Burton Stather Shipbuilders
John Wray (1796 - 1884)
John Wray and Son in 1865 built a pier for the Steam Packets which passed daily on the journey from Gainsborough and Hull.
His shipbuilding yard existed for nearly a century.
He appears in the 1841 Census with his wife Elizabeth and again in 1851 with an occupation of Ship Builder employing 16 men and has a son William and niece Sarah. In 1861 aged 65 years he was still ship building and employing 27 men and 12 appentices. By 1881 he was retired and living with daughter in law Ellen widow of William.
Ships built by John Wray and Son
Sloop 'Alkborough' for Cook and Sutton.
1826 'John Carolus' Sloop (Official No. 7656 ) March 1838 registered Hull, 37 tons for Richard Grassby, Thos Hebblewhite, Newport, Wm Reynolds, Blacktoft. 1880/1910 registered Hull for Richard Grasby Jnr. Tile & Brick Maker, Newport, Brough.
1827 'Elizabeth' Sloop (Official No.17423 ) 48 tons for William Burkill, Garthorp
1827 built Burton Stather - 'Jane' Sloop, official No.17806, 53 tons, October 1862 lost at sea, 3 crew, owned by J. Greene Chissel.
1828 'Fame' Schooner (Official No. 479) 57 tons for R. Detchon
1829 'Eliza' Sloop (Official No. 2709) 45 tons for John Kirk, Leeds, 1849 registered Goole, 46 tons, 1865/70 for J. Davy, Bramley, Leeds. May 1871 sunk in the Thames whilst trading, 2 crew, owned by Alfred B. Cox.
1830 'Sarah' Ketch (Official No. 15732) 37 tons registered Boston 1848/1860 then registered Hull 1870/80 for Wilfred Holdridge, Barton.
1832 built Burton Stather - 'Eagle' Sloop, official No.11352, 39 tons, July 1861 capsized Grimsby bound for Boston from Seaham with coals, 3 crew, 2 drowned, owner John Taylor.
1833 'William & Mary Ann' Sloop (Official No. 19623) 85 tons for Thomas Bradbury, Long Causewy, Lancs
1834 'Friends' Sloop 38 tons for James Mason
1835 'Alice' Sloop, official No. 5422, 41 tons, 1836 registered Bridlington. 1860 registered Harwich 1865/80 for George Wright, Colchester, for John Chissell, Mistley, Essex. (1880)
1836 John o.n. 171 H.B.R.K. 80 tons. Schooner built Burton-on-Stather, later owned by Bullard & King
1837 'Fanny' (Official No. 686) Sloop 32 tons, 1865/72 for John Lord, Winteringham, owned by Benjamin Musgrave Jnr, Hull 1880
1841 A heavily built Billyboy ready for sea without further outlay:- Keel, 53 feet, beam 15 feet 2 inch, height 7 feet. Is an excellent vessel and well founded in stores. Will be sold cheap. Apply to John Wray, Burton Stather, Brigg, Lincolnshire.
September 1841 'Friends' Sloop (Official No. 7696) registered Gainsborough, 40 tons for John Kelsey, William Burkill. 1865/70 registered Boston for Isaac Greenall, Albion Street, Spalding. 1872 for Edward Dixon, Skirbeck, Lincs.
1841 'Francis' Sloop (Official No. 21513) April 1841 registered Hull, 49 tons , 1865 for Robert Percy, Wm Smith, 1870/85 owned by Robert William, Saltmarsh.)
1841 'Planter' Schooner (Official No.212) 66 tons for Ellen Farnell, Josh Rowbottom & others
1841 'Concord' Sloop (Official No.4859) 40 tons for John Holiday
1842 'Richard & Francis' Sloop (Official No.23019) 50 tons for John & Samuel Martin, Ferrybridge. (1870/80 owned by James Aaron, Goole.1890 John Crosby Robinson, 16 Fawcett Street, Hull.)
1843 'Charity' Sloop (Official No.23082) September 1843 registered Goole, 46 tons for Joseph Cawthorn, Knottingley.(William Alsop, Thorne, 1865/80)
1843 'Ocean' Schooner (Official No.4760) registered Goole, 82 tons for James Dudding, Matt Woodhall, Knottingley. 1870/80 owned by Joseph Wood, Goole, 1881 at Kings Lynn, Thomas Burton Master, with son Thomas Burton. 1882/90 for John T. Chester, Goole.
1844 - Alice' Sloop (Official No.5474) June 1855 registered Hull, 41 tons for Richard Wilson . 1865/72 for William Butler, Garthorpe.
1845 'Peace' Schooner (Official No. 228) 65 x 18 x 11 ft, 93 tons. 1867 for Rawling & Co. London, Captain Howlett, for the London coastal trade. 1880 owned by Thomas Clegg, Goole.
1846 'William Burkitt' Sloop (Official No. 4791) 55 tons for John Kelsey
1846 - Hope' Sloop (Official No.832) 42 tons for John Hudson, Knottingley
1847 - Economy' Schooner (Official No. 23197) 76 tons for Thomas Wright, Knottingley
December 1848 - Samaritan' Schooner (Official No.432) 78 tons 1865 for William Dyson, Hull. 1867 for J. Graburn, Kingston Terrace, Holderness Road, Hull. 1872/75 for William Dyson, James Grayburn, Joseph Bradley
1848 built Burton Stather - 'Deborah' Schooner, official No.808, Januay 1849 registered Hull, 56 tons, 1865/70 for Jonathan Abbott, Beverley. 1872/75 for William Scales, Hull. June 1875 - The Schooner 'Deborah' of Goole, from Hull for Pont Andamar, fire bricks and coal foundered off Hasbro' yesterday at 8 a.m. crew saved and landed Great Yarmouth by Smack 'Sergeant Ballantine', Great Yarmouth.
1849 'Acorn' Sloop (Official No.17147) 36 tons for William Thomas Walker. 1867 for Joseph Gilleard, Garthorp. 1880 registered Hull and owned by W. H. Bee of Brigg. 1900 George Draper, 58 Marmaduke Street, Hessle Road, Hull.
1850 'Expert' Schooner (Official No.22683) 87 tons for Joseph Arnold, Knottingley Thomas Ramsay, Goole. (1880 registered London for Elizabeth Arnold, Knottingley)
1850 Sarah King o.n. 107 H.B.M.D. 123 tons. Brigantine built Burton-on-Stather, yard no. 133 for Rawling & King (later Bullard & King) This ship was lost 25th. Jan. 1873 when run down by a steam packet 'Bride' off Morte Point, Bristol Channel. Position 51 11' 15"N., 04 13' 54" W. On this occassion, all the Sarah King's crew were saved.
1851 At Burton Stather. A Vessel on the stocks, building :- length of keel 65 feet, breadth of beam 19 feet 6 inches, height 11 feet 3 inches, she will carry 160 tons or upwards. Also another nearly ready for the decks :- 59 feet 6 inch of keel, upwards of 17 feet beam, and about 8 feet high, and will carry about 160 tons.
1851 'Heroine' Sloop (Official No. 5105) 55 tons for Richard Derring, Fakenham, Norfolk 1900 for Henry Shackcloth, Burnham Overy, Norfolk.
1851 'Nancy' Sloop (Official No. 4853) registered Hull, 43 tons for Benjamin Gibbins, Barton 1865/90
December 1852 built Burton Stather - 'Hamilton' Sloop, official No.5394, registered Hull, 39 tons, 1865/70 for W. D. Hamilton, Barton. 1880/90 for William Hearfield Bee, Brigg. 1900/10 for Robert Seddon, Barton on Humber. 1915 for William Brown, Barton on Humber. 1920/30 for John Deheer Ltd. 18 High Street, Hull.
1852 'Mystery' Schooner (Official No.4779) 67 x 17 x 10 ft, 90 tons for Charles & James Saville, J.S.W. Richardson, Gorge Dryden, Wakefield. Captain R. Hudson 1867.
1852 'Elizabeth' Sloop (Official No.11852) 55 tons 1865/70 for William Hamilton. 1880/90 owned by R. Thompson, Waterside, Barton . 1900 for Charles Thompson, Waterside, Barton on Humber.
1853 'Hannah' Sloop registered Hull (Official No. 4841) 44 tons. 1890/1900 owned by Jane Chapman, Killingholme.
1854 'Ocean Bride' Schooner (Official No.24088) registered Goole, 69 x 19 x 11 ft, 116 tons for Joseph Arnold, Knottingley, Jeremiah Bentley, Goole. Captain J. Arnold 1867. November 1872 foundered Horns Reef bound for Hamburg from Methil with coals, 5 crew, owned by Joseph Arnold.
1854 'John Wray' Schooner (Official No. 23047) 65 x 18 x 10 ft, 89 tons. 1867 for W. Brigg, Yarmouth, Captain Woodcock for Hull coastal trade. 1880/90 registered Yarmouth, owned by George Hanson, Yarmouth.
1854 'Sloop 'Walcot' was built at a cost of £380 54'6" x 14'9" x 6'6".
1856 'Thomas Holt' Sloop (Official No.17853) November 1856 registered Hull, 46 tons, 1865/70 for Thomas Holt, Garthorpe Shore. (1880 owned by William Blyth, Barton) 1881 at Dorset , Master Charles Crowden, William Aldridge Mate, and Walter Walker, Cook.
1856 'Wave' Sloop/Ketch (Official No.18066) December 1856 registered Goole, 61 tons, 1865/70 for William Smith, John Holt, Garthorpe. 1880 owned by James Aaron, Goole. 1890 Jno. Goulds, 12 Catherine Street, Deptford, Sunderland.
1857 'Dekar' 'Deker' Schooner (Official No.18778) 79 tons, 73 x 18 x 9 ft, for Jonathan Abbott, York. Thomas Abbott, Hull. Captain 1870 J. Abbott, (owner William Abbott 1880.1890 Joseph Arnold Jnr. Knottingley) 1900 for John Thomas North, 3 Gracechurch Street, London.
1858 'William Maskell' or 'William Maskill' Schooner for Hawkworth of Goole for the Goole Coastal Trade. Captain J. Jacks (1870) 71 tons, 67 x 16 x 9 ft. (Official No. 20470) January 1858 registered Goole, 70 tons for William Holdsworth. Captain J. Jacks. 1865/70 for Joseph Jackson, Goole. 1880 owned by Benjamin Hewitt, Goole. Rebuilt 1884 as Hulk and registered Cowes for Mather Read, Town Quay, Cowes. 1915 for Edward L. Forester, Lloyds Bank Chambers, Swansea.
1858 'Shearwater' Schooner official No. 20995, 78 x 21 x 12 ft, 116 tons and carries about 220 tons, built for Banks of London for the Goole Baltic trade. Captain J. Askam 1867 for Colverson, registered Goole. Captain W. Dawson (1870) June 1870 For sale at auction in the Railway Dock, Goole. (1880 owned by William Cass, Surrey)
1858 'Harriet & Eliza' Schooner (Official No. 25187) 66 x 18 x 8 ft, 62 tons 1870/1910 registered Boston for Joseph Gostelow, Master and owner, Spalding.
1859 'Lizzy' Sloop (Official No. 27985) November 1859 registered Goole, 35 tons. 1865/70 for William Kemp Taylor, Swinefleet. 1880 registered Hull and owned by John Hill, Hull.
1859 'Starling', Schooner official No. 27589, registered Goole, 1865/82 for Joseph Wood, Goole, November 1878 for sale by auction having recently undergone a thorough overhaul and restored in October 1873, carries 200 tons, now lying alongside the Malt House Quay in the canal at Goole, Captain Joseph Wood. 1882 for Mrs Elizabeth Wood, Goole. 1885/89 for Joe W. Craven, 37 North Street, Goole. 112 tons, 76 x 19 x 10 ft , Captain A. Wood. (1867/80) April 1877 Captain Wood took to court Captain Sykes of the 'Starling' for the sum of £20 19s 6d, his portion of the earnings of that vessel. 1877 rescued by National Lifeboat Institution and saved the vessel and five lives. 1881 Captain Henry Ellison. 18th October 1889 in collision with the steamer 'Stelling' of London off the Sunk Lightship. Owned by William Craven, of Goole left Hull with a cargo of 189 tons of coal bound for Gravesend. The Captain George Bell Taylor of the 'Stelling' was found guilty and his certificate suspended for three onths. Two of the crew of the 'Starling' were lost, the mate William Pearson and deck hand William Henderson, the remaining crew were taken aboard the steamer and landed at the Tyne.
1860 'John Pickard' or 'John Picard' Schooner (Official No. 28416) registered Goole, 82 x 19 x 10 ft, 93 tons. September 1860 registered Goole, 100 tons, 1865/70 for John Walker, Goole. 1880 owned by John Morris, Knottingley. ( Crew 1881 - Master Thomas Morris, Mate Sam Johnson his wife and three children, AB seamen John Fraser,Cardiff, Joseph Sochiad, France. At Stockton on Tees loading Manure.) 1890 for Thomas Morris, Knottingley.1900/1909 for Gunnee Wigglesworth, Cowick.
1860 'Leveret' Schooner official No. 29200 for Green & Co. Goole for the Ramsgate - France trade. Captain M. Mawer 1867. Captain J. Cresswell (1870) 100 tons 83 x 19 x 10 ft. (1865/82 owned by William Green , Knottingley)
1861 'Star of the Sea' Clipper Schooner for Jas. Duckett of Preston for the Liverpool coastal trade. Captain W. Rackham (1870) 79 tons, 75 x 19 x 8 ft. September 1862 on sale for £1,800.
1862 For Sale, two Schooners, partly built to class nine or ten years A1 at Lloyd's, one of 75 feet, beam 20 feet 3 inch, berth in hold 10 feet 6 inch, the other 70 feet keel, 18 feet beam and 8 feet berth in hold. Also three river Keels partly built. Also the Hulls of three old Keels price £65 each.
1862 Schooner 'Aid', Official No. 45091, Captain W. Brown (1867/70), 65 tons 71 x 18 x 8 ft, Hull Coastal trade for Brown & Co. 1880 owned by Elizabeth Mitchell, Norfolk.
1863 - onwards 8 vessels were built for James Fisher & Sons of Barrow.)
1863 Schooner 'Summer Cloud' (Offical No. 47120) 1867 for James Alsop, Captain and owner, October 1863 registered Goole, registered Goole. For George Greenfield, Goole. Captain Grouthwite (1870). 78' x 20'2" x 10'2" 91.57 tons registered Aberystwith. 1880 owned by Thomas Lewis, Aberystwith. May 1885 foundered off the Smalls, near Milford Haven with a cargo of granite stone bound for Chatham from Annalong, Ireland.
1863 Brig 'Silvery Wave' for Bullard & Co. London, for the London to West Indies run. Captain C. Warren 1867. Captain T. Jarvis (1870), official No. 47352, 201 tons 107 x 23 x 13.ft. 1880 owned by Henry Bee, Southampton.
1863 'Emma' (47791) for J. Fisher, Barrow. Captain R. Twist 1867. Captain Huddlestone 1870,134 tons 95.5 x 22.2 x 12.2 ft, twin masts - missing 1880 on route to Rotterdam.
1863 Schooner 'Knysna Belle' for Harris & Co, of Capetown for the Hull to Capetown run. Captain W. Harries (1870) official No.37040, 75 tons, 69 x 19 x 8 ft. 1870 for Charles Lewis, Cape Town. 1875 for Francis Porter, Cape Town.
1863 'Anglo-Saxon' Sloop official No. 45565, 66 x 18 x 7 ft, 53 tons registered Cowes for G. W. H. Warder, West Cowes, Isle of Wight. Captain F. Ansell. (1880/90) 1910 for Edward T. Agius & Co. (Southampton) Ltd. Soithampton.
1864 'Doctor' (47798) Brig for J. Fisher , Barrow, Lancaster. Captain Edwards in 1870, 148 tons 103 x 22.5 x 12.9 twin masts - wrecked 1894.
1864 'Jane Gray', Schooner official No. 51225 for Abbot, Hull for Hull Coastal Trade. Captain Abbot (1870), 64 tons 74 x 19 x 8 ft..
1864 'Morecambe Belle', Schooner, official No. 47795 for J. Fisher, Barrow for the Lancashire coastal trade. Captain T. Anyon 1867. Captain Brooks (1870) 122 tons, 92 x 22 x 12 ft.1880 owned by Joseph Hunter, Barrow . 1900 for Isaac Bradburn, Liverpool.
1864 'Squire' Brig for J, Fisher, Barrow, Lancaster for the coastal trade. Captain J. Adair (1870) 168 tons 104 x 23 x 13. ft.
1864 'Doctor' Brig (Official No.47798) 148 tons, 103 x 23 x 13 ft for John Fisher, Barrow, Lancaster.1867 Captain Edwards. Wrecked 22nd December 1894.
1864 'Staffordshire' Sloop, official No. 44917, 49 tons, registered Gainsborough. 1867/70 for William Hind, Beckingham. 1880 owned by Robert Burkill, Grimsby.
1865 John Wray and son, Shipbuilders, Burton Stather, (Lincolnshire) Are ready to take contracts to furnish soundly built ships classed eight years A1 at Llyod's and completely equipped for sea, at the rate of £10 10s per ton, old measurement.
1865 'H.E. ' Schooner (Official No. 53351) 83 x 21 x 11 ft, 96 tons. Captain D. Edwards 1867, for T. Stone.1880/90 registered Yarmouth, owned by Aaron Stone, Llanelly.
1865 "Eleventh Lancashire" Brig official No. 51077 built for J. Fisher, Barrow, Lancs for the coastal trade. 202 tons, 106 x 22 x 14, Captain Williams 1867. Captain J. Griffiths (1870)
March 1865 "Verulam" Clipper Barque official No. 52690, 147 x 25 x 13 ft, 313 tons, built for Messrs Samuel Bullard, King and Co, London. Captain M. Creak for the London to Natal trade. There was a display of rockets and fireworks and after a moderate allowance of beer and punch for the workers and wives, the party broke up happily contented. 1875 owned by Henry Cock, Middlesex.
1866 'Walcot' Sloop (Official No. 53298) 32 tons. Registered Hull and in 1870/80/90/1910/20 owned by John Barley, Whitton.
1866 'Burton Stather' (Official No. 54620) built for Bullard, King & Co. London, for the London - South Africa run. 421 tons 155 x 27 x 15 ft. Captain C. Warren (1870)
1866 'Burton Stather' (Official No. 56227) Smack, 63 tons owned by James Wood, Hull 1880. Picture Link
1866 'Rose in June' Sloop (Official No. 56221) 37 tons. 1880/90 owned by William H. Bee, Brigg. 1900 for Robert Seddon, Barton on Humber.
1866 'Harriet Williams' Brigantine (Official No. 53355) 97 x 22 x 12 ft, 144 tons, 1867 for Stone & Co. Captain Gurnett. 1880 registered Llanelly for Michaell Flanagan, Youghal, Cork. 1890 George H. Bate, Fowley. 1900 for Henry John Newman, Fowey.
1866 'Sea King', barque for Fisher & Co., Barrow for the Newport - South America run. 404 tons 137 x 28 x 17 ft. Captain S. Clarke (1870)
September 1867 'Ann Mitchell' Clipper Schooner official No. 56037, built for Mitchell & Co. (Richard Mitchell) Briton Ferry, Glamorgan. 104 tons, 81 x 21 x 10 ft. Captain J. Davies (1870)
1867 'Young Florence' Cutter (Official No. 56999) 54 tons. Registered Lowestoft and in 1880 owned by Samuel Larkin, London.
1867 'Yara Yara' Ketch (Official No. 60266) 55 tons. 1870 for Henry Knott, Grimsby, 1880 owned by Edward Goodfellow, 131 Orwell Street, Grimsby. 1890 George E.J. Moody, Albert Road, Cleethorpes. 1900 registered Greenock for Mrs J. W. Campbell, Greenock.
1867 'Boomerang' Ketch (Official No. 57000) 55 tons. 1880 owned by William Carr, Hull.
1867 'Charles & Ada' Dandy (Official No. 56974) 52 tons. 1880 owned by The Grimsby Smack Co. Ltd., Grimsby.
May 1867 'British Workman' Dandy (Official No. 56984) 53 tons. For William Lawrence, Sailmaker, Grimsby. 1880 owned by William Thomas Goodfellow, Grimsby.
June 1867 'British Lion' Dandy (Official No. 56990) 56 tons. Built for Messrs Castle & Co. Grimsby. 1870 registered Hull for James Wood, Hull.
June 1867 'Emu' Dandy (Official No. 56991) 56 tons. Built for Messrs Castle & Co. Grimsby. 1880 owned by James Meadows, Cleethorpes.
1867 buit Burton Stather - 'W. M. J.' Schooner, 79 x 21 x 10 ft, 103 tons, 1867/90 for William M. Jeffreys, Britonferry Glamorganshire, official No.56032, registered Neath, Captain Thomas.
1868 'Lizzy' Barque for J.Fisher, Barrow. Built for Falmouth - Singapore run. Captain W. Williams (1870) 429 tons, 138 x 29 x 17 ft. (William Wray fined £100 by the Hull bench for having committed a breach of the Merchant Shipping Act, by giving a false certificate as the the ownership of the Barque 'Lizzy'.)
1868 'Hind' Schooner 1870 for John Walker jnr, Goole. for E. Jackson, Primrose Hill, Knottingley 1880, Ann Jackson, 11 Cromwell Street, Spring Bank, Hull.(1890). Official No. 58729, July 1868 registered Goole, 100 tons .
June 1868 built Burton Stather - 'St. George' or 'Saint George' Ketch, official No.60132, 59 tons, March 1870 foundered at sea bound for Jersey from Laninion, 6 crew all lost, owner John Harrison, Hull.
1869 'Young Dick' Schooner for Richard Hickman of Goole. Captain R. Redman (1870) official No.58732, July 1869 registered Goole, 162 tons 106 x 23 x 12. ft. 1880 owned by Robert Allen, Timaru, N.Z. registered Wellington.
November 1869 'Adeline' Ketch (Official No.60185) 54 tons. 1872 for William Robert Leyman, 49 William Street, Hull. 1880 registered Hull and owned by Joseph Bradley, Hull.
November 1869 'Admiral' Ketch (Official No.60186) 55 tons. registered Hull, 55 tons, 1870 for William Carlisle, 2 Wakefield Street, Hull. 1876 for William Carlisle, 71 Lister Street, Hull. 1880 registered Scarborough and owned by Frank Ness, 71 Westborough, Scarborough
1869 built Burton Stather - 'Bessie Mitchell' Schooner, official No.60639, registered Swansea, 93 tons, February 1870 sunk due to collision at Manorbeer bound Southampton from Britonferry with tin, 5 crew, owner Richard Mitchell, Britonferry.
1870 'Jasper' Dandy (Official No. 60211) 62 tons. 1880 owned by Jasper Collier, Hull. 1885 registered Yarmouth for Thomas S. Thetford, Norwich.
1870 November 'Joseph & Elizabeth' for Mr. J. Potter of Hull.
1870 November 'Lincolnshire Lass' Ketch official No. 65207 for Mr. J. Potter of Hull. (1880/90 owned by Wilkin B. Offen, Hull)
1870 'Fortitude' Dandy registered Grimsby (Official No. 60210) 64 tons. 1880 owned by George Wright, Grimsby.1890 owned by The Great Grimsby Ice Co. Ltd..
1870 'Speedwell' Cruzer (Official No. 65195) 11 tons. registered Hull, 1880 owned by John Holt, Burton Stather.
1870 'William Wray' Dandy (Official No. 65189) 66 tons. 1880 owned by John Austin, Hull.
1870 'Active' Ketch (Official No.65188) 68 tons. 1872/90 owned by Jabez Joseph Hobbs, Hull.
1870 'Gregory' Ketch (Official No. 65199) 63 tons. 1880 owned by Andrew Mudge, Hull, 1890 George Winn, Hull..
1870 'Eliza' Ketch (Official No. 65200) 64 tons. 1872 for Thomas Gregory, Hull. 1875 for Charles West, Hull. 1880 owned by Richard T. Vivian, Billingsgate, Hull.
1870 'Oxford Eight' Schooner (Official No. 60200) 70 tons. 1890 owned by William Thomas Sellers, Scarborough.
1871 Messrs John Wray and Son, Burton Stather, Lincolnshire, have the following new ships in progress and for sale :- One Schooner, 79 feet keel and forerake, 21 feet beam and 10 feet berth in hold, eight years A1. Also a Brig, 107 feet and forerake, 26 feet, and 13 feet 6 inch deep in hold, eight years A1.
1871 'Walter Drew' Ketch (Official No. 65216) 69 tons. Registered Hull and in 1880 owned by William Sparks, Hull. 1890 Alfred Hume, Lowestoft.
1871 'Gleaner' Ketch (Official No. 65217) 68 tons. 1880/90 owned by Henry Maddick, Smack owner, Hull.
February 1871 'Equity' Ketch 1880/90 for John Oliver, 7 Norwood Street, Hull for the coastal trade. Official No. 65213, Captain J. Oliver (1870) 64 tons 69 x 19 x 8 ft . November 1893 went ashore at Withernsea during storms, crew rescued by rocket apparatus.
July 1871 'Hare' Fishing Smack/Ketch official No. 65238, 65 tons, 1871/80 owned by Robert Sharp, 33 Regent Street, Hull. 1890 registered Grimsby for Joseph Garside, Worksop.
July 1871 'Harrier' Fishing Smack/Ketch official No. 65239 for J. Harding of Hull.(1880 registered Hull, owned by Nathan Simmonds, Hull.)
1871 'Start' Ketch official No. 65256, 65 tons, registered Grimsby.1880 owned by David Palmer, New Clee, 1890 Robert Barnaby, Grimsby.
1871 'Greyhound' Ketch (Official No. 65271) 67 tons. 1880/90 owned by James Harding, Hull.
1871 'Stag' Ketch official No. 65257, 65 tons, registered Hull.1880/90 owned by Jas. Harding, Hull. 1900 registered Kirkwall for William Swanney, Kirkwall, Orkney.
1872 Messrs John Wray and Son, Burton Stather, Lincolnshire, Wood Shipbuilders are ready to receive orders for screw schooners, fishing smacks etc. of handsome models that will carry well and sail fast. A large staff of efficient workmen are continually employed.
1872 'Charles Isaac' Ketch official No. 65283, 68 tons registered Hull for Elizabeth Lill, Hull.(1880)(1890 owned by Charles E. Ward, Hull)
1872 The 'Growler' a wooden ketch rigged vessel official number 65286 built fo James Fellowes 68 tons. (1880 Richard T. Vivian, Hull).
1872 'Primrose' Ketch (Official No. 65296) 67 tons. 1880 owned by Jabez Rutter, Hull.
1872 'Bethleham Star' Ketch (Official No. 67961) 69 tons. 1880 owned by Michael Lawson, Hull.
October 1872 built Burton Stather - 'Trent' Ketch, official No.67689, registered Grimsby, 71 tons, 1875 for Charles Alcock, Grimsby. 1880 for John Curwood, 11 Albert Terrace, Cleethorpes Road, Grimsby. 1890 for John A. C. Curwood, 64 Cleethorpes Road, Grimsby.
1872 'Sir Richard Tichbourne' Ketch (Official No. 68258) 71 tons. 1880 owned by James Wood, Hull 1890, James Edwards, Hull.
1872 'Industry' Ketch (Official No. 68653) 70 tons. 1880 owned by S.J. Blagdon, Hull.1890 James Plastow, Grimsby.
1872 'Florence Muspratt' Schooner registered Chester (Official No. 67961) 96 tons. 1890 owned by Alfred Dyson, Flint. 1900 for Harry Manley, Porlock Weir, Somerset.(See Flintshire Record Office)( 5th September 1917, 10 miles North from Sept Iles, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, 1 life lost)
1873 'Burton' (official No.67704) Ketch Trawler 68.87 tons, 72 x 19 x 10 ft - 1880 owned by Robert G, Reeves, Grimsby,1890 James Plastow, Grimsby,1897 sold to Norway.
1873 'Graphic' Ketch (Official No. 68663) 73 tons. 1880 owned by Edward Williams, Hull, 1890 Ann M. Williams, Hull.
1873 'Minerva' Ketch (Official No. 68678) 72 tons. 1880/90 owned by Samuel Birch, Hull.
1873 'Fling' Ketch (Official No. 68696) 69 tons. 1880 owned by George Avery, Hull.
December 1873 built Burton Stather - 'Bonnie Lass' Ketch, official No.67726, registered Grimsby, 70 tons, 1875 for James Plastow, Grimsby. 1880 for Edward C. Plastow, Mangle Street, New Clee.
1874 'Idoneous' Ketch (Official No. 68695) 71 tons. 1880 owned by William Robert Layman, 19 Kingston Street, Hull.1890/1910 owned by Emanuel Martin, Penryn, Cornwall. (1891 rebuilt and registered Cardiff and renamed ''Leader' for Spillers & Bakers Ltd. Cardiff.
1874 'Paragon' Dandy (Official No. 68705) 70 tons. 1880/90 owned by Thomas Hamling, Hull. 1900 for Charles Benjamin Wright, Lowestoft.
1874 'Onward' Dandy (Official No. 68706) 71 tons. 1880/90 registered Hull, owned by John Gilliat, Hull.
1874 'Juno' Ketch (Official No. 68717) 75 tons. 1874/90 registered Hull, owned by John Holmes, Wellington Street, Hull. 1900 registered Yarmouth for Hewett & Co. Ltd. Fish Market, Shadwell, London.
1874 'Mars' Ketch (Official No. 68716) 72 tons. 1880/90 registered Hull, owned by John Holmes, Hull.
October 1874 built Burton Stather - 'Marshall' Ketch, official No.67746, registered Grimsby, 71 tons, 1875 for Thomas Marshall, Burton Stather. 1880 for Christopher Fletcher jnr, 74 Albert Street, Grimsby. 1890 for Sidney Smith, 3 Clarence Terrace, Grimsby.
1874 'Uranus' Ketch (Official No. 68729) 75 tons. 1880/90 owned by John Holmes, Hull.
1874 'Neptune' Ketch (Official No. 68739) 76 tons. 1876/90 registered Hull, owned by John Holmes, Wellington Street, Hull.
1874 'Arthur' Ketch (Official No. 68742) 70 tons. 1880/90 owned by Thomas White, Hull.
1875 'Kingsley' Ketch (Official No. 68746) 74 tons. 1880/90 registered Hull and owned by Charles Hellyer, Hull.
1875 'North Sea' Ketch (Official No. 68749) 72 tons. 1880 registered Hull, owned by Jabez Rutter, 23 Paradise Place, Hull. March 1883 lost at sea near Dogger Bank during gales, she was insured for £780 but worth £1,200, only the Captain saved, William Bartlett.
1875 Sailing Trawler 'North Sea' built in oak 72.6 x19.9 x 10.1 and insured for £390.
1875 'Silver Spray' Ketch (Official No. 73143) 75 tons. 1880 owned by Henry C. Cousins, Hull, registered Lowestoft 1890/1900 Mrs S. E. Butler, Lowestoft.
1875 'Impel' Ketch (Official No. 73164) 74 tons. 1880 owned by William White, William Street, Hull. 1890 George Cook, 6 Newton Street, Hessle Road, Hull. 1900 for Richard B. Hall, 9 Aigburth Avenue St Georges Road, Hull.
1875 'George Morfin' Ketch (Official No. 73220) 78 tons. 1880 owned by The Burton Stather Fishing Co. Ltd. 1890 James Plastow, Grimsby.
1876 'Pallas' Ketch (Official No. 73182) 76 tons. 1880 owned by John Holmes, Hull.
1876 'Vesta' Ketch (Official No. 73186) 74 tons. 1880 owned by John Holmes, Hull.1890 W.E. Ruston-Read, London. 1900 James Ellis Plymouth.1910 Fanny Nash, Plymouth.
1876 'Speratus' Ketch (Official No. 75330) 76 tons. 1880 owned by Edward R. Cobley, Hull, 1890 Moses Brocklesby, Hull.
1876 'Ruby' Ketch (Official No. 75343) 79 tons. 1880 owned by Henry Maddick, Hull.
1876 'Moonlight' Ketch (Official No. 76663) 78 tons. 1880/90 owned by William Brown, New Clee.
1877 'Bernice' Ketch (Official No. 75356) 80 tons. 1880 owned by Charles Hellyer, Hull.
1877 'Prolific' Ketch (Official No. 75360) 81 tons. 1880 owned by James Wood, Hull. 1890 James Edwards, Hull.
1877 'Critic' Ketch (Official No. 75374) 76 tons. 1880 owned by James Wood, Hull.
1877 'Premier' Wooden Ketch Rigged Fishing Vessel (Official No. 77472) 74 x 20 x 10 ft, 76 tons. 1880/90 owned by James William Fellows, Hull. 1st November 1885 collision took place between 'Lady Elizabeth' and 'Premier' with the loss of 'Lady Elizabeth' and loss of her Master and his son. Stranded at Sandlemere 15th March 1888 and sustained material damage, Skipper Robert Bird. She was afterwards got off and towed to Hull to undergo repairs in St. Andrews Dock at a cost of £265.
1877 'Cornflower' Ketch (Official No. 77484) 77 tons. 1880 owned by William White, Hull. 1890 owned by Ann Eliza, Hull.
1877 'Two Friends' Ketch (Official No. 78331) 79 tons. 1880 owned by James Plastow, Grimsby. 1890 Isaac Crocker, New Clee.
1877 'John Holmes' Ketch (Official No. 77496) 81 tons. 1880/90 registered Hull & owned by John Holmes, Hull.
1877 'Hebe' Ketch (Official No. 79002) 80 tons. 1880/90 registered Hull for John Holmes, Hull.
1877 'Northern Star' Dandy (Official No. 79071) 81 tons. 1890 registered Grimsby for James Plastow, Grimsby.
1878 'Imogene' Ketch (Official No. 79037) 77 tons. 1880 owned by Charles Hellyer, Hull.1890 Richard W. Ralph, Lowestoft.
1878 'Spero (Expecto)' Ketch (Official No. 79432) 78 tons. 1880 owned by Edward R. Cobley, Boulevard, Hessle Road, Hull, 1890 Thomas Ross, Hull.
1878 'Zuriel' Ketch (Official No. 79437) 76 tons. 1880 owned by Ann Ramster, Hull.
1878 'Diamond' Ketch Rigged Wooden Fishing Vessel (Official No. 79453) 74 x 20 x 10 ft, 76 tons. 1880/90 owned by Henry Maddick, Hull. 15th March 1888 loss of 'Valiant' Wooden Fishing Vessel built 1878 at Falmouth, official No.79016 for Mr. James Leyman of Hull, through collision with fishing vessel 'Diamond' in the North Sea, crew rescued by 'Lena' of Hull.
1879 'Romantic' Ketch (Official No. 79475) 79 tons. 1880 owned by James Wood, Hull. 1890 James Edwards, Hull.
1879 'Warwick' Ketch (Official No. 79480) 78 tons. 1880 owned by Charles Warwick, Hull.
March 1880 - For sale (now building) a fast sailing Ketch Schooner, 70 by 19ft 6in, by 8ft 9in. To Class 9 years at Lloyd's. John Wray & Sons, Shipbuilder, Burton Stather, Brigg, Lincolnshire.
1880 'Chancellor' Ketch (Official No. 82462) 79 tons. 1890 owned by Henry Martin, Hull.
1880 'Apostle' Ketch (Official No. 82469) 77 tons. 1890 owned by James Harding, Hull.
1880 'Authentic' Ketch (Official No. 82489) 73 tons. 1890 owned by Charles Farr, Hull.
1880 'Vigilant' Ketch (Official No. 82483) 77 tons. 1890 owned by John Gilliatt, Hull.
1881 'Pallas' Ketch (Official No. 82497) 72 tons. 1890 owned by John Holmes, Hull.
1881 'Pomona' Ketch (Official No. 82509) 76 tons. 1890 owned by John Holmes, Hull. 1900 for Hewett & Co. Ltd, Shadwell, London.
1881 'Success' Ketch (Official No.82512) 78 tons for William Cox, Hull. (1890)
1882 'Kingfisher' Ketch (Official No.82520) 79 tons for Charles T. Day, Worksop.(1890)
1882 'Calliope' Ketch (Official No. 82522) 81 tons. 1890 owned by John Holmes, Hull. 1900 for Hewett & Co. Ltd, Shadwell, London.
1882 'Fortuna' Ketch Registered Hull (Official No. 82537) 82 tons. 1890 owned by John Holmes, Hull.
1883 'Dasher' Ketch registered Hull (Official No. 88135) 84 tons. 1890 owned by William L. Robins, Hull.
1883 'Eunomia' Ketch registered Hull, 88 tons, official No. 88155.1890 owned by John Holmes, Hull. 1900 for Hewett & Co. Ltd, Shadwell, London.
1883 'Lena' Ketch Fishing Vessel registered Hull (Official No. 82548) 82 tons. 1890 owned by William J.Robins, Fountain Street, Hull. 1900 for Thomas James Hayes, Gloucester. Helped rescue the crew of the 'Valiant' March 1888 in the North Sea.
November 1883 'Pilot' Ketch (Official No. 88144) registered Hull, 80 tons. 1890 owned by John W. Hellyer, 1 South Boulevard, Hull. 1900 for Denis Feen, Cork.
1883 'Specimen' Dandy (Official No.86443) 82 tons for John Craven, Grimsby.(1890)
Joseph Garside, Burton Stather
1884 'Caleb' Ketch (Official No. 88183) 78 tons. 1890 owned by Thomas Ashton, Keadby.1900 for Robert Garden, Kirkwall, Orkney.
1884 'Ethel' Ketch (Official No.88173) 36 tons for Henry Toozes, Hull. 1892 for the Hull Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd. Hull. March 1895 abandoned in the North Sea, crew landed in London.
1884 'Vol au Vent' Dandy (Official No. 90370) 89 tons. 1890 owned by William T. Dunlin, Grimsby.
1884 'Regalia' Ketch (Official No. 88200) 83 tons. 1890 owned by Charles H. Westoby, Hull.
May 1885 Sloop for Messrs. J. Pickering & Sons, Shipowners, Crowle, to run between Crowle and Hull with general cargo.
September 1885 'Bacchante' Wooden Trawling Smack, 85.1 tons, christened by Mrs. F. A. Jarvis of Burton Stather Vicarage, built for George William Cook (Mr. Jipson, Smackowner, Hessle Road, Hull). Fitted out by Messrs Slasons & White, Hull and sold in 1897 to John Doe for £325. 1890 owned by Elizabeth Jipson, Hull, and ended up in Iceland.
1885 'Leonora' Ketch registered Grimsby (Official No. 91529) 96 tons. 1890 owned by James Plastow, Grimsby.
1885 'Pride of the Ocean' Ketch (Official No. 91502) 91 tons. 1890 owned by George W. Parker, New Clee..
1886 'Harvest Moon' Ketch registered Grimsby (Official No. 92812) 87 tons. 1890 owned by Joseph Garside, Worksop. 1900 for John Edward Champney, London.
1886 'Knight of the Garter' Ketch (Official No.93887) 87 tons for Joseph Garside, Worksop.(1890)
1886 'Duke of Newcastle' Ketch (Official No.93911) 87 tons for William Brown, New Clee.(1890)
1886 'James Smith' Ketch registered Grimsby (Official No. 93922) 87 tons. 1880 for Samuel G. Smith, Weelsby. 1890 owned by Joseph Garside, Worksop.
1887 'Fred Archer' Ketch registered Grimsby (Official No. 94045) 51 tons. 1890 owned by Joseph Garside, Worksop. 1900 for Frederick William Skardon, Plymouth.
1887 'Maud Green' Ketch (Official No.94055) 51 tons for John H. Knowles, Holderness Road, Hull 1890. 1900/15 registered Plymouth, for Frederick William Skardon, Plymouth. 1915/20 for Plymouth Fish Selling Co Ltd.
1887 'Beatrice Mabel' Ketch (Official No.94006) 87 tons for Joseph Robinson, Grimsby.1900 for Walter Warner, Ipswich.
1888 'Severn' Ketch (Official No.95773) 45 tons for Thomas Hamling, Hull.(1890)
1889 'Mersey' Ketch (Official No.95782) 75 tons for George Winn, Hull, 1890.
1889 built Burton Stather - 'Beatrice S.' official No.139264, registered Hull, 54 tons, for George H. Codd, 32 Ings Lane, Barton on Humber.
1890 - 'R. Passmore' Ketch, official No. 96418, 1900/10 registered Dundee, 79tons, 1900 for David W. Foreman, Fife. 1915 registered Montrose for John Forsyth, Montrose. 1920 registered Guernsey, for John Marwood, Liverpool. 1930 for Daniel Gower, Cardiff.
1892 'Swift' Fishing Ketch registered Hull official No 99581, 80 tons 1900 registered Yarmouth for Hewitt & Co. Ltd, Shadwell, London.
1892 'T. W. Ashton' Ketch registered Hull official No 99558, 79 tons for Thomas Ashton Jnr, 66 Marine View, Hedon Road, Hull . 1910 registered Jersey for Mark Davey, Jersey.
December 1896 - 'Ship building at Burton Stather has been revived with much spirit. The home of much of the wood ship building done on the Humber was at Burton Stather for years. Now the yard has been opened out, and this year a respectable show of iron steam tonnage has been launched. The builders are devoting their efforts to the construction of coasting steamers and iron lighters.'
December 1897 - 'Coyote' Yacht, 25 gross tons, 25 i.h.p. registered Milford.
December 1897 - 'Cytos' Steel Screw Steamer, official No. 106770, registered Hull, 100 x 20 x 9 ft, 76 tons, 35 h.p. for David Cook, 1 Epworth Street, Hull.
December 1897 - The Shipbuilding Yard at Burton Stather has now been closed. Mr. John S. Doig, who has been acting as manager, has, with two residents in Hull, purchased the shipbuilding plant. That is being removed to more suitable premises in the vicinity of Hull, where it is proposed to build trawlers, tugs and small cargo steamers and to undertake repair work. In addition to the vessels, constructed at Burton Stather, the firm also built two sets of compound surface condensing engines for Portsmouth owners.
Other ships built at Burton Stather