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Offline paulsplace2009

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Clutha Jane
« on: Friday 29 December 17 08:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello Rootschatters!

Wondering if you can shed some light for me...

my gr gr gr grandfather drowned at sea... and haven't been able to find any details...

I have now been passed some information from a relative in Australia, who has advised me that my ancestor died On a ship called "Clutha Jane" around 1871... all crew were lost....

I can't seem to find any information on the Clutha Jane...

Can anyone help?

Many thanks

REID
BROWN
KERR
COPELAND

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KERR - ANDERSTON(GLASGOW) & ARGYLL
REID/BROWN - GOVAN
COPELAND - GLASGOW

IRELAND
LEITCH
DUFFY

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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 December 17 09:51 GMT (UK) »
What was gr gr gr grandfather's occupation?
WHERE did gr gr gr grandfather live?

ie any indication it's a ocean-going boat or an inshore fishing boat?
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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #2 on: Friday 29 December 17 10:01 GMT (UK) »
Clutha is a version of the Latin word Clota, which means the River Clyde. Maybe worth checking for a newspaper report.

The "cluthas" were small steamers taking passengers up and down the Glasgow area of the Clyde at the end of the 19th century, but your ship sounds more of a sea-going vessel.

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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #3 on: Friday 29 December 17 11:15 GMT (UK) »
Paul,  there was disaster of the Annie Jane shipwrecked on Vatersay in the 1850's?

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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #4 on: Friday 29 December 17 11:20 GMT (UK) »
According to an item in the Glasgow Herald, 27 Oct 1871, the Clutha (no "Jane") was lost (along with the Cynthia) on the island of Anticosti, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

No mention of the master or crew - described as "1060 tons, built in Quebec in 1855, and owned by Mr W Wright of Shields.

I can also see an 1845 reference to the "Clutha, Jane" (need to check further).
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #5 on: Friday 29 December 17 11:24 GMT (UK) »
https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?253330

Again, no mention of master/crew
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #6 on: Friday 29 December 17 11:32 GMT (UK) »
Several newspaper reports October 1871 state "It is believed the crew have been saved"
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #7 on: Friday 29 December 17 11:49 GMT (UK) »
By mid November 1871 the wife of the first mate (Martin Power) had received a telegram confirming her husband and all the crew were safe.
The master was Whitehouse.
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Clutha Jane
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 30 December 17 15:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi All

Thanks for the information...

I will have a look into the Anticosti information as this ties in with the dates I have from a poor law record for Edwards wife...

Paul
REID
BROWN
KERR
COPELAND

GLASGOW AND ARGYLL
KERR - ANDERSTON(GLASGOW) & ARGYLL
REID/BROWN - GOVAN
COPELAND - GLASGOW

IRELAND
LEITCH
DUFFY