Thomas GOODSIR Master Mariner 1800's

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Thomas GOODSIR Master Mariner 1800's

Post by JOHN1935 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:43 am

Good Morning
As can be seen I am new on this forum and apologise for any mistakes before I make them !!
A brief history : My Grand, Grand etc Grandmother (Tammy) was widowed early and remarried a certian Thomas Goodsir, also a widower (his first wife was Mary Ann Harrison b.1784, we think died 1821 - they had Five children - all born in Scarborough, where they lived,). We know up to 1823 ref Baines directory Thos & Tammy lived in Scarborough.
My problem is it appears that Thomas might have died in 1831 in Whitby ? Were they Living there at that time with the children ?
I know for certain that Tammy died in Sunderland in 1934, but might have moved there after Thomas died.
The last two ships that Thomas was Master off were : Eleanor 1826 - 1829, when she was sunk 10 miles north of Whitby, all crew saved - by 'Beaumont' of Stockport and landed at Staiths, as 'Beaumont' was heading north at the time. His Last ship appears to be 'The Brothers' on the Baltic run in 1830 - after that nothing !


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Re: Thomas GOODSIR Master Mariner 1800's

Post by JOHN1935 » Sat May 25, 2013 7:04 am

In case any of the children stayed, were at school there, or returned later to Whitby, they were :

Mary Ann Goodsir b. 4th Oct 1807 at Scarborough

Thomas " b. 6th June 1814 "

David " Registerd. 3rd Dec 1817 " (born at sea - 8th May 1816)

Thomasin Harrison Goodsir b. 24th Dec 1821 " ( named after her Grandmother )


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Re: Thomas GOODSIR Master Mariner 1800's

Post by JOHN1935 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:17 am

For local interest, here are the Sources, given by 'Pastscape' ( a very interesting Heritage site) regarding the loss of the Eleanor off Whitby :
Stranded; date of loss given as the year of 1829 only, and place of loss given as "near Whitby". (1)

Sank after collision with light collier 10 miles north of Whitby and 4 leagues from land which failed to stop, crew rescued by BEAUMONT of Stockton. (2)

`Whitby, December 3rd: The ELEANOR, Goodsir, from Newcastle to London, this morning about half past four, 10 miles north of this port and about 4 leagues from land, came in contact with a collier, which proceeded on her voyage without rendering any assistance although repeatedly hailed for that purpose. The crew were picked up by the BEAUMONT of Stockport and landed at Staiths.' (3)

Built: 1808 (1)
Master: Goodsir (2)(3)

Date of Loss Qualifier: Actual date of loss

Additional sources cited in United Kingdom Shipwreck Index:
BOT.SCS.Wk.1829 Appendix 8 p333(713)


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SOURCE TEXT
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(1) Richard and Bridget Larn 1997 Shipwreck index of the British Isles, volume 3. The east coast of England : Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland

Section 5, Yorkshire (CE)



(2) Newcastle Chronicle

12-DEC-1829 [via Ian Stokes]



(3) Durham County Advertiser

12-DEC-1829 No. 797 Page(s)3

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