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Re: lost at Sea
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 00:28 BST (UK) »
There are a few other newspaper reference but none give as much detail as to what's already been posted. But just for your records...

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
29 Dec 1930
Mystery Of Man Lost In Gale
Boat Believed Blown Out To Sea
- John Douglas
- aged 66
- of Gordon Street, Amble
- last seen in a fish saloon at 10.30 pm

Blyth News
29 Dec 1930
Mystery Of Man Lost In Gale
Boat Believed Blown Out To Sea
[similar to above but briefer]

Lancashire Evening Post
29 Dec 1930
Man Disappears
- despite lengthy search by lifeboat, tugs and trawlers all day,
- no trace has been discovered of
- John Douglas, aged 66, of Amble
- Douglas is a night watchman on the dredger in Amble Harbour
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Re: lost at Sea
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 07:23 BST (UK) »
Thank you all, much appreciated  :)

At least it looks like 1930 is correct.

Where do you find the newspaper reports please?
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Re: lost at Sea
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 09:53 BST (UK) »
The newspaper items are from the British Newspaper Archives, available directly from BNA or via FindMyPast (for some subscriptions).

I assume John was the husband of Mary (nee Dunn), and that she died in 1940 and was buried in Amble West Cemetery.

FindAGrave appears to have good coverage for the cemetery but no records for Mary. It's possible she may have a memorial stone that just hasn't yet been photographed, and if so, it might possibly have a reference to John. It's a long shot, I know.

Do you know if any of their children married around 1930? I'm wondering if any marriage record indicates whether he had died or not, at the time of the marriage, as it may help narrow down the time period of a death record.

GRO reference:
1940 Q4 Death: Mary Douglass; age 76 (born c1864); Northumberland North Second; 10B; 798


Newcastle Evening Chronicle
01 Oct 1940
Deaths
Douglass
- Amble, 3, Newburgh Street,
- on the 30th September,
- aged 76 years,
- Mary, beloved wife of the late John Douglass
- internment Amble West Cemetery, on Thursday;
- leaving residence at 2.45 pm for
- service in Church of the Sacred Heart
- where friends please meet. RIP
Anderson Banks Beard Brewer Caves Clarke Clinch Cooling Cuff Denton Gamble Gibson Gunn Hunt Mills Muncey Norris Notzke Reid Robinson Searle Smith Trundle Turner Weedon Wells Wilson


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Re: lost at Sea
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 10:30 BST (UK) »
Thank you Cuffie.

Yes, thatís the one, Mary was my Great Grandmother. Iíve learnt something new there as I didnít know thatís where Mary was buried, so thank you for that.

Thatís a good point re marriage dates for their children, I shall do some digging.
Naylor - Greasley, Nottinghamshire; Watts - Sheffield

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