Scots aboard the Empress


James Hill

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was their anyone from scotland aboard her?i have heard of Walter Scott an engineer from Montrose who with 4 other engineers didnt survive the sinking.
 
Jan 5, 2001
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Hi James,
There were quite a number of passengers who were travelling to Scotland, were you looking for anyone in particular?
Regards
Craig
 
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Hi James,
In first class, Robert A. Cunningham came from Edinburgh, as did David Johnston. Miss A. Lee had been born in Scotland, as had Miss Catherine Miller.
In second class, Alexander Bunthrone, Mrs S. Burgess, Mrs Jane Elinslie or Emslie, Christopher Halliday, Chrissie Hope and George A. Johnston were Scottish. Mrs Euphemia Prior originally came from Dundee, while John Black came from Glasgow. James Hunter was a native of Edinburgh, while his wife was from Leith. John McLean came from Kilmarnock, and William Scott Potter from Angus. The Patterson family were going to visit friends in Scotland.
In third class Mrs Jacks and her son, the Kerr and Russell families, the Parrish family, Charles Reid, Violet Weir and Stephen Clarke had Scottish connections.
Hope this helps
Craig
 
Mar 28, 2002
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My notes say that an entire family of nine from Newmains , Glasgow, died in the disaster. This may be one of the families mentioned above. Can anyone elaborate?
 
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Hello Iain,
The family of nine would be that of William Russell, and his two daughters, Sarah and Minnie. Minnie was married to Peter Kerr, and he and their children, George, Willie, Catharine, Maggie and Sarah were all on board.
Regards
Craig
 

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