Fishing Families

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PREFACE About five years ago I developed an interest in the family’s history. I knew that my father Hugh Cecil Allan was born in Scarborough and that he lived there in his teens.  His mother Emma Allan nee Lister moved with her f...

The Allen and Truman Scarborough fishing families The writer of this history did not leave his or her name. It is a family history which concerns one child - Alice Irene Allen. I was introduced to Alice Irene in the cosy kitchen of a little ho...

The Allen family history I have compiled my family tree over many years until it now numbers 4640 persons and 1462 marriages. The ALLEN tree extends from my grandchildren back through ten generations and at the present time reaches the year 1680. ...

The following are photos from Barry Watson. They feature his fishing family relatives and their story. Picture above: This is a photograph of my grandfather Henry Watson. He started his career in Hull as a stoker on trawlers, later bec...

The following is intended to complement Ian Hollingsworth’s article about the Harwood and Bullamore fishing family history by setting details of another ‘strand’ of the family. Mr Hollingsworth’s narrative begins with M...

Cammish, Jenkinson and Sheader Families A look at the electoral register in 1905-06 reveals that certain streets within the old town had lots of houses lived in by fishing and seafaring families. Quay Street for instance reveals seven houses ...

Photo above: Children by the harbour The children of the fishing families never had an easy life. Life in the nineteenth century and early tweentieth century was characterized by poverty. Children often went around without any shoes on the...

The Clayburn family were a big fishing family in the 1800's and with that were stalwarts of the lifeboat. Here are two excerpts which feature the Clayburn family "The north-eastern coast of England suffered during Saturday under a fri...

The Cowling fishing family This page features articles on this site that may mention Cowling in some way.  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat is to escort fishin...

The Crimlisk fishing family There are many Crimlisk's in Filey,Flamborough, Hull and Scarborough. Yet they all are descended from just one man who came here from Ireland in 1842 - Thomas Crimlisk. He was born in Ardara in County Donegal in 180...

The Dalton fishing family of Scarborough This page features articles on this site which mention the Dalton fishing family of Scarborough,Flamborough,Filey and Flamborough in some way.  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarb...

Scarborough fishing families - the Eves family This page features articles on this site which mention the Eves fishing family in some way.  200 year history of Scarborough's RNLI  The 200 Year History of Scarborough's RNLI ...

The Harwood and Bullamore fishing familys This family history features the Harwood and Bullamore fishing families and was typed up by Ian Hollingsworth who had a keen interest in family history. He worked at the Scarborough Evening News and died i...

Scarborough fishing families - The Harwood family This page features articles which mention the Harwood families in some way.  1799 - a great storm off Filey Bridge and a famous rescue A great storm off Filey Bridge and a famous rescue ...

Scarborough's Hick family: a shipping family This article is written by John Hick. It describes his family and their shipping interests in Scarborough. Usually it is only noble or notable families that have a family tree going back bef...

Scarborough fishing families - the Hodds family This page features articles on this site which mention the Hodds fishing family in some way Cowling fishing family of Filey Scarborough and Flamborough The Cowling fishing family This page feat...

Hodds Family history - the U-Boats The following article is based upon the history of the Hodds family - a local Scarborough fishing and seafaring family. The oldest member of which was Joshia Hodds. He had two sons - Horace and Walter Hodds. Both...

Scarborough fishing families - the Jenkinson family This page features articles on this site which mention the Jenkinson fishing family in some way.  32 Sandside  My grandfather's house at 32 Sandside The following story was su...

From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd FILEY TRAGEDY - LOST AT SEA The risks involved in seafaring are horrendous. Yet with some justification Filey people claim that no maritime commun...

From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd It would be expected in a community as closely related as the Filey fishing families there would be folk memories of their common ancestry. All the m...

Scarborough fishing families - the Johnson family This page features articles on this site which mention the Johnson fishing family in some way.    A to Z listing of Famous Scarborough people SMHC Archive File information held o...

Life in the Old Town - the fishing families "When I was about 10 year old I was playing wave dodging on the lifeboat slip way and a wave hit me and pulled me down the slip way and old man gabber pulled me out got me be scruff of neck pul...

Scarborough fishing families - the Mainprize family This page features articles on this site which mention the Mainprize fishing family in some way.    1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster ...

Scarborough fishing families - The Matson family This page features articles which mention the Matson faily in some way.   Cammish, Jenkinson and Sheader  Cammish, Jenkinson and Sheader Familys A look at the electoral register i...

Scarborough fishing families - The Normandale family This page features articles on this site which mention the Normandale fishing family in some way.  Attacks On Trawlers in Scarborough in WW2  Attacks On Trawlers in Scarborough i...

Scarborough's oldest skipper - Thomas Normandale Scarborough's oldest trawler skipper, Mr Thomas Normandale, lived to the ripe old age of 84 and lived at 3 Paradise Row.  A native of the town had been a master since 18 years o...

Scarborough fishing families - the Pashby family This page features articles on this site which mention the Pashby fishing family in some way.  A to Z listing of Famous Scarborough people SMHC Archive File information held on the follow...

The Reader family - Scarborough 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 Reader...

Scarborough fishing families - Rennard family This page features articles which mention the Rennard families in some way. 1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat is to es...

The Robinson fishing family of Scarborough and Filey This page features articles on this site which mention the Robinson fishing in some way.  A to Z listing of Famous Scarborough people SMHC Archive File information held on the followi...

Scarborough fishing families - the Rowley family This page features articles which mention the Rowley fishing family in some way. 1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat i...

The Scales fishing family of Scarborough and Filey This page features articles on this site which mention the Scales fishing in some way.  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of ...

This story appeared in a series of articles by Forrest Frank in 1920 in the Scarborough Daily Post - This story came from Captain John Wilson In southerly winds what was known as the Mosquito Fleet - small coasting traders - bound south would ...

Scarborough fishing families - the Sheader families This page features articles on this site which mention the Sheader fishing families in some way.  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the...

Scarborough fishing families - the Smalley family This page features articles on this site that may mention the Smalley fishing family in some way. T   Allen and Truman Scarborough fishing families  The Allen and Truman Scarboro...

Scarborough fishing families - the Swift family This page features articles on this site that may mention the Swift fishing family in some way.    Cobles along the Scarborough and Filey coast Cobles on the Yorkshire Coast This p...

Scarborough fishing families - the Trueman family This page features articles on this site which mention the Truman fishing family in some way.  1874 - great storm along the coasts of England  A great storm in 1874 along the coasts...

Scarborough fishing families - the Walker family This page features articles on this site that mention the Walker fishing family in some way. 1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of t...

Barry Watson's grandfather, Henry Watson [The Petty Officer seated]. He was involved with mine sweeping during World War One when many trawlers were seconded for this task. On his arm you can see the RNR badge with a T for trawlers. Bottom...

Whisper Cammish One of the few survivors of the men who used to man the big sweeps when Scarborough had an oar-propelled lifeboat is Harry 'Whisper' Cammish, aged eighty-one, Longwestgate. He got his nickname because he had a voice truly &...

Whitby - Storr and Leadley familys In 1861 the Whitby Lifeboat sank and took the lives of twelve men including Matthew Leadley, Robert Leadley,John Storr (Coxswain) and William Storr. This was a famous date in Whitbys RNLI history. Another rescue ...

The Whitehead family - Scarborough This email was sent to us by Terrence Morgan, the Great Grandson of Thomas Whitehead. Dear Sir, I am sending information which maybe of interest to you concerning my great grandfathers family . Thomas...

Wyrill Crawford is a famous name in the old town. Its a name passed down over several generations. This article was sourced by Vanessa Milner of Scarborough Archives Group. It appeared in the Scarborough Evening News on Wyrill Crawford's Gold...

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