WHITBY, SCARBOROUGH & NORTH YORK MOORS,
My late, first wife's family were from Whitby,
hence I have a strong interest in the families and history of this area.
I have a good collection of books about the area, many copies of old photos and
postcards, and some census and other genealogical data. I am prepared to look
up information. Please e-mail me.
a list of the books I have click here.
For a list of genealogical data click here.
a list of the families I am interested in click here.
To see a Family Tree of my late wife's Yorkshire
here (she was Agnes White)
Amongst the families connected to my wife's family were the STORMs of Robin Hoods Bay. Roy Storm, a distant cousin, has
an excellent website which includes the Storm family pedigree and a transcript
of the 19th Journal of Captain Jacob Storm.Click here to go to Roy's STORM family website
Roy has started an
informal mailing group for those with an interest in the STORM family and in Robin Hoods
Bay families connected
to the STORMS (Probably most families from that area are related
!). If you wish to join e-mail Roy
There is also a new mailing list for those with Whitby family interests. This group is at " thewhitbygroup " on
Steve Whitaker has transcribed the 1837 Whitby Valuation Lists
I also have a
general interest in Whitby shipping, shipowners and seamen & in Whitby fishermen & lifeboats. I have
detailed fleetlists of the ships of Turnbull & Co
& Rowland & Marwood, the two main local
shipping companies. These can be viewed via my fleet list pages I also hold copies
of Lloyd's Captains Register 1869 & The SoG Index to Trinity House Petitions, both of which
contain details of many Whitby & Scarborough seamen & masters.
Mariners or wives of Masters in the 1851 Census for Whitby are listed on my Whitby Master Mariners 1851 Page
An Index to Master Mariners born at Whitby or Robin
Hood's Bay & listed in Lloyd's Captains Register 1869, with their
A contemporary account of the saving of the crew of the
Whitby ship "Monkshaven" owned by Smales of Whitby on passage from Swansea to Valparaiso in
Whitby was, of course,
an important Arctic Whaling port. I have compiled a list of Whitby Whaling
ships with some additional notes which include names of captains.
ARCTIC WHALERS OF WHITBY
An excellent site
for Whaling history, which includes some Yorkshire
THE WHALING HERITAGE PROJECT
MUSTER ROLLS FOR WHITBY SHIPS 18th -
early 19th Centuries -
Muster rolls for the ship "Volunteer" of Whitby
Muster rolls for several 18th & 19th Century Whitby
EXTRACTS FROM THE
TIMES NEWSPAPER RELATING TO WHITBY (Mostly shipping related)-
Extracts from The Times relating
to Whitby - Contents Page
Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1785
Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1790
Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1800
Extracts from The Times relating to Whitby Shipping 1830
There were strong
links between Whitby and my home town of Cardiff in the late 19th
& early 20th centuries because of the sea. Turnbull set up a Cardiff based branch of their shipping company and Rowland
& Marwood ships used Cardiff frequently. My indexes to Cardiff
Crew Agreements include a few Whitby masters and
there were certainly a number of Whitby seamen
who made their homes in Cardiff.
CARDIFF CREW AGREEMENTS INDEX
On my Maritime
website, too, is a searchable database of Ships in Port in 1881. This will
eventually cover the whole of England
There are many North Yorkshire seamen listed
in various ports across the country. You can search the index by personal name
or by ship or by port or any other keyword.
SHIPS IN PORT IN ENGLAND & WALES 1881
EXTRACTS FROM A DIARY OF NORTH EAST SHIPPING EVENTS
c.1200 - 1870
Some extracts from
a book on North East shipping transcribed by Yvonne Leck
SOME SHIPPING DISASTERS IN THE WHITBY AREA
A couple of
stories of disasters off Whitby
which resulted in action by the Whitby Lifeboats
A LIST OF THE WHITBY RESIDENTS WHO RECEIVED MEDAL AWARDS
FROM THE ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION 1830 TO 1996
is the Jet Industry in Whitby.
A branch of my wife's ancestors (the Devonshire & Paling families) were
involved in the industry for around 150 years from about 1840 to the 1990s. The last of the family to make jet jewellery having died a couple
of years ago.
Go to a list of Whitby Jet Workers in 1851
Go to a list of Whitby Jet Workers in 1899
Yet another interest
is in the Catholic families of Whitby
& the North York Moors area. My wife's family had been recussants
from early times, changing to Congregationalists in the mid 19th century.
I have copies of
the Catholic Registers for St.Hilda's, Whitby, St.Hedda's, Egton Bridge & St.Anne's, Ugthorpe from the late
18th century to mid 19th.
A List of some Yorkshire Catholics from the 1730s &
1740 transcribed by Mike Foster
Whilst on the
subject of Religion, the following is a very useful site on Yorkshire Quakers -
University of Hull Yorkshire Quaker Heritage
Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Malton
Messenger - Transcripts by Andrew Sefton
These very useful transcripts
give information on events relating to people from various parts of North
Yorkshire including Whitby
and the surrounding area.
January to June 1857
July 1857 to Decmber 1857
January 1858 to June 1858
July 1858 to December 1858
January 1859 to June 1859
July 1859 to December 1859
January 1860 to June 1860
July 1860 to December 1860
January 1861 to June 1861
July 1861 to December 1861
January 1862 to June 1862
July 1862 to December 1862
January 1863 to March 1863
April 1863 to June 1863
July 1863 to September 1863
October 1863 - December 1863
January 1864 - March 1864
April 1864 - June 1864
July 1864 - September 1864
October 1864 - December 1864
January 1865 - March 1865
April 1865 - June 1865
July 1865 - September 1865
October 1865 - December 1865
MALTON HISTORY - An excellent
site on Malton which includes some transcripts from
other Malton newspapers as well as information on
other aspects of the town.
Well worth looking at if you have Malton connections.
BAKER'S CHRONOLOGY - Transcripts by Jenny Buckle
giving information on events in Malton, Norton and
the surrounding area.
SOME WHITBY & NORTH YORKS LINKS
The Whitby Guide, your online guide for Whitby Accommodation, Whitby Bed and Breakfast and Whitby Hotels
Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society
Hearts of Oak - A study of Recussancy in North Yorkshire by J.L.O'Connor.
Includes notes on various Catholic families around Whitby & transcripts of catholic
Hoggarth Homepage - Lots of references to the Hoggarth surname in North Yorkshire
plus other associated names
Dave King's Yorkshire Probates etc -
Transcripts of Wills relating to the Hamilton, Hoult,
Porritt & Prissick surnames,
but with references within them to many other surnames
Geoff's excellent Whitby site with sections on lifeboats,
whaling, Captain Cook, Dracula etc.
SOME GENERAL YORKSHIRE
Yorkshire Surnames List
Yorkshire Births, Marriages & Deaths
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