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Alward, George Lowe (1842–1933), trawler owner  

Robb Robinson

Alward, George Lowe (1842–1933), trawler owner, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, on 26 August 1842, the fourth son of the seven children of Robert Lowe Alward (1802–1871), fisherman and his wife, Mary Anne Wootton, née Hillman (1803–1874). His parents were natives of Brixham...

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Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826–1880), pisciculturist and naturalist  

M. G. Watkins

revised by Giles Hudson

Buckland, Francis Trevelyan (1826–1880), pisciculturist and naturalist, was born at Christ Church, Oxford, on 17 December 1826, the son of William Buckland (1784–1856), canon of Christ Church, and his wife, Mary Buckland (1797–1857), daughter of Benjamin Morland of Abingdon, Berkshire. He was baptized on 28 June 1827, in the college....

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Ffennell, William Joshua (1799–1867), fisheries inspector  

Gill Parsons

Ffennell, William Joshua (1799–1867), fisheries inspector, was born on 16 August 1799 at Ballybrado, Waterford, Ireland, the eldest son and second of sixteen children of Joshua William and Elizabeth Ffennell. The family's much resented exclusion from the Society of Friends through his father's liberal '...

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Fulton, Thomas Wemyss [formerly Wemyss Alexander Thomas Fulton] (1855–1929), fisheries authority and ocean law publicist  

Samuel Pyeatt Menefee

Fulton, Thomas Wemyss [formerly Wemyss Alexander Thomas Fulton] (1855–1929), fisheries authority and ocean law publicist, was born on 3 July 1855 at Cramond, near Edinburgh, the fifth son of Hugh Fulton, (b. 1806/7), a pier master, and Elizabeth, née Cumming. He was the seventh child and was named ...

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Holt, Sidney Joseph (1926–2019), fisheries scientist and marine conservationist  

Michael Earle

Holt, Sidney Joseph (1926–2019), fisheries scientist and marine conservationist, was born on 28 February 1926 at 51 Christie Road, South Hackney, London, the only child of Sidney Charles Holt (1895–1962), a briar pipe turner, and his wife Ethel Maud, née Fryatt...

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Larner, Samuel James [Sam] (1878–1965), fisherman and folk-singer  

Roy Palmer

Larner, Samuel James [Sam] (1878–1965), fisherman and folk-singer, was born at Winterton, Norfolk, on 18 October 1878, one of the nine children of George Ezra Larner (fl. 1855?–1920?), fisherman, and his wife, Jane Amelia Powles. From the age of eight he went on occasional trips to sea, and at thirteen he signed as ‘peggy’ (cabin boy) on the ...

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Noble, Simon John [Johnny] (1936–2002), oyster-grower and businessman  

Paul Levy

Noble, Simon John [Johnny] (1936–2002), oyster-grower and businessman, was born on 31 October 1936 at 55 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, London, the only son and second of three children of John Samuel Brunel Noble (1909–1972), Lloyd's underwriter and laird of the family estate at ...

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Ross, (John) Carl (1901–1986), fishery entrepreneur  

W. P. Appleyard

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Ross, (John) Carl (1901–1986), fishery entrepreneur, was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, on 29 July 1901, the second of three sons and fourth of six children of Thomas Ross, Grimsby fish merchant, and his wife Marie, daughter of Herbert Bannister, trawler owner. He was educated at the ...

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Scoresby, William, senior (1760–1829), Arctic whaler and navigator  

J. K. Laughton

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Scoresby, William, senior (1760–1829), Arctic whaler and navigator, was born on 3 May 1760 at Nutholme Farm, Cropton, Yorkshire, the second child and elder son of eight children of William Scoresby (1732–1816), a small farmer of Cropton, near Pickering, some 20 miles from ...

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Watt, Christian (1833–1923), fisherwoman and memoirist  

Allan Beveridge

Watt, Christian (1833–1923), fisherwoman and memoirist, was born on 24 February 1833 at 72 Broadsea, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the seventh of the eight children of James Watt (1787–1868), fisherman, and his wife, Helen Noble (1788–1860). Her family was distantly related to the Saltouns, clan chiefs of the ...

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Youl, Sir James Arndell (1811–1904), pisciculturist  

Chewton Atchley

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Youl, Sir James Arndell (1811–1904), pisciculturist, born at Parramatta, New South Wales, on 28 December 1811, was the son of John Youl (1773–1827), a Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Jane Loder (d. 1877). As a child he accompanied his parents to ...