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William James was a mariner & lived in Zion Street & his sons were either mariners or shipbuilders. I wish you happy hunting in researching your family history.

Or, if you wish, you may contact the webmaster here:- [email protected] to my Sunderland site. To search for specific text on this page, just press 'CTRL F' & then enter your search term.

378) I am the great great granddaughter of Samuel Wilson. I think that with additional research you will find this is correct. Peter Marsh, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, Jun. The reference to the Worm 'wrapped round the monument' is, as I see it, paraphrasing lines from a poem written in 1867 about the Worm which words became a song performed in pantomime. Len indeed stated 'The nearby villagers of Fatfield argue that the Worm actually lived on their own Worm Hill & point to holes & depressions made by the monster'. I have modified Len's text a little to hopefully clarify the matter. Now Alan Brett has written a number of books about Sunderland pubs i.e. The photographer for the Picture Post article was D. Savill, married to my great aunt Agnes Mc Dine, a Greenside lass. Hopefully, in due course, your images might grace that page. Can you please tell me how I can confirm that a relative of mine Henry Littlefield died whilst on the vessel "LODORE" on 26 June 1909. But the story, as I understand it, is that there were crew lists galore on file in the U. & that whoever held them decided, many years ago, to destroy them all. Now I don't have a lot about Greenwell's, but what I do have can be read here. Which sea battle took place off the Dutch coast on Oct. I have not seem mention of the family in your brilliant site. I wondered if anyone has further information about the John Ritson? A vessel which had a long life, though when that life ended is 'confused' at this moment. Listed at 283 tons from 1862/63 & 280 tons thereafter. 361) Thank you for an interesting article - I am looking for any pictures or deck plans for the Forerunner, a puddle tug boat that was similar to the Eppelton Hall. I'm currently disposing of records from our paper based files & checking, on the way, who is still around - & (mostly) who is not. If it's at all of interest let me know & any time I come across a record I'll send you info. May I suggest that you e-mail me some material that you believe would be of interest.

376) I have today acquired a photograph taken since 1998 and the background is a VAUX hotel or pub with the name The Castle and Alchemist. 'Old Pubs of Sunderland', in 2 volumes, published by Black Cat Publishing of Sunderland in 1993 & 1998 respectively. Kosmaj was built in 1977 by Sunderland Shipbuilders Limited & is detail listed here. Steve provided this link re one of the images in the Picture Post article. There was, I understand a hue & cry about the matter & in the final analysis the choicest of the lists were taken by various museums & archives in the U. It sounds as though your mother's recollections would have enlivened up my text! I am (and can prove) Jack Crawford's 4 greats Grandson. What I know so far:- Lloyd's Register of 1866/67 and 67/68 records the Maryport registered vessel, Official Number 1773, built Maryport 1848, 280 tons, 102.1 X 23.3 X 16.6. The vessel, it would appear, is Lloyd's Register ('LR') listed from 1848/49 thru 1883/84 at least - LR of 1884/85 is not available to the webmaster. Probably by Ritson & Sons) at & always registered at Maryport (Cumbria coast & Solway Firth). In 1865/66, per LR, Tinnion & Co., again of Maryport, became the vessel's owner thru 1874/75 per LR, with W. An example, we supplied equipment to Ship 908, ordered in Aug. And we will find out together where it may take us. The ledger has a note beside it 'Erected - taken to pieces and shipped abroad'. 4, 2017 [email protected] for this message, Tom.

Chris Roche, England, May 22, 2016 [email protected] For over a year now, the webmaster has been busy expanding the lists of vessels built at Sunderland over the centuries, in site pages 117 thru 136.

I never could have imagined what a wealth of data is today WWW available, to help in that effort, thanks in large part to 'Google' & others, who scan old books & make them accessible to all.

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