I have been researching my family tree since my paternal grandfather died in 1976. Whilst researching my mother's ancestry I started recording every instance of her maternal grandmother's name FARMERY and so my one-name study was born! I now record every instance of the name I find all over the world, and my database currently contains over 51,600 name events. I am constructing family trees for each family group and try to put distant cousins in touch!

My study covers the FARMERY surname and known variants such as FARMEARY, FARMEREY, FARMARY and FARMERIE, as well as instances of the name being used as a forename rather than surname.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Passengers and Manure!

I have had a further email from Pauline Wheeler who discovered that the Barclay sank in 1886 at Dundrum, county Down.

Irish Wrecks Online details that the 90 ton Goole registered schooner Barclay was wrecked on Smith's Rock bound from London to Ayr carrying passengers and manure. There are no details of the passengers, captain or crew.

The wreck was reported in Down Recorder March 6th 1886:

27 Feb 1886; Barclay of Goole; a schooner of 90 tons; London to Ayr with manure,; in SE f7gale; stranded near Smith's Rock, Dundrum Bay; crew and two passengers saved; O/N No 44562; built 1863 at Montrose.


Pam said...

Update on the Barclay
She was owned/registered by William Collier and R Jackson of Goole.
Commanded by Captain James Eastwood
2 passengers and crew got off safely.
William Collier was my husband's G/father x3

neil said...

i beleive william john collier born 1815 lived in durham and was a mariner ,is my great great grandfather .he is the father of benjamin george collier who emigrated to australia before 1888.any body able to shed some ligh on william for me? cheers neil