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    BRAUND BROS
    Added 23rd June 2009
    Lewis Richard Braund (front row, left), Owen Harris Braund (back row, right), with their brothers William James Braund (back row, left) and John Morcom Braund (front row, right). ...
    BRAUND BROS 
    PITMAN GRAVESTONE
    Added 14th October 2004
    In Love We Remember. Herbert John Pitman M.B.E. 1877-1961. Merchant Navy 1895-1947 Rest In Peace. 3rd Officer S.S. Titanic 1912....
    PITMAN GRAVESTONE 
    WILLIAM CARBINES GRAVESTONE
    Added 23rd August 2004
    WILLIAM CARBINES GRAVESTONE 
    CORNISH LADY'S EXPERIENCE
    Added 22nd July 2004
    (courtesy of the Western Morning News) Mrs Stephen Ould (sic), of Sacamento, USA formerly of St Keverne, was in her room in the second cabin section, preparing to retire when the boat struck. "It felt as if something had tried to ...
     
    PENZANCE PARTY ON TITANIC BOUND FOR AKRON
    Added 22nd July 2004
    The party of seven adults and four young children from Penzance were all bound to Akron. Mr. George Hocking, his mother (Mrs. Guy), who is a widow, and his sister, Miss Hocking, were of St Mary-street, and with them were Mrs. Emily Richards, of...
     
    LAWRY FAMILY INFORMATION
    Added 11th June 2004
    Charity, who travelled as a third class passenger with her husband Alexander Robins was born in the parish of St. Mewan, Cornwall on 18 January 1865. At the time of the 1871 Census, aged 7, she was living at St. Austell with her parents and 8 ...
     
    NANCARROW FAMILY INFORMATION
    Added 11th June 2004
    William Henry Nancarrow was the only son of the second marriage of Thomas Nancarrow (b1819). His mother was Maria (b1840). His birth took place in or near St. Austell, Cornwall in 1877. His father was described in the various census returns ...
     
    STANLICK FAMILY INFORMATION
    Added 31st May 2004
    Cordelia (Delia) Stanlick was born at Tywardreath, Cornwall in 1878. She was the daughter of Thomas and Amelia Stanlick. Her father, born in Devon in 1832 worked as a miner and in later years as a farm labourer. The 1881 Cornwall Census has t...
     
    LOBB FAMILY INFORMATION
    Added 31st May 2004
    The correct origins of William Arthur Lobb, third class passenger on Titanic have now been established. The 1891 Cornwall Census shows that William Arthur Lobb was born in the parish of Luxulyan (5 miles NE of St. Austell) in 1881 and that he was th...
     
    1901 CENSUS - SHOLING, HAMPSHIRE
    Added 31st May 2004
    Richard Proudfoot has now been traced to Sholing, Hampshire on the 1901 Census. (Surname spelled incorrectly as Proudford). The family information was as follows - Jane Proudfoot 28 born. Devon Richard Proudfoot 10 born. Devon...
     
    1891 CENSUS, CHARLTON, LONDON
    Added 20th May 2004
    At the time of the 1891 census, Reginald G Smith, aged 11, was a school boarder at Park House, Cresswell Park, Charlton, London. ...
     
    THOMAS HUGHES 1822-1896 (FATHER OF MRS. LILIAN CARTER)
    Added 20th May 2004
    Lilian's father, Thomas Hughes was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. He was a Liberal MP and barrister and spent much time promoting Working Men's Education and the Co-operative movement. He is most well known as author of 'Tom Brown's School...
     
    MR. & MRS. E. A. SANDERS (UNCLE AND AUNT)
    Added 20th May 2004
    In April 1912 the Exeter Flying Post newspaper reported that Titanic victim, Mrs. Lilian Carter, was a neice of Mrs. E. A. Sanders of Stoke House. Mrs. Lilian Carter (formerly Hughes) was a daughter of Thomas Hughes and Frances (formerly Ford)...
     
    REV. WYNELL HENRY CARTER (BROTHER OF REV. ERNEST CARTER)
    Added 19th May 2004
    At the time of the tragedy in 1912 the Exeter Flying Post newspaper reported that Rev. Ernest Courtenay's brother was Rector of St Mary Arches Church in Exeter, Devon. Rev. Wynell Henry Carter was a younger brother, born at Compton Beauchamp, Berksh...
     
    1881 CENSUS - LONDON
    Added 19th May 2004
    At the time of the 1881 census Lilian Hughes (14) was living with her mother and father, Thomas Hughes (57) and Frances (Fanny) (50) at 80 Park Street, London. The census confirms Lilian's birthplace as within the parish of St George's Hanover...
     
    1901 CENSUS, WHITECHAPEL, LONDON
    Added 19th May 2004
    At the time of the 1901 census Lilian (34) was living with her husband, the Rev. Ernest Courtenay Carter (43) in Whitechapel, London. He is described in the census as 'C of E Clergyman'....
     
    1881 CENSUS - OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE
    Added 19th May 2004
    At the time of the census Ernest Courtenay Carter, aged 23 and unmarried, was boarding at Dudley Cottage in the parish of St. Giles, Oxford. He was described as an undergraduate scholar and born at Compton Beauchamp, Berkshire...
     
    OXFORD ALUMNI, 1715-1886
    Added 19th May 2004
    Page 223 of the Oxford Alumni has - CARTER, Ernest Courtenay, 3rd son of George of Compton, Berkshire, Clergyman. Matriculated 18 October 1880, aged 22. St. John's College. Batchelor of Arts 1884....
     
    1881 CENSUS - LIVERPOOL
    Added 18th May 2004
    Hugh Richard Walter McElroy was born at 3 Percy Street, Liverpool on 28 October 1874. He was the son of Richard R. McElroy and Jessie (formerly Fox). At the time of the 1881 census he was living at 6 Eversley Street, Toxteth, Liverpool with h...
     
    THE RT. REV. ALOYSIUS SMITH
    Added 18th May 2004
    The Rt. Rev. Aloysius Smith was the eldest brother of Reginald George Smith, one of the saloon stewards on Titanic. This is his obituary- FIRST ABBOT OF BODMIN The Rt. Rev. Abbot Aloysius Smith, C.R.L., First Abbot of Bo...
     
    BODMIN PRIESTS BEREAVED (1)
    Added 18th May 2004
    At Mass at St. Piran’s Roman Catholic Church, Truro on Sunday morning, prayers were offered for those who went down in the Titanic, and special mention was made of Mr. Hugh McElroy, the chief purser, brother of the present Prior of Bodmin, and Mr. Re...
     
    THE FEARS OF RELATIVES : INHABITANTS OF BODMIN
    Added 18th May 2004
    Three inhabitants of Bodmin had relatives on board the Titanic......
     
    1881 CENSUS, WEYMOUTH, DORSET
    Added 18th May 2004
    Reginald George Smith was born in Weymouth, Dorset in the summer of 1879. At the time of the 1881 census he was living with his mother and brothers at 5 Salisbury Terrace, Melcombe Regis, a suburb of Weymouth. His moth...
     
    1901 CENSUS, WILLERSLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE
    Added 18th May 2004
    At the time of the 1901 census Reginald, aged 21, was living at Willersley, Leicestershire and working as a footman. ...
     
    REGINALD GEORGE SMITH & HUGH WALTER MCELROY
    Added 18th May 2004
    It is quite likely that Hugh Walter McElroy (purser) and Reginald George Smith (saloon steward) were acquainted as they both had brothers who were Roman Catholic Priests. Father Richard McElroy and Father Aloysius Smith both served to...
     
    LOBB WAS RETURNING HOME
    Added 14th May 2004
    Mr. W. A. Lobb, a miner, and his wife of Bugle, who have no children, were returning to New York after a visit. ...
     
    ROBINS' PLANNE TO SETTLE IN NATIVE TOWN
    Added 14th May 2004
    Mr. and Mrs. Alexandra (sic) Robins, who have been staying with friends at Mount Charles, returned from America a few months ago with the intention of settling down in their native town, but subsequently decided to return to America. They have ...
     
    THE TRURO CHURCHES
    Added 14th May 2004
    The Rev. W. F. Fenwick (vicar) referred to the disaster at St. John’s on Sunday morning and at the evening service the Rev. G. Rhys said that from that small parish two persons (Messrs. West and Fillbrook) had gone down with the doomed vessel: he tru...
     
    BODMIN PRIESTS BEREAVED
    Added 14th May 2004
    At Mass at St. Piran’s Roman Catholic Church, Truro on Sunday morning, prayers were offered for those who went down in the Titanic, and special mention was made of Mr. Hugh McElroy, the chief purser, brother of the present Prior of Bodmin (Fr. ...
     
    ST. AUSTELL
    Added 14th May 2004
    The most impressive gathering was that at the Baptist Sunday School, with which the family of the late Mr. W. H. Nancarrow, one of the Mount Charles victims, was connected. As the children were being dismissed the members of the adult classes lined u...
     
    NANCARROW A PASSENGER ON TITANIC
    Added 14th May 2004
    Mr. W. H. Nancarrow, an engine driver, who had previously been abroad, was returning to some friends. His wife and nine young children reside at Mount Charles, St Austell. ...
     
    THE PARENTS OF WILLIAM JEFFREY WARE
    Added 11th May 2004
    William Jeffrey Ware was the only child of Samuel Ware and Ann Louisa (formerly Witheridge). Their marriage was registered at Tavistock, Devon in the December Quarter of 1888. His father Samuel worked as a blacksmith at one of the copper mine...
     
    1891 CENSUS - GUNNISLAKE, EAST CORNWALL
    Added 11th May 2004
    At the time of the census William Jeffrey Ware, aged 1, was living with his parents, Samuel and Annie Ware at 1 Bowhay Cottages, Newbridge Hill, Gunnislake, Cornwall....
     
    1901 CENSUS - GUNNISLAKE, EAST CORNWALL
    Added 11th May 2004
    At the time of the census William Jeffrey Ware, aged 11, was living with his parents, Samuel and Annie Ware at King Street, Gunnislake, Cornwall....
     
    GRAVESTONE (9)
    Added 9th May 2004
    In Loving Memory of Henry W Creese who died at Falmouth 14th Nov’r 1905 Age 6 years 3 months. The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. In Loving Memory of Henry Philip The Beloved Husband of...
     
    HOLSWORTHY, DEVON - 1901 CENSUS
    Added 9th May 2004
    John Adams, under his actual name, Richard May was at home with his family at the time of the 1901 Census. They were living at 'Burnard's House', a dwelling a few miles west of Holsworthy, Devon. The family present were - John M...
     
    HOLSWORTHY, DEVON - 1901 CENSUS (1)
    Added 9th May 2004
    At the time of the 1901 census John Henry Perkin, aged 12, was living at the family butcher shop at Lower Square in the town of Holsworthy, Devon. Those present on census day were - William Perkin Head 49 Butcher/Shopkeeper Eli...
     
    PENGELLY (PENGILLY) FAMILY INFORMATION
    Added 9th May 2004
    Frederick (Fred) William Pengelly was born in the parish of Calstock, East Cornwall in early 1893 whilst his father was working in the area as a mining engineer. Fred’s father, Frederick William Cardell Pengilly (sic) was born in 1861 ...
     
    1891 CENSUS - PLYMOUTH, DEVON
    Added 9th May 2004
    At the census date, Jane Richards, aged 12 is at home with her widowed mother, Mary Ann Richards, aged 52. They are living at 2 Wesleyan Place, East Stonehouse, Plymouth. Also with them is Jane's elder step-sister, Martha Maud Sowden (formerly Flowe...
     
    A POSTCARD FROM TITANIC
    Added 6th May 2004
    On 11 April 1912, John Adams (real name Richard May) posted a card to his sister in Holsworthy, Devon. It read - "Dear Ethel, Just a few lines to tell you that I have found Jack and we are going on all right. We are having it fairly c...
     
    GLOOM AT HOLSWORTHY
    Added 6th May 2004
    This disaster has cast a gloom over Holsworthy, there being no less than seven passengers from this district on board the ill-fated vessel. Mr. L. Braund, a native of Bridgerule, who had been on a visit to his native home after several years absence ...
     
    NORTHLEW, DEVON -1901 CENSUS
    Added 3rd May 2004
    John Hall Lovell was born at Pynda Farm in the parish of Hatherleigh, mid-Devon in early 1892. He remained at that address until 1897 when he and the family moved to Lower Gorhuish Farm in the parish of Northlew. The 1901 censu...
     
    1901 CENSUS - TAVISTOCK, DEVON
    Added 2nd May 2004
    The 1901 census has Reginald Harry Rogers, aged 7, at home with his parents, John G. & Emma J. Rogers at 2B Taylor Square, Tavistock....
     
    1901 CENSUS - DEVONPORT, DEVON
    Added 2nd May 2004
    At the time of the 1901 census Samuel James Metcalfe Hocking was living with his wife Ada at 2 Molesworth Villas, Devonport. He was described as a painter & decorator....
     
    1901 CENSUS - PLYMOUTH, DEVON
    Added 2nd May 2004
    At the time of the 1901 census Jane, aged 22, was unmarried and living with her widowed mother, Mary Ann Richards at 10 Phoenix Place, East Stonehouse, Plymouth. ...
     
    BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
    Added 2nd May 2004
    PHILLIPS-January 26th, at 85 High Street, Ilfracombe, the wife of Mr. E. R. Phillips, of a daughter....
     
    1901 CENSUS - ILFRACOMBE, DEVON
    Added 2nd May 2004
    At the 1901 census date Alice Frances Phillips, aged 10, was at home with her parents, Escott Robert & Hannah Marie Phillips, they were living at 9 Belvedere, Ilfracombe....
     
    THE LOCAL PASSENGERS
    Added 30th April 2004
    The Countess of Rothes, who was on board the Titanic, which has sunk in the North Atlantic, is among the passengers reported as safe. She is a daughter-in-law of Mrs. Leslie-Leslie, of Adelphi Terrace, Paignton. Definite information on the su...
     
    SHALDON AND THE DISASTER
    Added 30th April 2004
    Mr. Henry Forbes Julian, one of the first-class passengers, of Redholme, Torquay, is also among the missing. He formerly resided at Ness House. Mr. Forbes made a fortune in South Africa with a patent for separating gold from quartz, and during his ...
     
    UGBOROUGH MAN'S GRAPHIC STORY OF THE GREAT OCEAN TRAGEDY
    Added 30th April 2004
    This item was almost word for word the same as that reported in the Western Morning News of 29 April 1912. However, in addition the article stated that his father was in the Metropolitan Police at Devonport. ...
     
    WESTCOUNTRY CONNECTIONS
    Added 28th April 2004
    A representative called at the residence of Mr. J. A. Pascoe, Crownhill, whose brother, Mr. C. H. Pascoe, is believed to be the only Westcountry member of the crew saved in the Titanic disaster, and had the pleasure of an interesting conversation wit...
     
    BRANSCOMBE, DEVON - 1891 CENSUS
    Added 28th April 2004
    Bertram Frank Dean was born on 30 June 1886 in the small East Devon village of Branscombe. This is the census information for 1891. Dwelling: New Castle Cottage, Branscombe Charles Dean Head. 29 Thatcher, born. Branscombe Eliza...
     
    BRANSCOMBE, DEVON - 1901 CENSUS
    Added 28th April 2004
    Dwelling: Culver Hole, Branscombe Charles Dean Head 39 Thatcher born. Branscombe Eliza Dean Wife 39 born. Branscombe Fred Dean Son 17 Thatcher born. Branscombe Bert Dean Son 15 Farm Labourer born. Branscombe Willie ...
     
    CAPT. WILLIAM CREESE
    Added 28th April 2004
    Henry Creese's eldest brother, William Creese, was born in 1857 and was a mariner by occupation. He had married in about 1889 to Alice (formerly Smith) whom he had met whilst based in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Their first 2 children, Hen...
     
    TITANIC SURVIVOR ROBERT HICHENS ATTACKED TORQUAY MAN
    Added 27th April 2004
    Henley opened the door and came outside. Hichens was standing with both hands in his pockets, and in his right hand pocket was the revolver. He asked Henley for money, saying 'I am on the ground I want you to pick me up.' Henley natural...
     
    TORQUAY SHOOTING CHARGE
    Added 27th April 2004
    TITANIC OFFICER SENT TO PENAL SERVITUDE Robert Hitchens, 51, a ship's navigating officer, who was stated to have been at the wheel of the Titanic when she was sunk in 1912 after striking an iceberg, appeared in the dock at Winchester A...
     
    A PLYMOUTH PASSENGER
    Added 27th April 2004
    One of the second class passengers on the Titanic is Mr. Fred Banfield, who left Plymouth on 9th inst., to join the vessel. He spent some years in business with a well known firm in Bedford-street, Devonport, but previously had worked as a miner in ...
     
    A SIDMOUTH FAMILY. FATHER DROWNED: WIFE & CHILDREN SAVED
    Added 27th April 2004
    Mr. and Mrs. Dean, of Branscombe near Sidmouth, with their two children, were passengers in the Titanic. Mrs. Dean and children were among the saved, but Mr. Dean perished....
     
    BOUND FOR SALT LAKE CITY
    Added 27th April 2004
    Mr. and Mrs. William Turpin, we understand left Plymouth for Salt Lake City. They resided at 59 Chaddlewood-avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Turpin, sen., live in Beaumont-road, Plymouth....
     
    MR AND MRS TURPIN AMONG THE MISSING
    Added 27th April 2004
    A message has been sent to Mr. C Gilbert of 8 Pentyre-terrace, Plymouth confirming Mr. and Mrs. Turpin were amongst the missing. ...
     
    TURPIN A MEMBER OF MASONIC BRETHREN
    Added 27th April 2004
    Mr. Turpin was a member of the Masonic brethren of the Lodge of St. George, No2025, Plymouth. ...
     
    THE TITANIC DISASTER (4)
    Added 26th April 2004
    At a special meeting of the St. David’s (Exeter) District Committee of the National Deposit Friendly Society a vote of condolence was passed with Mr. and Mrs. Dyer in the loss of their son in the Titanic disaster. The deceased was a member of the St...
     
    THE TITANIC DISASTER (5)
    Added 26th April 2004
    It is feared that Rev. E. C. Carter and Mrs. Carter, of St. Jude’s, Whitechapel, are among the lost passengers. The rev. gentleman was a brother of the Rector of St. Mary Arches, Exeter, and was taking a holiday. Mrs. Carter was a niece of Mrs. E. ...
     
    THE TITANIC DISASTER (6)
    Added 26th April 2004
    Quartermaster G. Rowe, a native of Topsham, is among the crew saved. Submitter's footnote: I have read elsewhere that it was in fact George Rowe's married sister who resided at Topsham, Devon. It seems he was a regular visitor ...
     
    FROM WESTCOUNTRY - FURTHER PERSONAL DETAILS
    Added 26th April 2004
    It was reported yesterday at Okehampton that amongst the missing passengers in the third class list of the Titanic was John Lovell, son of John Lovell (farmer) of Northlew....
     
    FROM WESTCOUNTRY - FURTHER PERSONAL DETAILS (1)
    Added 26th April 2004
    Mr. James Drew and family and Mr. James Veale (sic) were from Constantine, Cornwall. Mr. and Mrs. Drew and nephew (Master Marshall Drew) had been home on a visit to his mother (who is 84 years of age, and still ignorant of anything having happened)....
     
    CREESE FAMILY GRAVESTONE
    Added 26th April 2004
    Family Gravestone at Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon. The grave is that of Henry Creese's parents, Charles and Jane Creese....
    CREESE FAMILY GRAVESTONE 
    THE FEARS OF RELATIVES : PARSONS
    Added 25th April 2004
    In connection with the WomenÂ’s Missionary Auxiliary at the Zion United Methodist Church, St. Austell, on Wednesday evening, Mr. W. J. Nicholls, who presided, referred to the loss of the Titanic. ...
     
    UGBOROUGH MAN'S STORY
    Added 25th April 2004
    J. Horswell (sic), a sailor, residing in Southampton, said though he was now lodging at Southampton, he hailed from Ugborough. He acted as bowman in one of the emergency boats, and among the passengers with them were Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff Gordon. ...
     
    LEAP OF 75 FEET
    Added 25th April 2004
    A fireman named Walter Hurst, of Southampton, said he was off watch at the time, and made his way to the boat deck. He was, of course, told to stand back and about five minutes before the liner sank he jumped the 75 feet to the sea, having a lifebel...
     
    THE FEARS OF RELATIVES : WHILEMS
    Added 23rd April 2004
    Among the passengers of the Titanic was Mr. Charles Whilems, 31, a foreman in the employ of Messrs. Robinson KingÂ’s glass works, London. ...
     
    FROM THE WESTCOUNTRY (1)
    Added 23rd April 2004
    Amongst the St. Austell victims were Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Robins, who were returning after a long visit at Mount Charles. Mr. Robins seemed to have some presentiment of something going to happen, as he was heard to remark when the train was even a...
     
    FROM THE WESTCOUNTRY
    Added 23rd April 2004
    Captain and Mrs. T. Hoskings (sic), 17, The Green, Shaldon, received a telegram yesterday from Mr. Bock (the former’s cousin), now in America, to the effect that he had travelled down to New York, 300 miles from his home, hoping to meet their son amo...
     
    AN EXETER PASSENGER
    Added 22nd April 2004
    It is also stated that Mr. Ralph Giles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Giles of Eaton-place, Exeter, was among the passengers. Mrs. Giles has wired to the Head Office of the White Star Line in London, but has received no reply. Mrs Giles’s sister-in-law...
     
    NO NEWS OF MR F. ANDREW, OF REDRUTH
    Added 21st April 2004
    Among the passengers of whose fate nothing is yet definitely known is Mr. Frank Andrew (30), of Pencoys, near Redruth. Mrs. Andrew, who lives at Pencoys, with one little child about two years of age, received a postcard from a friend in Plymouth, on ...
     
    A VICTIM OF THE TITANIC.
    Added 18th April 2004
    MEMORIALS OF HENRY FORBES JULIAN. By HESTER JULIAN (Griffin & Co. 6s. net.) There is no way of summing up the total loss to the nation and to the world of such a disaster as the wreck of the Titanic. The mere tale of the number...
     
    MEMORIAL SERVICE
    Added 6th April 2004
    A memorial service for Mr. Henry Forbes Julian, of Torquay, who went down in the Titanic, will be held at noon on Monday next at St. Mary Magdelene Church, Upton, Torquay....
     
    IN MEMORIAM (1)
    Added 6th April 2004
    JULIAN – In loving memory of Henry Forbes Julian, the beloved husband of Hester Julian, of Redholme, Torquay, who gave his life for others on the RMS Titanic, 15 April 1912. “Quit you like men, be strong.”...
     
    FRANK ANDREW FAMILY INFORMATION
    Added 22nd March 2004
    The following biography has been compiled with the assistance of descendants of Frank Andrew who reside in Cornwall. It should be pointed out that no birth certificate exists for Frank despite extensive searching and it should also be made known tha...
     
    GEORGE FOX HOSKING NOT SAVED
    Added 21st March 2004
    Captain and Mrs. Hosking of Shaldon have received a telegram from Mr. Bock, Captain Hosking’s cousin in America, who had travelled about 300 miles to meet Mr. George Fox Hosking, the Senior Third Engineer on the ‘Titanic’ who he was hoping woul...
     
    DYER FAMILY INFORMATION
    Added 22nd February 2004
    Henry Ryland Dyer, or Harry, was born in Jhansi, India on 21 December 1887 during the time that his father was serving with the 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment as a Quartermaster Sergeant. Harry’s father, Henry Thomas Dyer was born a...
     
    AT SEA IN A BLIZZARD: BUDE SEAMAN FOUND WRAPPED IN THE MAINSAIL
    Added 8th February 2004
    Adventure recalled by death of Mr. J. Jewell The passing of Mr. John Jewell early Sunday morning at 8, King Street, Bude, at the age of 79 years, recalls the old days of Bude shipping, consisting of small coasters of 35 to 80 tons, whi...
     
    HAYLE MAN ONE OF THE STEWARDS
    Added 7th February 2004
    On enquiring at Hayle we find that no passengers from this town have sailed in the ill-fated vessel, but that Mr. Samuel Rule, of Hayle, occupied the position of chief bathroom steward. Mr. Rule, who formerly lived at Clifton-terrace, is a bro...
     
    SAFETY OF A HAYLE MAN - MR. SAMUEL RULE
    Added 7th February 2004
    Capt. Rule of Hayle, has received a telegram from his niece announcing the safety of his brother, Mr. Samuel Rule, chief steward of the Titanic. The telegram reads as follows:- ‘Anfield, Liverpool,-To Rule, Carnsew, Hayle. Fath...
     
    ANOTHER PENZANCE PASSENGER SAVED
    Added 7th February 2004
    Among the further list of passengers this morning appears the name of Ellen Wickes (Wilkes). Mr. Ludlow has received the following telegram: Name reported on Carpathia as Ellen Wickes. As we have no passenger of that name I think it must be E...
     
    NEWLYN MAN RESCUED
    Added 7th February 2004
    AT THE WHEEL WHEN THE SHIP STRUCK The quartermaster at the wheel when the ship struck the iceberg was Mr. Robert Hichens, believed to be a native of Newlyn, who is one of the survivors. Interviewed on landing Mr. Hichens said when the collisi...
     
    REV. HARRY PARSONS (YOUNGER BROTHER OF EDWARD PARSONS)
    Added 7th February 2004
    Rev. Harry Parsons was born on 26 November 1878 in Barnstaple but spent his early years living with his family in Plymouth. He entered the Ministry of the Bible Christian Church in 1899 and subsequently spent a short time at Cheriton F...
     
    DEATH OF AN ESTEEMED RESIDENT.
    Added 7th February 2004
    Torquay has lost an old and respected inhabitant in the death of Mrs. Rebecca Parsons, of Bronshill Road. Originally of Torrington, she had for many years resided at Torquay and took a very active interest in the work of the United Methodist Church ...
     
    STEPHEN & ANNIE HOLD
    Added 24th January 2004
    Newly married at St. Keverne, Cornwall on 18 October 1909, Annie's first trip to America with her husband Stephen Hold was on board Teutonic. They arrived at New York on 24 November 1909 having departed from Southampton. The ship's manifest sh...
     
    WESTCOUNTRY PASSENGERS
    Added 24th January 2004
    Mr. Frank Andrew, a young married man, 25 years of age, of Pencoys, Four Lanes, about 3 miles from Redruth en route to America to seek his fortune - his first trip across the seas - by the ill-fated Titanic. Mr. Andrew has a wife and one child, age ...
     
    A FULFILLED DREAM. ECHO OF THE LOSS OF THE TITANIC
    Added 23rd January 2004
    One of the stewards on board the Titanic was a son of the late organist and choirmaster of a church in Torquay. He leaves an aged widowed mother, who was dependent upon him. His sister narrates a strange dream. She says that for several nights pri...
     
    TORQUAY RESIDENT LOSES HER SON
    Added 22nd January 2004
    Mrs. Parsons, of Hardene, Bronshill Road, has lost her son. Mr. Edward Parsons, who was chief storekeeper on the Titanic. He had been in connected with the White Star Line for many years, and had previously served on the Oceanic, Teutonic, and Maje...
     
    THE COUNTESS OF ROTHES
    Added 21st January 2004
    The Countess of Rothes, who, as reported in last week’s Directory, was saved, was on her way to the States to meet her husband, who is a son of Mrs. Leslie Leslie, of Paignton, Devon. Before marriage Lady Rothes was Miss Edwardes, only child of Mr. ...
     
    MR. JULIAN'S COMPANION
    Added 18th January 2004
    Mr. Forbes Julian was accompanied on the Titanic by a mining engineer, named Weir. Here is a pen picture from New York: “With a tall woman in blue velvet, Mr. Cornell, a popular magistrate, elbowed his way into the offices to get some word of his w...
     
    LETTER FROM HIS MAJESTY THE KING
    Added 18th January 2004
    The Late Mr. Forbes Julian.-Mrs. Forbes Julian, of Redholme, has been honoured by receiving, through Viscount Knollys, a letter expressing the sympathy of his Majesty the King with her in the loss of her husband in the Titanic disaster. The letter r...
     
    LETTER FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
    Added 18th January 2004
    The Late Mr. Forbes Julian.-Mrs. Forbes Julian has been honoured by receiving a gracious letter of sympathy from her Majesty the Queen from Buckingham Palace. It reads: “Her Majesty feels very much for you in the irreparable loss which you have sus...
     
    TITANIC PASSENGER ANNIE HOLD (FAMILY INFORMATION)
    Added 18th January 2004
    Mrs Stephen Hold (Annie Margaret, nee Hill) was born in the fishing village of Porthoustock in Cornwall and baptised at the parish church of St. Keverne on 23 May 1883. She was the daughter of Augusta Lavinia Hill. Annie’s mother was...
     
    CENSUS (12)
    Added 18th January 2004
    Edward Parsons was living at 5 Eleanor Road, Litherland, Liverpool with his wife, Clara at the time of the 1901 census. At this date 3 of his 5 children had been born, their birthplaces were shown as Bootle. The children were - Charles...
     
    EDGAR & FRED GILES, PORTHLEVEN
    Added 18th January 2004
    Edgar Giles, aged 20, his brother Fred, aged 22, well behaved young men, had been in the employ of Mr. Wells, of the posting establishment, Porthleven. Both sailed in the Titanic, going to join another brother at Camden. The father has been unable ...
     
    CENSUS, NEWLYN, CORNWALL
    Added 17th January 2004
    Robert Hichens, aged 19 is at home at St Peters Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall with his family. He is described as a fisherman. The family are listed as follows: Philip Hichens 45 Fisherman b. Newlyn Rebecca Hichens 39 b. Whitby, York...
     
  • Biographies

    Arthur Ford
    3rd Class Passenger

    Archie Jewell
    Deck Crew

    Charles Barnes
    Engineering Crew

    Robert Hichens
    Deck Crew

    Henry John Spinner
    3rd Class Passenger

    Jane Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Henry Forbes Julian
    1st Class Passenger

    George Green
    3rd Class Passenger

    William Jeffery Ware
    2nd Class Passenger

    Charles Louch
    2nd Class Passenger

    Ralph Giles
    2nd Class Passenger

    Henry Ryland Dyer
    Engineering Crew

    Richard Cater Nosworthy
    3rd Class Passenger

    Edwin Charles Wheeler
    2nd Class Passenger

    Ada Mary West
    2nd Class Passenger

    Edwy Arthur West
    2nd Class Passenger

    Barbara Joyce West
    2nd Class Passenger

    Frank Couch
    Deck Crew

    John Richard Jago Smith
    Victualling Crew

    Frederick William Pengelly
    2nd Class Passenger

    Reginald Harry Rogers
    2nd Class Passenger

    Edward Parsons
    Victualling Crew

    Sarah Elizabeth Chapman
    2nd Class Passenger

    John Henry Chapman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Alice Frances Louisa Phillips
    2nd Class Passenger

    Escott Robert Phillips
    2nd Class Passenger

    Thomas Henry Blake
    Engineering Crew

    Charity Robins
    3rd Class Passenger

    Alexander Robins
    3rd Class Passenger

    Rowland Edwin Stanley
    3rd Class Passenger

    Ernest James Crease
    3rd Class Passenger

    William John Turpin
    2nd Class Passenger

    Winifred Vera Quick
    2nd Class Passenger

    Harry Bristow
    Victualling Crew

    Alice Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Kate Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    George Frederick Sweet
    2nd Class Passenger

    Samuel Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Addie Dart Wells
    2nd Class Passenger

    Albert Edward Peacock
    3rd Class Passenger

    Reginald Charles Coleridge
    2nd Class Passenger

    Florence Louise Ware
    2nd Class Passenger

    John James Ware
    2nd Class Passenger

    Treasteall Peacock
    3rd Class Passenger

    Edith Peacock
    3rd Class Passenger

    Robert James Bateman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Ada E. Balls
    2nd Class Passenger

    John Henry Perkin
    3rd Class Passenger

    John Hall Lovell
    3rd Class Passenger

    Dorothy Ann Turpin
    2nd Class Passenger

    William Dennis
    3rd Class Passenger

    Samuel Dennis
    3rd Class Passenger

    Marion Wright
    2nd Class Passenger

    Jane Quick
    2nd Class Passenger

    William Thomas Fox
    Victualling Crew

    Emily Richards
    2nd Class Passenger

    Ellen Wilkes
    3rd Class Passenger

    Samuel James Metcalfe Hocking
    2nd Class Passenger

    Alice Adelaide Louch
    2nd Class Passenger

    Frederick James Banfield
    2nd Class Passenger

    Frederick Edward Giles
    2nd Class Passenger

    Edgar Giles
    2nd Class Passenger

    Percy Bailey
    2nd Class Passenger

    John Gill
    2nd Class Passenger

    Joseph Charles Fillbrook
    2nd Class Passenger

    Henry Cotterill
    2nd Class Passenger

    Thomas James Everett
    3rd Class Passenger

    Mary Dunbar Hewlett
    2nd Class Passenger

    Reginald Hale
    2nd Class Passenger

    William James Elsbury
    3rd Class Passenger

    William Henry Saundercock
    3rd Class Passenger

    Ernest Cann
    3rd Class Passenger

    Agnes Davies
    2nd Class Passenger

    John Morgan jr Davies
    2nd Class Passenger

    Henry Philip Creese
    Engineering Crew

    Edwina Celia Troutt
    2nd Class Passenger

    Charley Hodge
    Engineering Crew

    George Fox Hosking
    Engineering Crew

    Edward Thomas Stone
    Victualling Crew

    John Poole Penrose
    Victualling Crew

    Frank Richard Allsop
    Victualling Crew

    Owen Harris Braund
    3rd Class Passenger

    Lewis Richard Braund
    3rd Class Passenger

    Samuel James Rule
    Victualling Crew

    John Edward Hart
    Victualling Crew

    William Henry Worthman
    Engineering Crew

    Alfred White
    Engineering Crew

    Alfred Charles Shiers
    Engineering Crew

    Hugh Walter McElroy
    Victualling Crew

    Maude Sincock
    2nd Class Passenger