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Hi i watched a night of Programs on The sinking of Titanic and its sister Britannic
 ship ,

And was wondering how many of you have found a relative on one of them ships And were they a survivor or not ??

Britannic
http://web.archive.org/web/20070403022842/http://www.hospitalshipbritannic.com/menu.htm

Titanic List ,
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whoweare/exhibits/titanic/p2.htm

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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 10:51 GMT (UK) »
HI
No relatives on the Titanic, I Started my family tree hoping to find a connection to Arthur H Rostron Captain of the Carpathia ( My maiden name is Rostron) but no such look as yet
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rostron, entwistle, holden,marvel, mason,ricks,hough,clare,flude,Sellwood,Harrison.

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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 11:38 GMT (UK) »
can't remember which thread it was in now-which rootschatter said their rellie was a steward in charge of lifeboat 13?
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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi, and a special hello to Lynn,
             A rellie of mine emigrated to the USA on the Carpathia in 1916, so I was interested to read that the ship was one of those that picked up survivors from the Titanic . Was  Captain Rostron the captain in 1916, do you know?
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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 14:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi and thank you for the welcome Jane
Arthur h Rostron was in Command of the Mauritania from 1915 to 1926

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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Kate Florence Phillips travelling as Mrs Kate Marshall was my Gx2 Grandfather's niece (my 2nd cousin 3 times removed) - her Grandparents were my Gx3 Grandparents.

Kate was eloping with her married boss who did not survive the sinking. 9 months after the sinking, Kate gave birth to a daughter Ellen Mary... more details here

http://www.charlespellegrino.com/passengers/ellen_mary_walker.htm

Pictures here

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/item_list.php?id=543&type=image
Davies, Edwards, Evans, Griffiths, Hughes, James, Jones, Morgan, Nicholas, Powell, Prytherch, Rees, Williams in Glamorgan, Brecon, PEM, CMN & MGY

Biddle, Budd, Clark/e, Davis/Davies, Elliott, Emery, Harper, Harris, Lloyd, Parsons, Phillips, Pitt, Reed/Reid/Read/Rhead, Rogers, Scandrett, Smith, Tyler & Waldron in Staffs, Worcs, Hef, Cheshire, Shrops., Middlesex & Surrey.

Cooghan/Coogan/Cogan - Castleblaney, Co Monaghan

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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 14:53 GMT (UK) »

Not the Titanic, but I did have one on the Lucitainia (not sure if I've spelt that correctly)

He was a steward. He was very ill with flu just before it was due to sail and his mother tried to get him to stay at home, but he said he couldn't afford to miss the tips.

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Metcalfe - Yorks, Edge - Shrops, Walster - Notts Cookson - Lancs

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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 17:26 GMT (UK) »
mc8, it was me.
My wife's Great Great uncle is Sidney Daniels.  He was a third class steward who survived the sinking by launching lifeboat No13 (although he had to give his place up for passengers).

A few links on him here:
http://www.southampton.gov.uk/s-leisure/artsheritage/history/titanic

Sidney died in 1983, and was the last surviving crewmember. 
Alas, we never met - but I do have a voice recording of him recounting how he left the Titanic.

Here he is:


Thudders.

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Re: Were any of your Relatives on Titanic ? or sister ship Britannic ? /++
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 January 06 17:44 GMT (UK) »
A family story goes that an acestor had a ticket to sail on Titanic but never actually sailed.

He was persuaded to go back home and marry his girlfriend (who was at the time pregnant!!)

I realize this could just be a "family story" but does anyone know how I could find out if it's true? Is there a list of those who bought tickets rather than those who sailed?

Thanks
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