'> Sailing Ships at Bill Quay 1812-1876

Sailing Ships at Bill Quay 1812-1876

William Boutland was operating at Bill Quay from 1818. Other builders such as Robert and John Maddison rented part of the yard. John Robson also made use of the Boutland Yard and was documented as there in 1869 and listed in Kelly's Directory 1881/2 and also in other directory entries in 1885/6. The list of vessels is largely from customs registrations as at the National Archives and includes a few steam vessels as well as ships built or altered at the yard. Some other owners of ships at Bill Quay are listed.

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William Boutland's Bill Quay.

Photographs of Harrison's yard circa 1990.

List of ships built, owned, altered, or advertised at Bill Quay.

Boutland Graves at Heworth St Mary.

Web Links.

Tyneside shipping books and other publications.

Boutland Links

More details concerning Bill Quay can be found at http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/ls/billquay.htm

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William Boutland's Bill Quay

" A fine wooden dock for repairing vessels."

"Freehold land and riverside property situate at Bill Quay in the Parish of Jarrow in the County of Durham containing in the whole about 7 acres 3 roods 14 perches and having a river frontage of 1,177 feet."

"An excellent SHIP and BOAT-BUILDING Yard, with about 363 yards of River Frontage, and a BOILER BUILDER SHED and QUAY ROOM; together with several HOUSES and COTTAGES."

"A deep water quay 373 feet in length, workshops and all the necessary appliances for carrying on shipbuilding on an extensive scale or any other business requiring water accommodation."

"Another slipway and premises adjoining in the occupation of Robert Maddison."

"The Shipbuilding Plant and Materials including a horizontal engine 14 horsepower, boiler with all machinery and materials for working a patent slipway; 5 cranes; 6 winches; Bogies; Jack Screws; Lathe; Cramps; Boiler and Steam Kiln; English and Foreign Oak Elm and Yellow Pine Timber; Staging Planks; Deck Deals old and new rope; chains; iron and wood blocks; shovels; whip and cross saws; Augers; caulking ions; Ring Bolts; Wood and metal pumps; Paints; oils; Naptha; Pitch; Coal Tar; New and old iron; grindstones; Treenails; Ladders and a quantity of gear and materials, about 100 casks and buoys (for raising ships)."

"In the Blacksmiths shop are 3 pairs of bellows; 4 anvils; 4 vices; Tongs Hammers and all necessary tools."

"Among the contents of the office will be found a Prices Fireproof safe, copying press, timepiece etc."

William Boutland has been described as an "inventive genius" and "a rough hearty old boatbuilder"

On Thursday the Inquest at the Ship Inn touched the death of a little boy named William Martin. It appears the little boy went down to Boutland's Shipyard to fish with a piece of string and in throwing the string overbalanced and fell in. (Felling Gazette 5 July 1889.)

Shipbuilding on the Tyne suffered a series of ups and downs with William Boutland being financially embarrassed.

The Journal, 27 July 1833 featured the following advertisement:-

To Be sold by auction by Mr B. Heward at the Low Crane House Newcastle, this day, Saturday 27 July, at five o'clock in the afternoon, all that fine STEAM BOAT, EARL GREY, of 14 Horse Power; built in this Port of the best seasoned Materials, for private use, tows remarkably fast, and will turn round in her own length; draws only 3� feet of water, and is well found with all requisite stores.

For further particulars apply to Mr Wm. Boutland, Shipbuilder, Bill Quay where the Vessel now lies; or Mr Heward Ship and Insurance Broker, Low Street, Sunderland. Bill Quay, near Newcastle, 20 July 1833

The Earl Grey was still for sale in 1835

Newcastle Courant 25 August 1835.

To be sold by auction

at the Crown and Thistle Hotel Groat Market 43/64 of the fast sailing steam vessel Earl Grey. The vessel built in 1832; of best material, copper fastened and has within the last month undergone considerable repair may be inspected at Bill Quay by applying to Mr Michael Wilson.

The failure to sell vessels had an unfortunate effect as the Newcastle Courant 21 November 1835 shows: -

Fiat of Bankruptcy is awarded and issued forth against William Boutland of Bill Quay in the County of Durham shipbuilder, Dealer and Chapman. The said William Boutland is required to surrender himself to the Commissioners, Bankrupt Commission Room, Royal Arcade Newcastle upon Tyne on 4 day of November next and on 24th day at 1 o'clock to make a full discovery and disclosure of the Estate.

Mr John Theodore, solicitor 41 Mosley Street Newcastle upon Tyne Messrs Megsion, Pringle and Mainsty 3 Kings Rd Bedford Sq London

On 23 November 1835 at 5pm Mr Webb, at the Peacock Hotel, Trinity Chare, Quayside was selling The Low Crane Public House (Occupied by Mr Thomas Wilson as tenant) and a front shop occupied by Mr John Robison, draper. Both of these were the property of Mr William Boutland, a bankrupt. The Low Crane Public House contained 16 rooms, 2 store cellars, a brewhouse capable of brewing 11 half barrels. It was situated on the quayside next to the Custom House, frontage 26 feet and depth 71 feet.

On the 10th of December the Assignees were asked to meet in order to 'assent or dissent selling to the said bankrupt William Boutland part of the household furniture of the said bankrupt.'

The Fiat of bankruptcy was dated 6 October 1835 with William bankrupt within the technical meaning of the Act. On the 18 November the duly appointed assignees of William Boutland's Estate, Effects Real and Personal were: -

Robert Scott of Gateshead, Timber Merchant. William Robson of Newcastle upon Tyne, Drysalter. Robert Hood Haggie of Gateshead, Roper

In April 1836 the above assignees sold the 62 ton smack Unity to Peter Cassiter and George Robertson of Kirkwall. William had bought the smack in 1833.

I found no William listings in the Custom Register for 1836 and no adverts that mentioned him, though ships previously mentioned appear.

The London Gazette for 1837 has a number of notices that refer to the bankruptcy. The Commissioners met on 23 March to audit the accounts. On the 25 April there was a meeting to:

'take the last examination of the said bankrupt. Creditors who have not already proved their debts are to come prepared to prove the same or they will be excluded from the dividend and those who have already proved their debts are to consent or dissent from the allowance of this certificate. All other claims not proved will be disallowed.'

The advert of 19 December 1837 stated:

the Certificate of the said William Boutland be allowed unless it can be shown to the Court to the contary on or before the 9 January 1838.

This was not quite the end of litigation as assignees of another bankrupt claimed after the dividend had been announced. It is stated in the affidavits by Boutland�s assignees that a short period previous to Slack�s bankruptcy that a demand was made by Boutland for the payment of a debt alleged due from Slack to Boutland against Slack, the existence of which Slack never denied. The Judge stated that this would make me suspicious as to which party would receive the balance in his favour when the accounts came to be finally adjusted. I think the assignees of Boutland have done their duty by advertising their dividend in the Gazette and the notice in an obscure newspaper, as it is called, is just one step more than necessary. Sir George Rose concurred with Sir John Cross. Petition by Slacks assignees dismissed with costs

William was soon up and running again.

Despite the bankruptcy at least two boat races were organised:-

In September 1838 the Newcastle Journal reports a boat race from the Tyne Bridge to the Scotswood Bridge between the Crusader and The Wm Boutland. The crews had changed boats since the last match. The Crusader men won in gallent style in The Wm Boutland. The previous match is reported in the Weekly Chronicle, 1 Oct 1836. Both vessels were four oared rigs and the 1836 race was between Newcastle Bridge and Hebburn Quay, the race taking 20 minutes and being won by the Crusader. Reference to both these races is made in the Thomas Chicken papers where it states that the 1838 race was for 30 guineas. It also says that the 1836 race was won by the Crusader W Boutland the favourite.

Other shipbuilders also had problems around the 1830s: -

eg In 1834 bankruptcy proceedings were renewed against George Gray and William Robson of South Shore Gateshead.

In June 1839 William was again advertising on his own behalf.

Newcastle Courant 7 June 1839

For sale by private contract.

A turn steam ferry boat. Strongly built, 2 engines of 22inch cylinder. Well adapted for a dredging machine or other purposes. Now lying at Bill Quay where she can be seen and further particulars known on application to W BOUTLAND

The Boutland Firm were involved with salvage as well as building as these notes from 1834 show: -

Newcastle Journal 15 February 1834

All persons having any claim against the sloop Glenmariston of this port are requested to send the same without delay to:- Mr Wm Shepherd Dock Office Blyth or Mr Wm Boutland shipbuilder Bill Quay

William had enlarged the Glenmariston by June 1834 and was listed as the owner. It was now a 83 ton schooner, having been built in Invernesshire in 1820

Newcastle Journal 25 April 1846

Mr Boutland has been engaged during the last week trying to raise the Lady Feversham which has remained so long in Shields harbour. Seven keels, two brigs, and a sloop have hove down on the wreck, besides empty casks, buoys and rafts on the deck; and on Wednesday a preliminary trial took place, but it was found that more power was required and three additional ships are therefore to be hove down next week. The wreck has already been displaced about two feet.

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William Boutland initially leased the Bill Quay Yard. R B Harrison took over the Boutland yard towards the end of the 19th century. He was certainly there in 1899 when he wrote to The Gazette & Shipping Telegraph and the 1901 Census shows him at Boutland's Buildings. Yard closure followed near the end of the 20th Century. The date 1820 for William Boutland is incorrect. Rating Books and shipping registrations show him to be at Bill Quay in 1818.

The Bill Quay slipway was part of the The Woodgate and Hainingwood Estate. In 1846 it was advertised as one of the lots at an Auction to be conducted by John Charlton at the House of Miss Bell in Grey Street Newcastle upon Tyne. The sale was in fact 23 February 1847.

Lot 4. An excellent SHIP and BOAT-BUILDING Yard, with about 363 yards of River Frontage, and a BOILER BUILDER SHED and QUAY ROOM; together with several HOUSES and COTTAGES. This Lot will be sold subject to a lease granted to Mr William Boutland for 20 years, from 1st of May 1840, at the ground rent of �49.

Durham Cathedral Estates deposits suggest that the 1846 lease was owned by William Clayton Walters and Peregrine George Ellison. (This 1846 lease was for a much larger plot of land, which was subsequently subdivided.) The 1846 reference is made in an 1853 lease which was to run for 21 years, running from 20/7/1853, granted to John Anthony Woods and Thomas Hood Henderson, who are described simply as "merchants". The annual rent was 12s 7d (plus 12s 6d for redeemed land. A William Boutland deed (reference CCD 44/166296) was a grant of reversion (ie sale of the property, subject to the existing lease), dated 19th June 1855, from the Dean and Chapter of Durham (ie Durham Cathedral), to William Boutland. The grant is of property in Bill Quay (Gateshead, otherwise described as Hayning Shore or Nether Heworth), viz land, a shipbuilding yard, quay and buildings, total 7 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches. The grant is made for a consideration (payment) of �950, and the deed records the consent of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners (in accordance with 19th century acts of Parliament regulating the sale of church lands). It recites a lease of the property by the dean and chapter to John Anthony Woods and Thomas Hood Henderson, 28th September 1853, for 21 years, and also that this lease was assigned (transferred) to William Boutland on 25th May 1855.

The Will of William Boutland and subsequent Chancery case shows William Boutland as Holder of the Freehold of The Bill Quay Yard.

The brothers William Edward, John George, Edward Pringle and Robert Pringle had 16 shares each in the Flirt in 1854 however it is not clear when the 'Boutland Brothers' became a business. They were also shareholders in the Marinus in 1857. The 1857 registration was added to at 1pm in March 1858. It states that Edward Pringle Boutland died Intestate 7 December 1857. It may be that they did nor become a business, as opposed to vessel shareholders until after William's death. Ward's Directory of Newcastle & District 1861/2 page 483 lists 'Boutland Brothers' as a business but following Robert�s death in February 1862 William Edward and John George dissolved the remaining partnership as from 10 October 1862 though this was not promulgated in the London Gazette until 1864. (London Gazette, 13 Sept 1864 page 4432.)

Thomas Riseborough And Anthony Barber of Sunderland owned the Nestor, a snow 217 tons, (capacity 15 keels), and had it registered on the Tyne 1851 -1853. The 1853 owners were John White and Robert Storey. The Riseborough family are related to the Boutlands by marriage later in the century

In 1872 William E Boutland, Mathew & William Reay of Bill Quay, (amonst others) signed a petition asking the NER Company to provide a road to Pelaw station so that travellers did not have to trespass to reach the ststion.

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Harrison's Yard circa 1990

Harrison's Yard has now closed. Earlier pictures can be found at: -

http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/ls/billquay/pp.htm

Pictures from the 1950s to 1960s can be found at:-

http://www.ken-taylor.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/NewFiles/fav%20webpages.html

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Built at Bill Quay.

Marwood's Annual Maritime Directory information is marked M below. That marked * is by Tyne & Wear Archives Service, otherwise the information is from Customs registrations. A record agent has searched 1817-1822. 1822/3 skim searched. 1824/1825 some searching. PRO records starting at 1826 provide the bulk of the information.

'The Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships' is cross-referenced with this list, the K column refers to the dictionary entry number (Robert Maddison's buildings are not included in the dictionary as they are under 50 tons).

Further details of the ships listed are available from: r.boutland@excite.com

Newcastle upon Tyne registered vessels unless otherwise stated.

Registered

Name

Type/Tons

Date

Builder

K

Hannah's Success

1818

William Boutland

1994

Hunter sloop

22 tons

1819

William Boutland

George and Mary

snow

1820

William Boutland

1780

John and Jane

1821

William Boutland

2416

Three Friends

sloop

1824

George Boutland

4341

Harbinger *

square rig

1824

William Boutland

1948

Friends

Sloop 69 tons

1824

1707

Hebburn Hall

schooner

1825

William Boutland

James and Mary

sloop

1825

William Boutland

Violet

schooner

1825

William Boutland

Edmond Castle

square rig

1826

William Boutland

1298?

[(Built at Walker)

John and Susan

square rig

1826

(George Boutland)]

New Holland

square rig

1827

William Boutland

3213

Liverpool

Cassiopea

Barque

1828

William Boutland

0781

M

Friendship

steam vessel.

1828

William Boutland

Kirkwall

Jean and Mary

schooner

1829

William Boutland

2365

John and Jane

65 tons

1829

William Boutland

Harriet and Jane

schooner 126 tons

1830

William Boutland

Letitia

schooner

1831

William Boutland

wreck 1853 Tasmania

Edward Castle?

snow

1831

William Boutland

1298?

Douso

square rig

1831

William Boutland

1204

M

Earl Grey

steam vessel

1832

William Boutland

Tyne

schooner

1832

William Boutland

4418

Queen of the Isles

square rig

1833

William Boutland

3620

Meldon

square rig

1833

William Boutland

3055

(Hannah's Success

{registered 1834}

1818

William Boutland)

1994

Luna

square rig

1834

William Boutland

2740

M

Johns

wherry

1834

Robert Maddison

Ellisons

schooner

1835

William Boutland

1452

Galloway

Hibernia

1835

William Boutland

2074

M

Bolton

snow

1836

William Torrance

0564

Tom

1836

William Torrance

436.1

Mary Agnes

square rig 213 tons

1836

William Torrance

2942

John and Mary

1837

Robert Maddison

Bernard

square rig

1837

William Torrance

0499

Aurelia

square rig

1837

William Torrance

0420

M

Joseph and Jane

sloop

1837

William Boutland

2416?

St Maura

square rig

1839

William Torrance

3874

Burnhopside

Barque

1839

George Shotton & Co

0690

Invincible

steam vessel

1839

Daniel Rider

Syra

square rig

1839

William Torrance

4220

Ann and Hannah

sloop 39 tons

1840

William Rennison

Edward Bilton

steam vessel

1840

George Shotton

M

Tenedos

barque

1841

Robert Trotter & Co

4274

Georgia

barque

1841

Robert Trotter & Co

1809

Royal Earnest

sloop

1841

Robert Maddison

William Crow

schooner

1841

William Boutland

4666

M

Hope

sloop 36 tons

1842

Robert Maddison

M

Albion *

barque

1843

W Boutland

0117

Huron

square rig

1843

J Henderson

2140

M

Woodbine

barque

1843

George Shotton

4709

M

Princess Alice *

sloop

1844

W Boutland

3545

M

Edward

sloop

1845

M

Five Sisters

wherry

1845

Robert Maddison

M

Thomas and Margaret

wherry

1845

Robert Maddison

Mary and Jane (28319)

1845

Wee Jollie?

square rig

1845

William Boutland

4588

M

William Thorp

45 tons

1845

William Boutland

M

John Whale

sloop

1846

William Boutland

M

Aztec

ship

1847

William Eckless

M

Brothers

wherry

1847

Robert Maddison

M

Endeavour

sloop

1847

Robert Maddison

Five Sisters

wherry 24 tons

1847

Robert Maddison

M

Mary

wherry

1847

Robert Maddison

M

Pelaw *

sloop 40 tons

1847

Robert Maddison

Providence

wherry 19.6 tons

1847

Robert Maddison

M

Ralph Thompson

barque

1847

Robert Eckless

3636

M

Laura *

schooner

1848

Robert Eckless

2595

Shields

Brecknells

square rig 172 tons

1849

William Boutland

Shields

Emily

schooner 53 tons

1849

Robert Eckless

1476

Shields

Iris

schooner 102 tons

1849

Robert Eckless

2201

Sunbeam

sloop 21 tons

1850

Robert Maddison

William and Thomas

sloop 36.9 tons

1852

William Boutland

Hunter [built 1819]

sloop 22 tons

1852

William Boutland

Maid of The Isles

snow

1852

William Boutland

2775

Mary Flower

wherry

1852

Robert Maddison

George 1853

Sloop 37 tons

1853

William Boutland

Shields

Flavio Gioia

barque

1853

Thomas Young

1654

Shields

Crimea

schooner

1854

William Boutland

1033

Glenaen

brig

1854

Boutland (1855 Lloyds)

Registrations (form 19) do not list builder from 1855 until 1872.

Registered

Name

Type/Tons

Date

Builder

K

Newcastle upon Tyne

Margaret (15972) (Registration 1856)

wherry 20.8

1855

Newcastle upon Tyne

Walker

1857

Newcastle upon Tyne

Telegram (Registration 1868)

sloop

1858

Newcastle upon Tyne

Calliope

brig

1858

0714

Newcastle upon Tyne

Mary Ann

sloop

1859

Newcastle upon Tyne

Vulcan (28584)

sloop

1860

Newcastle upon Tyne

Ellen

snow

1861

Newcastle upon Tyne

Thomas

sloop

1862

Shields

Albion Registration 1867

steam screw

1865

Shields

Lady of the Lake

steam screw

1866

Registration 1867

Newcastle upon Tyne

Rio Lima

Iron Steam Screw

1872

Boutland

Newcastle upon Tyne

Edenholme

363 tons

1873

William Edward Boutland

Banca, was the Edenholme, Owner Lee Chang Tee of Singapore see 1877 Loyds

Registered at South Shields but built at Bill Quay

Scotsman

Steam screw vessel 225 tons

1873

William Edward Boutland

Registered at North Shields but built at Bill Quay

Express

Paddle steamer 13 tons

1876

R & J Fullors*

Built at St Anthony 1847

Name

Type Tons

Builder

K

George Boutland

Schooner 14 tons

George Boutland

Date

Other Information

K

1841

William Boutland as master. Robert & James 86 ton schooner

3757

1852

Irene 189 tons snow Builder Joseph Wright Wilkinson

(Owner J W Wilkinson, William Boutland Wilkinson, T Watson)

2916

1853

William Edward Boutland as master of Merchant a 294 ton snow

3067

Further details of the ships listed are available from: newcastle231970@yahoo.co.uk

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Owned at Bill Quay/Felling Heworth/Pelaw Main.

William Boutland owned some vessels for a month or two only. This was sometimes after repairs or structural alterations. Anthony Hood and Co. were often buyers. My main concern was to trace William Boutland ownerships so this list is probably not complete for other owners. The Pelaw Main ownerships are only those of Thomas and Thomas Selby Wraith or John & David Morris. It is possible to miss a registration in the PRO Customs records. The Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships was published in 1998; the number in the K column refers to the dictionary entry.

Name

register date

tons

Owner

K

Margaret

1824

76

William & George Boutland, J Emmerson,

J Slack

Eleanors

1824

138

William Boutland, Joseph Slack,

James Emmerson

James and Mary

1825

49

William Boutland

Hebburn Hall

1825

85

William Boutland, J Slack, J Hall, J Reed.

John and Susan

1826

134

William Boutland + others

Messenger

1826

145

William Boutland + others

3082

Good Interest

1827

64

George Huntley + George Noble

Providence

1827

74

William Rennison, Richard Sharp

Sisters

1827

54

William Boutland

Friendship

1827

60

William Boutland

Enterprize

1827

263

William Boutland

Commerce

1827

92

William Boutland

Anna

1828

44

Llewellyn Thomas, William Boutland

Eagle

1828

120

Richard Blakey

John and Mary

1828

21

John Moody, Mary Clement.

Friendship

1829

19

J Emmerson, A Murray, W Anderson

Princess Victoria

1829

75

William Boutland

John and Jane

1829

65

J, R, A, T, Joseph, Davison

Brothers

1830

65

William Boutland

0665

Friends

1830

69

J, R, A, T, Joseph, Davison

1707

Two Brothers

1830

108

William Boutland

4406

Harriet

1830

73

William Boutland

1973

Boston Packet

1831

76

John Moody

0572

Good Agreement

1831

119

Richard Walker, William Dobson

1862

Sophia Jane

1831

14

Thomas Hebson

Dunn

1832

147

William Boutland

1239

Harbinger

1832

264

Robert Davison

1948

Friends Adventure

1832

83

William Boutland

1709.1

Earl Grey (steam)

1832

15

William Boutland, Peter Smith.

Hopewell

1832

73

William Boutland

2113

Nymph

1832

104

William Boutland

3269

Jean and Mary

1833

70

William Boutland

2365

Thomas

1833

181

William Boutland

4287

Unity

1833

62

William Boutland

4452

Mutual

1833

182

William Boutland

3141

Sally

1833

139

William Boutland

3891

Glenmariston

1834

83

William Boutland

1844

Victoria

1834

237

William Boutland

4532

Britannia

1834

104

William Boutland

0614

Commet

1834

117

William Boutland

0930

Margaret

1834

80

William Boutland

2811

Dianna

1835

93

William Boutland

1151

Britannia

1835

145

William Boutland

0614

Agnes

1835

127

William Boutland

0085

Amity

1835

175

William Boutland

0205

Earl Grey (steam)

1835

15

Peter Smith

Providence

1835

80

William Boutland

3587

Invincible

1839

16

Thomas Wraith, John Wilkinson

Navigator

1840

44

William Boutland

3179

Ann

1840

46

William Boutland

Ann and Hannah

1840

47

William Rennison J A Whitefield

Margaret

1841

51

William Boutland

2812

Robert and James

1842

86

William Boutland

3757

Janets

1844

173

William Boutland

2354

Deft

1844

67

William Boutland

1117

Fortitude

1844

183

William Boutland

1669

Earl Grey (steam)

1844

15

Mr Crofton

Prince of Saxe Cobourg

1845

15

William Boutland

3534

Victory

1846

124

(Lloyds 1846) Boutland

New, Not registered

1847

65

(Lloyds Register) Boutland

Wray

1847

56

William Boutland

4719

Dove

1847

37

William Boutland

Pelaw

1847

40

Thomas Selby Wraith, Robert Gill

Joseph and Jane

1848

William Clark

Hunter

1848

22

William Boutland

Rambler

1848

William Boutland

Sophia & Isabella

1848

80

William Boutland

Susannah

1848

161

William Boutland

4191

Englands Queen

1848

205

(Lloyds Register) Boutland

Elswick

1848

John Morris of Pelaw Main

Rival

1849

122

(Lloyds 1849) Boutland

Providence

1849

135

James Furguson, Robert Maddison

George (3762)

1850

207

William Boutland

1765

Hartford

1850

157

William Boutland

1978

Albert

1852

224

William Boutland

0103

Hunter (built 1819)

1852

22

William Boutland

Friends Goodwill

1852

63

William Boutland

1713

Flirt

1852

187

William Boutland

1648

Merchant

1853

234

William Boutland

3067

Flirt

1854

152

Boutland Brothers

1648

Lively

1854

130

Boutland Brothers (Lloyds register)

2661

Flirt

1855

179

Boutland Brothers

1648

Jenetta

1855

60

Thomas Selby Wraith, George Wraith

2356

Nancy (3617)

1856

237

William Boutland

3153

Coquet

1856

90

William Boutland

0971

Alert

1856

46

William Boutland

Matilda

1856

71

William Boutland

3003

Johns

1856

262

William Boutland

2471

John and Ann

1856

82

William Boutland

2407

Conqueror

1856

Thomas Selby Wraith

Alert

1857

81

William Boutland

0131

Alert (steam)

1857

14

John Morris & David Morris

Marinus

1857

303

William Boutland

2865

Marinus

1857

303

Boutland Brothers

2865

Pelaw

1857

32

Thomas Selby Wraith & Edward Tibbs

Perseverance (19386)

1857

135

William Boutland then Mary Pringle Boutland & Sarah Ann Boutland and William Robson.

3452

Amazon

1858

56

William Boutland

0913

Gem (steam)

1858

12

Thomas Selby Wraith

Adelphi

1859

175

John Morris & David Morris

0045

Bill Point

1859

216

William Boutland

0525

Bill Point

1859

216

William Edward Boutland,

Jane JamesRobson

0525

Alert

1860

81

William Edward Boutland, Jane James Robson

0131

Nancy (3617)

1860

237

William Edward Boutland, Jane James Robson

3153

Nancy (3617)

1860

237

William Robson, Thomas Liddle Robson

3153

Milo

1860

46

John Morris & David Morris

Morriss

1861

95

John Morris & David Morris

3132

Union

1861

152

Boutland Brothers

4446

True Briton

1861

181

Thomas Selby Wraith

4395

Jane Briton

1862

175

Thomas Selby Wraith

Mary

1864

210

Thomas Selby Wraith

2913

Mary Ann and James

1864

349

Matthew Reay

2950

Madge

1871

34

Robert Maddison of Gateshead

Hero

1871

188

John Morris & David Morris

2056

Dolby Varden

1872

89

John Morris & David Morris

1170

John Gray

1875

169

Matthew Reay

2443

Vigilant (steam)

1875

62

John Morris & David Morris

Malta (Lloyds)

1877

244

William Edward Boutland

2789

Malta (Lloyds)

1878

233

William Edward Boutland

2789

Heart of Oak

1888

John & David Morris (Steam Tug)

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Built by John Morris & David Morris at Pelaw Main

Name

register date

tons

Vessel Type

K

Dolby? Varden

1872

89

sloop

1170

Nero

1872

51

sloop

3199

Vigilant

1875

62

steam screw wrecked 1906

Also built at Pelaw Main. (Registrations do not give builder.)

Name

register date

tons

Vessel Type

K

Elswick

1848

48

Perseverance (2130)

1855

(Registered at Shields)

Morriss

1861

94

schooner

3132

Hebe

1863

161

owner Thomas Bell of Newcastle

2006

Vulcan

1864

119

owner Thomas Bell of Newcastle

Owned by William Robson, Shipwright of South Shields.

Name

register date

tons

Other shareholders

K

Old England

1854

365

James Oliver, Thomas Russell

3299

Perseverance (19386)

1860

135

Mary Pringle Boutland, James Milford

3452

Nancy (3617)

1860

237

Joseph Liddle Robson 32 shares.

3153

Caroline

1862

226

Joseph Liddle Robson 32 shares.

0768

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Altered or lengthened at Bill Quay

Vessel

Year altered

Tons

altered by

K

Margaret

1829

75

William Boutland

2813

Friends Advocate

1832

83

William Boutland

1709.1

Dunn

1832

147

William Boutland

1239

Jean and Mary

1833

70

William Boutland

2365

Mutual

1833

182

William Boutland

3141

Glenmariston

1834

83

William Boutland

1884

Victoria

1834

237

William Boutland

4532

Commet

1834

117

William Boutland

0930

Margaret

1834

80

William Boutland

2811

Dianna

1834

93

Altered by William Boutland at Walker

1151

Britannia

1835

145

Altered by William Boutland at Walker

0614

Agnes

1835

127

William Boutland

0085

Amity

1835

175

William Boutland

0205

Anna

1835

135

William Boutland

Ann

1837

254

William Torrance

0254

Isabella

1839

147

William Torrence

2215

Elizabeth

1839

284

William Torrance

1374

Navigator

1840

44

William Boutland

Ann (steamer to sloop)

1840

William Boutland

New Darlington

1847

171

William Boutland

3207

George

1849

144

William Boutland

1765

Scipio

1849

245

William Boutland

3970

Amazon (steam to sail)

1858

56

William Boutland

0913

Further details of the ships listed are available from: r.boutland@excite.com

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Ships or Vessels Advertised at Bill Quay

Editions of The Newcastle Courant, Newcastle Journal, and Newcastle Chronicle available at the National Newspaper Library provide the information below.

Date

Name

Type or Information

Tons

K

7 April 1830

schooner

101 3/94

17 April 1830

Two Brothers (of Faversham)

Extensive repairs

108

4406

2 Dec 1831

Friend (of Perth)

brig, Robt Liddle master

106

1704

3 March 1832

(not yet named)

schooner

70 12/94

20 July 1833

Earl Grey

Steam boat , 14 Hp

15 Feb 1834

Glenmariston

sloop

1884

February 1835

(Several second class vessels)

from 5-17 keels

February 1835

Earl Grey

Steam boat , 14 Hp

14 March 1835

(new vessel)

built of English timber

104

14 March 1835

(new vessel)

built of English timber

90

25 August 1835.

43/64 of the fast sailing Earl Grey

steam vessel

February 1836

Anna (carries 11 keels coal)

brig

135

February 1836

Margaret (carries 5 keels)

Schooner

80

30 April 1836

new vessel, keel

83 ft, alloft 92 ft, Breadth 26ft 11 in

290 old mode

30 April 1836

new vessel, keel

74 ft, alloft 83 ft, depth 14 ft 6 in

4 June 1836

hull of a vessel

ready for launching in 3 weeks

210 old mode

20 January 1837

Boulton

Snow

290 OM

0564?

7 June 1839

(turn steam ferry boat)

2 engines of 22" cylinder

November 1840

Balgowan (of Newcastle)

Sloop

November 1840

2 keels

November 1840

4 cauldron Keel

November 1840

wherry

5 March 1842

Economy (of Newcastle)

Schooner 8 keels

1283?

5 March 1842

Isabella

Schooner 2 years old

15 July 1842

Castillion Maid

(8 years Lloyds)

122

0782

17 April 1843

(Hull of a new vessel)

will stand 8 yrs at Lloyds

195

24 July 1843

First class brig or schooner

190 OM

11 October 1846

Jessie

brig. 8 years A1. 14 Keels

29 January & 5 February 1848

Friendship (of this Port)

Barque new masts and part new rigging

304 tons OM 342 tons NM

1713

29 January & 5 February 1848

Banff (of Inverness)

sloop Sails fast carries 100 tons

9 Dec1848

Jessie Stephen (A1 of Newcastle)

Schooner. Carries 41/2 keels of coal

52

2387

10 February 1849

Solanum (of Dingwall)

schooner carries 51/2 keels of coal

4062

26 May 1849

Solanum

Schooner. Carries 120 tons dead weight

84 OM, 76 NM.

4062

1855

Stearwell (of Newcastle)

schooner

berthen 67

1855

Isabella

(Master Thomas Plumber)

burthen 58

1855

Ralph Thompson (A1 8 years Lloyds)

Barque. Copper fastened sheathed in yellow metal.

350 NM

3636?

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Boutland Graves at Heworth St. Mary.

William Boutland of Bill Quay 1792-1859

Robert Pringle Boutland 1835-1862 & family and the Boutland Group of Graves.

William Edward Boutland & Family, 1824-1899 Also his Marchant relations.

John George Boutland 1828-1911 and family

The Felling Colliery Memorial. Martin points to the Boutland entries.

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Some shipping links are at:

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/ (National Maritime Museum)

www.infa.abo.fi/~fredrik/sships (Types of sailing ship, eg brig)

http://infa.abo.fi/~fredrik/sships/register-alphabetic.html (Register of 771 sailing vessels)

http://ils.unc.edu/maritime/home.shtml (Guide to Maritime History Research)

http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders/Site.html (Plenty of links to maritime sites includes "some more useful maritime links")

http://www.yachtingrid.demon.co.uk/marhist/furness/furness_index.htm (Furness sailing ships)

http://www.yachtingrid.demon.co.uk/marhist/lancaster/lancaster_index.htm (Lancaster sailing ships)

Information relating to the Rambler and George (1848 Registrations) can be found at:

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/k.richardson/PDF/ship-own.pdf.

Information regarding the Victoria, Lloyds 1839 Registration, can be found at:

http://www.webruler.com/gprovost/ShipsV_to_Z.htm

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Information regarding Bill Quay is at http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/ls/billquay.htm

Picture previews can also be found at: http://isee.gateshead.gov.uk/info.php?s=Bill+Quay&type=all&t=objects

Chronology of the district is at: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/ls/billquay/chron.htm

Pictures of Harrison's Yard http://www.ken-taylor.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/NewFiles/fav%20webpages.html

Other Sites related to the Bill Quay area.

http://website.lineone.net/~pjoiner/genuki/DUR/Heworth/ (Heworth and Bill Quay)

http://www.ndfhs.org.uk/ (NDFHS)

http://www.tyneandweararchives.org.uk (Tyne and Wear Archives)

http://www.genuki.bpears.org.uk/NBL/NCLLib/NCLUG1.html (Newcastle local studies library)

http://www.bl.uk/collections/newspapers.html (National Newspaper Library)

http://www.pro.gov.uk/ (Public Record Office)

http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/genuki/Transcriptions/DUR/BDUR.html (Burial Index 1813-1837)

http://www.dmm.org.uk/names/names_bo.htm ( Felling Colliery Disaster)

http://www.familia.org.uk/services/england/gateshead.html (Familia link to Gateshead)

http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com/index.php (Durham Records Online, a pay by view site)

http://www.terrycummins.clara.net/index.htm (Tyneside of Bygone Days)

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Books and Magazines.

The Dictionary of Tyne Sailing Ships. (About 1830 to 1930) Richard E Keys

(Includes an Index of builders, owners and masters.) ISBN 0 9521 275 1 2

Notes on The History of Shipbuilding in South Shields 1746-1946 Amy C Flagg

Published 1979 ISBN 0 906617030

Building Ships on the North East Coast. Joe Clark

(2 Volumes 1640-1914 and 1914 to c1980s. ISBN 1-898880-04-2, 1-898880-05-0)

Marwoods Maritime Directory 1848. (Available at Newcastle Central Library)

The Records of the Company of Shipwrights of Newcastle upon Tyne 1622-1967 Edited by D J Rowe.

2 volumes. Surtees Society 1970. Printed by Northumberland Press Ltd, Gateshead, 1970.

Discover Your Neighbourhood, An Introduction to Local Studies. Les Turnbull

Published by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council. ISBN 0 905977 06 8 (Relates to Bill Quay)

The Township of Heworth J M Hewitt

Portcullis Press ISBN 0 901273 19 8

St Mary Heworth, A History and Guide. Joan M Hewitt

Printed by the Parochial Church Council, 1991.

The Journal of The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Summer 1998, Vol 23, No 2, page 46. ISBN 0307-8140

Index to the 1851 Census of County Durham. Volume 4. Registration District 551/1, Gateshead and Heworth. ( HO 107/2401-Folios 1-278.) Published by NDFHS June 1996. ISBN 0946594 16 3

Butland Ancestors and Chronicles Vol 3 No 1, January 1996, ISBN 0959-048X John Butland Watts

Sea Beezes. July 1969 page 450

An 1846 Lloyds Register and a Marwoods Maritime Directory are available via Google Books

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Some Descendants of William Boutland at

http://www.wildcardtheatre.org.uk/index.html

http://users.ev1.net/~homeville/fictionmag/d44.htm#TOP

http://www.iop.org/Physics/News/0108j

http://www.poetry.com

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/about/newsletter/mar1998/

http://www.redbourn.org.uk/twiki/bin/view/Redbourn/WebHome

Further details of the ships listed are available from:

newcastle231970@yahoo.co.uk

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