Dougal //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/b2/ae/21/e1/5344484f61efcc78/open_book_original.jpg page 202 - "aged 30.No noted dependants." The newspapers record a newly married James Dougal aboard Guiding Star ✜ and ∆. He is named as a married man , no age, at ◎.

The deaths of three men named James Dougal were registered - 4 men of that name are listed in Children of the Sea

  • the first aged 23, - 739/ 85 Single, lost near Burnmouth, Ayton PRESS HOME
  • the second aged 24 739/ 72 Married to Margaret Collin. These details correspond with those for James Dougal on LILY OF THE VALLEY. His name is reported as a crew member in 5 news reports.

Only one James Dougal marriage is registered in Berwickshire in 1881 - Marriage .Scotland's People DOUGAL JAMES ; COLLIN MAGGIE; 1881 739/10 Eyemouth Details

  • Age 23, Fisherman, Bachelor
  • Date 15 August 1881 Eyemouth
  • Father Leonard Dougal>
  • Mother Margaret Collin
  • Maggie Collin - 21, Domestic servant, single. Father George Collin, mother Sophia Paterson

The only other Dougal Marriage registered in Berwickshire in 1881 was Andrew H Dougal to Euphemia Lough 739/15 - See James and Margaret

  • the third was aged 43 739/X 16 a widower. INDUSTRY

Conclusion The James Dougal reported as being on Guiding Star has not been identified. There is some doubt as to whether a 7th man was lost on Guiding Star. Perhaps of interest is that on the Guiding Star of Burnmouth Thomas Aitchison is reported as being newly married.


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HARMONY

6 men lost in East entrance of Eyemouth bay. Boat wrecked

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

Survivors

  • Robert Lough ✖︎
  • Robert Angus ✖︎
  • Henry Angus ✖︎
  • Peter Angus ◎⦿ ✜v 31 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Angus and Helen Burgan. - Married to Isabella Borthwick. Children William (1879), Ann (1874) Ellen (1875 and Isabella (1881). //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg
  • William Angus ◎⦿ ✜∆ 35 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Angus and Helen Burgan Brother of Peter above. His wife was Mary or Margaret Craig who gave birth to Margaret on 16 Jul 1882. Other children - William (1868), Matilda (1871), Helen (1873), George (1876), Mary (1878) and James (1880).
  • Henry Angus ◎⦿ ✜∆ 53 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Angus and Jane Maltman. Husband of Jane Owens or Ovens He was the uncle of William and Peter above.
  • James Ward ◎⦿ ✜ (Reported as Pete, brother-in-law of the skipper) ∆ 29 a native of Ireland //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Ward and Sarah Jacobs. Married to Mary Angus Brother in law of William, Peter
  • George Cribbes ◎⦿ ✜ 55 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of Alexander Cribbes and Ann Whillis. Married to - Agnes Bird Two of his sons were also lost - Alexander in Forget Me Not and James aged 25 in Good Intent.

George Cribbes (1825-1881) was the father of Alexanderand James - This has been verified on death registrations. CJB

//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881 ✪ mis-reported - reports "James Cribbes, of the Good Intent, and his son George, of the Harmony" (Bodies recovered)

  • Alexander Craig ◎⦿ ✜∆ 37 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single. Son of George Craig and Elizabeth Burgan

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INDUSTRY of Eyemouth

Seven men lost. Boat wrecked

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
Also listed
Thomas Dougal - see Florida ? -
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • Andrew Cowe ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 52 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of James Cowe and Euphemia Collin. Married to Isabella Rae His brother was John who was lost on Fiery Cross
  • James Paterson ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 47 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of William Paterson and Margaret Craig. He was married to Jane Aitchison (Formerly Dougal) who gave birth to Margaret Craig Paterson on 14 December 1881. Jane's brother was {Andrew Dougal Andrew Dougal] who was lost on Forget me not. Their other children were Ann Aitchison and James Aitchison aged 11 (from previous marriage to John Aitchison who drowned of Shields in 1872), and John Paterson (aged 6m in 1881).

Also recorded in records as Patterson;

  • William Paterson or Patterson ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 17 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg illegitimate son of James Paterson above and Margaret Crawford. Buried Eyemouth Cemetery George Paterspn, brother of James above, was the informant on both registrations. Neither of their bodies were found.
  • Thomas Scott ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 21 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single, son of Robert Scott and Jane Swanston. Three cousins and their father were lost on Beautiful Star
  • Andrew Craig ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 52 Son of Peter Craig and Isabella Davidson. His wife was Agnes Hair. Andrew's nephew Peter was lost on Margaret and Catherine
  • James Dougal ✜ ⨂ (listed as Thomas Dougal) ∆ 43 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of George Dougal and Elizabeth Manuel. His wife Mary Landles pre-deceased him. His brother Henry was lost aboard Guiding Star of Eyemouth. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg The notes regarding the birth of Jamesina apply to James Dougal, 24 on Lily of the Valley; James 43 was the son of George Dougal and his first wife Elisabeth Manuel; He was the widower of Mary Landles. His brother Henry was lost aboard Guiding Star of Eyemouth.
  • Thomas Spouse ◎ ✜ (Spowse) ⨂ ∆ 40 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpgSon of John Spouse and Jane Whillis. His wife was Mary Marr

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INVINCIBLE, of Eyemouth

One man lost

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆

At the time of the 1881 Census his household included the following children -

  • Ellen Dougal 26
  • James Dougal 25
  • Elizabeth Dougal 23
  • Mary Dougal 21
  • Maggie Dougal 19
  • Jane Dougal 16
  • Alexander Dougal 14
  • John Dougal 11
  • Catherine Dougal 9
  • Annie Dougal 7

His son, James, was lost on Press Home and is brother Thomas Dougal was lost in the Florida. He was brother-in-law to John Paterson and William Crombie were also lost on Florida. Richard Gordon lost on Renown was his nephew. Alexander Swanston was a son of his niece Elizabeth Dougal.

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JAMES AND ROBERT, of Eyemouth

One man lost - most of crew survived,

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆

Ref. ✜ "The James and Robert drove on the rocks to the south of the harbour, and a cobble, manned by Peter Martin, William Martin, George Martin, M. Martin and Robert Anderson gallantly putt off, and succeeded, after some danger to themselves, in saving the whole crew

∆ Reported as William Harrower Dougal 25 - "deceased was only married a week. He was the first that was baptised by the Rev. Mr. Harrower, minister of Eyemouth U.P. Church, and was named Harrower in honour of the event"

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JANET, of Eyemouth

Six men lost at Burnmouth. Boat wrecked

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* (2) Daily Review 22nd Oct 1881
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* 8 men named - including Robert Collin, single (4 elsewhere named but only single on on Forget-me-not), single and James Simpson (See Forget-me-not), in addition to those listed below.
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 Oct. 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

Survivors

  • William Swanston ✖︎
  • John Maltman ◎⦿ ✜ ➤ ∆ 45. Skipper - Son of Alexander Maltman and Helen Swanston. His wife, Janet Windram died on 21 March 1876. (Ref. Scotland's People 1876 739/ 23). The notes from Children of the Sea give an alternative name for Janet of Burgon but I have not found the connection.

(Ref. 2) Body recovered at Burnmouth

At the time of the 1881 Census the following children were in the household.

  • Robert Maltman 20 (Lost Below)
  • Isabella Maltman 18
  • Ellen Maltman 16
  • John Maltman 14
  • William Maltman 12
  • Jane Maltman 7

Two sons, Alexander and Robert, below, were lost with him. His brothers-in-law were James Windram lost aboard Lass O'Gowrie, and Richard Windram on Sunshine

  • Alexander Maltman //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/78/34/fc/9a/5344484f7b14c067/72371753_2398581963688751_836562747683504128_n_original.jpg ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 22. Son of the above John Maltman and Janet Windram. His wife Ann Peterson who gave birth to a daughter, Alexandrina, on 13th February 1882. In the 1881 Census the couple had an 11month old son John. By 1891 Ann was living the two children John 10 and Alexandria 9 in Queen Street, Eyemouth. In 1901 Alexandrina died on 31st May 1906 aged 24 in Eyemouth. Ann died on 24th Sept. 1917 aged 58.
  • Robert Maltman //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/78/34/fc/9a/5344484f7b14c067/72371753_2398581963688751_836562747683504128_n_original.jpg ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 20 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Single. Son of the above John Windram and Janet Windram.
  • George Maltman //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/78/34/fc/9a/5344484f7b14c067/72371753_2398581963688751_836562747683504128_n_original.jpg ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 17 'Single. Son of William Windram and Janet Storey.

Cousins -

  • Alex and Robert Maltman above.
  • Alexander Storey who was lost on Margaret and Catherine
  • George Bone lost on Myrtle George's father, George, was also lost in the same boat.
  • Robert Lough lost on Sunshine
  • James Dougal lost on Press Home

His Uncle John Maltman was losy on Janet along with cousins His Uncle James Lough was lost on Lily of the Valley His Uncle Joihn Dougal was lost in Invincible

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Children of Henry Bolton Young and first wife Isabella Young (also her maiden name) b. 1832 d. 1875,

  • Rebecca b. 1854,
  • James b. 1855,
  • Archibald C b.1856,
  • Isabella b. 1858 d. 1931,
  • Robert b. 1860,
  • Henry b. 1862,
  • George b.1864
  • Elizabeth b. 1867
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LASS O'GOWRIE, of Eyemouth

Seven men lost. Boat wrecked

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
Another man named James Windram nephew of James. See Enterprise
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • George Windram ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 60 Son of James Windram and Janet Ludgate. Married to Alison Waite Stevenson. Two sons, David 37 and William 25 were lost off the same boat (below).

Family Losses

  • Two sons, David 37 and William 25 off the same boat (below).
  • His brother Radiant;

Nephews

  • James Windram (Enterprise),
  • James Windram and John Windram (Six Brothers) and their brother George (Press Home)
  • James Wiindram (this boat) and Richard Windram brothers (Sunshine) and their brother-in-law John Maltman (Janet)
  • David Windram ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 37 Son of George Windram (above) and Alison Waite Stevenson. Married to Mary Ann Robertson.

At the time of the 1881 Census the following children were recorded

  • George Windram 15
  • Mary Windram 13
  • Jean Windram 10
  • Alison Windram 8
  • Ellen Windram 6
  • David Windram 5
  • Elizabeth Windram 1
  • William Windram ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 25 Single. - Son of George Windram, above and Alison Waite Stevenson.
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His uncle William Collin (married to Catherine Colven) was lost on Fiery Cross

  • James Windram ✜ ⨂ ∆ 33 Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - single, nephew of George

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Further notes Thad Thomas " I found an article in Glasgow Herald contemporary to the disaster, which listed missing men on ten of the boats, two of which are boats with the misidentified* WINDRAM men: the Lass O'Gowrie and the Six Brothers. Both men were listed as married with families".

  • Robert Kearney ✜ ⨂ (Carnay)(Carnie) 30 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow who gave birth to Robert on 1 December 1881. Their other dependent children were Gregory, Jane, Hannah and Elizabeth. Website notes - left widow, son Robert b. 1 Dec 1881, Gregory, Jane, Hannah and Elizabeth

Further Notes CJB - son of Gregory Kearney and Hannah Docherty

  • Charles Burgan ✜ ⨂ (Burgon) v 25 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - single; brother of John lost on Blossom - thanks to Adrian Storrie ***

Further notes CJB His brother-in-law was Thomas Fisher lost on "Guiding Star"

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LILY OF THE VALLEY, of Eyemouth

Six men lost near Burnmouth. Boat wrecked

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • Thomas Miller ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 37 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes Left a widow Catherine Waddell who gave birth to Thomas on 14 March 1882. Their older children were Catherine, James, Jane and Maggie. When their mother died in 1891 the eldest daughter took charge of the family and received an allowance from the relief committee, Website notes - left widow Catherine Waddell (d.1891), son Thomas b. 14 Mar 1882, other children Catherine, James, Jane and Maggie
  • James Lough ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 40 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow and John aged 12, Euphemia, who died who died on 19 January 1884. Helen aged 9, Mary 7, Jane one year. James was the father of Laffy, who did not sail on Disaster Day though he wanted to. Website notes - left widow, Catherine Maltman children James "Laffy", John 12, Euphemia (d. 19 Jan 1884), Helen 9, Mary 7, Jane 1 - James Jr. was supposed to sail but was in Edinburgh with wedding party of David Stevenson's daughter Elizabeth and Matthew Crawford
  • Robert Lough ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 38 Book notes Left a widow Agnes Cribbes or Lough, who gave birth to Robert on March 26 1882. Their other dependant child was Alice Lough who died on 4 November 1887. Website notes left widow Agnes Cribbes, children, Agnes, son Robert b. 26 Mar 1882, daughter Alice/Alison (d. 4 Nov 1887). Cousin of James Lough.

Further notes CJB Agnes later married James Dougall and had a further three children. Agnes's father, George Cribbes was lost on the Harmony, her brother Alexander on the Forget-me-Not and James on the Good Intent.

  • David Ritchie ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 34 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes Left a widow who gave birth to Helen Ritchie on 30 July 1882, the last posthumous baby to be born. Their other dependant children were David aged 10 and Mary, 3 Website notes *** left widow Margaret Pae, 5 children - Jane 13, David 9, Robert 7, Mary 5 and Emily 3 - daughter Helen/Ellen b. 1882 (thanks to Dr. David Richardson)
  • James Dougal ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 23 (24)//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes Left a widow Margaret Collins who gave birth to Jamesina Dougal on 16 December 1881. James's brother Leonard died on the Press Home Website notes left widow Margaret Collins, daughter Jamesina b.16 Dec 1881, brother Leonard lost on Press Home

Further notes CJB The birth registration of Jamesina Dougal 1st December 1881, father, James Dougal, who married Margaret Collins on 15th August 1881, the son of Leonard Dougal. The informant for the birth was Grandfather George Collin (Certificate found in tree on Ancestry.co.uk) but the Death registration for James confirms the names of James's father, wife and mother.

  • Alexander Swanston Alex ◎ ⦿ ✜ (Jun) ∆ 19 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes No noted dependents. Website note single

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MARGARET AND CATHERINE, of Eyemouth

Six men lost. Boat wrecked

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • James JOHN Lough ◎ ✜ ⨂ (John) ∆ 23 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - single; *** death certificate shows name as John - thanks to Adrian Storrie

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  • Peter Lough ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 21 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Brother of James Dougal, above. No noted dependents. His father, Alexander was the only man lost from the Economy. Website notes - brother of above, single, brother John Lough lost on the Good Intent

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  • Peter Craig ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 32 Book notes - Left a widow Elizabeth Waddell who gave birth to Peter Craig on 17 February 1882. Website notes - left widow Elizabeth Waddell, son b. Peter b. 17 Feb 1882
  • Alexander Storey ◎ ✜ ⨂ (Story)(Storie) 25 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow and daughter Janet. Website notes - left widow and daughter Janet
  • Henry Paterson or Patterson ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 24 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - single

Further notes CJB His father John was lost on the Florida

  • Johnston Borthwick ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 17 Book notes - No noted dependents. His brother-in-law Henry Bolton Young died in the Janet. His sister Elizabeth named the child she gave birth to after the Disaster Johnston Borthwick Young. Website notes - single, s/o David & Ann Burgon Borthwick, death registered by brother John, brother-in-law Henry Bolton Young lost on Janet, sister Elizabeth.

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MARGARET AND MARY, of Eyemouth

See Mis-reported Mary and margaret below.

Five men lost;

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* 6th man also listed as missing - Robert Gillie, cousin of Robert, single.
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • John Maltman ◎ ✜ ∆ 28 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - single

Scotlands People MALTMAN JOHN 28 1881 739/ 108 Eyemouth

  • James Maltman ◎ ✜ ∆ 22 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Cousin of John Maltman, above. No noted dependents. His father, Alexander was the only man lost from the Economy. Website notes - cousin of above John, single, father Alexander lost on the Economy.

Further notes The informant on his death registration was his brother John. Parents Alexander Maltman and Margaret Adams. Alexander also died aboard Economy. Scotlands People 739/00 0072

  • William Collin ◎ ✜ ∆ 30 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left widow who gave birth to Isabella sometime after the Disaster. The baby died on 18 April 1882. Their other dependent child was Jessie. Website notes - left widow, daughter Isabella b. after the disaster (d. 18 Apr 1882), Jessie

Further notes CJB - The child Isabella was 3m old at the time of the 1881 census. He was the don of Alexander Collin and Elizabeth Burgan. His cousins William and Peter Angus were lost on Harmony.

  • Robert Gillie ◎ ✜ ∆ 23 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - single

Further notes CJB Son of Andrew Gillie and Jane Collin.
Further notes CJB - Andrew and Robert were 1st Cousins.

  • John Gillie ◎ ✜ ∆ 22 Book notes - Cousin of Robert Gillie, above. Leaves widow Ann Lindores and son John. Website notes - cousin of Robert, left widow Ann Lindores and son John

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Mary and Margaret

6 men lost, Boat wrecked NOT IN Children of the Sea - name mis-reported. See MARGARET AND MARY.

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881
* William Collin ◎ ⨂ married
* John Gillie ◎ ⨂ Married
* James Maltman ◎ ⨂ Single
* John Maltman ◎ ⨂ Single
* Robert Gillie ◎ ⨂ Single

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MYRTLE, of Eyemouth

Also reported as - NEW MYRTLE Crew of 7 Seven men lost. Boat wrecked.

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 NEW MYRTLE Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
Also named
* Peter Burgon (Little Pete) 43 See Wave
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • William Hood ◎ ✜ ∆ 43 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - His wife, Alison Carson was already dead, leaving his son William as an orphan. Website notes - widower of Alison Carson, son William an orphan
  • John Hood ◎✜ 18 Book notes - son of William Hood, above. No noted dependents. Website notes - eldest son of above, single
  • George Bone ◎ ✜ ∆ 41 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - son of George Bone. Left a widow Margaret Storey and children Thomas and Isabella. Website notes - left widow Margaret Storey, children Thomas and Isabella
  • George Bone ◎ ✜ (Jun) ∆ 17 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Son of George Bone above. No noted dependents. Website notes - eldest son of above, single
  • James Purves or Purvis ◎ ✜ ∆ 51 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Jane Mack. Website notes - left widow Jane Mack after almost 20 years of marriage, had 3 illegitimate children together before they married at Lamberton Toll, daughter Maggie, son-in-law James Lough
  • Thomas Collin ◎ ✜ ∆ 24 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg (1881 Census age is given as 27; Born 29 Oct 1855) Book notes - Left a widow Helen Colston who gave birth to Isabella on 20 February 1882. Their other dependent children were Helen Hastie, Margaret Hastie and Alex Collin. (Helen Colston's first husband Joseph Hastie was drowned in 1875). Website notes - left widow Helen Colston, daughter Isabella b. 20 Feb 1882, other children Alex, Helen Hastie and Margaret Hastie (last two children of Helen's first husband Joseph Hastie who drowned 1875)

Further notes CJB Joseph Hastie was the brother of John Hastie who was lost on Wave

  • James Collin ◎ ✜ ∆ 21 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Brother of Thomas Collin, above. No noted dependents. another brother, Alexander, died on the Sunshine while Robert was killed on Beautiful. Website notes - brother of above, single, brother Alexander lost on the Sunshine and brother Robert lost on the Beautiful Star.

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ONWARD, of Eyemouth

One man lost. Website notes - 1 man washed overboard: Returned to the harbour

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George Dougal, skipper of the Onward ... "they left the harbour about half past eight in the morning, and, with a fine breeze from the west, proceeded as fast as they could to the fishing ground. A portion of the boats went to the southward, but the bulk went right out from the harbour. When about 7 or 8 miles from the land, they commenced to shoot their lines, there being then a strong breeze from the west, All of a sudden the wind fell to a dead calm. They commenced pulling their lines as soon as they shot them; they did not let them stop in the water the usual time. Before they had got 300 or 400 fathoms out, that was 4 or 5 strings of lines, the sky turned dark in the north-east, and he said to his brother that they were going to have a change, and it would be better to to take in the sail. They were then under full sail, and they proceeded to take in the sail before the gale overtook them. All in a moment it became as dark as darkness itself. They were at their wits' end; they did not know what to do. He had been at see for 28 years, and all his past experience falls to the ground in comparison with that day. Some of the crew said one thing, and some another, but there were all men at their wits' end. They let go their lines, put the buoy on them, and made for the shore. They had not left the shooting ground a few minutes when they lost a man overboard. They had taken the course for the harbour, when a heavy wind lifted the sail clean up out of the boat and carried the man overboard. He thought at the time he had also lost his son, but he was still in the boat. They brought the boat to northward , to see if they could save the man, but it was all in vain. They then made for St. Abb's head, and when they had made St. Abb's they took their course for the harbour of Eyemouth, and when near there they they came in contact with another boat running straight for the harbour, and they had some suspicion that it afterwards made for the eastward. However, they determined to make the shore at all hazards, and after a great deal of trouble, for they could see nothing for wind and sea, they made the harbour all right."

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • Andrew Dougal ⦿ ✜ Website notes - skipper (survivor)
  • Alexander Dougal ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ Mis-reported as Andrew 21 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents Website notes ALEXANDER WOOD DOUGAL - single, eldest son of above, first reported casualty
  • George Dougal Website notes - a survivor (Not the brother of Alexander)

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  • DOUGAL GEORGE 40 1881 739/X 37 Eyemouth
  • DOUGAL GEORGE 25 1881 739/X 50 Eyemouth (which refers to the brother of Alexander).

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PRESS HOME, of Eyemouth

Six men lost in the east entrance to Eyemouth bay. Boat wrecked. Capsized in East Yett

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
Three brother named Stott one of whom married only last week
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

Survivors

  • William Stott ✖︎
  • Andrew Collin 36 ⦿ ✜∆ Skipper Book notes Left a widow Elizabeth Stott, sister to the three brothers drowned on the boat. Andrew was also brother of Joseph Collin, drowned on Fiery Cross. Website notes - left widow Elizabeth Stott (sister of 3 Stotts on this boat), Andrew's brother James lost on Fiery Cross
  • Leonard Dougal ◎⦿ ✜ (Jun) ∆ 18 Book notes - No noted dependents. His brother James Dougal was lost on the Lily-of-the-Valley. Website notes - single, brother James lost on Lily of the Valley, nephew of James Lough lost on the Lily of the Valley
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Further Notes CJB - father John Dougal, mother Jane Maltman. His father was lost on Invincible

  • George Windram ◎⦿ ✜∆ 25 (24) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes No noted dependents. Two of his brothers John and James died on the Six Brothers Website notes - single, 2 brothers John and James lost on Six Brothers, uncle John lost on Radiant - not listed in the paper
  • Robert Stott ◎⦿ ✜∆ 26 Book notes - Left widow Ann Ready who gave birth to a girl, Bridget, on 17 February 1882. Website notes - married a week ago, left widow Ann Ready, daughter Bridget born 17 Feb 1882. Ref. ✜ - married a week ago.
  • John Stott ◎⦿ ✜∆ 22 Book notes No noted dependents. Website notes single, brother of above
  • James Stott ◎⦿ ✜∆ 20 Book notes No noted dependents. Website notes single, brother of above

Further book notes - The three above were bothers. Their father William Stott sailed and survived the disaster. None of the bodies of the Stott brothers were ever found Further website notes - Stotts were sons of William Stott a survivor of the disaster. Bodies were never found.

Further notes Robert, John and James Stott were sons of William Stott (1827-1871) and Alison Maltman (1827-1871) a survivor of the disaster. Bodies were never found.

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RADIANT, of Eyemouth

6 men lost in East Entrance to Eyemouth bay. Boat wrecked

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* (2) Daily Review, 22nd October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • John Windram ◎ ✜ ∆ 57. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Alison Renton and children Andrew, Margaret and Alexander. Website note - left widow Alison Renton, with a family mostly grown up, children Andrew, Margaret, Alexander

Further notes widow Alison Renton

  • James Crombie ◎ ✜ ∆ 37 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg. Book notes - Left a widow Alison Fairbairn and children John and Agnes. Website notes - left widow Alison Fairbairn, 2 children - John & Agnes

Further Notes CJB - son of Robert Crombie (deceased) and Agnes Dougal.

  • William Gray ◎ ✜ ∆ 36 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Mary Wilks (Mary Wilks Thompson) and children John, Alice, Isabella and Mary. Website notes left widow Mary Wilks, 4 children - John, Alice, Isabella and Mary
  • John Burgon ◎ ✜ ∆ 30 (23) Book notes No dependents notes Website notes - single, son of Alex Burgon a survivor on the Ariel Gazelle

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  • David Fairbairn ◎ ✜ ∆ 37 Book notes - No dependents noted. Website notes -single, brother of John below. (Ref. 2) Body found.
  • John Fairbairn ◎ ✜ ∆ 35 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No dependents noted. Website notes - left widow Mary Crombie, 4 children - John, James, Alexander & Jane

Further notes CJB Married to Mary Crombie; Father James Fairbairn, Fisherman Informant); Mother Agnes Fairnbairn M.S. Burgan.

Further notes CJB Single, Father James Fairbairn, Fisherman Informant); Mother Agnes Fairnbairn M.S. Burgan.

Further Book notes The three men above were brothers. Their elderly parents, James Fairbairn and Agnes Burgon watched them all fail and drown from their vantage point on the shore when the boat was wrecked in the bay. In April 1884 James made an application for help from the relief fund which was turned down. 'He is too old for the fishing, his wife too frail. He lost three sons - two of them unmarried and living with him - at his own door he saw two of them perish. Now another son Paul has left to be married and his final son may soon do likewise'. Old James Fairbairn was forced back to the sea. Further Note - Paul and one other son was not involved in the disaster. See Fairbairn Family "Alexander was born on 11 December 1853 in Eyemouth, Berwickshire, the sixth child of James Fairbairn and Agnes Burgon. His father James was born on 12 May 1819 in Cockburnspath and died on 30 January 1905 in Eyemouth. His mother Agnes was born around 1817 in Eyemouth".

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SIX BROTHERS, of Eyemouth

Six men lost. Boat wrecked

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • Robert Collin ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 44 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of James Collin and Jane Craig. Married to Elizabeth Delgaty. Ref. ✜ Brother of Geo Collin. Single
  • James Collin ◎T∆ 21 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Son of Robert Collin, above. No noted dependents. Website notes - son of above Robert, single
  • George Collin ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 41 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow and children Agnes, William and Robert Website notes - left widow Margaret Maltman (- thanks to Adrian Storrie) and children Agnes, William and Robert, brother of above Robert ***
  • James Collin ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 18 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - son of George Collin, above. No noted dependents. Website notes - son of above George, single
  • James Windram ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 40 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - left a widow Margaret and children Margaret, John, James and William. Website notes - left widow Margaret and children Margaret, James, John and William

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Further notes Thad Thomas " I found an article in Glasgow Herald contemporary to the disaster, which listed missing men on ten of the boats, two of which are boats with the misidentified* WINDRAM men: the Lass O'Gowrie and the Six Brothers. Both men were listed as married with families".

  • John Windram ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 28 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Brother of James Windram, above. Left a widow Margaret Aitchison.Website notes - brother of above James, left widow Margaret Aitchison, brother George lost on Press Home

Book Notes - another brother George was lost on Press Home.

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SUNSHINE, of Eyemouth

Six men lost. Boat wrecked.

References

* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881 Those named marked ◎
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • George Grant ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 28 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Elizabeth Dalglish who gave birth to the first posthumous Disaster baby, Georgina at 8am on 4 November 1881. They also had and infant son, Hugh. Website notes - left widow Elizabeth Dalglish, daughter Georgina b. 4 Nov 1881, infant son Hugh

Further notes CJB - his brother Hugh was lost on the Fiery Cross

  • Robert Scott ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 28 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Ann Swanston who gave birth to Margaret Scott on 15 November 1881. Website notes - left widow Ann Swanston, daughter Margaret b. 15 Nov 1881

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  • John Broomfield ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 22 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. His brother James died on Beautiful Star. Website notes - single, brother James lost on Beautiful Star.
  • Richard Windram ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 28 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow and children Mary, Isabella and Robert. Website notes - left widow and children Mary, Isabella and Robert
  • Alexander Collin ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 17 Book notes 17 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg - No noted dependents. He was the brother of Robert who drowned on Beautiful Star and also of James and Thomas who died on the Myrtle. Website notes - single, brother Robert lost on Beautiful Star, brothers James and Thomas lost on the Myrtle.
  • Robert Lough ◎ ✜ ⨂ ∆ 19 Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - single

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WAVE, of Eyemouth

Six men lost near Berwick. Boat wrecked - washed ashore at Burnmouth

References

* Edinburgh Evening News October 17 1881 Those named marked ◎
* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

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//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg Further notes CJB - Widower of CORRECTION Isabella Aitchison who died on 17th August 1881 after an accident to her foot and subsequent tetanus. At the time of the 1881 Census there were 6 children listed -

  1. John - 16 (see below who was the informant on her death registration),
  2. Alexander - 15,
  3. Archibald - 13,
  4. Peter - 10,
  5. Hugh - 7 and
  6. James 5.

The informant on Peter Senior's death registration was his brother James.

In 1891 Archibald aged23, still a fisherman, is head of the family with his sister Annie housekeeper; Peter and Hugh are fishermen and James unemployed.

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Further notes CJB - son of Peter above and Isabella Aitchison

  • Peter Burgon ◎ ⦿ ✜ 42 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book Notes - No noted dependents. Website Note - single

Further Notes CJB - step brother of John Burgan who was lost on "Radiant"; Son of John Burgan and Elizabeth Collen, his first wife;

  • Robert Johnston ◎ ⦿ ✜ ∆ 40 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book Notes - Left a widow and children Janet, Margaret and Georginna. Also an adult dependant, Alex Johnston. Website notes - left widow Janet Johnston, 7 or 8 children including Janet, Margaret, Georgina & Alex
  • David Johnston ◎ ✜ ∆ 19 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book Notes - son of the above, aged 19. No noted dependents. Website notes - single, eldest son of above
  • John Hastie ◎⦿ ✜∆ 34 (Histon in newspaper report) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book Notes - Left a widow and children James, Grace, Alexander and Josephine. Website notes - left a widow and children James, Grace, Alexander and Josephine

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Eyemouth boats which Returned or whose crew were not lost

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named marked ✜
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 October 1881
* Extracted from Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

A total 23 boats were wrecked, 22 boats were saved; 128 men were lost and 151 men were saved. A total of 279 crew were at sea in the storm

  • 3 small boats - returned - 12 saved
  • Arial Gazelle ⦿ ✜ - returned - 7 saved
  • Alexander Burgon ✜
  • Alabama ⦿ ✜- returned - 7 saved
  • William Dougal ✜
  • Boat number 983 - returned - 6 saved
  • Boat number 993 - returned - 4 saved
  • Britannia - - returned -Crew of 7 saved
  • James Lough ✜ Skipper
  • Brothers ⦿ - returned - 6 saved
  • Father and Sons ✜
  • William Maltman ✜
  • John - returned - 5 saved
  • Messenger ⦿
  • Pilgrim ⦿ - wrecked, 7 saved
  • Thomas Fairbairn ✜ Skipper
  • Refuge - returned - 6 saved
  • Robert and James - returned - 6 saved
  • Success ⦿ ➤ - returned - 7 saved - safe at Shields
  • Supreme - returned - 7 saved.
  • Sweet Home ⦿ - boat wrecked - 7 saved
  • Thompson - returned - 6 saved
  • Welcome Home ✜ - returned - 7 saved
  • Peter Collin, ✜ married
  • John Burgon, ✜ married
  • David Burgon, ✜ brother of above, married
  • Peter Burgon ✜ brother of above, single
  • James Burgon ✜ single
  • Thomas Walker ✜
  • Charles Burgon, ✜ Uncle of above Burgons, married
  • White Star ⦿ ✜ ➤ - returned - 7 saved - safe at Shields -
  • George Collin ✜ skipper.

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Burnmouth Boats and Men

ALICE, of Burnmouth

Crab Boat - Four men swamped from small cobble.

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Not named
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
also named
* Willam Martin who supported his sister - See CHRISTINA ?
* John Aitchison 17 - See CHRISTINA ?

  • James Lindores ✜ 24 Book notes - His father Robert Lindores was drowned on Christina Website notes 27 or 24 - son of Robert Lindors lost on the Christina
  • William Lindores ✜ 22 (?27) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - nephew of Robert Lindors lost on the Christina, unmarried, s/o William & Joanna Ponton Lindors of Ayton, brother James lost on the Transcendent.
  • Thomas McKay ✜∆ 18 (17) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left his father William Lindores //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg McKay as an adult dependent. He died on 18 January 1889 Website notes - unmarried, father William an adult dependant (d. 18 Jan 1889)

Further Notes CJB Death Registration name is McKay, age 17, informant his brother John. John in 1891 was the head of the household with his 68 year old mother and brother James in the Household.


  • William Struthers (Jun)Strothers 18 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependentsWebsite notes - unmarried

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CHRISTINA, of Burnmouth

Crab Boat - Four men swamped from small cobble.
Also reported as CHRISTIANA ✜

References

* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
Also named
* James Lindores 17 - see ALICE ?
* William Lindores nephew of Robert Lindores- see ALICE ?

  • Robert Lindores ✜ ∆ 50 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - His son James Lindores was drowned on the Alice. No noted dependents. Website notes - skipper, married to Christina Kerr, s/o James & Mary Martin Lindors, son James lost on Alice
  • John Martin ✜ ∆ 18 (17) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - unmarried

Further notes CJB - son of Thomas Martin and Margaret Johnston. His brother Thomas was lost on "Excellent"

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Further Notes CJB son of William Martin and Alice Lindores. His uncle, George was lost on Transcendent and 2 cousins - Thomas on Excellent, John on Christina

  • John Aitchison ✜ 17 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - unmarried

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EXCELLENT, of Burnmouth

Two men lost off Goswick. 5 men survived including skipper (MARK ANDERSON). Boat saved.

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Not named
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 Oct. 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

5 Survivors

  • Mark Anderson ➤
  • William Anderson ➤ brother of William
  • William Anderson ➤
  • Robert Johnston ➤
  • Robert Lauder ➤
  • Alexander Affleck ✜ ➤ (Jun)∆ 22 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - young unmarried man

Further notes CJB - son of Alexander Affleck and Rachel Lindores

  • Thomas Martin ✜ ➤ ∆ 24 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - young unmarried man

Further notes CJB - son of Thomas Martin and Margaret Johnston. His brother John was lost on "Christina"

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GUIDING STAR, of Burnmouth

Seven men lost at Holy Island. Boat wrecked.

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 Oct. 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • Mark Anderson ⦿ ✜ ➤ ∆ 51 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Skipper. Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - no dependents

Further Notes CJB Married to Margaret Johnston; son of John Anderson and Isabella Collin, both deceased. Brother of Robert below. Probate - "one of the crew and Joint owner of Guiding Star"

  • James Johnston ✜ ➤ ∆ 28 (31) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Helen Johnston who gave birth to Helen sometime after the Disaster. Their other dependent children were Janet and Joan. Website notes - left widow Helen Johnston, daughter Helen born after the disaster, Janet and Joan, Helen had 4 illegitimate children 1882-1896 and then remarried in 1896

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  • William Johnston 5
  • Isabella Johnston 3

Janet married John Martin in 1900 - 727/ 4 Ayton

  • Robert Anderson ✜ ➤ ∆ 53 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Janet Anderson and children Elizabeth and Robert. Website notes - left widow Janet Anderson and children Elizabeth and Robert

Further Notes CJB Married to Jane Collin; son of John Anderson and Isabella Collin, both deceased. Brother of Mark above.

  • Thomas Aitchison ✜ ➤ ∆ 30 Book notes - //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Left a widow Jessie Aitchison. She re-married on 15 December 1883, the first Disaster widow to do do. Website notes - left widow Jessie Aitchison (remarried 15 Dec 1883 - first disaster widow to do so) ∆ NOTE - also supported his aged mother Ref. ➤ and ✜ - married eight days ago.
  • William Johnston ✜ ➤ Jun. ∆ 30 (28) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Janet Johnston and children William, Isabella and Jane. Website notes - left widow Janet Johnston and children William, Isabella and Jane

//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg Further notes CJB The death of only one William Johnston (age 28) was registered (Ayton) married to Helen Fraser. In the 1881 Census William and his wife Helen had three children -

  • Janet Johnston 5
  • William Johnston 3
  • Jane Johnston 1

In 1891 Helen is listed as follows

  • Helen Johnston 36
  • Janet Johnston 15
  • William Johnston 13
  • Jane Johnston 11
  • Helen Johnston 9
  • Maggie Stevenson 3
  • Thomas Stevenson 2
  • David Stevenson 1 Mo
  • Thomas Stevenson 34

Helen married Thomas Stevenson in 1896 - 718/ 1

ERROR in "Children of the Sea" - Essentially first names of the Johnston brothers are switched. CJB

  • George Anderson ✜ ➤ ∆ 30 (28) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - no dependents

Further Notes, CJB Married to Isabella Collin; son of Mark Anderson and Agnes Spouse. !851 Census - no children recorded. In 1881 there were the following children listed -

  • Ellen Anderson 14
  • Elizabeth Anderson 12, scholar
  • Robert Anderson 9, scholar
  • Alexander Anderson ✜ ➤ ∆ Alex 30 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents Website notes - no dependents. Note at ∆ - sole support of his mother and sister

Further Notes CJB Single, son of Joseph Anderson and Janet Lauder; Nephew of Robert and Mark Anderson above;

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TRANSCENDENT, of Burnmouth

Seven men lost. Boat wrecked

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 Oct. 1881
* Edinburgh Evening News - Tuesday 18 October 1881
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

  • Thomas Kerr ⦿ ✜ (Jun) ➤ ⨂ ∆ 32 (33) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Skipper Book notes - Left a widow Maria Kerr. Website notes - left widow Maria Kerr and young family
  • George Martin ✜ ➤ Senr. ⨂ ∆ 48 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - married w/ grown up family

Further notes CJB - 1881 Census - Wife Helen (Trotter) children John (18) and Elizabeth (12) living at Cowdrait, Ayton. Three of Thomas's nephews were also lost - Thomas Martin on Excellent and John Martin on Christina (brothers) and William Martin and Christina

  • James Anderson ✜ (Jun) ➤ ⨂ ∆ 24 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow Janet Anderson who had a child, Jemima, sometime after the Disaster. Their older dependent child was Agnes. Website notes - left widow Janet Anderson, daughter Jemima born after the disaster, daughter Agnes

Further notes CJB- wife Janet Lindores

Further notes CJB Brother-in-law of James Anderson above.

  • John Anderson "Wood(John Anderson"Wood") ➤ ⨂ ∆ (John Anderson)25//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - unmarried

Further Notes The Scotsman - Monday 17 October 1881 John Anderson "Wood" Single, No age given. Death Registration - 727-29, Ayton. - 27, Single, Father William Anderson, mother Sarah Wood. No marriage recorded. John was a 1st cousin of Thomas Kerr above.

  • George Wilson ✜ ➤ ⨂ ∆ 29* not 32 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - 29 or 32, unmarried, s/o Thomas & Christina Kerr Wilson, buried Ayton Cemetery

Further notes Death register gives age as 29. Informant James Wilson, brother; Parents Thomas Wilson and Christina Kerr

  • James Lindores ✜ ➤ ⨂ ∆ 24 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - No noted dependents. Website notes - cousin of above, unmarried, s/o William & Joanna Ponton Lindors, brother William lost on the Alice

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Burnmouth boats which returned or whose crew was not lost

Extracted from -

References

* Glasgow Herald 17th October (1) Those named marked ⦿
* Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette - Monday 17 Oct. 1881
* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881
  • 4 small boats - 16 men, 8 lost, 8 saved, 2 of which were wrecked
  • Iona ⦿ - 7 men saved. Boat returned - safe at Shields
  • William Aitchison, Skipper ➤
  • Alex Aitchison, brother of William ➤
  • John Affleck ➤
  • James Anderson ➤
  • John Martin ➤
  • Progress ⦿ - 7 men saved, boat returned.
  • William Spouse, Skipper ➤ ✖︎ p. 214
  • Peter Johnston ➤
  • John Anderson ➤
  • William Wilson ➤
  • James Anderson ➤
  • Robert Anderson ➤
  • Alexander Affleck Senr. ➤

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Coldingham Shore (St. Abbs) Boats and Men

1 boat lost, 3 men lost

References

* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

TWO SISTERS, of Coldingham

Three men lost. Boat wrecked

References

* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 Those named marked ⧈

  • Charles Purves(named as Archibald) 55 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Left a widow. Website notes - left widow Alexandria Nobel ***(thanks to Davie Walker) and family, (Archibald) Left a widow and six or seven children - Ref. ⧈

Further Notes CJB son of Charles Purves and Elizabeth Burns Nisbet. Wife - Alexandrina Noble

  • James Thorburn ⧈ 42 Book notes - Left a widow and children Isabella and Wilhelmina. Website notes - brother of (William), left widow and children Isabella and Wilhelmina

//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpgFurther notes CJB It seems that the information for the Thorburn brothers may be mixed up in the book. James was married to Isabella Chalmers. 1881 Census

  • James Thorburn 38
  • Isabella Thorburn 39
  • Janet Thorburn 16
  • Christina Thorburn 14
  • Elizabeth Thorburn 10
  • Robert Thorburn 7
  • Isabella Thorburn 5
  • George Thorburn 2
  • William Thorburn ⧈ 38 (39) //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - Brother of James Thorburn, above. Left a widow Isa Thorburn and children Christina, Elizabeth and Isabella. Website notes - left widow Isa Thorburn and children Christina, Elizabeth and Isabella

Further notes CJB William was married to Dorothea Robertson. 1881 Census

  • William Thorburn 37
  • Dorothia Thorburn 38
  • Isabella Thorburn 10
  • Williamina Thorburn 3

The parents of James and William were Robert Thorburn and Janet Marion Naairn

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Cove Boats and Men

1 boat lost, 14 men lost.

References

* Berwickshire News, October 25, 1881

PERIL/PEARL, of Cove

PEARL in report Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881 one man lost, 2 saved.

References

* Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881
Extract - The Storm in Dunbar District
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 Those named marked ⧈

Further notes CJB - Married to Margaret Nicholson. Father Thomas Fairnbairn, Fisherman; Mother Helen Fairbain M.S. Anderson (Deceased); Death registration informant was A. Fairbairn brother-in-law; his brother David 34 was lost on the Snowdon Brother of William Gray's wife. Brother of David Fairbairn who was lost on Snowdoun.

  • William Gray ⧈ Website notes - survivor
  • Adam Gray ⧈ Website notes - brother of above, survivor


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RENOWN, of Cove

Three men lost

References

* Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881
Extract - The Storm in Dunbar District
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 Those named marked ⧈

Further Notes CJB He was the son of Richard Gordon and Agnes Dougal and Married to Helle or Ellen Crow. Ellen later married Edward Torrie. In 1881 2 children were listed -

  • Sophia Gordon 8
  • Agnes Gordon 5

Richard was the first cousin of

Richard was the 1st cousin once removed of James Gordon who was lost on Snowdon. Richard's father and James's grandfather were brothers.

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SNOWDON, of Cove

Also reported as SNOWDOUN Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881

Six men and the boat lost

References

* Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881
Extract - The Storm in Dunbar District
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 Those named marked ⧈
* The Berwick Advertiser 21 Oct. 1881 - Men named marked ∆
Also named
* Richard Gordon leaves a widow and 3 children - see RENOWN ?
* Two other John Fairbairns - I have records of 4 in all - Snowdon ∆, Renown, Peril/Pearl, Radiant; Thomas and David are not named in this report.

  • David Fairbairn ⧈ ∆ 34 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Website notes - skipper, married, 4 young children including Robert James, buried Cockburnspath Cemetery with James and Jane Anderson Fairbairn but is not their child - perhaps a grandchild?

Further Notes CJB Married to Janet Mathieson; Father Thomas Fairbairn, Fisherman; Mother Helen Fairbairn M.S. Anderson. Informant on Death Registration Christopher Fairbairn, uncle. Brother of John 32 who was lost on Peril/Pearl.



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  • David Fairbairn ⧈ 17 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Website notes - young lad whose father was on the Freedom

Further notes CJB single age 17.75 years Father Christopher Fairbairn, fisherman (Informant) Mother Mary Fairbairn M.S. Laurie. Cousin of Thomas and John Fairbairn. Ref. ⧈

Further notes CJB Single Father James Grieve fisherman (deceased) mother Margaret Thorborn. Informant bother James Grieve who was a baker. He lived with his mother, his father drowned about 18 years previously. Ref. ⧈

Further notes CJB Single; Father Robert Gordon Fisherman (Deceased) Mother Margaret Gordon, formerly Gordon, M.S. Fairbairn. Informant William Gordon, step-father. James was the 1st cousin once removed of Richard Gordon who was lost on Renown. Richard' father and James's grandfather were brothers. James was also the nephew of John Fairbairn above, and his brother Thomas Fairbairn lost on Renown. His father was drowned some years previously. Ref. ⧈

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VOLLOX/VELOX, of Cove

Also VELIX as reported in Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881

One man swept overboard. 2 saved:

Saved - Thomas Henderson and James Fairbairn

References

* Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881
Extract - The Storm in Dunbar District
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 Those named marked ⧈

Further notes Single Father Andrew Henderson, fisherman Mother Jane Henderson M.S. Smith. Informant Thomas Henderson, brother; Present

  • Thomas Henderson ⧈ Website notes - brother of above (survivor)
  • James Fairbairn ⧈ 34 Website notes - (survivor) married to Alice Young, brother of Fairbairns on Renown, son of James and Janet Paterson Fairbairn ( my family)


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Fisherrow Boats and Men

Book notes - From Fisherrow seven men were drowned leaving two widows and nine children.

ALICE of Fisherrow

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Image above Memorial to THE CREW OF THE "ALICE" OF BODDAM LOST IN THAT FEARFUL STORM OF FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER 1881. Billion Graves - Inveresk (Saint Michael, Musselburgh) Cemetery. Photo by Mike D

Seven men and the boat lost. All 7 bodies were recovered

References

* Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881
Extract - Loss of Life at Fisherrow Men named marked ◎ below.
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 - those named are marked ⧈
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 5 Those named are marked ✜
* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881

Notes CJB - son of James Hamilton and Helen Aithchison

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Notes CJB - son of Robert Walker and Jane Taylor, married to Mary Appleby. Note that the informant for William Walker's death was his brother Robert. Robert is seems was also the informant as cousin for the death registration of John Cunningham. The connection has not yet been established.

Further Notes CJB Age on Death registration Note is 22. Son of Linus Halley and Agnes Caird - single. Body recovered - buried churchyard Inveresk.

Further Notes CJB Married to Marian Brown; Father Henry, mother Margaret M.S. Miller. In 1881 the couple had 2 children - Marion (3) and Henry (8m).

Further Notes CJB - son of John Cunningham and Maria Wilkie. Single

Further Notes CJB - son of George Langlands and Marion Thomson

  • George Langlands ⧈ ✜◎ 22 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - brother of Thomas Langlands, above. Website notes - brother of Thomas

Further Notes CJB - son of George Langlands and Marion Thomson

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Fisherrow boats Returned or no Crew lost

References

* Edinburgh Evening News - Monday 17 October 1881
* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4
  • Aurora - three masted schooner ⧈
  • Helen Ross - arrived safely at Anstruther.
  • Twins - sheltered at Burntisland

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Newhaven Boats and Men

Book notes Newhaven gave up fifteen men, leaving two widows and nine children

CONCORD,of Newhaven

Pilot boat

Three brothers swamped off Dunbar.

References

* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 Those named marked ⧈
Also named Peter Johnstone, 34 brother of John,
* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881
* Northern Ensign and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 20 October 1881 Those named marked ❊

Further Notes CJB The three brothers were the sons of James Johnston and Margaret Dryburgh.

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Further notes CJB - son of James and Margaret M.S. Dryburgh. Married to Darnie Comb. 5 children listed in 1881.

Further notes CJB in 1881 married to Sarah McDonald, two children William (4) and James McD (2)

Scotlands People Marriage - JOHNSTON JAMES MCDONALD SARAH 1874 692/1 154 Leith North

  • William Johnston 23

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PERSEVERANCE, of Newhaven

Seven men and boat lost near May Island.

References

* Northern Ensign and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 20 October 1881 Those named marked ❊
NOT listed William Rutherford - See ROBINAS

Notes CJB - son of William Inglis and Janet Murray, brother of Petter Murray Inglis below.

Further Notes CJB - son of Boreas Lyon Hall and Henrietta Aitken. Left a widow Ann McDonald Peterson

Notes CJB - son of William Inglis and Janet Murray, brother of William Inglis above.

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Further notes CJB On the death registration from the above *** John's mother is given as Margaret Combe. He was the brother of Dais above. //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg Not in Children of the Sea

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ROBINAS, of Newhaven

Two men lost at sea.

References

* Aberdeen Press and Journal - Saturday 22 October 1881 Those named marked ❖
Two other men listed - William Rutherford and Matthew Hume
* Northern Ensign and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 20 October 1881 Those named marked ❊
Also listed
* William Rutherford - looks to be incorrectly assigned to Perseverance in Children of the Sea.
* Matthew Hume unmarried

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//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/92/80/a0/8d/5344483f5444e71e/warning_caution_original.jpg CJB William Rutherford appears to be assigned to the incorrect boat - NOT on Perseverance

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  • William Liston ❊ ❖ 20 Single//s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Date of death registration 15th October - Firth of Forth. Son of John Liston (deceased) and Margaret Wilson.
  • Alexander Noble ❊ ❖ 42 //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Son of Alexander Noble and Margaret Bisset. Widower of Jane Linton

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STORMY PETREL, of Newhaven

Three men lost

References

* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 Those named marked ⧈
* Daily Review (Edinburgh) - Wednesday 19 October 1881
* Northern Ensign and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 20 October 1881 Those named marked ❊

See Article in SPURTLE

Husband of Catherine Sanson, father of Philip and Hugh listed below.

  • Hugh Stevenson ⧈ ❊ 32 Pilot //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - eldest son of David Stevenson, above. Website notes - son of David

Further Notes CJB Husband of Eliza Fairbairn King. In 1881 he had two daughters - Janet born 1877 and Catherine born 1880. Catherine later married Henry Carnie, a cousin of John Wilson Gordon Carnie lost in "Perseverance"

  • Philip Stevenson ⧈ ❊ 30 Pilot //s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/98/ad/8c/b1/5344484d4c38a612/tick_original.jpg Book notes - son of David Stevenson, above. Website notes - son of David

Further notes CJB - husband of Christina Walker Children in 1881 Census -

  • Janet Stevenson 8
  • Philip Stevenson 6
  • Catherine Stevenson 5
  • Margaret Stevenson 3
  • David Stevenson 1

The family was still together in 1891 with the addition of Hugh John Stevenson born in 1882 - STEVENSON HUGH JOHN; M; 1882; 692/1 222; Leith North

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Other people from website

  • George Nisbet of Eyemouth died trying to save some of the men by wading out into the water

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Boats which Returned

* The Scotsman October 17th 1881 Page 4 - those named are marked ⧈
  • FREEDOM

John Gordon, Skipper ⧈

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Alphabetical List of Casualties

Last name; First name(s); age; boat

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References and further reading

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