Cancelled Passages Aboard Titanic

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Paul Eggleston

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My grandma often told of a relation who was supposed to have travelled on the Titanic but took ill so could not travel, their surname was Leak, they were from Derbyshire. Unfortunately she did not know their first name.
 
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Pat McTaggart

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I have been told that my grandmother Rose Clarke had a ticket for herself & her 2 young sons Frederick & Kenneth but the boys came down with the measeles and their trip had to be delayed. My Grandfather Harry Clarke was already in Canada obtaining a job & a home for his family. My Mother Doris was born in Canada in April 1917
 
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Edward. Pratt

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My grandmother , who lived in Southampton , told me that , my grandfather a Charles Gilbert ,worked on the Titanic and sailedl from Belfast to Southampton on her .She also said she insisted that my Grandfather leave the ship at southhampton due to the Titanic having a mishap while being launched . She was always very superstitious !
 
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Polly (2696)

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I understand Mrs Ada Stevenson to've been one of those to cancel passage due to a premonition of disaster; she and her two children sailed later on SS City of New York. However I don't see the familty listed?
 
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Krystl

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Was wondering how much an original cancelled ticket signed by jp Morgan for one of the sister ships of the titanic may be worth
 
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Tom Steele (3456)

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My grandmother, Lizabeth Steele, nee Vickers, was booked on the Titanic with her infant daughter, Myrtle Steele. My grandfather was living in Calgary, Ab, at the time and had lost all his money in a land swindle. He sent word to her to cancel her tickets. She had sent her trunk by rail ahead of time. She was able to get her trunk off the Tiitanic and returned to her town, Millom, Cumbria. She sailed a year later with the same trunk. I have that trunk now. It had the Titanic sticker on it
 
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JeanS

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My great grandfather (Burrows) had purchased a ticket, then "missed" the boat, and took a different boat the next day. However, unfortunately, I don't see his name on the list...
 
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Shirley Wardle

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My grandparents (Tulley) and two daughters (one being my mother) were to board the Titanic, destined to live in Canada, but the youngest daughter became ill. Because they did not have the necessary health certificates, my grandparents were refused permission to board. They subsequently sailed on the SS Devon to Australia, which ran aground and wrecked in 1913 in Wellington. I have not been able to locate my grandparents' name on the "missed the boat" list. Any ideas?
 
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John Trainor

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I knew a sweet Christian couple in the 1960's at Lake Elsinore, California, the Badendyke's, Hans and Edwanda their first names. They were born in the 1880's. At church one day, they both were telling me how they were in line to get on the Titanic or to register, I don't know which, but they then heard a voice telling them, "This ship is going down!" They exited the line and were thus spared that tragedy. I've never doubted their account one iota.
 
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Christian Workman

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I am looking for confirmation of a story passed down the generations. My great-great aunt Georgia Frances Spence was supposed to be on board the Titanic to the United States to join our family in Ohio. She missed the boat. Because we've been told this story so often, we are trying to determine if it is true. If anyone has any proof that Georgia Spence was supposed to be on Titanic my family would greatly appreciate it.
 
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C C Christy

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A family story reports that my either great grandparents or my grandfather and their friends were to have sailed home from England on the Titanic, but were having such a good time they decided to stay on in England for another week and so changed their plans. Possible names: Russ Jackson Christy and Amelia Meyer Christy, or D. Lamar Christy and Elise Bowman Christy, and John Norton and Cora Norton. Anyone know how I can find out? [email protected]
 
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tc5marzipan

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My grandmother used to sail back and forth the Atlantic on the Holland American Line. She told us that she was scheduled to sail on the Titanic, but at the last minute did not feel well and decided not to go. Her name was Gerta Fey and she was from Germany. She would have been around 31 years old. We know she used to travel with a companion/chaperone, but we don't know who that was. We have not checked other ships sailing around that date yet. Is there a list of passengers who either cancelled or just didn't show up? Thank you
 
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Seumas

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My grandmother used to sail back and forth the Atlantic on the Holland American Line. She told us that she was scheduled to sail on the Titanic, but at the last minute did not feel well and decided not to go. Her name was Gerta Fey and she was from Germany. She would have been around 31 years old. We know she used to travel with a companion/chaperone, but we don't know who that was. We have not checked other ships sailing around that date yet. Is there a list of passengers who either cancelled or just didn't show up? Thank you
With respect, stories like this have to be taken with a huge pinch of salt.

There have been hundreds if not over a thousand or more people down through the decades who claimed they were due to be on board the Titanic and miraculously cancelled at the last minute.

It's a popular family story.

Stories of cancellations (some real and some false) are listed here:

And this is a list of fake survivors and victims.


I don't see any "Gerta Fey" on either.
 
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Andy A Carter

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My cousins, brothers Uncle had a friend at work who knew someone who was booked on the Titanic but couldn't make due to feeling unwell
 
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