David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore

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Post by Ann In the UK » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Hi Andrew,

Just been thinking - you've already checked these out, haven't you?


http://www.findmypast.com/clip-crew-lis ... art.action


If you already know the names or official numbers of any of the ships he sailed on, there are lots of places to look, just let me know and I'll post links.

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Post by Andrew C. » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:32 am

Thanks again Ann, I knew the information was out there I think I saw someone searching it on WDYTYA are or another programme. I had been looking at the National Archives website with no success. William is actually my great grandmother's brother. I am curious as my father has written a note that William had some record at one time for the amount of times he had sailed around the world or something. Just wanted to put another one of these family legends to bed. I want to get to London but whether I can persuade my wife to spend half a day at the library I am not sure.

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Re: David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore

Post by smithm31 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:39 pm

I am a descendent of David Chalmers and Sarah McCrackan. David was a Capt., Master Mariner and a Harbourmaster.
David was born on 5th March 1852 and married Sarah on 27th April 1871 at Drummore. They lived at 3 Stair St, Kirkmaiden.
I am the great-granddaughter of Annie Lydia Holburn Chalmers, daughter of David and Sarah.
If there are any relatives out there, would love to meet you.
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Re: David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore

Post by emanday » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi Michele,


Your first post is yet great another example of how wonderful this forum is.

Hopefully, Tony will get a PM to let him know his post has such an interesting response
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Re: David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore

Post by James rae fielding » Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:00 pm

Hi there.

Not sure how old this thread is but my research on my 3 x great grandfather has led me here. James Rae Fielding had fishing trawler in the Isle of Man and on the register it says he sold it to David Chalmers of Drummore. The ship was called the Jehu and I’m trying to find out what happened to it.

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Re: David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore

Post by Currie » Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:37 pm

Hello, and welcome to TalkingScot.

From the newspapers. The Jehu seems to have been used for cargo rather than fishing.

Isle of Man Times, Saturday, Aug. 13, 1881
On Monday next, August 15 1881. --Smack Jehu, To be sold by public auction by Mr M Corran, on Monday, August 15, the Smack Jehu, about 60 tons, as she now lies ready for sea in Douglas harbour. Auction at 2 o’clock afternoon.
For particulars in the meantime apply to James Fielding, 39, North quay, Douglas.

Glasgow Herald, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1886
Arrived at Glasgow, November 15.
Jehu, 40, Chalmers, from Drumore –turnips, &c.

Glasgow Herald, Monday, Jan. 7, 1889
Sailed from Glasgow –Coastwise, January 4.
Jehu, 40, Chalmers, Drumore –coal.

Glasgow Herald, Thursday, Nov. 28, 1889
Sailed from Glasgow –Coastwise, November 26.
Jehu, 40, Chalmers, Drummore –general.

Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, Apr. 6, 1892
Arrived at Glasgow, April 5.
Jehu, 40, Chalmers, Drummore –turnips.

Glasgow Herald, Monday, Jan. 15, 1894
FOR SALE, Smack “Jehu” carrying 65 [unclear] Tons. Will be sold cheap.
For particulars apply to Paton & Hendry, 2 Oswald Street, Glasgow.

Glasgow Herald, Tuesday,  Aug. 14, 1894
Arrived at Glasgow, August 13
Jehu, 40, Wemys, Loch Striven –grain.

Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1895
Legal case against Wemys, stealing gravel or something – ship described as smack Jehu of Douglas. (towards bottom of first column)
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=W ... %2C4336089

I suspect that by this time it’s getting a bit dilapidated.

Hope that helps,

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Re: David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore

Post by WilmaM » Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:20 pm

Hi, and a very warm welcome.

I suspect that you may already have found this information:
the website: https://sites.google.com/site/ukboatsgy ... ered-boats
has this entry for boats registered in Pell IoM
Status - Owner<> Agent - Built (launched or reg)
JEHU or JOHN PL //// H GRAVES>Mrs C GRAVES>D CHALMERS>J McRAE TRAWLER smack sail 5721 1845-1897 DOUGLAS ???
On a side note you've helped me, I visited a very old fisherman friend [in his 90's] yesterday and we had a brief chat about the boats he'd fished from. I was able to find them on that website too. So thank-you.

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