This family history was provided by Brian Reader in Australia who has traced back his family history. The Reader family were a fishing family in Scarborough in the 1800's. Thomas Robinson Reader was Brian Readers great grandfather
Born 17 Nov 1830 in Broadstairs, moved to Scarborough and died Scarborough 15 Jan 1908 buried at Dean Road Cemetery. He Married Helen Peart 06 Nov 1852 St. Mary's Church, Scarborough. They had 13 children all born in Scarborough.
- John Reader Master Mariner and fisherman 1853 to 1922. Both his sons Fishermen skippers later in Fleetwood.
- Ann Reader (born 4 July 1854 died 1919. Married Henry Matson Fisherman).
- Stephen Peart Reader (Fish boy. Born 24 May 1856. Died 12 Jan 1872)
- Thomas Robinson Reader (Fisherman, Mate Born 1858 died 1932)
- Patience Reader (Born April 1858 Died July 1858)
- Ellen Reader (Born 21 January 1860 Died 1908. Married Walter Morley, Fisherman Third Mate "Evelyn & Maud" in 1881)
- William Henry Peace Reader and Fish Shop 1862 to 1935. Born in 1862 William died at sea on 01 Mar 1883 in the sinking of "Cornelia" a Scarborough Fishing Smack.
- Robert Watson Reader (Fisherman. Born 1865)
- Henry James Reader (Fisherma Born 1867)
- Daniel George Brasier Reader (Born 1869 died January 1870)
- Daniel George Reader (Fisherman. Born 12 April 1871 died 16 November 1893 on the "Evelyn & Maud")
- Sophia Ann Reader (born 1872 died 1943. Married James Smith who was a boat Builder and owner).
- Sarah Evaline Maud Reader (Born 1875 Died 1876)
Was built in Hull for Jeremiah HUDSON of Scarborough & registered in Scarborough as SH152 in 1862. In 1869 it was taken off the Scarborough Registers. Official Number 44589 Register of Fishing Boats 1869 to 1871 (1749; 3279-80) 11 March 1869
"Contrast" registered Scarborough .
- Owner: Jeremiah Hudson
- Master: Stephen Reader
- Dandy Yawl rigged for trawling.
- Rig:- Mainsail, Jib, Foresail.
- 67 tons, 68ft. keel
- Crew: 4 men, 2 boys.
- Fishing Number SH 221. 1st. Class Registration. Page 9 Cancelled, new certificate dated 31/03/1869.
Owner and Master : Jeremiah Hudson Ex. 22/11/1870
In 1874 she returned to Scarborough again and was owned by Jas. SELLERS and re registered as SH221.
Was registered at Scarborough as a fishing smack of 39 tons. Official Number 14986. Fishing Number SH188 (source - 1871 Census list of ships at Scarborough).
- 1871: Master of "Achilles": Stephen Reader.
- Stephen Readers Son John Reader(18) was Mate
- Stephen Readers other son Stephen Reader(15) was fishboy.
- John Smith (26) and Simon Craw (18) were remainder of crew.
Was registered at Scarborough as a fishing vessel of 61 tons. Official Number 75245. Fishing Number SH134 (Source:- 1881 Census list of ships at Scarborough).
- 1881: Master of "Acacia": Stephen Reader.
- Stephen Readers Son Thomas Robinson Reader (23) was Mate
- Stephen Readers other Son Robert Watson Reader (15) was fishboy.
- 1861 Census; South Ward, St. Thomas 's Parish 42 Quay St.
- 1868 Scarborough Electors Register, East Ward Near 57 Quay St .
- 1871 Census; Scarborough. Quay Street, but onboard "Achilles"
- 1881 Census; Scarborough. 62 Quay Street, but onboard "Acacia"
- 1891 Census; Scarborough 73 Quay Street
- 1892 Scarborough Directory 73 Quay Street ; Fisherman- 1893-1894; Scarborough Electors Register, East Ward. 73 Quay St .
- 1902 Scarborough Directory. 73 Quay St. ; Warehouseman