|Birth||24 Apr 1862||Pier Cottage, Sorbie, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland|
|Census 1881||03 Apr 1881||Pier Cottage, Sorbie, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, Scotland|
|Census 1901||31 Mar 1901||Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotland|
|Occupation 2||1885||Seaman (Merchant Service)|
|Occupation 3||1886||Seaman (Merchant Service)|
|Occupation 4||1888||Seaman (Merchant Service)|
|Occupation 5||1890||Seaman (Merchant Service)|
|Occupation 6||1894||Seaman (Merchant Service)|
|Occupation 7||1896||Seaman (Merchant Service)|
|Occupation 8||31 Mar 1901||Master of the Saxon Maid|
|Occupation 9||1919||Retired Master Mariner|
|Note Number||Note Text|
|1||Master of the Saxon Maid during the 1901 Census.
Seems to be same ship as website and 1901 census quote J Tofts being captain.
The Saxon Maid was lost on the 9th June 1901 off the Thames, near the West Shoebury Buoy. Still registered at Fleetwood and owned by Porter's Shipping Company, the schooner was in collision with the steamship Agamemnon, of Liverpool. The schooner was carrying whiting fish from Grays to Lancaster.
The Saxon Maid was a schooner built to Special Survey at Matthew Simpson's shipyard at Glasson Dock, Lancaster. She was launched on Wednesday, 6th September 1871 and was christened by Miss Lamb, of Cockerham. The schooner was intended for coasting and foreign trades, and could carry 260 tons of cargo. She was to be managed by Edmund Porter, of Fleetwood. The first master of the Saxon Maid was Capt.Richard Bradshaw, who was lost overboard and drowned on a passage from Newport to Madeira in April 1872.
1. Launch reported in the Lancaster Gazette, Saturday, 9th September, 1871, and death of Capt.Bradshaw reported in the same newspaper, 27th April 1872.
2. Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1872-3: Saxon Maid, 137 tons, owned by Porter & Co., registered at Fleetwood, master Capt.R.Bradshaw.
3. Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1898-9: Saxon Maid, 148 tons, owned by Porter's Shipping Co.Ltd., registered at Fleetwood, master Capt.W.Jones, signal letters KNDL.
4. Wreck info from "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles" Vol. 2 by Richard & Bridget Larn - names master as Capt.J.Tofts, and states that there was a crew of six. Gives wind conditions as W force 1, so probably the ships collided in fog.
1. Sarah McKeand
|Son:||James Tofts||Born: 02 Jan 1885|
|Daughter:||Isabella Tofts||Born: 11 Jul 1886|
|Son:||William Robert Tofts||Born: 08 Jun 1888|
|Daughter:||Robina Lock Tofts||Born: 18 Nov 1890|
|Daughter:||Sarah Tofts||Born: 15 Aug 1894|
|Daughter:||Janet Agnes Tofts||Born: 23 Nov 1896|