321CK- ELLEN

NATIONAL ARCHIVES – RETURNS FOR FISHING BOATS; BT145

Under the Sea Fisheries Act of 1893 all fishing vessels had to be lettered (CK for Colchester) and numbered. The "ELLEN", owned by Richard John Cranfield,  was registered as 321CK. She later had the official number: 93,968 and her registry was cancelled in 1934.

The "ELLEN" had to have her registration endorsed annually and the nature of her employment was usually described as "Fishing with nets," "Dredging for oysters," and "All trawling except for shrimps."

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Crewmen on Richard Cranfield’s ELLEN 321CK

The last photo also appears in John Leather’s book The Sailor’s Coast which is illustrated with photos taken by Douglas Went of Brightlingsea. The caption reads;

“Recovering a stowboat net: the crew of the Rowhedge smack Ellen, CK321, stowboating in the 1920s. They are passing girdlines around a sleeve of the stow net and have hauled a forward sleeve up on the main halyard to clear it out of the way, the fish having been worked aft from it. The mainsail is stowed and a cloud of gulls hover expectantly. The quarter boards are rigged, as is the binnacle for the compass on the hatch of the cabin, aft. The shroud deadeyes and lanyards are “woulded” with rope to avoid chafe of the net and the main ropes are rigged from the shrouds forward, to give some protection to those working on the foredeck.

The 50ft Ellen was built at Wivenhoe in 1886 for Walter Leavett, who then owned Rowhedge ferry. He let her to fishermen to work in winter and to yachting parties in summer – the only known local instance of such speculation. She was often let to the Glozier family for shrimping in summer, working out of the river Humber in Yorkshire in company with the Wivenhoe smack Elise and Yorkshire cutters from Paull. For summer party sailing a skylight was fitted over the main hatch and berths were fitted in the hold. She made several “yachting” trips to the continent with a Rowhedge crew. Leavett sold her to Zac Burch, who resold her to Captain Richard Cranfield of Rowhedge for about £250, then an average price for such a smack. She paid for herself in 18 months of good, skilful fishing by that consummate seaman, who was a noted yacht captain.

The Ellen was a spectacular performer in the smack race on regatta day and strangely, the Ellen and Elise once finished within six feet of each other in a Rowhedge regatta smack race after sailing a 22-mile course; such was the rivalry and spirit and skill of the smack skippers and crews, who settled the year’s yacht-racing scores in these annual tussles. After 40 years with the Rowhedge smack fleet and still a spectacular performer on regatta days in the smack race, she was sold to Harry Death of Brightlingsea who fished her from there until the Second World War, when she was hulked.”

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 142

Port of Colchester

“Official Log Book and Account of Voyages and Crew of a vessel of less than 80 tons Register Exclusively Employed upon the coasts of the United Kingdom”

ELLEN of Colchester. 1 January 1902 – 30 June 1902

Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86

Managing Owner & Master; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Date of Departure; Every week. Date of Arrival; Every week

Name of Dock, Wharf, Port or Harbour; Rowhedge

“Employed in Trawling all the half year”

Received at Colchester 14 Oct. 1902. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Master & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Last served on Yacht AZIOLA of Portsmouth. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901 (3 years – crossed out). Date & Place of joining present Ship; February 25th 1902 at Rowhedge. Master. Remains

Walter Roper born 1839 Colchester. Last served on Smack HILDEGARDE. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901 (6 months – crossed out). Joined present Ship; February 25th 1902 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains. Report upon Character – For Ability; Good. For Conduct; Good.

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 142

Port of Colchester

“Official Log Book and Account of Voyages and Crew of a vessel of less than 80 tons Register Exclusively Employed upon the coasts of the United Kingdom”

ELLEN of Colchester. 1 July 1902 – 31 December 1902

Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 12

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Trawling & Dredging all the half year off the Essex Coast”

Received at Colchester 12 January 1903. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Master & Owner

R.J. Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Last served on Yacht AZIOLA of Portsmouth. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined present Ship; March 1902 at Rowhedge. Master. Remains

Walter Roper born 1839 Colchester. Last served on HILDEGARDE Smack. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined present Ship; March 1902. Mate. Discharged Oct. 2nd 1902 at Rowhedge. Report upon Character – For Ability; Good. For Conduct; Good

David Welham born 1867 Arlesford (sic). Last served on Yacht GRAND DUCHESS of Southampton 1902. Joined present Ship; Oct 2nd 1902 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains. Ability & Conduct; Good

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on Yacht THEA of Portsmouth 1902. Joined present Ship; Oct. 2nd 1902 at Rowhedge. Seaman. Remain. Ability & Conduct; Good.

 

THE ESSEX TELEGRAPH – Saturday 27 September 1902 - “REGATTA AT ROWHEDGE” –  Results-  “Handicap race for bona-fide Fishing Smacks, not exceeding 30 tons- 1.Ellen (R. Cranfield) 2.Elise (James Green) 3.Maria (J. Gunn). The winner finished a good race 2min 7sec in front of the Elise, Maria coming in 10mins later.....The prizes were distributed in the evening at the Albion Hotel, the special awards being given by (among others) Captain W.W. Cranfield.”

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 144

Port of Colchester

“Official Log Book and Account of Voyages and Crew of a vessel of less than 80 tons Register Exclusively Employed upon the coasts of the United Kingdom”

ELLEN of Colchester. 1 January 1903 – 30 June 1903

Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11 86/100

Managing Owner & Master; R. J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Trawling & Dredging all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 27 July 1903. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Master & Owner

R.J. Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Last served on Yacht AZIOLA of Portsmouth. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined present Ship; 11th March 1902 at Rowhedge. Master. Remains

David Welham born 1865 Arlesford (sic). Last served on Yacht GRAND DUCHESS of Southampton 1902. Joined present Ship; 10th October 1902 at Rowhedge. OS. Discharged 1st March 1903 at Rowhedge. Ability & Conduct; Good

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on Yacht THEA of Portsmouth 1902. Joined present Ship; 15th September 1902 at Rowhedge. OS. Discharged 9th May 1903 at Rowhedge. Ability & Conduct; Good

Henry Moulton born 1885 Rowhedge. “No previous vessel”. Joined present Ship; 9th May 1903 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains. Ability & Conduct; Good

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Ship; 9th May 1903 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains. Ability & Conduct; Good.

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 144

Port of Colchester

This form need not be used when a list of crew has been rendered upon a fishing boat’s agreement.

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; Dec. 31st 1903

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 12

Managing Owner & Master; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 11 January 1904. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Last served on AZIOLA of Portsmouth 1901. Joined present Ship; 1st March 1902 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued 1903. Joined present Ship; 9th May 1903 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains

Henry Moulton born 1885 Rowhedge. Last served in “None”. Joined present Ship; 9th May 1903 at Rowhedge. Cook. Discharged 20.10.03 at Rowhedge

David Welham born 1865 Arlesford (sic). Last served on GRAND DUCHESS of Southampton 1903. Joined present Ship; 20.10.03 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

 

 

THE ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD – Saturday 21 November 1903 - ROWHEDGE – “FISHING – Two smacks named Ellen and Elizabeth Ann, have left this week for Stowboating, but so far no news has been received of any great catches. A good haul before Christmas is generally looked upon as portending a successful season.”

Note; Ellen owned by Richard Cranfield, Elizabeth Ann by his brother Stephen Cranfield.

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 186

Port of Colchester

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 30th June 1904

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11 86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 15 July 1904. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Ship; 1.3.1902 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Ship; 9.5.1903 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged 1.5.1904 at Rowhedge

David Welham born 1865 Arlesford (sic). Last served on GRAND DUCHESS of Southampton. Cook. Discharged; 1.4.1904 at Rowhedge

Henry Moulton born 1885 Rowhedge. Last served on ELLEN of Colchester. Cook. Remains.

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 186

Port of Colchester

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; Dec. 31st 1904

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 12

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 10 January 1905. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Last served on AZIOLA of Portsmouth 1901. Joined present Ship; March 1st 1902 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Henry Moulton born 1885 Rowhedge. Last served on ELLEN of Colchester. Mate. Discharged 15 July 1904 at Rowhedge

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. First Ship. Joined July 7th 1904 at Rowhedge. Boy. Remains

Philip Knights born 1876 Rowhedge. Last served on BELQUINA Yacht. AB. Remains

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on CARIAD of Southampton 1904. Joined present Ship; 7 Nov. 1904 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains.

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Received at G.R. & R.O.; 25 JUL 1905

Name of Ship; ELLEN

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93968

Port of Registry; Colchester. Tonnage; Gross 11 86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30th June 1905

Name and Address of Registered Managing Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and Address of Skipper; R.J. Cranfield

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half-year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew; Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 24th day of July 1905

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Last served in; AZIOLA of Portsmouth 1902 X. Same Ship Continued. Joined present Vessel; 3.1.02 Month Day Year at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains.

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served in; CARIAD of Southampton 1904. Joined present Vessel; 11.7.04 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged; 4.15.05 at Rowhedge.

Philip Knight born 1876 Rowhedge. Last served in; BELGIUM Yacht 1904. Joined present Vessel; 9.9.04 at Rowhedge. A.B. Discharged; 2.20.05 at Rowhedge.

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. First Ship 1904. Joined present Vessel; 7.7.04 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

Walter Roper born 1840 Colchester. Last served in; AQUILINE of Colchester 1904. Joined present Vessel; 4.15.05 at Rowhedge. A.B. Remains.

“Sorry I put month first”

 

 

THE ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD – Saturday 23 September 1905 - WYVENHOE AND ROWHEDGE REGATTA – ANOTHER  SUCCESSFUL  EVENT - “This annual event, which takes place alternately at Wyvenhoe and Rowhedge, was held at Wyvenhoe on Thursday, September 21, the day being an ideal one as far as the spectators were concerned, but scarcely any breeze prevailing for the sailing events. The yachts on the river wall presented a very gay appearance, being decorated with a grand array of flags, while the river was also packed with craft of all descriptions from the old smack boat to the up-to-date steam launch. The crowd which witnessed the racing on the Wyvenhoe side of the river was the largest assembled for many years…The entries were about the average. The smack race produced a close finish….The regatta concluded at 7.15 p.m. with a brilliant display of fireworks…

Smack race:- From Mersea Stone to Wyvenhoe – 1. Sunbeam (W.W. Cranfield), 2. Neva (L. Cranfield).

57 seconds between first and second. Ellen (R. Cranfield) did not finish.”

 

 

 

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Received at G.R. & R.O.; 10 JAN 1906

Name of Ship; ELLEN

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93968

Port of Registry; Colchester. Tonnage; Gross 11 86/100 Reg Tons

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31/12/05

Name and Address of Registered Managing Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and Address of Skipper; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half-year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew; Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 9th day of January 1906

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued 1902. Joined present Vessel; 1/3/02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains.

Walter Roper born 1840 Colchester. Last served in; AQUILINE of Colchester 1905. Joined present Vessel; 15/4/05 at Rowhedge. A.B. Discharged; 1/11/05 at Rowhedge.

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. First Ship. Joined present Vessel; 7/7/04 at Rowhedge. Boy. Remains.

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served in; SUNDEW of Southampton 1905. Joined present Vessel; 1/11/05 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains

Philip Knights born 1876 Wivenhoe (sic). Last served in; SUNDEW of Southampton 1905. Joined present Vessel; 1/11/05 at Rowhedge. A.B. Remains

 

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES, KEW – CREW LISTS; BT99/2480

Port of Colchester

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 30th June 1906

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 23rd July 1906. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Skipper. Remains

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on SUNDEW of Southampton (crossed out and replaced with “ditto”). Year of Service in last Ship; 1905. Joined present Ship; 1.11.05 at Rowhedge (crossed out). Mate. Discharged 26.2.06 at Rowhedge

Philip Knights born 1876 Rowhedge. Same details as Lemon – crossed out. AB. Discharged 26.2.06 at Rowhedge

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. “First Ship” crossed out and replaced with “Same Ship – Continued” also crossed out. Year of Service in last Ship; “First Ship” 7.7.04 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains

Lewis Wakeland born 1889 Rowhedge. First Ship. O.S. Remains.

THE ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD – Saturday 29 September 1906 - WYVENHOE AND ROWHEDGE REGATTA – A POPULAR ANNUAL EVENT – “Taking place alternately at Wyvenhoe and Rowhedge, this annual event was held at Rowhedge on Tuesday, September 25, the day being an ideal one for the spectators, but towards the afternoon scarcely any breeze prevailed for the sailing events, some of the craft being unable to finish…….Exceptional interest was this year taken in the Smack race, which was sailed in fishing trim. The start for this craft was made off Mersea Stone…..The regatta concluded at 7.15 pm, with a capital display of fireworks by Mr. Paul Aggio, of Colchester. During the evening the prizes were distributed at the Committee Room, the Ship Hotel, Rowhedge.”

“Handicap race for smacks. Starting at Mersea Stone, - 1. Neva (L. Cranfield) 4hrs 50s. 2. Ellen (R. Cranfield) 4hrs 15m 40s. 3. Maria (J. Gunn) 4hrs 17m 45s. 4. Elise (J. Green) 4hrs 16m 55s.”

NATIONAL ARCHIVES, KEW – CREW LISTS; BT99/2480

Port of Colchester

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 31st December 1906

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 19th January 1907. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Skipper. Remains

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Cook. Remains

Lewis Wakeland born 1889 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. OS. Remains

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on CZARINA of Portsmouth. Year of Service in last Ship; 1906. Joined present Vessel; 1.9.06 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged; 31.12.06 at Rowhedge.

 

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 150

Port of Colchester

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.07

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86

Managing Owner & Master; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 10 July 1907. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued from last half year. Skipper. Remains

Lewis Wakeland born 1889 Rowhedge. Same Ship.... OS. Discharged 1.3.07 at Rowhedge

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Same Ship....Cook. Remains

William Wade born 1890 Rowhedge. First Ship. Joined 1.3.07 at Rowhedge. OS. Remains.

 

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 150

Port of Colchester

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; December 31st 1907

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86

Managing Owner & Master; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 6 January 1908. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Joined 1.3.02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. First Ship. Joined 7.7.04 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains

William Wade born 1890 Rowhedge. First Ship. Joined 1.3.07 at Rowhedge. OS. Discharged 1.10.07 at Rowhedge

Emmanuel Durrell born 1855 Fingringhoe. Last served on Yacht ONYX of Cowes 1907. Joined present Ship; 1.11.07 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains

Lewis Wakeland born 1889 Rowhedge. Last served on AVEL of Portsmouth 1907. Joined present Ship; 1.11.07 at Rowhedge. OS. Remains

“The Master states that no Mate was carried from 1.7.07 to November 1st 1907.”

 

 

THE ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD – Saturday 5 October 1907 - WYVENHOE AND ROWHEDGE REGATTA – “This popular event came off on Friday, Sept. 27, in beautiful weather, and proved most successful….The Wyvenhoe bank of the Colne was lined with a large number of spectators. The river itself presented an animated appearance with its numerous craft of all sizes, and there was a strong display of bunting.

Handicap race for smacks – 1.Sunbeam (Mr. W.W. Cranfield) 2.Ellen (Mr. R. Cranfield) 3. Lizzie (Mr. G. Glozier) 4.Advent (Mr. T. Howard). Neva (Mr. J. Cranfield) at the start fouled the Committee boat, which was lying off Mersea Stone, and carried away her bobstay. She was, therefore, disqualified.”

 

MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE - MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Port of Colchester

List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.1908

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year”

Received at Colchester 14th July 1908. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined present Ship; 1.3.1902 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Emmanuel Durrell born 1855 Wivenhoe. Joined present Vessel; 1.11.07 at Rowhedge. Mate Discharged 1.3.08 at Rowhedge

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. First ship. Joined present Vessel; 7.7.04 at Rowhedge. Cook. Discharged 1.4.08 at Rowhedge

Lewis Wakeland born 1889 Rowhedge. Joined present Vessel; 1.11.07 at Rowhedge. OS. Discharged 1.3.08 at Rowhedge

John Whisby born 1838 Wormingford. Last served on LILY of Colchester 1907. Joined present Vessel; 1.4.08 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains

Percy Wakeland born 1893 Rowhedge. Last served on ELIZABETH ANN of Colchester 1907. Joined present Vessel; 1.4.08 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

“I had no Mate from 1.3.08 to 1.4.08 – RJC”

[Lily owned by Jonathan Cranfield, Elizabeth Ann owned by Stephen Cranfield]

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MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE - MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Port of Colchester

List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; Dec 31st 1908

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year”

Received at Colchester 18th July 1909. Signed Richard John Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined present Ship; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

John Whisby born 1838 Wormingford. Same Ship – Continued 1907. Joined present Vessel; 1.4.08 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged 1.10.08 at Rowhedge

Percy Wakeland born 1893 Rowhedge. Same Ship - Continued 1907. Joined present Vessel; 1.4.08 at Rowhedge. Cook. Discharged 1.10.08 at Rowhedge

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Last served on GUDRUN of Portsmouth 1908. Joined present Vessel; 2.10.08 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains

Lewis Wakeland born 1889 Rowhedge. Last served on AVEL of Portsmouth. Joined present Vessel; 2.10.08 at Rowhedge. AB. Remains.

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 152

Port of Colchester

List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; June 30th 1909

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11 86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 8th July 1909. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Ship; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Last served on GUDRUN of Portsmouth 1908. Joined present Ship; 2.10.08 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged 1.4.09 at Rowhedge

Lewis Wakeland born 1889 Rowhedge. AB

Percy Wakeland born 1893 Rowhedge. OS

Albert Ladbrooke born 1893 Rowhedge. AB.

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 152

Port of Colchester

List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; December 31st 1909

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11 86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 18 January 1910. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Ship; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Percy Wakeland born 1893 Rowhedge. OS. Remains

Albert Ladbrooke born 1893 Rowhedge. Cook. Discharged 1.10.09 at Rowhedge

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on BRITANNIA of Cowes 1909. Joined present Ship; 1.10.09 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Last served on GUDRUN of Portsmouth 1909. Joined present Ship; 1.10.09 at Rowhedge. AB. Remains.

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 196

Port of Colchester

List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; June 30th 1910

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86

Managing Owner & Master; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 18 July 1910. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Ship; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Last served on (GUDRUN of Portsmouth 1909. Joined present Ship; 1.10.09 Rowhedge – crossed out) Same Ship – Continued. Mate Discharged 1.4.10 at Rowhedge

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on (BRITANNIA of Cowes 1909. Joined present Ship; 1.10.09 Rowhedge – crossed out) Same Ship – Continued. AB. Discharged 1.4.10 at Rowhedge

Albert Ladbrooke born 1893 Rowhedge. Last served on ELLEN of Colchester 1909. Joined present Ship; 1.4.10 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains

Philip James born 1892 Rowhedge. Last served on HARRIETT of Colchester 1909. Joined present Ship; 1.4.10 at Rowhedge. OS. Remains.

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ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 196

Port of Colchester

List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.1910

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86/100

Managing Owner & Master; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 4 January1911. Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge, Essex. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Ship; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Philip James born 1892 Rowhedge, Essex. Last served on FUTURE LIFE of Colchester. OS. Discharged 1.10.10 at Rowhedge

Albert Ladbrooke born 1893 Rowhedge. Last served on ELLEN of Colchester. Cook. Discharged 1.10.10 at Rowhedge

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on OSTARA of Ipswich 1910. Joined present Ship; 1.10.10 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Last served on VENETIA of Leith 1910. Joined present Ship; 1.10.10 at Rowhedge. AB. Remains.

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 164

Port of Colchester - List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.1911

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year” – “In Port on Census Day”

Received at Colchester 18th  July 1911. Signed R. J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Year of Service in last Ship ; 1901. Joined present Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1910. Joined present Vessel; 1.10.10 Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged; 1.3.11 at Rowhedge

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1910. Joined present Vessel; 1.10.10 Rowhedge. AB. Discharged; 1.3.11 at Rowhedge

John Cudmer born 1847 Rowhedge. Last served on ELLEN of Colchester. Year of Service in last Ship; 1910. Joined present Vessel; 1.3.11. AB. Remains

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 164

Port of Colchester - List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.1911

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 8th  January 1912. Signed R. J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Skipper. Remains

John Cudmer born 1848 Bures. Same Ship – Continued. Joined present Vessel; 1.3.11 Rowhedge. AB. Discharged 10.9.11 Rowhedge

Philip Knights born 1874 Rowhedge. Last served on MAGESTA of Southampton. Joined present Vessel; 10.9.11 Rowhedge. AB. Discharged; 31.12.11 Rowhedge

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Last served on CARIAD of Southampton 1911. Joined present Vessel; 1.10.11 Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged 31.12.11 Rowhedge

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Last served on VENETIA of Leith 1911. Joined present Vessel; 1.10.11 Rowhedge. AB. Discharged; 31.12.11 Rowhedge

THE ESSEX COUNTY TELEGRAPH – Tuesday 5 September 1911 - “CLACTON REGATTA – Never before have the organisers of the popular regatta been favoured with a better day for the events than on Thursday…

Handicap Fishing Smack Race (open) – 1. Sunbeam, 18 tons, Mr. W.W. Cranfield 2.The Lilly (sic), 15 tons, Mr. J. Cranfield 3. Ellen, 18 tons, Mr. R. Cranfield. The handicap was 30 secs. Per ton B.M.”

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 164

Port of Colchester - List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.1912

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 22nd  July 1912. Signed R. J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge, Essex. Same Ship – Continued. Skipper. Remains

John Cudmer born 1847 Bures. Last served on ELLEN of Colchester. Mate. Remains

George Cranfield born 1894 Rowhedge. Last served on BRENDA of Southampton 1911. Joined present Ship; 1.1.12. O.S. Discharged; 30.6.12 at Rowhedge.

 

ESSEX RECORD OFFICE – CREW LISTS; A4743 Box 164

Port of Colchester - List of Crew of a Fishing Boat

ELLEN of Colchester. Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.1912

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Gross Tonnage; 11.86/100

Managing Owner & Master; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling all the above half year”

Received at Colchester 11th January 1913. Signed Richard John Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge, Essex. Same Ship – Continued. Skipper. Remains

John Cudmer born 1847 Bures. Same Ship – Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1909. Joined present Ship; 1.1.1912 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged; 6.10.1912 at Rowhedge

Emmanuel Durrell born 1855 Wivenhoe. Last served on SHELAGH of Southampton. AB. Remains

Oscar Barnard born 1874 Rowhedge. Last served on GWENDOLIN of Southampton. AB. Remains

 

ELLEN – The Maritime History Archive, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada has the following crew lists for ELLEN – 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30th June 1913

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge

“Vessel Dredging & Trawling from 1st January to 1st of March. Laid up from 2nd March to 31st March

Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year (crossed out) Dredging & Trawling from 1st April to 30th June.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 10th day of September 1913

R. Jeffries, Deputy Superintendent

Richard John Cranfield, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued, Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; Mar 1 - 1902 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

Emmanuel Durrell, born 1855 Wivenhoe, Same Ship Continued. Joined this Vessel; Nov 6th 1912 at Rowhedge, Mate. Discharged; Mar 1st 1913 at Rowhedge.

Oscar Barnard, born 1874 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Joined this Vessel; Nov 6th 1912 at Rowhedge, A.B. Discharged: Mar 1st at Rowhedge.

John Cudmer, born 1847 Bures, Last served in ELLEN of Colchester. Joined this Vessel; April 1st at Rowhedge, A.B. Remains.

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; Gross 11.86, Net 11 86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.13

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 7th day of January 1914

R. Jeffries, Deputy Superintendent

Richard John Cranfield, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued, Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

John Cudmer, born 1847 Bures, Same Ship Continued. Joined this Vessel; 1.4.13 at Rowhedge, Mate. Discharged; 1.10.13 at Rowhedge.

Lemon Cranfield, born 1884 Rowhedge, Last served in CARIAD of Southampton 1913. Joined this Vessel; 2.10.13 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains.

Alexander Cranfield, born 1889 (sic) Rowhedge, Last served in VENETIA of Leith 1913. Joined this Vessel; 2.10.13 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; Gross 11.86, Net 11 86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.1914

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 13th day of July 1914

R. Jeffries, Deputy Superintendent

Richard John Cranfield, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued, Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

Lemon Cranfield, born 1884 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Joined this Vessel; 2.10.13 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged; 1.3.14 at Rowhedge.

Alexander Cranfield, born 1890 (sic) Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Joined this Vessel; 2.10.13 at Rowhedge. A.B. Discharged; 1.3.14 at Rowhedge.

John Cudmer, born 1847 Rowhedge (sic), Last served in ELLEN of Colchester 1913. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.14 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; Net 11 86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.14

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 12 day of January 1915

Richard John Cranfield, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued, Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; Mar 1902 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

John Cudmer, born 1847 Bures, Same Ship Continued. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.14 at Rowhedge, Mate. Discharged; 1.8.14 at Rowhedge.

Lemon Cranfield, born 1884 Rowhedge, Last served in ISABEL ALEXANDRA, of Germany 1914. Joined this Vessel; 1.8.14  at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains.

Alexander Cranfield, born 1889 (sic) Rowhedge, Last served in MAUDREY of Greenock 1914. Joined this Vessel; 1.8.14 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

 

 

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Received at G.R. & R.O.; 24 JUL 1915

Name of Ship; ELLEN

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93968

Port of Registry; Colchester

Tonnage; Gross 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.1915

Name and Address of Registered Managing Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and Address of Skipper; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half-year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew; Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 23rd day of July 1915

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued 1902. Joined present Vessel; 1/3/02 at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains.

Lemon Cranfield born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued 1914. Joined present Vessel; 1.8.14  at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged; 1.3.05 at Rowhedge.

Alexander Cranfield born 1890 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued.  Joined present Vessel; 1.8.14 at Rowhedge. AB. Discharged; 1.3.15 at Rowhedge.

John Cudmer born 1847 Bures. Last served in; ELLEN of Colchester 1914. Joined present Vessel; 1.3.15 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains.

 

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Received at G.R. & R.O.; 10 JAN 1916

Name of Ship; ELLEN

Fishing Letters and Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93968

Port of Registry; Colchester

Tonnage; Gross 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.15

Name and Address of Registered Managing Owner; R.  J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and Address of Skipper; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half-year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew; Signed R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 8th day of January 1916

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued 1902. Joined present Vessel; 2.3.02 (sic) at Rowhedge. Skipper. Remains.

John Cudmer born 1847 Bures. Same Ship Continued. Joined present Vessel; 1.3.15 at Rowhedge. Mate. Discharged; 1.12.15 at Rowhedge.

Zachariah Burch born 1862 Rowhedge. Last served in; THANET of Colchester 1915. Joined present Vessel; 1.12.15 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains.

Thomas Springett born 1852 Rowhedge. Last served in; CURLEW of Colchester 1915. Joined present Vessel; 1.12.15 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; June 30th 1916

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

Name and address of Skipper; R.J. Cranfield, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 15 day of July 1916

(?) Glasscock, Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

ZACHARIAH BURCH, born 1862 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1915. Joined this Ship; 1.12.15 at Rowhedge, Mate. Discharged 1.3.16 at Rowhedge.

THOMAS SPRINGETT, born 1852 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1915. Joined this Ship; 1.12.15 at Rowhedge, Cook. Discharged 1.3.16 at Rowhedge.

OSCAR PONDER, born 1850 Rowhedge, Last served in; BEATRICE of Colchester 1915. Joined this Ship; 1.3.16 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

 

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; Dec 31st 1916

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling & Netting all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 10 day of Jan. 1917

(?) Glasscock, Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

OSCAR PONDER, born 1850 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1915. Joined this Ship; 1.3.16 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

GEORGE POTTER, born 1863 Tollesbury. Last served in; NELLIE of Colchester. Year of Service in last Ship; 1916. Joined this Ship; 1.9.16 at Rowhedge, Cook. Remains.

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.1917

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 16 day of July 1917

(?) Glasscock, (Deputy?) Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

OSCAR PONDER, born 1850 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1915. Joined this Ship; 1.3.16 at Rowhedge, Mate. Discharged; 1.3.17 at Rowhedge.

GEORGE POTTER, born 1863 Tollesbury. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1916. Joined this Ship; 1.11.16 at Rowhedge, A.B. Discharged; 1.3.17 at Rowhedge.

LEMON SIMPSON EVERITT CRANFIELD born 1885 (sic) Rowhedge. Last served in; S.S. CITY OF CHARLEROI of London. Year of Service in last Ship; 1917. Joined this Ship; 7.4.17 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

 

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.17

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

Name and address of Skipper; R. J. Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling & Neting (sic) all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 8 day of Jan. 1918

(?) Glasscock, (Deputy?) Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

LEMON CRANFIELD born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1917. Joined this Ship; 7.4.17 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

ERNEST SNOOD born 1868 Wivenhoe. Last served in; WARLINGHAM of London. Year of Service in last Ship; 1917. Joined this Ship; 1.10.17 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; Gross 11 86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.1918

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 15 day of July 1918

Richard John Cranfield, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued, Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

Lemon Cranfield, born 1884 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued 1917. Joined this Vessel; 7.4.17 at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains.

Ernest Snood, born 1868 Wivenhoe, Same Ship Continued 1917. Joined this Vessel; 7.11.17 at Rowhedge. Cook. Discharged; 1.3.18 at Rowhedge.

 

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; Gross 11 86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.18

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling & Spratting (Stowboating) all the above Half Year”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 7 day of January 1919

Richard John Cranfield, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued, Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

Lemon Cranfield, born 1884 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued 1917. Joined this Vessel; 7.4.17  at Rowhedge. Mate. Remains.

Jonathan Cranfield, born 1871 Rowhedge, Last served in TELEGRAPH of Colchester 1918. Joined this Vessel; 1.11.18 at Rowhedge. Cook. Remains.

 

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.19

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; R. J. Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 22 day of July 1919

(?) Glasscock, (Deputy?) Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

LEMON CRANFIELD born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1917. Joined this Ship; 7.4.17 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

JONATHAN CRANFIELD born 1871 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1918. Joined this Ship; 1.11.18 at Rowhedge, Cook. Discharged; 1.3.19 at Rowhedge.

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.1919

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; R. J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling & Netting all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 8th  day of January 1920

(?) Glasscock, (Deputy?) Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

LEMON CRANFIELD born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1917. Joined this Ship; 7.4.17 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

JONATHAN CRANFIELD born 1871 Rowhedge. Last served in; TELEGRAPH of Colchester. Year of Service in last Ship; 1919. Joined this Ship; 1.11.19 at Rowhedge, Cook. Remains.

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30.6.20

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

Name and address of Skipper; Richard John Cranfield, Agate Cottage, Rowhedge

“Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 13 day of July 1920

(?) Glasscock, (Deputy?) Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

LEMON CRANFIELD born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1917. Joined this Ship; 7.4.17 at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

JONATHAN CRANFIELD born 1871 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1919. Joined this Ship; 1.11.19 at Rowhedge, A.B. Discharged; 1.2.20 at Rowhedge.

 

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MARITIME HISTORY ARCHIVE, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - LIST OF CREW OF A FISHING BOAT

Port of Colchester

ELLEN - 321CK

Official Number; 93968

Tonnage; 11.86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 31.12.1920

Name and address of Managing Registered Owner; Richard John Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

Name and address of Skipper; R. J. Cranfield, Rowhedge, Essex

“Dredging & Trawling & Netting all the above Half Year.”

I hereby declare to the truth of this List of Crew - Signature R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner

Received at the Port of Colchester the 14 day of January 1921

(?) Glasscock, (Deputy?) Superintendent

RICHARD JOHN CRANFIELD, born 1860 Rowhedge, Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1901. Joined this Vessel; 1.3.02 at Rowhedge, Skipper. Remains.

LEMON CRANFIELD born 1884 Rowhedge. Same Ship Continued. Year of Service in last Ship; 1917. Joined this Ship; 1.4.17 (sic) at Rowhedge, Mate. Remains.

JONATHAN CRANFIELD born 1871 Rowhedge. Last served in; TELEGRAPH of Colchester. Year of Service in last Ship; 1920. Joined this Ship; 1.11.20 at Rowhedge, Cook. Remains.

 

 

 

ROWHEDGE IRONWORKS LOWER YARD – Estimate/Repair Books

I have now deposited these at the Essex Record Office.

Order book No. 1782.

“Sundry repairs smack Ellen”. Customer; R. Cranfield. Date ordered; 21.12.1920.

Order book No. 1882.

“Sundry repairs smack Ellen”. Customer; R. Cranfield. Date ordered; 10.11.1922.

 

 

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES, KEW – CREW LISTS; BT99/3682

Port of Colchester

ELLEN of Colchester.

Fishing Number; 321CK. Official Number; 93,968. Tonnage; 11 86/100

Date of Termination of Half-year; 30-6-23 - “Dredging & Trawling all the above Half Year”

Signed; R.J. Cranfield, Skipper & Owner. Received at Colchester 18 July 1923

Richard John Cranfield born 1860 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Skipper. Remains

William Owers born 1858 Wivenhoe. Same Ship – Continued. AB. Remains

James Barnard born 1875 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. Mate. Discharged 15.2.23 at Rowhedge

Percy Cranfield born 1885 Rowhedge. Same Ship – Continued. AB. Discharged 15.2.23 at Rowhedge

 

THE ESSEX COUNTY STANDARD – 20 January 1923. “A LARGE EEL – On January 13, an eel weighing 36lbs., which had been caught in the sprat net, was landed by the fishing smack Ellen.”

SHIPPING REGISTERS - ESSEX RECORD OFFICE; A/SR 3/3/2

ELLEN

Built at; Wivenhoe 1886. 11.86 tons. Official No.93968.

Port Registry No. & year of first registry; 6/1887. British

Deck; One. Mast; One. Build; Carvel. Rigging; Cutter. Stern; Square. No gallery or head

Framework; Wood

Owners; Walter Levett 1887, George Cording 1894, Zachariah Burch 1895, George Cording 1899, Zachariah Burch by Bill of sale dated 25th February 1902 to Richard John Cranfield.

Name of person from whom Title is derived; Richard John Cranfield, Master Mariner.

No. of shares affected; 64

Richard John Cranfield designated Managing owner. Advice under his own hand received 1st March 1902.

Date of registry; 25 March 1929.

Nature & date of  transaction; Died 14th Feb, 1929. Will dated 12 Feb, 1929. Appointing Emmaretta Cranfield Executrix. Probate granted in the Ipswich District Registry of the High Court of Justice on 12 March, 1929.

Owner; Emmaretta Cranfield of Agate Cottage, Rowhedge, in the County of Essex – widow.

Certificate cancelled and registry closed 19th Dec, 1930 on registry anew at Colchester, on installation of motor.

 

A/SR 3/1/14

ELLEN

Type of vessel; Sailing aux motor. Built; Wivenhoe 1886 by J. Wilkin, Wivenhoe, Essex

Gross tonnage; 11.86

Registered tonnage after deductions of 2.21 tons for space required for Propelling Power and 3.00 tons Boatswain’s Store; 6.65 tons. 33.56 minus 14.74 = 18.82 cubic metres.

One Deck, one mast, Cutter rig, Square stern, Carvel built, no gallery or head, framework wood, aux motor fishing vessel, no bulkheads or water ballast tanks.

Length from fore part of stem under the bowsprit to the aft side of the head of the stern post; 41ft 7 tenths.

Length at quarter of depth from top of the weather deck at side amidships to bottom of keel; 10ft 7

Depth in hold from tonnage deck to ceiling at midships 5ft 4 tenths.

Round of beam; 3 tenths. Length of engine room 5ft 5 tenths.

One engine, one shaft. Engine; Internal combustion.

Engines; British, made in 1930 by Wm. Thorneycroft Ltd, London

No. and diameter of cylinders in each set; Two 3½. Length of stroke; 4½. B.H.P; 5½ M.P.H.

Tonnage of engine room spaces below the upper deck; 1.26

Owner; Emmaretta Cranfield of Agate Cottage, Rowhedge in the County of Essex. Sixty four shares.

Certificate cancelled and Registry closed 12th December 1934, Registry no longer required. Advice received from owner.