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Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Cave, Henry

Chief Engineer
103, Chester Road, West Hartlepool
St Helier Jersey

Henry Cave was born St. Helier, Jersey in 1875. He was the son of William Cave and Sarah Barnes. William Cave and Sarah Barnes married on the 13thApril 1874, Waterford , Ireland (there are Army records available for William Cave ).


Henry Cave married Mary Jane Giblin in 1895 in Hartlepool . He was a 1st Engineer on SS Ilston and died on the 30th June 1917. Mary Jane was living at 103 Chester Road when Henry died.


In 1881 William Cave and his wife and family are living at the Drill Shed, Castle Eden.  William Cave is 41, born in Great Houghton, Northamptonshire and a Sergeant, Instructor of Volunteers. His wife Sarah is 33 and born in Liverpool, Lancashire . There are four children, Edward age 9, born Scotland, Martha age 7, born Ireland, Henry age 6, born Jersey and Elizabeth age 3, born Berwick on Tweed. The British National Armed Forces Birth Indexes on FMP show two possible births for Edward in 1871 in Paisley, two for Martha in 1873 in Waterford , Henry in 1875 in Jersey and Elizabeth in 1878 in Berwick. All these births are shown as belonging to the 5th Foot Regiment.


In 1891 William and family are still at the Drill Shed, Castle Eden, with additional children, Sophia, age 10, Benjamin age 6, James age 3 and Joseph age 1 all born Castle Eden. Meanwhile Henry Cave is a Boarder with the Lee family at 39 Durham Street , Throston, Hartlepool . He was an Iron Turner.


In 1901 William Cave and family are at 18 Hurworth Street, West Hartlepool . William is a Storekeeper in the Shipyard. Wife Sarah and children, Edward, Elizabeth, Sophie, Benjamin, James and Joseph are also living at 18 Hurworth Street .  Henry Cave meanwhile is living at 50 Hurworth Street, West Hartlepool . He is a Steam Engine Fitter. His wife Mary Jane is 25 and born in Newcastle , Northumberland. They have one daughter Elizabeth age 5, born West Hartlepool .


By 1911 William Cave had died and Sarah is living at 1 Turnbull Street, West Hartlepool . Henry Cave ’s wife Mary Jane is also at Turnbull Street along with children Elizabeth 15, born Newcastle , William 9, born West Hartlepool and Henry 9 months, born Hull . Henry Cave was probably at sea as he cannot be located in 1911.