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    Smile Boats called ADA, CLARE, ALICE, ESTHER, ETHEL

    Hi Maggiemac
    I would be very grateful if you could point me in the right direction. I have a George RUSHTON b.1865. He married Kate Hallam who is on the census for 1901 as Wife. George must have been at sea. My father tells me that George (my G Grandfather) had a fishing fleet of five, all named after his daughters. I want to find confirmation of these boats called ADA, CLARE, ALICE, ESTHER AND ETHEL and don't know where to start.
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    Hi ShirleySS, I have had a quick look around for trawler owners in the name of Rushton but cant seem to see one,do you know if he chose a certain name to call his fishing business? I also looked for Grimsby Skippers but did not find him there either,of course I have only looked at one list.

    He was a fisherman I see in 1889 when he married Kate Hallam .
    He also seems to be away from home in the 1911 census.
    Kate is with her children but no George.

    I am sorry I cant help you this time.But if you can think of anything else I could help with please let me know.

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    Hello Shirley,
    welcome to BG Forums - as you can see, I have moved these posts from the Introduce Yourself board to a thread of their own on this Canals and Watermen board.
    Hoping someone can help.
    ChristineR

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    Hi Shirley,

    Where was your g/grandfather born in 1865 and where was his wife in the 1901 census?

    Certainly the area of the census in 1901 should give a clue as to where he fished - he probably fished near where he lived

    Kings Lynn in Norfolk had an enormous fishing fleet in the 17/1800's and there is a fishing fleet museum there - they fished in the North sea. The museum is called Trues Yard and there is a website if you happened to find this could be the area.

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    Hi Shirley, I found...

    Absent Voters List for Grimsby 1914/18

    George Rushton of 28 Duke Street
    481 MSA Skipper R.N.R.T HMS Pekin.

    Maggiemac

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    Thanks Maggiemac. I think his fleet must have come well after the daughters. Ethel would have been my Grandmother and she was born around 1900, possibly 2nd youngest.
    I have the boat info from my father, but he is rather spasmodic on the bits he can remember. He remembers cycling from Leeds to stay with his grandparents in a house called Rushlam in Humberston. He has also told me that any family member can get free entry to the Fishermans Museum. I have never tried but believe it no longer exists in its former premises

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    Hello Sue
    Thankyou for your input but they are definitely Grimsby people
    Shirley

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    Hi Shirley, this may sound odd...but did your father ever mention that Ethel Rushton's dad had a fried fish shop?
    If so I have found her marriage,also Ethel's brother William Henry's marriage.
    Not much help in finding the ships though is it!?!!


    Maggiemac

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    I know nothing about this subject, but I wonder if this link is of any use? Would these registers include fishing vessels?

    Kerrywood

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    If the ownership of these vessels was after 1894 - see Paragraph 7 of this research guide - although visiting Grimsby as per the link mentioned by Kerrywood would seem easier for you.

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