News and Stories from Whitstable 1879

News and Stories from Whitstable 1879
Posted by Suzannah Foad – 2009/03/08 14:07
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News and Stories from Whitstable 1879

5th April 1879 Kebel’s Gazette

Death of William AMOS. We regret to inform the death of one of the best known and most widely respected townsmen of Whitstable Mr AMOS, who died on Thursday morning about 5am. Holding the office of Secretary to the Star Mutual Maritime Assurance Association since its formation, of Clerk to the Burial Board and of Registrar of births and deaths for the District, he became in these public capacities to be deeply and deservedly esteemed for his seeing judgement and faithful service and his lamented decease is a great public loss.

10th May 1879 Kebel’s Gazette

Sad News- Intelligence reached here of the deaths at sea, on board the “Nellie S” of Charles ADAMS and John FIELD respectively of this town. Thirteen days after the vessel left the port in the West Indies, the young men sickened and eventually died of yellow fever, FIELD having been delirious six days. After the deaths, The Captain was left entirely with foreigners. This is the third son of Captain ADAMS has lost within the last two years, one under exactly similar circumstances, the other being one of the pilots who were drowned on the ill fated cutter “Edinburgh”.

27th November 1879 Kebel’s Gazette

Shocking Death of a Child- On Saturday afternoon Mr T T Delesaux Coroner, held an inquest at the Sovereign Inn on the body of Walter Frederick JOINER, a child two years old, who died from the effects of drinking boiling water from the spout of a kettle. A verdict of accidentally scalded death was returned

Non Payment of Wages – At the St Augustine’s Petty Sessions on Saturday, Thomas HOULT, Master of the “Kathleen” was summoned by five of his seamen for the non payment of wages due to them. The magistrates made an order that the Captain should pay each of the complainants the money due to them.
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Re:News and Stories from Whitstable 1879
Posted by Grey Squirrel – 2009/03/17 12:37
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Hi Suzannah

What was Keble’s Gazette? Do you know how long it ran for?

Grey Squirrel

Just googled it and see it was a Margate paper. I guess you have a run of it where you work.
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Re:News and Stories from Whitstable 1879
Posted by Suzannah Foad – 2009/03/17 12:53
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The First paper we had in Margate was the Kebels Gazette set up in 1870, it ran till 1911 when the Thanet Gazette took over.

I was actually looking at them in Margate Library while researching a Publican, so thought I would note down the Whitstable entries.
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Re:News and Stories from Whitstable 1879
Posted by willowmac – 2009/03/19 11:35
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Hi Suzannah,

Interesting about Charles Adams, pity the article did not say Who Captian Adams was. My great Grandfather
was Captain William Adams and his brother was Captain John Adams both lived in Whitstable. I do not think they had a son called Charles.

Cheers Paul
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Re:News and Stories from Whitstable 1879
Posted by Suzannah Foad – 2009/03/19 14:06
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I thought maybe the info from Wallace Harvey’s Merchant Ship of Whitstable would have the Christian name but no Adams are mentioned. You could try the 1881 census, looking for a ship called the Nellie S?
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Re:News and Stories from Whitstable 1879
Posted by Suzannah Foad – 2009/03/29 17:17
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I had a look at overseas Marine Deaths and the Charles Adams who died on the Nellie S was aged 21.

The other Adams who died on the Edinburgh was Walter aged 37 in early 1879.

Not sure if it helps
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