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Hull Fishermen killed at sea, 1878 to 1881

The source of this information is as follows:

SEA FISHING TRADE COMMITTEE

_________________

REPORT
of a
COMMITTEE APPOINTED UNDER A MINUTE
OF THE BOARD OF TRADE

To inquire into and report whether any and
what Legislation is desirable with a view to
placing the relations between the Owners,
Masters, and Crews of Fishing Vessels on a
more satisfactory basis
together with the
MINUTES OF EVIDENCE
TAKEN IN THE INQUIRY
presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty
LONDON
Printed by George E B Eyre and William Spottiswoode,
Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
For Her Majesty's Stationery Office
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1883

Committee

The Lists

No. of AppendiceDescription of DocumentBy whom put inPortNo of QuestionPage
7Return of fishermen reported to the Hull police
as drowned or dying at sea since January 1878.
Mr. J. CampbellHull776175

Mr. Campbell was one of the witnesses and is described in the witness list as Chief Constable, Hull.

There are, however, 2 separate lists, as follows:

Summary

 Total
1878, 5 adults and 8 youths13
1879, 2 adults and 8 youths10
1880, 9 adults and 21 youths30
1881, 12 adults and 16 youths22
 109

Transcriber's Notes


Witnesses

NamePortDescription
BARKER Mr. R. H.HullMember of Committee Southampton Training Ship
BARNES J.HullLad
BOSTON D.HullApprentice
CAMPBELL Mr. J.HullChief Constable
CATT Mr. J.HullSmackowner
COOK Mr. C. H.HullManager Hull Trawl Fisherman's Society
CORLASS Mr. H.HullSuperintendent of Mercantile Marine
COULSON Mr. R.Hullno description
CRASHLEY D.HullLad
ELLIOTT Mr. W.HullPolice Inspector
HAMMOND J.HullFisherman
HILLIER Mr. C.HullSmackowner
HOLMES Mr. J.HullSmackowner
JORDAN C.HullApprentice
KNAPMAN S.HullApprentice
MASON Mr. J.HullBorough Medical Officer
OSBORNE Mr. -HullPublic Health Act Inspector
PEAKER M.HullSkipper and late Admiral
POWELL R.HullApprentice
ROBERTS W. H.HullSkipper
SHEPHERDSON Mr. W.HullGovernor of Union
SMITH T. H.HullApprentice
STRATTON Mr. T.HullMerchant and J. P.
TOOZES Mr. H.HullTown Councillor
UPTON Mr. J. T.Hullno description
WALLER Mr. RobertHullAlderman
WEBSTER Mr. H.HullGovernor H. M. Prison


Fishermen killed at sea, 1878-1881

DateNameAgeSmackDeathParticulars of Death given by Person reporting the occurrence
1878 January 5HENRICKSON Frederick32Lizzie GaleDrownedNot known
1878 January 8JOHNSON James22PolloxDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1878 January 8HARRISON Charles29LoyalDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1878 January 8RICHARDSON George27PromiseDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1878 November 16WESTOBY John22SparlusDrownedOn board a disabled vessel when she sank
1879 January 10KEMP George21Rose of ShannonDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1879 March 28BROWN James25RangerDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1880 February 17MITCHELL John24AngliaDrownedKnocked overboard by the trawling beam
1880 February 25WILSON William32AlbertDrownedKnocked overboard whilst reefing sails
1880 March 24WESTON Edward26RaynorSuicideFound a keg of brandy, got drunk, and jumped overboard
1880 July 21KENNEDY David22AnnieDrownedFell out of boat when returning from cutter; boxing
1880 July 26TUSLEY George42ThornbackDiedDied at sea
1880 August 9REGAN Michael29JaneDrownedFell out of boat when returning from cutter; boxing
1880 October 28ROSS Alexander22RelianceDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1880 December 19NOLLAND Thomas23SpeedwellDrownedBoat sunk when conveying fish to cutter; boxing
1880 December 19WATTS Richard23SpeedwellDrownedBoat sunk when conveying fish to cutter; boxing
1881 January 18MOORE Thomas W.25ArkDrownedBaling the boat, and fell overboard
1881 February 20BERRY George28SelbyDrownedFell overboard whilst taking in the jib
1881 March 14HARDY Henry21MinnieDrownedBoat capsized when conveying fish to the cutter; boxing
1881 August 16SOUTHERN Frederick21EuropeDrownedFell overboard whilst cleaning the reef pennant
1881 September 1MCMANNS William24TyrantDrownedFell overboard when sat on the sail mending nets
1881 October 21SENIOR Joseph21Albert VictorDrownedFell overboard when drawing in the net
1881 October 22HARRIS John21Lizzie FernDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1881 November 16DARLEY William31HamlintonDrownedKnocked overboard by the tiller
1881 December 15HARDINGHAM James23VictorDrownedCasting the lead, and fell overboard
1881 December 21MILLER Joseph25RomeoDrownedFell overboard from the bow-sail
1881 December 25HALLER Henry21SpeedwellDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1881 December 25DAWSON Thomas23ProsperousDrownedWashed overbaoard by heavy sea
1882 January 29Unknown44MaudeDrownedDrawing bucket of water, and fell overboard
1882 April 3BURTENSHAW John25IvyDrownedBoat capsized when returning from the cutter
1882 April 3COOKSON Frederick22IvyDrownedBoat capsized when returning from the cutter
1882 May 28WATERHOUSE Joseph24ImpelDrownedSat on crosstrees, and fell overboard
1882 June 23CHEESMAN John32StraboDrownedGetting into the small boat to go to cutter, and fell overboard
1882 July 3STONES Joseph30LibertyDrownedNo account. Missing from deck
1882 July 13OFFEN John21PolyhymmiaDrownedJumping on to taffrail, and fell backwards into the sea


Fisher-boys killed at sea, 1878-1881

DateNameAgeSmackDeathParticulars of Death given by Person reporting the occurrence
1878 March 7PINDER John20Lady ElizabethDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea, vessel abandoned by remainder of crew
1878 March 7BLOGG Edward18Lady ElizabethDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea, vessel abandoned by remainder of crew
1878 March 7NIDD James19ArkDrownedReefing the mainsail and fell overboard
1878 July 23RITCHER Richard19C. M. NorwoodSuicideThe skipper threatened to thrash him for misconduct, and he jumped overboard
1878 August 23TAYLOR James15MarsDrownedSick, and whilst leaning over the side of the vessel fell overboard
1878 September 2HOWARD Joseph17SwayDrownedKnocked overboard by a block
1878 November 11GOODING William17Forget-me-notDrownedEmptying a bucket of ashes and fell overboard
1878 November 28WILSON John16TiffeyDrownedNot known
1879 March 11SMITH William20FavouriteDrownedThrown out of boat by an oar
1879 March 28BISSETT David16RangerDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1879 March 28LUBY William18James WalkerDrownedKnocked overboard by the tiller
1879 May 6WARBETON John19Ben and MariaDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1879 October 24HARTLEY Jesse19CroftDrownedFell overboard off the boom whilst reefing the pennant
1879 November 4JONES James17BoysDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1879 November 12STOCKS John W17Stag HoundDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1879 November 12SPARKS Walter14ChursingDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 February 20MORTIMOR Walter14EvangelistDrownedNot known
1880 March 1SHED Henry13CaladoniaDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 March 2FOX George16BannisterDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 February 28OSTWICK James18ConfidenceDrownedEmptying a bucket and fell overboard
1880 April 10BOOTH Samuel19SperoxpectorDrownedFell overboard from the bows of the vessel
1880 September 17WESTOBY William18Young HarryDrownedBailing the boat and fell overboard
1880 October 15WATSON James20RoselandDrownedFell overboard from the stern of the smack
1880 October 2SNOW John17SpeculatorDrownedBoat capsized returning from the cutter
1880 October 28WOODS George20ArkDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 October 28GRAY William18ResoluteDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 October 28KENNEDY James19HulloaDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 October 28KERSLAKE James18SprayDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 October 29CULLEN David W16Dr. KenealyDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 October 31PLUMTREE Henry15PlenlimmonDrownedDrawing a bucket of water and fell overboard
1880 November 1FOX Edward17BoyneDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1880 November 28GODDARD Frederick16BritanniaDrownedThrown overboard, out of boat, when returning from the cutter
1880 December 19BIRCHALL Joseph17SpeedwellDrownedBoat sank when conveying fish to cutter
1880 December 19MELVIN Henry20North SeaDrownedBoat capsized when returning from cutter
1880 December 19GOMERSALL David17North SeaDrownedBoat capsized when returning from cutter
1880 December 19LEAMING Walter20North SeaDrownedBoat capsized when returning from cutter
1880 December 21LISTER Frederick18ElizabethDrownedEntangled in the bridle and was dragged into the sea
1881 January 12HARTLEY George18Tom BowlingDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 March 3Not known18DoncasterDrownedTaking in the jib and fell overboard
1881 March 4ROBERTS Albert20VigilantDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 March 4THORNSBY William18Saucy JackDrownedReefing the mainsail and washed overboard by heavy sea
1881 March 4Not known18Saucy JackDrownedReefing the mainsail and washed overboard by heavy sea
1881 March 14HASLAM John15Lord Chief JusticeDiedDied at sea, heart disease
1881 May 9PALMER Charles17Geo. RalphDrownedBoat capsized when returning from cutter
1881 June 19WOOD Thomas20UranusDrownedGetting into small the small boat and fell overboard
1881 July 27LOWE Arthur18Lady TalbotDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 August 14CHAPMAN John17Percy WalkerDrownedSitting on the rail and fell overboard
1881 August 26KILGAR George15FoundlingDrownedKnocked overboard by the tiller
1881 September 17TAYLOR Alfred19ResoluteDrownedBailing the boat when it filled and sank
1881 September 23PAGE William17VenusDrownedBoat capsized, conveying fish to cutter
1881 October 13REDFORD Albert17Three SistersDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 October 14HOLMES George16Joseph and FannyDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 October 15PASSAGE William18Jane and SarahDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 October 17KNAPMAN William20John BrownDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 November 27HOUGHTON George20Bessie LewisDrownedTaking in the jib and washed overboard by heavy sea
1881 November 30CHAPMAN Thomas16AlethiaDrownedReefing the topsail and fell overboard
1881 December 19SILBY Henry18MagicDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 December 19FOSTER Alfred14SpeedwellDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1881 December 19HOLMES George16Sir JosephDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1882 January 1PAPPER William14Rising SunDrownedKnocked overboard by the sail
1882 January 6CLINTON Joseph20WilliamDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1882 January 7FALLENGBERG August19Olive-branchDrownedPutting the top lift right and fell overboard
1882 January 10FOSTER John W.18AlbertDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1882 January 10COOPER George17WinterDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1882 January 19CAMBY George17HopeDrownedDrawing a bucket of water and fell overboard
1882 February 13RIDLEY John20RegulesKilledStruck by handle of winch, when having the gear, and killed
1882 February 18GORBECKETT Richard18Loch LongDrownedReefing the sail and blown overboard
1882 February 24HOYE Peter16GleanerDrownedDrawing a bucket of water and fell overboard
1882 March 1PILLING Walter18AlbertDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1882 March 1WHISKER William19CastellaDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1882 March 13DICK Charles18SignalDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea
1882 March 12FERN William20DiamondDrownedReefing mainsail and washed overboard
1882 March 31DIXON Joseph W.19EmeraldDrownedBoat capsized when returning from the cutter
1882 August 4TRUE Alfred19Joseph and FannyDrownedWashed overboard by heavy sea


Transcribed from
a report from the Sea Fishing Trade Committee
Transcribed by
Hilary Godber ©2002


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