The Redcar Sufferers – Seven Fisherman Lost – Wednesday 22nd December 1824

Much has been written over the years about deaths and rescue on the sea at Redcar, but this one from 1824 seems to have been forgotten perhaps, despite seven men being killed in one day and a major public appeal for their families. With the deaths being in 1824 before the completion of St Peters in Redcar, they were buried in St Germains at Marske rather than Redcar.

Those killed were George Robinson and his two sons Christopher and Thomas Robinson. Thomas Hall and his two sons George and Richard Hall. William Guy (but not the same one who was killed in a rescue on 25 December 1836, nearly 12 years to the day later)

Yorkshire Gazette – Saturday 01 January 1825
Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser – Tuesday 04 January 1825.
Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser – Tuesday 04 January 1825.
George ROBINSON and his 2 sons Christopher and Thomas
George ROBINSON and his 2 sons Christopher and Thomas died 22 Dec 1824 aged 57, 24, and 17, his wife Ruth died 10 Jan 1840 aged 73, their daughter Ruth aged 3.
Burial records from 1824, three of the men listed as drowned out of fishing cobles.
Donations by mid February

£1000 in 1824 is roughly the equivalent of £100,000 today so the public appeal had a high profile with donations from various Earls and Knights

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