A Glimmer O Garmach June 06

So, William married Barbara Marshall, daughter of shipbuilder Charles Marshall, Garmouth in 1812 in Limehouse though there is no record of the name of the church.  During the Blitz much of Limehouse and its church records were destroyed.       He would have sailed north for Kingston to take up residence with his new wife and would be engaged in overseeing the fitting of the masts and rigging, caulking of the hull and all necessary work to make his ship ready for sea.  On October 12th, five months after her launch, the “Rothiemurchus” sailed for the Cromarty Firth.  The ship was […]

Glimmer O Garmach March ’06

The Garmouth and Kingston shipbuilding industry continued into the 1800’s, though at a lesser pace than before for no doubt orders for naval vessels were sought during the Napoleonic Wars until Wellington’s success at Waterloo in 1815.