George FRATER

Male 1798 - 1860  (61 years)


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  • Name George FRATER 
    Born 22 Dec 1798  Ellingham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID AC03602FB076405E90A8E848283D2CB4AF03 
    Died 5 Jul 1860  Ballast Hills, Sunderland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31164  The Path to Our Future
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2019 

    Father George FRATER,   b. 1759, Eglingham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elisabeth THOMPSON,   b. 15 Dec 1760,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Jun 1787  Belford, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christina TODD,   b. 10 Sep 1805, Malling Riggs, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1882, 34 Blandford Street, Sunderland, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1825  Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert FRATER,   b. 1826,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Catherine FRATER,   b. 27 Nov 1827, Monk Wearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1910, Tyne and Wear, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Elizabeth FRATER,   b. 4 Dec 1829, Monk Wearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1851, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     4. Ann Isabella FRATER,   b. 1834, Ayres Quay, Bishop-Wearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1901, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. George FRATER,   b. 6 Apr 1836, Bishop-Wearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1917, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Thomas FRATER,   b. Jan 1838, Bishop-Wearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1895, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     7. Sarah FRATER,   b. 1840, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James FRATER,   b. Oct 1842, Bishop-Wearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1910, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     9. Robert Henry FRATER,   b. 7 Jun 1845, Bishop-Wearmouth, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1921, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Christiana FRATER,   b. Apr 1849, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1849, Sunderland, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):GEORGE FRATER AND CO.KIRKBRIDE, CARRUTHERS OF AYRES QUAY, SUNDERLAND

      Reuben Charlton, in a guestbook message in late Jul. 2011, refers to George Frater & his partners having built ships at Ayres Quay. The firm was in business, apparently, for about a decade, from 1830 to 1841 when the firm went bankrupt. Reuben indicates that George Frater was his great great grandfather & that the James W. Corder Manuscripts contain detail about a number of the ships that the firm built.

      'George Frater & Co.' would seem to have built about 7,200 tons of ship construction, which would then have comprised roughly 20 ships.

      Reuben has now kindly provided extracts of the 'George Frater and Co. - Ayres Quay' pages of the Corder Manuscripts. The extracts list 17 vessels 'from the Custom House Records' & there may well be additional vessels not 'Corder' listed. Reuben has also provided additional biographical data & data about the bankruptcy of 'George Frater & Co', on April 7, 1841. From such data & from other sources, the following would seem to summarize what the webmaster understands to be the history:-

      In 1824, George Frater, with I am advised 7 partners, were building ships at Ayres Quay. George was likely a junior partner since the firm would seem to have been known as 'Kirkbride, Carruthers'. His partners would have included Kirkbride, Ralph Todd, John Marrington & presumably also Carruthers. In 1830, that 1924 partnership came to an end, & three of the partners continued to build ships at Ayres Quay, namely George Frater, Ralph Todd, & John Marrington, in business, it would appear, as 'George Frater and Co.' In 1838 Ralph Todd left the partnership. The remaining partners, i.e. George Frater & John Marrington, carried on the business. There was a slump, Reuben advises, in 1840 & on Apl. 7, 1841 'Frater and Company' went bankrupt. As you can read here.

      Reuben adds that George Frater married Christiana Todd, a daughter of Ralph Todd. The Ralph Todd in the partnership may accordingly have been Frater's father-in-law or brother-in-law. John Marrington, it would seem, was born in 1792, & was initially a keelman. He married Elizabeth Donnison & in the Sunderland Holy Trinity parish registers in 1844, at the time of the baptism of a son, he is stated to be a river pilot. His new career, it would seem, after the 1841 bankruptcy. In the 1851 census he was stated to be a Trinity House pensioner, at age 59.

      The ships built by George Frater & Co.? Note that re a few of the ships, I have amended the Corder data (sorry Mr. Corder!) based upon the data contained in two available editions of Lloyd's Register (ex Google Books) - those re 1836/37 & 1842/43. Such registers seem most likely to be accurate data sources.

      Vessels by year of first registry:- 1831, Eleanor, 1832 Manico, 1833 Comet, 1834 George Marsden, Vigilant, 1835 Duchess of Kent, Prince George, Princess Victoria, 1836 Leadbitter, Sarah Nicholsen, 1838 England, Rainbow, 1839 Lady Williamson, Messenger, 1840 Eleanor, Minstrel

      I have not included Dodine, stated by Corder to have been built in 1839, since I can at present not find the vessel listed in Lloyd's Register.

      Hopefully we can soon list in detail re more of the above vessels, with such data as is WWW available.
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      Year Built ?tab?O.N?tab?Vessel Name ?tab?Builder ?tab?Yard No ?tab?Vessel Type ?tab?Propulsion
      1835 ?tab? ?tab?DUCHESS OF KENT ?tab?G Frater & Co ?tab??tab?Cargo ?tab?Sailing Vessel
      1835 ?tab?25480?tab?PRINCE GEORGE ?tab?G Frater & Co ?tab??tab?Cargo?tab?Sailing Vessel
      1835 ?tab?22894 ?tab?PRINCESS VICTORIA ?tab?G Frater & Co ?tab??tab?Cargo ?tab?Sailing Vessel [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3694] http://www.searlecanada.org/sunderland/sunderland059.html#frater.