AGATHA s.y.

 

 

 EXTRACTS  FROM  HER    LOG  BOOK  COMPILED  BY SIR  E. WALTER  GREENE, BART., 

now deposited at the Essex Record Office.

With the  addition of  crew lists from Southampton Archive Services, The National Archives at Kew, and The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich - 1906 to 1914.

 

GREENE, Sir (Edward) Walter, 1st Baronet, created 1900.

Born 14 March 1842; son of Edward Greene, M.P. for Stowmarket Division of Suffolk, 25 years MP for Bury St. Edmunds; married 1864, Anne Elizabeth (died 1912), daughter of Rev. C. Royds of Haughton Rectory, Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral; two sons and three daughters (also two sons, one daughter deceased); died 27 February 1920.

J.P., D.L.; Hon. Colonel of 3rd Battalion Suffolk Regiment; late Lieutenant-Colonel (Hon.) Loyal Suffolk Hussars; High Sheriff for Suffolk.

Education; Rugby

Career; M.P. (C) for Bury St. Edmunds, 1900-06

Recreations; Hunting (Suffolk Foxhounds), shooting, yachting.

Heir; Son, Walter Raymond Greene, born 4 August 1869.

Clubs; Carlton, Cavalry, Royal Yacht Squadron.

Address; Nether Hall, Bury St. Edmunds.

Source; Who Was Who

1905 - July 8 - Southampton. “The new yacht Agatha being finished we joined her at Southampton, the party consisting of Annie, Aggie & self, Col. & Mrs. Hervey, Sir Robert Penrose Fitzgerald, Mr. & Mrs. Thompson. Got under weigh at 5.30 & let go our anchor at Cowes. Most lovely weather.”

[Annie “The Admiral” was Sir Walter’s wife, and Aggie their daughter, after whom Agatha was named]

 

July 10th - Cowes to Weymouth. “Left Cowes at 10 a.m. cooler & fresher morning. 2nd Engineer left he was  quite useless & did not agree with work.”

 

Aug. 8th - Cowes to Falmouth. “Got under weigh at 6 a.m., fine morning. D. Darcham went ashore on Monday & never turned up again. Had a fine passage but some of the party would feed the fishes, arrived at Falmouth at 7.30 p.m.”

 

Aug. 9th - Falmouth to Scilly. “Alice Neville dare not face another voyage so she started for home. Stephens the fireman packed up & said he was going because the Captain refused leave but after I harangued all the crew on deck he thought it wiser to remain...”

 

Tuesday, Sept. 19 - Lowestoft. “Jenkins photographer came.”

 

Cruise - 8 July to 23 September 1905

8 July - Southampton to Cowes; 10 July -  to Weymouth; 11 July - to Torquay; 15 July - to Dartmouth; 17 July - to Fowey; 19 July - to Falmouth; 20 July - The Lizard, Land’s End and Padstow; 24 July - to Torquay; 27 July - to Cowes; 31 July - to Southampton; 5 August - to Cowes; 8 August - to Falmouth; 9 August - to Scilly; 14 August - to Plymouth; 16 August - to Salcombe; 17 August - to Dartmouth; 21 August - to Cowes; 22 August - to Ryde; 24 August - to Dieppe; 1 September - to Dover; 2 September - to Felixstowe; 4 September - to Ipswich; 11 September - Lowestoft; 22 September - to Harwich and Felixstowe; 23 September - to Ipswich.

 

 “Alas cruising all over for this summer. Chaddells returned to London, Bertie, Clement & I went to Nether.”

1905 CREW LIST - s.y. AGATHA

Date of Commencement of Voyage; 12 June

Port at which Voyage commenced; Southampton

Date of Termination of Voyage; 30/9/05

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; Blank

I hereby declare to the truth of the entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Torquay on 14 July 1905 (except J.B. Knox) and were discharged at Ipswich on 30/9/1905 (except C. Lea) when she was laid up. Each man signed his name for engagement and release.

 

1. John B. KNOX, age 54, born Devon. Of; Ilford, Essex. Last served in; VANADIUS (sic) 1905. Joined this Ship; 12/6/05 at Southampton. Master.

2. W.J. BOUCHER, age 51, born Ditto. Of; Queenborough, Kent. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. Mate. Wages; £1.10/-

3. F. AGER, age 43, born Suffolk. Of; Pakenham, Suffolk. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. Engineer. Wages per week; £2

4. W. YOUNG, age 31, born Fermanagh, Ireland. Of; 34 Vincent St, London. Last served in; ECLIPSE H.M.S. 2nd Engineer. Wages per week; £1.10/-

5. H.E. TAYLOR, age 45, born Fermanagh, Ireland. Of; Ipswich, Suffolk. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. Steward. Wages per week; £1.15/-

6. A.B. SIMONS, age 50, born Essex. Of; Rowhedge, Essex. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. Cook. Wages per week; £1.15/-

7. A.C. POWELL, age 25, born Essex. Of; Rowhedge, Essex. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. 2nd Steward. Wages; £1.5/- & found.

8. Lewis POWELL, age 26, born Essex. Of; Rowhedge, Essex. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. Boatswain. Wages; £1.8/-

9. Frederick WILLSMORE, age 22, born Essex. Of; Rowhedge, Essex. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. Fireman. Wages; £1.8/-

10. Augustus WADE, age 52, born Essex. Of; Wyvenhoe, Essex. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

11. Charles MITCHELL, age 25, born Hants. Of; Southampton. Last served in; C----- of Southampton. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

12. Dudley E. DENHAM, age 21, born Hants. Of; East Cowes, Cowes. Last served in; C------ of Southampton. A.B. “Failed to join on sailing”

13. William MADDICK, age 22, born Hants. Of; East Cowes, Cowes. Last served in; C------ of Southampton. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

14. Fred. PINCHON, age 27, born Essex. Of; 45 Butt Road, Colchester. Last served in; H.M.S. ALBION. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

15. Charles F. LEA, age 30, born Hants. Of; Brixton Terrace, Southampton. Last served in; TAURUS of Southampton. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-. Discharged; 2.9.05 at Dover

16. Glen HAM, age 21, born E. Cowes, I.W. Of; East Cowes, Cowes. Last served in; KETHAILES of Southampton. 2nd Cook. Wages; £1.3/-

17. William BARRELL, age 17, born Essex. Of; Maldon, Essex. Last served in; SUNFLOWER of Southampton. Boy. Wages; £1.

18. George Henry STEVENS, age 23, born Devon. Of; Dartmouth. Last served in; EREONA. Fireman. Wages; £1.8/-

Lowestoft 1905

 

1906

 

 

Cruise - 31 May to  2 October  1906

May 31- Southampton. “Annie, Aggie, Jim Taylor, Lily & Kathleen, Sir James Malcolm, Col. Maclean & self arrived on board at about 3 p.m. & we remained anchored off Hythe. Fine & cold.”

June 2 - Southampton to Dieppe; June 6 - to Dover; June 7 - to Felixstowe; June 8 - to Ipswich; June 21 - to Dover; June 22 - to Cowes; June 26 - to Poole; June 27 - to Torquay; June 29 - to Fowey; July 2 - to Falmouth; July 4 - to Scilly, New Grimsby; July 5 - to Holyhead; July 7 - to Heysham; July 12 - to Loch Ryan; July 13 - to Carradale; July 14 - to Rothesay; July 16 - to Gourock; July 18 - Lochranza; July 19 - to Carradale; July 25 - Arrochar, Loch Long; July 27 - to Gourock; July 28 - to Carradale; August 1 - to Gourock; August 2 - to Arrochar; August 4 - to Rothesay; August 6 - to Gourock; August 7 - to Carradale; August 19 - to Crarae & back; August 25 - to Ardrishay (sic, Ardrishaig); August 30 - Carradale to Rothesay & back; September 6 - to Stranraer; September 7 - to Loch Killisport; September 8 - to Lowlandman Bay; September 9 - to Oban; September 13 - to Campbeltown; September 14 - to Carradale; September 24 - to Stranraer; September 25 - to Holyhead; September 26 - to Falmouth; September 28 - to Dartmouth; October 1 - to Cowes; October 2 - to Southampton.

 

 

Saturday Sept. 29 - Portsmouth - “Blowing very hard so decided to stay in harbour. Phillips finished the pump. Saw a ketch go out but she soon returned finding too much sea. Michaelmas Day so had a splendid goose for dinner.”

 

 

1906 Crew List -

Date of Commencement of Voyage; 26/5/06

Port at which Voyage commenced; Southampton

Date of Termination of Voyage; 13/10/06

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; 13/10/06

I hereby declare to the truth of the entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Southampton on 26/5/1906 (except W. Hart) and were discharged at Ipswich on 13/10/1906 when she was laid up. All men are to be on board “At Once”, all received “V.G.” for ability and for general conduct. Each man signed his name for engagement and release.

 

1. J.B. KNOX, age 53, born Devon. Address; 1 Foxhall Rd, Ipswich. Last served in; Same. Master. Royal Naval Reserve No; 99417. Amount of Wages per Week; “Agreement”

2. W.J. BOUCHER, age 52, born Queenboro. Address; High St, Queenboro. Last served in; Same. 1st Officer. Wages; £1.10/- & found

3. L.C. POWELL, age 29, born Rowhedge. Address; Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in; Same. 2nd Officer. Wages; £1.8/-

4. S? D. SPALDING, age 30, born Ipswich. Address; Ranleigh Rd, Ipswich. Last served in; SWALLOW. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

5. A. JARROD, age 42, born Suffolk. Address; Chelmondiston. Last served in; RANNOCH. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

6. E. AGGIS, age 30, born Suffolk. Address; Chelmondiston. Last served in; FORMOSA. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

7. F. BARNARD, age 28, born Rowhedge. Address; Chelmondiston. Last served in; ONYX. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-. R.N.R. No. 1216. 2B.

8. C.C. COOK, age 27, born Rowhedge. Address; Rowhedge. Last served in; AQUILINE. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-. R.N.R. No. 4746 Q.A.

9. D. WADE, age 52, born Rowhedge. Address; Wyvenhoe. Last served in; Same. A.B. Wages; £1.7

10. F. Ager, age 44, born Ipswich. Address; Pakenham, Suffolk. Last served in; Same. Chief Engineer. Wages; £2.10/- & found.

11. S. PARKER, age 42, born Ipswich. Address; 22 St. Matthew’s Church Lane, Ipswich. Last served in; CEYLON. 2nd Engineer. Wages; £1.10/-. R.N.R. No. 1983.2.

12. F. H. WILLSMORE, age 23, born Rowhedge. Address; Rowhedge. Last served in; Same. Fireman. Wages; £1.8/-. R.N.R. No. 8456? R.

13. T. MOSS, age 26, born Colchester. Address; Rowhedge. Last served in; LADY GYPSIE. Fireman. Wages; £1.8/-.

14. H.E. TAYLOR, age 50, born Ipswich. Address; 322 Foxhall Rd, Ipswich. Last served in; Same. Chief Steward. Wages; £1.15/- & found.

15. A.C. POWELL, age 26, born Rowhedge. Address; Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in; Same. 2nd Steward. Wages; £1.5/- & found.

16. W. BARRELL, age 19, born Rowhedge. Address; Maldon, Essex. Last served in; Same. Mess Room Steward. Wages; £1.

17. A. SIMONS, age 53, born Rowhedge. Address; Rowhedge, Essex. Last served in; Same. Chief Cook. Wages; £1.15/- & found.

18. C. PEARMAN, age 19, born Rowhedge. Address; Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in; FIONA. 2nd Cook. Wages; £1.

19. W. HART, age 35 born Suffolk. Address; Holbrook. Last served in; COQUETTE. Joined this ship; 18.6.06 at Southampton. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-.

 

Heysham Chronicle - “Some interest was aroused at Heysham on Saturday afternoon (7 July), when a smart, fine looking yacht was seen heading for the harbour. Holiday-makers on the quayside, armed with field glasses, made hasty inspections, and declared that none other than a Royal yacht was arriving. The vessel sailed splendidly along, and she was manned by a gold-braided uniformed crew. It transpired that the yacht belonged to Sir Walter Greene, of Bury St. Edmunds, who, cruising on this part of the coast, berthed his vessel in the Harbour and spent a few days at Heysham.”

 

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Sir James Malcolm, Lily, Kathleen Charlesworth, Annie?, Sir Walter, Aggie

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Left - Possibly Frederick Barnard. Right - Sir Walter Greene

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Lily, Aggie, Sir Walter Greene, Kathleen Charlesworth. Photo taken by Sir James Malcolm

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Kathleen Charlesworth

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Above - 1906 - Left to right - H.E. Taylor, Chief Steward;  E. Aggis, AB Caterer; Arthur Simons,1st Cook;   C. Pearman, Mess Steward; F. Barnard, AB; L.C. Powell, Bosun; W.J. Boucher, Mate; W. Hart, AB

 1907

 

Cruise - 8 June - Lowestoft - “Col. & Mrs. Hervey, Major Trevor & Aggie, Annie & Self joined the yacht with Hales & Davis. Bright weather but cool...”; 10 June - Lowestoft to Helder; 11 June - Helder to Kiel Canal; 12 June Brunebuttel Roog; 13 June - Brunebuttel to Kiel; 19 June - Kiel “The German Emperor arrived on board the Hohenzollern, went & wrote my name...”; 22 June - Kiel to Brunebuttel; 26 June - Brunebuttel to Terschelling; 28 June - Terschelling to  Nieuwediep Canal to Amsterdam; 29 June to Felixstowe; 1 July -  Felixstowe to Ipswich “& left for home”; 16 July - Ipswich to Felixstowe; 17 July - Felixstowe to Dover; 18 July - Dover to Dieppe;  23 July - Dieppe to Newhaven; 24 July - Newhaven to Ryde; 26 July - Ryde to Southampton; 27 July - Southampton to Cowes; 29 July - Cowes to Southampton; 3 August - Southampton to Cowes; 10 August - Cowes to Cherbourg; 12 August - Cherbourg to Trouville; 20 August - Trouville to Newhaven - “Got underweigh at 7 a.m. & in turning in harbour the engineer went astern instead of ahead & injured the starboard propeller”; 22 August - Newhaven - “Katie, Bertie & Jack left by 8.40 & The Admiral, Alice Neville & I with Mrs. Richer & William Stevens go by 12.15 to Coburg. London after a pleasant cruise but not real summer. The yacht goes round to Wivenhoe to be docked”. 10 September - Felixstowe; 11 September - Felixstowe to Lowestoft; 23 September - Lowestoft to Felixstowe “Had a grand send off from crowds on the pier”; 24 September - Felixstowe to Ipswich - “The coldest, wettest & roughest summer I ever experienced”. 

 

1907 Crew List - s.y. Agatha

Date of Commencement of Voyage; 5 June 1907

Port at which Voyage commenced; Lowestoft

Date of Termination of Voyage; 5/10/07

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; 11/10/07

I hereby declare to the truth of the Entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Lowestoft on 5 June 1907 and but one were discharged at Ipswich on 5/10/1907 when she was laid up. Each man signed his name for engagement and release. All men are British and to be on board “At Once”.

 

1. JOHN B. KNOX, age 53, born Plymouth. Address; 1 Foxhall Rd, Ipswich. Last served in; Continued. Master. Wages; Yearly

2. FREDERICK AGER, age 44, born Harwich. Address; Pakenham, Suffolk. Last served in; 1906 AGATHA, Southampton. Chief Engineer. Wages; £2.10/- per week

3. STEPHEN PARKER, age 44, born Ipswich. Address; 19 Handford Cut, Ipswich. Last served in; 1907 IVANHOE of Glasgow. 2nd Engineer. R.N.R. No; 1983.2. Wages; £1.10/-

4. W.J. BOUCHER, age 50, born Queenboro. Address; 169 High St., Queenboro 1906 AGATHA of Southampton. Chief Mate. Wages; £1.10/-

5. A.C. POWELL, age 27, born Rowhedge. Address; 17 Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in; Ditto. Chief Steward. Wages; £1.15/-

6. L.C. POWELL, age 29, born Rowhedge. Address; 17 Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in; Ditto. 2nd Mate. Wages; £1.8/-

7. A.B. SIMONS, age 50, born Rowhedge. Address; Head St, Rowhedge. Last served in; Ditto. Chief Cook. Wages; £1.15/-

8. A. WADE, age 53, born Wivenhoe. Address; 2 Gas Road, Wyvenhoe (sic). Last served in; Ditto. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

9. C. AGGIS, age 31, born Chelmondiston. Address; Chelmondiston. Last served in; Ditto. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

10. F. BARNARD, age 29, born Rowhedge. Address; Lowestoft. Last served in; Ditto. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-. R.N.R. No; 1216. 2B

11. W. HART, age 36, born Ipswich. Address; Holbrook Nr. Ipswich. Last served in; Ditto. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

12. G. POTTER, age 39, born Rowhedge. Address; Brewery Lane, Rowhedge. Last served in;1906  SUNDEW. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

13. N. YARDLEY, age 23, born Burnham on Crouch. Address; Providence Lane, Burnham on Crouch. Last served in; 1907 REFORM of Colchester. A.B. Wages; £1.7/-

14. J. SMITH, age 32, born Harwich. Address; 48 Church St, Harwich. Last served in; 1906 FOAM of Ipswich. Fireman. Wages; £2.8/-. R.N.R. No; 146.J.

15 C. WILLGOSS, age 21, born Lowestoft. Address; Spurgeon Lane, Lowestoft. Last served in; 1907 GUIDE ME of Lowestoft. Fireman. Wages; £1.8/-. Left; 12/9/07 at Lowestoft, “To better himself”. Paid in full.

16. W. BARRELL, age 19, born Maldon. Address; 132 Wents ? Road, Maldon. Last served in; 1907 TERN of Ipswich. 2nd Steward. Wages; £1.

17. C. PEARMAN, age 21, born Rowhedge. Address; Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in; 1907 ACOLYNE of Colchester (AQUILINE?). Mess Steward. Wages; £1.2/-

18. G. TURNER, age 18, born Chelmondiston. Address; Chelmondiston. Last served in; 1906 STELLA of Harwich. 2nd Cook. Wages; £1.

1907 - Crew of s.y. Agatha - 1. J. Knox, Captain  2. A.B. Simons, Cook  3. W.J. Boucher, 1st Mate  4. Davis, From Nether  5. Averon Powell, Chief Steward  6. F. Ager, 1st Fireman  7. W. Barrell, 2nd Steward  8. S. Parker, 2nd Engineer  9 Lewis Powell, 2nd Mate  10. F. Barnard, AB  11. G. Potter, AB  12. W. Hart, AB  13. E. Aggis, AB Caterer  14. M. Yardley, AB  15. G. Turner, 2nd Cook  16. C. Willgoss, Fireman  17. A. Wade, AB  18. C. Pearman, Mess Steward.  Not in photo - J. Smith, Fireman

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Photos taken by Alice Neville

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Watching a French torpedo boat at Trouville

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The cutter at Cherbourg

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Watching torpedo boats at Trouville

1908

 

Cruise - 23 April to 24 August

[23 April - Ipswich to Felixstowe. 24 April - Felixstowe to Lowestoft. 13 May - Lowestoft to Ipswich]

First entry June 2 - “Joined at Ipswich”, sailed to Felixstowe and anchored off the pier. June 5 - To Lowestoft. June 9 - Lowestoft to Ipswich. Next entry - 27 July -  Ipswich to Felixstowe. July 28 - To Dover. 31 July - Dover to Cowes. 5 August - To Dartmouth. 7 August - To Fowey. 12 August - Fowey to Scilly Isles. 13 August - New Grimsby, Scilly. 14 August - Scilly to Fowey. 17 August - Fowey to Dartmouth. 19 August - Dartmouth to Southampton. 21 August - Southampton to Dover. 22 August - Dover to Lowestoft. 24 August - Lowestoft to Ipswich.

 

1908 Crew List - s.y. Agatha

Date of Commencement of Voyage; 12 May 1908

Port at which Voyage commenced; Lowestoft

Date of Termination of Voyage; 5.9.08

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; Sept 8th 1908

I hereby declare to the truth of the Entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Lowestoft on 12 March 1908 and were discharged at Ipswich on 5/9/1908 when she was laid up, except where noted. Each man signed his name for engagement and release. All men are British and to be on board “At Once”. All men received “V.G.” for ability and for general conduct.

 

1. J.B. KNOX, Master

2. W.J. BOUCHER, Mate

3. F. Ager, Chief Engineer

4. L.C. POWELL age 29, born Rowhedge, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in AGATHA. 2nd Mate. Wages per week; £1.8/-

5. G. POTTER age 40, born Tollesbury, of Brewery Lane, Rowhedge. Last served in AGATHA. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

6. M. YARDLEY, A.B.

7. W. HAST, A.B.

8. C. PEARMAN age 21, born Rowhedge, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in AGATHA.A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

9. D. WELHAM age 40, born Alresford, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in MARY of Wivenhoe 1907. A.B. Discharged 6/6/08 Ipswich. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

10. A. WADE age 54, born Rowhedge, of Gas Road, Wivenhoe. Last served in AGATHA. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

11. R. WILLSMORE age 50, born Layer de la Haye, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in RANNOCH s/y Glasgow 1906. 2nd Engineer. Wages per week; £1. 10/-

12. B. WILKINSON age 19, born Rowhedge, of Regent St, Rowhedge. Last served in CHRYSALIS s/y Wivenhoe 1907. Fireman. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

13. E. GLADING, Fireman

14. A.C. POWELL age 29, born Rowhedge, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in AGATHA. Chief Steward. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

15. W.J. BARRELL age 19, born Mersea. 2nd Steward

16. TURNER, Mess Room Steward

17. A.B. SIMONS age 54, born Rowhedge, of High St, Rowhedge. Last served in AGATHA. Chief Cook. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

18. W. WADE age 18, born Rowhedge, of Church St, Rowhedge. Last served in ELLEN of Rowhedge 1907. 2nd Cook [Ellen owned by Richard Cranfield]

19. H. RANDS, A.B.

20. L. WILLSMORE age 18, born Layer de la Haye, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Joined this Ship 18/6/08 at Ipswich. Fireman. £1. 8/-

                                        s.y. Agatha R.Y.S. - Lowestoft, Suffolk, 1908 - Photographer, H. Jenkins, Lowestoft

 

1. F. Ager, Engineer  2. R. Willsmore, 2nd Engineer  3. L.C. Powell, 2nd Mate  4. M. Yardley, AB Caterer  5. L. Willsmore, Fireman  6. A. Wade, AB  7. B. Wilkinson, Fireman  8. C. Pearman, AB  9. H. Rands, AB  10. G. Turner, Mess Room  11. W. Hart, AB  12. G. Potter, AB  13. W. Wade, 2nd Cook  14. A.C. Powell, Steward  15. A.B. Simons, Cook  16. W.J. Davis, Butler  17. Captain J. Knox  18. W.J. Boucher, Mate  19. W. Barrell, 2nd Steward

1909

1909 - s.y. Agatha - 1. F. Ager, 1st Engineer  2. R. Willsmore, 2nd Engineer  3. L. Powell, 2nd Mate  4. J. Crickmore, AB  5. A.B. Simons, Chief Cook  6. R. Wilkinson, Fireman  7. J. Wade, AB  8. A. Wade, AB  9. W. Hart, AB  10. D. Brooks, AB  11. W. Wade, 2nd Cook  12. L. Willsmore, Fireman  13. C. Simons, AB  14. G. Turner, Mess Steward  15. A.C. Powell, Steward  16. W.J. Davis, Butler  17. W.J. Boucher, Mate  18. J.B. Knox, Captain  19. W. Barrell, 2nd Steward

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Sir Walter Greene

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s.y. Agatha .... very posh

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On board s.y. Agatha 1909

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Sir Walter Greene and his wife Annie

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1909 Crew List - s.y. Agatha

 

Date of Commencement of Voyage; 26-5-9

Port at which Voyage commenced; Lowestoft

Date of Termination of Voyage; 30-10-9

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; 1.11.09

 

I hereby declare to the truth of the Entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Lowestoft on 26 May 1909 and were discharged at Ipswich on 30/10/1909 when she was laid up. Each man signed his name for engagement and release. All men are British and to be on board “At Once”. All men described as British.

 

1. JOHN B. KNOX, Master

2. F. AGER, Engineer

3. W.J. BOUCHER, Mate

4. R. WILLSMORE age 52, of Albion St, Rowhedge. 2nd Engineer. Wages per week; £1. 10/-

5. L. POWELL age 32, of Albion St, Rowhedge. 2nd Mate. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

6. D. WADE age 56, of Gas Road, Wyvenhoe. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

7. W. HART, A.B.

8. C. SIMONS age 20, of Regent St, Rowhedge. Last served in HUMMING BIRD of Colchester. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

9. J. WADE age 32, of Gas Road, Wyvenhoe. Last served in BERTHA of Colchester. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

10. D. BROOKS, A.B.

11. J. CRICKMORE, A.B.

12. B. WILKINSON age 20, of Regent St, Rowhedge. Fireman. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

13. L. WILLSMORE age 18, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Fireman. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

14. A.C. POWELL age 29, of Rowhedge, Essex. Chief Steward. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

15. A. SIMONS age 50, of Rowhedge, Essex. Chief Cook. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

16. W. BARRELL, 2nd Steward

17. G. TURNER, Mess Room Steward

18. W. WADE age 19, of Rowhedge, Essex. 2nd Cook. Wages per week; £1.

 

During the season the Agatha was let to Sir Samuel Scott

1910 

1910 - Crew of s.y. Agatha - 1. J. Knox, Captain  2. F. Ager, Engineer  3. W.J. Boucher, Mate  4. A.C. Powell, Chief Steward  5. A.B. Simons, Chief Cook  6. G. Brock, 2nd Engineer  7. L.C. Powell, 2nd Mate  8. A Wade, AB  9. W. Hart, AB  10. C. Simons, AB  11. J. Wade, AB  12. J.? Crickmore, AB  13. J. Dykes, Fireman  14. L. Willsmore, Fireman  15. W. Barrell, 2nd Steward  16. G. Turner, Mess Steward  17. W. Wade, 2nd Cook  18. W. West, AB  19. Davis, Butler.

 

1910 Crew List - s.y. Agatha

Date of Commencement of Voyage; June 1st / 10

Port at which Voyage commenced; Ipswich

Date of Termination of Voyage; 1-10-10

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; 4/10/10

I hereby declare to the truth of the Entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Ipswich on 1 June 1910 and were discharged at Ipswich on 1/10/1910 when she was laid up. Each man signed his name for engagement and release. All men are British and to be on board “At Once”. All men described as British and last served in Agatha unless noted.

 

1. J.B. KNOX, Master

2. W.J. BOUCHER, Chief Mate

3. L.C. POWELL age 32, 17 Albion St, Rowhedge. 2nd Mate. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

4. D. WADE age 57, New Road, Wivenhoe. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

5. W. HART, A.B.

6. C.C. SIMONS age 21, Regent St, Rowhedge. Royal Naval Reserve No.1125A. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

7. J. WADE age 33, New Road, Wivenhoe. A.B. £1. 7/-

8. J. CRICKMORE, A.B.

9. W.R.WEST age 24, Victoria Villa, Tolleshunt D’Arcy. Last served in GENERAL JACKSON of Ipswich 1910

10. F. AGER, Chief Engineer

11. G. BROCK age 29, Park Road, Wivenhoe. Last served on SEA BELLE 1910

12. L.J. WILLSMORE age 18, Albion St, Rowhedge. Fireman. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

13. J. DYKES age 24. Last served in s.s. KENORA, Glasgow

14. A.C. POWELL age 30, Albion St, Rowhedge. Chief Steward. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

15. W. BARRELL, 2nd Steward

16. G. TURNER, 3rd Steward

17. A.B. SIMONS age 56, Head Street, Rowhedge. Chief Cook. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

18. W. WADE age 20, Church Street, Rowhedge. 2nd Cook. Wages per week; £1.

Sir Walter Greene with Lewis Powell, 2nd mate (top) and Averon Powell, chief steward

Lowestoft

1911

1911 Crew - s.y. Agatha - 1. J. Knox, Captain  2. W.J. Boucher, Mate  3. F. Ager, Chief Engineer  4. A.C. Powell, Chief Steward  5. A.B. Simons, Chief Cook  6. G. Turner, 2nd Steward  7. R. Bond, Caterer  8. W. West, Caterer  9. A. Carter, Caterer  10. T? Crickmore, Caterer  11. F. Ager, Mess Steward  12. L. Willsmore, Fireman  13. W. Hart, AB  14. W. Wade, 2nd Cook  15. L.C. Powell, 2nd Mate  16. R. Willsmore, 2nd Engineer  17. H. Bartlett, Caterer  18. G. Brock, Fireman.

 

1911 Crew List - s.y. Agatha

Date of Commencement of Voyage; 31-5-11

Port at which Voyage commenced; Ipswich

Date of Termination of Voyage; 9-9-11

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; -

I hereby declare to the truth of the Entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Ipswich on 31 May 1911 and were discharged at Ipswich on 9/9/1911 when she was laid up. Each man signed his name for engagement and release. All men are British and to be on board “At Once”. All men described as British and last served in Agatha unless noted. All received “V.G.” for ability and for general conduct.

 

1. J.B. KNOX, Master

2. W.J. BOUCHER, 1st Mate

3. L.C. POWELL, age 35, Albion St, Rowhedge. 2nd Mate. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

4. W. HART, A.B.

5. J. CRICKMORE, A.B.

6. W.R.WEST, A.B. Last in; Barge WOLSEY

7. A. BOND age 39, born Essex. Of; 8 Manor Rd, Wivenhoe. Last in; s.s. SKERN. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

8. H. BARTLETT age 35, born Essex. Of; Anchor Hill, Wivenhoe. Last in; s.y. RHODORA. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

9. ALFRED CARTER age 19, born Essex. Of; Rowhedge, Essex. Last in; s.y. WALRUS. A.B. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

10. F. AGER, Chief Engineer

11. R. WILLSMORE age 54, born Essex. Of; Albion St, Rowhedge. Last in s.y. CHRYSALIS. 2nd Engineer. £1. 10/-

12. G. BROCK age 31, born Kent. Of; Church St, Rowhedge. Fireman. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

13. L. WILLSMORE age 19, born Essex. Of; Albion St, Rowhedge. Fireman. £1. 8/-

14. A.C. POWELL age 33, born Essex. Of; Rowhedge, Colchester. Chief Steward. £1. 15/-

15. G. TURNER, 2nd Steward

16. F. AGER, Mess Room Steward

17. A. SIMONS age 56, born Essex. Of; Head Street, Rowhedge. Chief Cook. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

18. W. WADE age 21, born Essex. Of; Rowhedge, Colchester. 2nd Cook. Wages per week; £1. 2/-

1912

1912 s.y. Agatha Crew - Blurred photo - 

1. R. Willsmore, 2nd Engineer    3. L.C. Powell, 2nd Mate 

13. F. Ager, Chief Engineer  14. G. Turner, 2nd Steward  15. A.B. Simons, Chief Cook  16. W.J. Boucher, Mate  17. Sir E. Walter Greene, Owner18. J. Knox, Captain  19. A.C. Powell, Chief Steward  20. Davis, Butler

 

1912 Crew List - s.y. Agatha

 

Date of Commencement of Voyage; May 31st /12

Port at which Voyage commenced; Ipswich

Date of Termination of Voyage; 7/9/12

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; -

I hereby declare to the truth of the Entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Ipswich on 31 May 1912 and were presumably discharged at Ipswich on 7/9/1912 when she was laid up. Each man signed his name for engagement and release. All men are British and to be on board “At Once”. All men described as British and last served in Agatha unless noted. All received “V.G.” for ability and for general conduct.

 

1. J.B. KNOX, Master

2. W.J. BOUCHER, Mate

3. L.C. POWELL age 35, born Rowhedge, of Albion St, Rowhedge. 2nd Mate. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

4. W. HART, Seaman

5. W. WADE age 22, born Rowhedge, of Church St, Rowhedge. Seaman. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

6. M. MUSSETT age 32, born West Mersea, of Near School, West Mersea. Last in; ROSAMOND. Seaman. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

7. G. BEER. Last in Barge? GIPPING. Seaman

8. ALFRED P. HEMPSTEAD age 26, born West Mersea, of Near School, West Mersea. Last in; VERA. Seaman. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

9. F.E. MUSSETT age 26, born West Mersea, of School Rd, West Mersea. Last in; CHIONE. Seaman. Wages per week; £1. 7/-

10. F. AGER, Chief Engineer

11. R. WILLSMORE age 56, born Layer de la Haye, of Albion St, Rowhedge. 2nd Engineer. Wages per week; £1. 10/-

12. L. WILLSMORE age 20, born Layer de la Haye, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Fireman. Wages per week; £1. 5/-

13. B. WILKINSON age 23, born Rowhedge, of High St, Rowhedge. Last in; WALRUS. Fireman. Wages per week; £1. 8/-

14. A.C. POWELL age 31, born Rowhedge, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Chief Steward

15. G. TURNER, 2nd Steward

16. C. TURNER, Last in; KIA ORA. Mess Room Steward

17. A. SIMONS age 56, born Rowhedge, of Head Street, Rowhedge. Last in; WILLIAM HENRY. Cook. Wages per week; £1. 15/-

18. P. FOOKES age 20, born Fingringhoe, of High St, Rowhedge. Last in; NEVA. 2nd Cook. Wages per week; £1.

1912

BURY FREE PRESS – 14 September 1912. “DEATH OF LADY GREENE AT NETHER HALL – Funeral at Thurston. It is with deep and sincere regret that we record the death of Lady Greene, wife of Sir Walter Greene, Bart., which took place on Friday [6th] at Nether hall, Pakenham, near Bury St. Edmund’s. The state of her ladyship’s health had given rise to considerable anxiety during the past few weeks, but she had apparently rallied, and the end was sudden and unexpected…. There are two sons and four daughters…. Amidst signs of the deepest sympathy and sorrow, the funeral of Lady  Greene took place on Wednesday  afternoon [11th] at Thurston Church. The sacred building was beautifully decorated, white flowers being conspicuous in the chancel, and on the altar. The cortege proceeded from Nether Hall to the Church, and was headed by a Scotch cart, on which were numerous beautiful wreaths, drawn by a black horse. The coffin, which rested on a bier, came next. The bearers were Messrs. J. Carter (head gardener), Davis (butler), Raynham (estate carpenter), Beck, Southgate (Manor Farm), and C.F. Cattle (agent). On the coffin was a large floral cross from Sir Walter Greene, the widower. On either side of the cortege walked Captain Knox and the following five other representatives from the crew of Sir Walter Greene’s yacht “Agatha”: Messrs. Ager, Boucher, L. Powell, Simons, and A. Powell. The majority of the farm and estate employees also followed, as well as the indoor servants at Nether Hall…. “

“Widespread and sincere sympathy will be extended to Sir Walter Greene in the heavy bereavement which he has suffered by the death of Lady Greene and the deepest sorrow at the sad event will be felt by all who knew the deceased lady. By her demise the poor of Thurston and Pakenham have lost a kind friend, and one whose unostentatious benefactions will be greatly missed.”

1913

1913 - Crew List - s.y. Agatha

 

Date of Commencement of Voyage; June 11. 1913

Port at which Voyage commenced; Lowestoft

Date of Termination of Voyage; 11/10/13

Port at which Voyage terminated; Ipswich

Date of Delivery of Lists to Superintendent; 16.10.13

 

I hereby declare to the truth of the Entries in this Agreement and Account of Crew, &c. John B. Knox Master.

 

All men joined Agatha at Lowestoft  on 11 June 1913 and were discharged at Ipswich on 11/10/1913 (except W. Mussett and J. Mills). Each man signed his name for engagement and release. All men are British and to be on board “At Once”. All men described as British and last served in Agatha unless noted. All received “V.G.” for ability and for general conduct. All wages were paid in full.

 

JOHN B. KNOX, no age given, 1 Foxhall Rd, Ipswich, Same Ship Continued, Master. R.N.V.R. Cert; 99417.

W.J. BOUCHER, 54, of Queenboro, Kent. Last served in AGATHA 1912. Mate. Wages per week; £2.2/-

W. HART, 42, of Holbrook, Suffolk. Last served in AGATHA 1912. Bosun. £1.9/-

J. SPORE, 34, of 158 London Rd, Ipswich. Last served in H.M. FORWARD 1912. A.B. £1.8/-

W. MUSSETT, 22, of West Mersea. Last served in MASONA(?) 1912. A.B. £1.8/-. Left this Ship; 16/913 at Toward, Greenock. “Injury to leg.”

J. MILLS, 22, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in N--LAND LOCK(?) 1913. A.B. £1.8/-. Left this Ship; 4/10/13 at Ipswich.

J. PULLEN, 34 crossed out, of West Mersea. Last served in OCEANA 1912. A.B. £1.8/-. Left this Ship; 4/10/13 at Ipswich.

ISAAC FROST, 60, of Tollesbury. Last served in (?) 1912. A.B. £1.8/-. Left this Ship; 4/10/13 at Ipswich.

ROBERT KNIGHTS, 35, of 97 Woolaston Rd, Lowestoft. Last served in MONARCH 1912. A.B.  £1.8/-. Left this Ship; 4/10/13 at Ipswich.

F. AGER, 52, of Fakenham, Suffolk. Last served in AGATHA 1912. Engineer. £3.2/-.

R. WILLSMORE, 56, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in AGATHA 1912. 2nd Engineer. £1.10/-.

L.J. WILLSMORE, 21, of Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in AGATHA 1912. Fireman. £1.9/-.

J. OAKLEY, 34, of Bar St, Wyvenhoe. Last served in AGATHA 1912. Fireman. £1.9/-

A.C. POWELL, 33, of 17 Albion St, Rowhedge. Last served in VIOLET 1912. Chief Steward. £2.7/-.

G. TURNER, 24, of Chelmondiston, Ipswich. Last served in AGATHA 1912. 2nd Steward. £1.12/-.

P.R. FOOKES, 21, of High St, Rowhedge. Last served in COLONIA 1912. Mess Steward. £1.2/-.

A.B. SIMONS, 56, of Head St, Rowhedge. Last served in Wm. HENRY. Chief Cook. £2.7/-.

P. STIFF, 19, of Church St, Rowhedge. Last served in MARYANNA 1912. 2nd Cook. £1.

[Note; the “Last served in” column is out of sync with the others]

1914

1914 - Crew of s.y. Agatha - 1.  Walter Greene  2. J. Knox, Captain  3. W.J. Boucher, Chief Mate  4. L.C. Powell, 2nd Mate  5. W.J. Scarff, 2nd Steward  6. W. Storer, Caterer, left at Falmouth  7. P. Stiff, 2nd Cook, Royal Naval Reserve  8. S.J. Mills, AB, R.N.R.  9. F. Wright, Fireman  10. L. Seager, AB  11. A.C. Parker, Fireman, R.N.R.  12. E. Turner, AB  13. V. Fairs, AB  14. W. Garrard, Mess Steward  15. G. Chapman, 2nd Engineer  16. F. Ager, Chief Engineer  17. A.B. Simons, Chief Cook  18. A.C. Powell, Chief Steward  19. E. Steward, Caterer.

 

1914 - Friday, June 26 - Torquay. “All the crew were photoed.”

 

1914 - Sunday, August 2 - “2 men left to join Navy as Germans had started war with Russia.”