Mr Frederick William Blainey Shellard

Mr Frederick William Blainey Shellard, 55, was born on 3 April 1857 in Bristol. He was the son of Stephen Shellard and Martha (ne Blainey). At the time of the 1881 census e he was living with his father and step-mother Sarah at 94 Egerton Road, Horfield, Bristol. Frederick married on 25 December 1882 to Mary Harriet Greenham and together they had five children. Frederick William, Reginald John, Ernest, Edith and Gertrude. By 1895 the family were living at 280 Newfoundland Road, Bristol. Frederick worked as a carpenter before changing trades to become a painter. He emigrated with his family to Troy, New York where they lived at 1004 Jacob Street.

Shellard had returned to England to visit relatives who lived at 520 Gloucester Road, Horfield, Bristol. For his return to America he travelled on Titanic which he embarked at Southampton with his friend, Thomas James Everett, also originally of Bristol. The men travelled in third class under ticket number 6212. They had been due to travel on the Philadelphia but were transferred because of the coal strikes.

Shellard was lost in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His family received a payment from American sources of $987.69.

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])

Steve Coombes, UK

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