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William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« on: Thursday 11 March 10 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Looking for info on William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton bn 18 Dec 1863 in Scarborough. Between 1881 and 1923 he was a Deep Sea Fisherman. Died June 1942 Tynemouth. At some time he went to prison for Manslaughter. He apparently tried to take his boat out of the harbour, while under the influence of alcohol, and alone, when he ran over a rowing boat containing three men, all of whom died. I haven't got a wife for William or siblings. I do believe that he was made a "Skipper" at the age of 19? Regards Bullamore

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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 March 10 16:34 GMT (UK) »
1871
RG10 4816  81 38

31 and a half (yes, that is what it says) North Street Scarborough

Thomas Melton 33 labourer bn Scarb.
Eliza 34 bn Everley? ??
Mary J 13
Thornton 11
Thomas 9
William 7
Maria 5
Elizabeth 3
Robert 6 mths     children bn Scarb.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 March 10 16:37 GMT (UK) »
But 1881 he is a servant (no mention of deep sea fishing)

I guess you have it as 1881 is free to search

RG11 4731 124 7

Cant see him in 1891 - must be off fishing!
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 March 10 16:39 GMT (UK) »
1901 census----  Linnet Steamer Trawler 
 
RG13      Piece: 4799      Folio:  150      Page:  0           
 
MELTON, William Master Married  M 37 1864 Master
 Scarbro
Yorkshire


 
 
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 March 10 21:50 GMT (UK) »



You will most likely have seen this marriage on FreeBMD Bullamore. I may be way off track with this, but no harm in saying !  :)

Marriage Sept qtr 1886
William Melton       
Charlotte Monkman    
Scarbro', Vol 9d, page 472

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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #5 on: Monday 15 March 10 21:52 GMT (UK) »



Could this be a possibility for Charlotte, married .. but with no husband at home. Living in Tynemouth.

1901 census:
RG13/4803, Folio 130, Page 5.

Northumberland, Tynemouth
26, Cobourg Street,

Charlotte Melton, wife, mar, 34, b. Yks, Scarborough
Constance R, dau, 12, b. Yks, Scarborough
Edith E, dau, 10, b. Yks Scarborough
Beatrice E, dau, 7, b. Ireland
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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #6 on: Monday 15 March 10 21:55 GMT (UK) »




The eldest daughter of Charlotte Melton from the above census, staying with her grandmother in 1891 :

1891 census:
RG12/3712, Folio 84, Page 34

Yorkshire, Headingley cum Burley
33, Harold Avenue,

Harriet E Monkman, h, mar, 57, Laundress, b. America, Montreal, British Subject
Thos B, son unm, 24, Shoemaker, Yorkshire, Scarbro
Hy Pexton, son-in-law, mar, 28, Joiner, b. Scarbro
Mary B, dau, mar, 33, b. Scarbro
Ethel B V, grand-dau, 3, b. Scarbro
Constance R Melton, grand-dau, 2, b. Scarbro
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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #7 on: Monday 15 March 10 22:25 GMT (UK) »




I was hoping to make a link between Charlotte Melton and your William in 1891 by way of family connections, but struggling to find the whereabouts of Charlotte and baby Edith E in 1891 ?

Birth, Jun qtr 1890 
Edith Emily Melton        
Scarbro', Vol 9d, page 358
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Re: William "Billy or Kingfisher O' the North" Melton
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 03 September 11 22:57 BST (UK) »
Thomas Melton 33 labourer bn Scarb.
Eliza 34 bn Everley? ??

It's Everley, Hackness, nr Scarborough.