Steve Coombes

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    PITMAN GRAVESTONE
    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....
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    CORNISH LADY'S EXPERIENCE
    (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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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
    Three inhabitants of Bodmin had relatives on board the Titanic......
     
    1881 CENSUS, WEYMOUTH, DORSET
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    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
    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)
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    PHILLIPS-January 26th, at 85 High Street, Ilfracombe, the wife of Mr. E. R. Phillips, of a daughter....
     
    1901 CENSUS - ILFRACOMBE, DEVON
    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
    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
    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
    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. ...
     
  • Biographies

    Percy Bailey
    2nd Class Passenger

    Ada E. Balls
    2nd Class Passenger

    Frederick James Banfield
    2nd Class Passenger

    Robert James Bateman
    2nd Class Passenger

    John Henry Chapman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Sarah Elizabeth Chapman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Reginald Charles Coleridge
    2nd Class Passenger

    Henry Cotterill
    2nd Class Passenger

    Agnes Davies
    2nd Class Passenger

    John Morgan jr Davies
    2nd Class Passenger

    Joseph Charles Fillbrook
    2nd Class Passenger

    Edgar Giles
    2nd Class Passenger

    Frederick Edward Giles
    2nd Class Passenger

    Ralph Giles
    2nd Class Passenger

    John Gill
    2nd Class Passenger

    Reginald Hale
    2nd Class Passenger

    Samuel Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Jane Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Alice Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Kate Herman
    2nd Class Passenger

    Mary Dunbar Hewlett
    2nd Class Passenger

    Samuel James Metcalfe Hocking
    2nd Class Passenger

    Charles Louch
    2nd Class Passenger

    Alice Adelaide Louch
    2nd Class Passenger

    Frederick William Pengelly
    2nd Class Passenger

    Escott Robert Phillips
    2nd Class Passenger

    Alice Frances Louisa Phillips
    2nd Class Passenger

    Jane Quick
    2nd Class Passenger

    Winifred Vera Quick
    2nd Class Passenger

    Emily Richards
    2nd Class Passenger

    Reginald Harry Rogers
    2nd Class Passenger

    Maude Sincock
    2nd Class Passenger

    George Frederick Sweet
    2nd Class Passenger

    Edwina Celia Troutt
    2nd Class Passenger

    William John Turpin
    2nd Class Passenger

    Dorothy Ann Turpin
    2nd Class Passenger

    John James Ware
    2nd Class Passenger

    Florence Louise Ware
    2nd Class Passenger

    William Jeffery Ware
    2nd Class Passenger

    Addie Dart Wells
    2nd Class Passenger

    Edwy Arthur West
    2nd Class Passenger

    Ada Mary West
    2nd Class Passenger

    Barbara Joyce West
    2nd Class Passenger

    Edwin Charles Wheeler
    2nd Class Passenger

    Marion Wright
    2nd Class Passenger

    Lewis Richard Braund
    3rd Class Passenger

    Owen Harris Braund
    3rd Class Passenger

    Ernest Cann
    3rd Class Passenger

    Ernest James Crease
    3rd Class Passenger