Family Connections in Archives Of: Grimsby Fishing Vessel Records. Crew Lists.1871- 1881 Census returns, (Ships in Port).


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Fishing Vessels

'Artilleryman' No 29804 Built 1861 Tonnage 28.62 Smack Codfishing.
Cutter Rigging, One Deck, One Mast, Square Stern.
Length 50' 5 tenths, Width 15' 5 tenths.
Bill of sale dated 15th June 1866, Joseph Garside of Worksop. Tinker Merchant 64 64ths
Mortgauge to George Offord for 380. Mortgauge discharged 30th Dec 1875.
Vessel stranded at Saltfleet 16th Dec 1881. Declared a total wreck 4th April 1882 by letter
written by Thomas Husby.

'Bessie' No11394 Smack Codfishing. Built Northfleet, County of Kent 1857.
Owner William Munson 30 Strand Street Gy. Appointed Managing Owner by letter
8th May 1877 William Munson registered Sole Owner, 1000+ Interest.
Vessel renumbered to GY104, by 1885.
1st June 1885 Wiliam Munson remains Sole Owner, now of Hainton Street, Gy.

'James Emptage' No 86440, Port No 52. Built Rye 1882 by James C. Head.
Tonnage 86.61, Length 76', Main Breadth 20' Depth 11'.
Smack Owner 64. William Munson .Lived at 42 railway Street Gy. When appointed
Managing Owner by letter. 28th Dec 1882. Vessel sold to Foreigners 1892.

'Milton' No 9150 Smack, Cod Fishing. Built 1836 Rye, Barking Essex Tonnage 51.38.
Length 53' 5 tenths, Main Breadth 17', Depth of hold from tonnage deck to ceiling
amidships 9' 3 tenths. One deck, one mast rigged cutter
Port No 16 (1874). Previous London Port No 294 (1846).
Transferred from London 18th March 1874.
9th May 1874 Henry Munson of Gt Grimsby appointed Fisherman 64.
Transferred to John Wintringham as mortgauge, 20th Jan 1882.
Sunk in the Royal Dock in 1883 - Subsequently raised and broken up.
Registery closed 22nd July 1885.

'Gem' Official No 27236 Port No 46/1878. Tonnage 48.60 tons
One deck, two masts, ketch rigged, Length 62' 5 tenths, width 17' Hold 10' 3 tenths.
Original Owner, Alfred James Clark.
21st Oct 1878 William Thomas Lawrence of 32 Weelsby Street managing owner.
16th Sept. 1885 W. T. Lawrence now of 61 Weelsby Street remains managing owner.
Sold to Norwegions 5th June 1894.
'Hibernia' Port No 169, Tonnage 83 Built Dartmouth, 1877. Owner John Oliver Hawke.
Crew August 3rd1892:
Skipper J. Trew, age 39 born Islington. 2nd Hand, T Whitcombe, age 21, born Greenwich.
Cook, A Trew, age 16, born Gorleston. 3rd Hand, E. Woodliffe, age 20, born Alford.
Mate J Wallace, age 27, born London. 3rd Hand, Th's Ledner, age 23, born Kent.
(No direct family connection, but the vessel and men who sailed her would have been well known to them and that's a good enough excuse for me to include the image!)

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'Gannet' Gy 939, Built of iron at Hull in 1884 for the Gt Grimsby Ice Co. Ltd.
Owner John Oliver Hawke.
68hp, Length 133.7ft, Beam 21.7ft, Depth 11ft, G.T. 244. Crew list to be added shortly.
(Again no direct family connection, but the vessel and men who sailed her would have been well known to them and that's a good enough excuse for me to include the image!)

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1871 Census (Ships in Port)

'Bessie' No11394, (Port No 425), Dandy Fishing Vessel.
Master W. Munson, 29 Born Gravesend, Kent. Married.
Position of vessel midnight April 22nd 1871 - Dogger Bank.

'Tickler' No 62148, Tonnage 66.
Cook Robert Munson (12) , Born Grimsby.

1881 Census (Ships in Port)

'Bessie' No11394 Smack Codfishing.
Master, Wiliam Munson, Married, Age 39, Born Gravesend. Crew of 10.

'Artilleryman' No 29804 Tonnage 28 Smack Codfishing. Henry Munson Able Seaman, born Gravesend.

'Gem' N0 27237 48 Tons. Alfred Dadd Apprentice age 15.

Apprentice Notes

Alfred Dadd 6th June 1879 Age 13. 9 twelths. Bound for 5 years to W. T. Lawrence
Owner of Grimsby vessel 'Gem' No 27237. Port No 49.
Also on the same day, John Burton age 15 for 5 years.

Arthur Fearn 2nd Aug 1879 age17. Bound for 5 years to Henry Munson
Vessel 'Milton' No 9150. Port No 57.

Wm Priestly age 16, 21st Oct 1879 Bound for 4 years to W, T, Lawrence. Vessel 'Gem'

Sargent Croft age 16, 25th Nov 1879 Bound for 4 years to W, T, Lawrence. Vessel 'Gem'
Cancelled 29th Aug 1882.

Charles Hill age 14. 3 twelths 25th Feb 1880. Bound for 6 years to Henry Munson
Vessel 'Milton' No 9150. Port No 57.

Crew Lists

10th Dec 1885, Cod Smack 'Joseph Emptage' Owner W. H. Munson 124 Hainton Street Gy.
Skipper John Munson 18 Nelson Street Gy. Born 1854 Gravesend.
(Ship in which last served, James Emptage).

Smack 'Bessie' Owner W. H. Munson Tonnage 68. Port No GY104. Codfishing.
Skipper John Munson Born 1854 Gravesend. Discharged 21st Sept 1886
Address 20 Nelson Street Gy.
Same Vessel, Owner W. H. Munson Alexander House Dudley Street Gy. (9%)
Skipper John Munson Address 125 Orwell Street Gy. Born 1854 Gravesend.
Mate Richard Munson Born 1857 Gravesend.

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