(Daily Sketch 18 April 1912)
Mr James Walpole, 48, was born in Southport, Lancashire in 1864 the son of Henry Walpole (1829-1870) an upholsterer, and Ann (nee Dickson, 1830-1893)1,2. He was baptized at Christchurch, Southport on 27 Mar 1864.
Walpole had been with the White Star Line for thirty years, gradually rising through the ranks. He had previously served on the Britannic, Adriatic, Majestic and Celtic.
James Walpole with other members of the crew
Courtesy of Gwen and Phil Charnock
He was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 12 Stafford Road, (Southampton)3. His last ship had been the Olympic. As chief pantryman he received monthly wages of £7.
Walpole died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. He left £2185 10s to his brother Horace Walpole, a newspaper vendor.
|JAMES WALPOLE WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CREW|
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|Southport Visitor (1912)||SOUTHPORT MAN ABOARD|
|Southport Visitor (1912)||MR. JAMES WALPOLE|
|Southport Guardian (1912)||SOUTHPORT AND BIRKDALE VICTIMS OF THE TITANIC|
|Southport Visitor (1912)||SOUTHPORT PASSENGERS ON THE TITANIC.|
|JAMES WALPOLE AND PANTRYMAN COLLEAGUES|
- His siblings were: Eleanor Walpole (born 1859); Elizabeth Walpole (born 1862); Horace Walpole (born 1866); Mary A Walpole (born 1868)
- They were married 15 Feb 1858 at St James Church, Birkdale.
- In the 1911 census he is listed as a ship's steward living at 12 Rugby House, Stafford Road, Hill, Southampton, a seven room tenement house. In his probate entry (dated 13 May 1912) his address is given as 17 Lime Street, Southport which was his brother Horace's house.
Lancashire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1911
1871-1911 British Census
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936
Southport Visitor, 18 April 1912, Article
Crew Particulars of Engagement
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
Arne Mjaland, Norway
Geoff Whitfield, UK
Gwen and Phil Charnock