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John Barry Whitton

John Barry Whitton

Male 1866 - 1956  (89 years)

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  • Name John Barry Whitton 
    Born 15 Oct 1866  Dundee 1st Div Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Oct 1956  Ravensbourne Nursing Home, Newcastle on Tyne buried Brechin 13-10-1956 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1981  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father John Whitton,   b. 1830,   d. 5 Dec 1878, Mill Cottage, Dunblane, Perth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Graham,   b. 1834, Arbroath Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, South Shields, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Oct 1853  Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina Guthrie,   b. 1861, Brechin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1951, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1914  Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • at 1871 census at South Shields, Durham

      Name: John Barry Whitton
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
      Age: 15
      Port of Departure: London
      Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
      Voyage Arrival Date: 12 Feb 1882
      Vessel Name: Cochrina
      Origin Location: British an Apprentice

      16-5-1885 Second Mates certificate issued at Hull
      3-6-1880 First Mates Certificate issued at Glasgow
      25-3-1882 Masters Certificate issued London
      Captian John Barr Whitton , Marine Superintendant of the Union Castle line at Southampton retired on the 15th October 1929
      He began his career with the firm Barnes Guthrie and Co of Cardiff.
      He was associated with the old Castle Line since 1892
      He commanded many of that companies lines including the Goorkha, Guildford Castle and Garth hospital ships.
      In 1918 The Hospital Ship Goorka was mined with nearly 400 wounded troops on board but they were all got safely ashore. During the War his ship was stopped by a German submarine the commander of which after searching the vessel wished Captain Whitton bon Voyage and shook him by the hand.
      Retired 1930
      Residence St Margarets Hotel, Osborne Road, Newcastle. when wife died in 1951 and at his own death in 1956.