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William Staff, Fisherman
« on: Wednesday 25 October 17 14:12 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find out where and when William Staff died. He was a fisherman so possibly died at sea? The details are:

William (Jeremiah?) Staff, born between 1860 and 1862, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Parents: Robert Staff and Elizabeth Ingram
Married: Edith Windus Banton, October 1883 in Lincolnshire. Listed as Caistor District, and they almost certainly lived in Grimsby.
As far as I can see, he is listed on the 1871 census, living with his family in Gorleston, Suffolk. In 1881 census he is listed 'On Vessels' on board the Jessie Savel. In 1891 his wife Edith is listed as visiting her mother, Martha Windus, and she lists herself as 'wife' rather than 'widow', so I am presuming he is still alive at this point. Edith dies in 1892 and William Staff seems to disappear.
Can anyone shed any light on his death? This forum has been a huge help to me in the past with seafaring family.
Thanks.

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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:03 BST (UK) »
Could this be him remarrying:


Name    William Jeremiah Staff
Birth Date    1864
Age    45
Spouse's Name    Anna Cartwright
Spouse's Birth Date    1876
Spouse's Age    33
Event Date    01 Jun 1909
Event Place    Clee, Lincoln, England
Father's Name    Robert Staff
Spouse's Father's Name    William Cartwright

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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:08 BST (UK) »
Deaths Mar 1914
Staff    William J    aged 50    Grimsby    7a   865

Possible probate for him shows death 27th Feb 1914 William Jerimiah Staff

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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:11 BST (UK) »
Looks like he was born in 1863:


STAFF, WILLIAM  JEREMIAH      mothers maiden name INGRAM      
GRO Reference: 1863  S Quarter in YARMOUTH  Volume 04B  Page 20    
 


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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:14 BST (UK) »
Possible death for Edith:

Deaths Sep 1892 
Staff    Edith    27    Caistor    7a   342

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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:17 BST (UK) »
It could indeed, candrjm!
And a photo too! That is totally unexpected!

I will follow this lead further. Thank you SO much!

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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:31 BST (UK) »
Sorry but the picture is of my maternal grandparents not Anna and William Staff

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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:43 BST (UK) »
Ah,  I thought that might be too good to be true! Still, thanks for the other info. Very helpful!

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Re: William Staff, Fisherman
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 15:52 BST (UK) »
You're welcome!

Two possible children:
    

STAFF, ROBERT  WILLIAM      CARTWRIGHT      
GRO Reference: 1910  J Quarter in GRIMSBY  Volume 07A  Page 632

Baptism:
County: Lincolnshire
Place:Grimsby
Church name    St Andrew
Register type    Parish Register
Register entry number    724
Baptism date    11 May 1910
Birth date    31 Mar 1910
Person forename    Robert William
Person sex    M
Person abode    6 Garabaldi St
Father forename    William
Father surname    STAFF
Father occupation    Ship Master
Mother forename    Anna


STAFF, VERA  ANNA      CARTWRIGHT      
GRO Reference: 1913  M Quarter in GRIMSBY  Volume 07A  Page 1223

It looks like William is living in Parington Kilnsea Yorkshire in the 1901 census, recorded as a Master

second one down:

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