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CHANNEL PILOTS, DOCK PILOTS, BOATMEN, WATERMEN, LIGHTERMEN, etc

The following is an index to those persons listed in the baptism records for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in the occupations listed above. The area covered is from Cardiff in the East to Bridgend in the West, and the period up to about 1900 (Cardiff to 1840 only). In some cases the same person will be listed in different locations at different times. The town listed before the year is the place of residence. In most cases this is also the parish where the entry is recorded but in a few cases the parish was different to the place of residence - in these cases the bracketed entry after the year shows the recording parish eg John Jones - Pilot - Cardiff - 1831 (Penarth) denotes that there is an entry in the parish register for Penarth in 1831 relating to a John Jones, Pilot, resident in Cardiff.

Please note that in the 17th & 18th centuries boatmen were usually masters of ships rather than dock boatmen. In the 19th century the term boatman was generally used for Dock Boatmen but might also be applied to bargemen..

Every effort at accuracy has been made but mistakes/omissions may well occur in such a list, particularly in relation to the spelling of names. This list is intended to be a finding aid and the original records should always be inspected to check accuracy.

Correspondence regarding the list is welcome but I cannot undertake to carry out lengthy research on the individuals concerned, though I will provide details of the individual entries on request.

A

William Abraham - boatman - Llandaff - 1819

John William Andrews - Dock Pilot - Penarth - 1885 (see also next entry)

William John Andrews - boatman - Penarth - 1887

Joseph Ayre - pilot's assistant - Barry - 1900

B

Chales Barberini - boatman - Penarth - 1885 - 93

Griffith Milton Bowen - boatman - Penarth - 1899

John Bowen - boatman - Penarth - 1878

Owen Bowen - boatman - Penarth - 1873 - 82

John Brewer - boatman - Cardiff - 1676 - 99

Nicholas Brewer - boatman - Cardiff - 1669 - 97

John Burton - boatman - Cardiff - 1839

William Bynon - boatman - Llandaff - 1814 - 17

C

Thomas Case - boatman - Penarth - 1893

James Arthur Clare - Pilot - Penarth 1890

Alfred Richard Clarke - Dock Pilot - Penarth - 1883

William Couch - Port Pilot - Penarth - 1894 - 96

Joseph Cullingford - boatman - Penarth - 1879

D

James Dallingford - Dock Pilot - Penarth - 1882

David Davies - boatman - Llandaff - 1838

Evan Davy - boatman - Cardiff - 1780

Benjamin Denman - Pilot - Penarth - 1892

Dennis Denman - Pilot - Penarth - 1868 - 73

Francis Denman - Pilot - Penarth - 1897

William Dew - boatman - Llandaff - 1826 - 34

E

Edwin Ellis - Dock Boatman - Penarth - 1894 - 96

Wiliam Ellis - Dock Pilot/boatman - Penarth - 1877 - 99

John Evans - waterman - Penarth - 1870

John Evans - Pilot - Penarth - 1826 - 39

Lewis Evans - boatman - Llystalybont, Llandaff - 1833 - 38

Oliver Evans - boatman - Cardiff - 1688

Thomas William Evans - Pilot - Penarth - 1880 - 91

William Evans - Pilot - Penarth - 1856 - 60

F

Philip Fletcher - boatman - Cardiff - 1826

Alfred Evan Ford - hobbler/boatman - Penarth - 1882 - 87

James Ford - Pilot - Penarth - 1877

G

William Gander - Pilot's Assistant - Penarth - 1885

John Gay - boatman - Penarth - 1872 - 77

James George - Pilot - Cardiff - 1819

William Glascott - boatman - Cardiff - 1775

John Griffith - boatman - Gabalfa, Llandaff - 1826

George Guy - boatman - Penarth - 1897

H

John Harris - Pilot - Penarth - 1872

Thomas Lewthwaite Howe - Pilot - Penarth - 1888

Christopher Hugh/Hughes - Pilot - Cardiff - 1809 - 22 - (same as Christopher Hugh - mariner)

Richard Hughes - boatman - Cardiff - 1780

James Hunt - hobbler - Penarth - 1890

J

James James - boatman - Cardiff - 1780

James James - Pilot - Cardiff - 1829 - 39 (same as James James - mariner)

John James - boatman - Cardiff - 1830

Thomas James - canal boatman - Cardiff - 1807 - (same as Thomas James - bargeman)

William James - boatman - Cardiff - 1777 - 99

Evan Jenkins - Pilot - Cardiff - 1820 - 26

John Jenkins - Pilot - Cardiff - 1833 - 40

John Jenkins - hobbler - Penarth - 1884

William Jenkins - boatman - Gabalfa, Llandaff - 1827 - 31

Thomas John - Pilot - Cardiff - 1872 (Cadoxton-juxta-Barry)

David Jones - boatman - Whitcurch - 1830

John Jones - boatman - Cardiff - 1837 - 39

Philip Jones - boatman - Cardiff - 1689

William Jones - boatman - Cardiff - 1831 - 39

K

Edward Keene - boatman - Penarth - 1891

Charles Evan Kirby - waterman - Penarth - 1876 - 83

William J. C. B. Knight - pilot - Penarth - 1893

L

George James Langford - boatman - Penarth - 1889

David Lewis - boatman - Penarth - 1882

Jonathan Lewis - Channel Pilot - Penarth - 1883 - 98

Rowland Lewis - boatman - Cardiff - 1696 - 99

Thomas Lewis - Pilot - Cardiff - 1883 (Penarth)

Thomas Lewis - boatman - Cardiff - 1814

James Lucas - Pilot - Cardiff - 1814 - 16

John Lucas - Pilot - Cardiff - 1806 - 07

M

Thomas Mansfield - boatman - Penarth - 1884

Thomas Mason - boatman - Penarth - 1869

Arthur Mayo - boatman - Cardiff - 1695

William McJenet - boatman - ~Penarth - 1885

John Morgan - Channel Pilot - Penarth - 1890 - 95

Miles Morgan - boatman - Llandaff - 1835

Morgan Morgan - boatman - Cardiff - 1839

David Morse - Pilot - Penarth - 1877 - 88

Evan Thomas Morse - Pilot - Penarth - 1875

N

Wallace Nash - boatman - Penarth - 1884 - 86

P

David Parry - boatman - Cardiff - 1808

George Pawley - boatman - Penarth - 1879 - 81 (see also seamen)

Joseph Penberthy - Dock Boatman - Penarth - 1896 - 98

John Pierce - hobbler - Penarth - 1891

R

John Rees - boatman - Cardiff - 1837 - 39

William Rees - boatman - Cardiff - 1773 - 76

George Reeves - Pilot - Penarth - 1877

David Richards - Pilot - Cardiff - 1833 - 38

Evan Richard - boatman - Whitchurch - 1827

John Richards - Pilot - Cardiff - 1834 - 39 (possibly the same as John Richards - mariner)

David Rogers - Pilot - Cardiff - 1824

William Rosser - Pilot - Penarth - 1823 - 26

Christopher Rowles - Pilot - Penarth - 1893

S

Henry George Searle - boatman - Penarth - 1896

Philip Mansfield Searle - boatman - Penarth - 1898

Thomas Mansfield Searle - boatman - Penarth - 1891 - 98

Robert Smith - boatman - Penarth - 1877

James Robert Squibbs - hobbler - Roath - 1878

Nicholas Stedman - boatman - Cardiff - 1680

Hugh Steele - boatman - Cardiff - 1837

Hugh Steel - boatman - Canal Bank, Llandaff & Whitchurch - 1819 - 30

John Steel - boatman - Llandaff/Whitchurch - 1821 - 1833

George Stephens - boatman - Llystalybont, Llandaff - 1841 - 43

T

John Thomas - Pilot - Cardiff - 1818

Llewelyn Thomas - boatman - Llandaff - 1816 - 23

Thomas Thomas - Pilot - Cardiff - 1864 (Penarth)

Thomas Thomas - boatman - Cardiff - 1808

V

John Vernon - boatman - Llystalybont, Llandaff - 1843

W

William Webber - boatman - Penarth - 1883

Arthur William - boatman - Cardiff - 1719

William Williams - boatman - Cardiff - 1777

William Williams - Channel Pilot - Penarth - 1882 - 96

Robert Henry Wilson - Dock Pilot/Boatman - Penarth - 1883 - 87

Henry Wilson - Boatman - Penarth - 1871 - 85