Author Topic: shoemaker at the side of the river Aire in Knottingley, Yorkshire  (Read 91 times)

Offline dobfarm

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shoemaker at the side of the river Aire in Knottingley, Yorkshire
« on: Saturday 29 December 18 01:53 GMT (UK) »
I had a 2 x Gt granddad who died in 1868 as a ferryman & shoemaker at the side of the river Aire in Knottingley, Yorkshire, he had been called to ferry a man across the river, unfortunately Gt granddad fell out of the boat crossing the river to pick the man up at the otherside in a fast flow of the river and drowned.  :(

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Re: Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 December 18 05:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi dobfarm,

I think that says I went with them to the staith.

A staith(e) is a shore or other landing place or wharf.

Alan

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Re: Re: What is the occupation?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 December 18 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi dobfarm,

I think that says I went with them to the staith.

A staith(e) is a shore or other landing place or wharf.

Alan

Hello dobfarm

Agree with quote. In this instance from the description and wording it is the designated Landing place or Quay.

Example the street called the King's Staith Landing in York, was a landing place historically too.

Notice also, he couldn't reach his usual landing place on the other side, likely due to the flow.

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Other words ...

made the fire

Westerly & strong

watched him returning

The boat stuck. [perhaps the reason for being thrown out, he was standing up in fast flowing water with a strong wind]

Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.