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Date: 10/5/02 6:20:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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You may post the obits you want from our newspaper on your website as long as you do not alter them and state our newspaper as the source.
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Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 6:38 AM
Subject: I need information
I am writing to obtain information on posting obituaries on the net. Must I obtain permission from your newspaper to post obits on my genealogy website of my family members who passed away over the years and whose obits were posted in the newspaper? And if so, do I get the permission from you or someone else ? Must I get permission for each individual obit or can I obtain permission for all the obits at once? I am looking forwards to hearing from you. Thank you very much.
Subj: FW: Obtaining obit information
Date: 11/14/00 3:18:22 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lewis, Phil)
You may post either obit. We simply ask that you note that the obit
published in the Naples Daily News and give the dates.
Information about Ship that Albert Benjamin Addison and younger brother Joseph sailed to America on. Information obtained from Ian, a distant cousin in England, sent to Margaret Sessions, forwarded to me. Thank you Ian!
From: "Ian Wilkins" <email@example.com>
To: "Margaret Sessions" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Addison Family
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 11:04:30 +0000
I have been doing some research on the family and have found the ship that both Albert Benjamin and his brother Joseph emigrated to
New York Passenger Lists Record info about Albert Addison Name: Albert Addison Arrival Date: 11 Aug 1888 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870 Age: 18 Gender: Male
New York Passenger Lists Record info about Joseph Addison Name: Joseph Addison Arrival Date: 11 Aug 1888 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873 Age: 15 Gender: Male
It confirms they travelled together. The ship has a very unusual name and I can find no photo or details of it on the internet.
All the best Ian ------
The ship was the Tower Hill a twin screw steamer owned in Liverpool, built
r420 ft long and 45 ft beam. Durimg 1888 the ship visited New York several
times. Usually after sailing from Liverpool
That is all the info I have. There may be more in New York State Archives or
perhaps in New York City Library Someone in England looked this up for me.
. TOWER HILL / TURANIAN 1880
TOWER HILL was 4021 gross tons, length 420.4ft x beam 45.1ft, one funnel, four masts, twin screw, speed 12 knots. Accommodation for 30-1st class passengers. Built by Dobie & Co, Glasgow (engines by J. Howden & Co, Glasgow), she was launched for the Twin Screw Line, Liverpool on 28th Jun.1880. On 5th May 1883 she started her first Liverpool - New York - London voyage and on 23rd Jun.1883 commenced London - New York sailings. In 1886 accommodation for 70-2nd plus 3rd class passengers was added and on 2nd Apr.1891 she started her last voyage on this route for the Twin Screw Line. On 10th Jun.1891 she started sailings on the same route for Wilson-Hill Line and on 17th Oct.1896 under charter to Wilson's & Furness-Leyland Line. Sold to the Allan Line , she commenced a single round voyage between Glasgow and New York on 1st Jul.1897 before being renamed TURANIAN and continuing on the same service. Switched to the Glasgow - South America route on 22nd Apr.1899, she stranded on the Cape Verde Islands in Nov. 1899, was salvaged and scrapped. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3,p.1146]
Interpretation of Richard Addison Sr.'s Royal Naval Records in England.
Subject: Richard Addison's Records
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:34:27 +0000
One or two things :
Definition from the era of Nelson's Navy:-
The office of the Boatswain is to take into his custody, and to keep under
his charge, all the ropes in general belonging to the ship: with all her
cables, anchors, and sails; her flags, colours and pendants; and is to stand
answerable for them. He is also to take care in peculiar of the long boat
and the furniture thereof, and is either himself or his Mate to go in her,
and to steer her upon all occasions. He is likewise to call up all the
several gangs and companies of men, belonging to the ship, to the keeping of
their watches, the exertions of their works and spells (as they call them),
and to see that they do them thoroughly; and to keep them in peace, and in
order one with another. Lastly, he is (in the nature of a Provost Marshal at
land) to see all offenders punctually punished, either at the capstan, or by
being put in the bilboes, or with ducking at the main yard-arm; accordingly
as they are censured by the Captain, or by a Martial Court.
A Warrant Officer was (as is the case now, I believe) someone above the top
rank of NCO (ie a Chief Petty Officer) but below the status of an Officer
(Sub-Lieutenant and above). Usually a "below decks" seaman who had real
ability and worked his way to the top of his particular tree, but was not
"gentleman" enough to be a "real" officer. <G>
TRANSCRIPTION OF LEDGER PAGE
From pension ledgers 96/2
Seaman & Petty Officer - to 24 April 1852 9 years 13 days
Seniority as Warrant officer 25 April 52.
Boatswain 3rd Class 25 April 52 to 31 Dec 54 2 years 251 days
From Full Pay Ledgers
Boatswain 3rd Class 1 Jan 55 to 2 Nov 58
} 8 years 358 days
2nd Class 3 Nov 58 to 22 Dec 63
1st Class 23 Dec 63 to 31 Jan 72 8 years 42 days
Chief 1 Feb 72 to 31 Dec 7
Chief Boatswain 1 Feb 1872
Minotaur Chief 1 Jan 73 to 15 May 73 } 2 years 153 days
Asia Chief 16 May 73 to 2 July 74
Sheerness Yard Master Rigger 3 July 74 to 10 Apr 79 4 years 283 days
36 years 5 days ??? to Whitehall
Pension .8.11.a year from 11 Apr 1879 (age 55) to 4 April 1914
for pension 7 Apr 79
Discharged Dead per Certificate and Letter
(1) Senile Decay
(2) Cancer of forearm
Granted G H Pension of a year under
O in C 28 July 93 from 1 April 94 - E1494/94
I don't know if you need a lot of interpretation of the above but.....
It seems that the record you have is an 'office' transcription into the
ledger with none of the detail of service you get on the actual papers.
The British Minotaur class ships were: HMS Minotaur, HMS Agincourt, and HMS
Northumberland, which was the last frigate-hulled iron warship. They were
larger than Warrior and Achilles, but also slower under sail, slower even
than the smaller iron warship.
I am not clear what the word is preceding "to Whitehall" but this is
obviously some comment on the despatch of the pension papers to the
Admiralty HQ in Whitehall, London.
The inserted section beginning "DD (Discharged Dead...)" is almost certainly
added in 1914 when the Navy were informed of Richard's death by letter,
enclosing a Death Certificate, so they then ceased paying the pension.
It looks as though the second cause of death was "Cancer of the forearm",
but the word "cancer" is not clear - I just can't think of anything else.
Possibly you have already got a Death Certificate for Richard and so know
Neither Trish nor I know what the term "G H Pension" means but we may be
able to check in the local library, as we may also be able to find something
about the service of a Warrant Officer in the Navy Lists, published every
We have checked on the Minotaur (see above) and there are quite a number of
sources for pictures of her in her prime and later. If you are interested we
could let you know from where they might be obtained.
I would think that a 'working man' in the late 19th century who had a
pension of 150 pounds or so was reasonably well off. One web site
calculates it at about the equivalent of 7500 pounds today, the current
legal minimum wage in Britain is 8736 pounds per year (40 hours per week, 52
weeks per year).
NOTE: Albert Benjamin Addison became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1913 in Fort Myers, Lee County, FL.
You have my permission to use this.
We do not add all information for our fishing spots ourselves. I cannot say
who exactly added this information or whether it was copy write protected.
Hope this helps!
><((((º> ... I fish, because I can!
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