Drowned at Sea by Upsetting of a Boat…

A feint record, almost unreadable, but it appear to say that this was the fate of William Kerr on the 23rd of March 1861 . The death was registered on the 21st March 1862. William was 24 years old.

Angus of Strond’s son, William, was this Fisherman. He drowned.
Angus’s son-in-law, William Morrison, was a Fisherman and father.
He went ‘missing, presumed dead, from ‘Jessie Margaret’ off Thurso.

John the Tailor’s son, Angus, was a Fisherman and father. He drowned.
John’s two grandsons, Roderick and John were Fishermen. They died on land.

Of the five men who went fishing from these two families, all three from the first generation to do so paid with their lives. Two of them leaving behind wives and families.

Upsetting.

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