James Hailey or Kailey of New York m 1860 Sarah Maria StoreSt Johns Liverpool
One of my Gt Grandmothers ( Hannah Storey, on my paternal side of my family tree’s) brother William Storeywas a third class or steerage passenger on the SS Royal Charter, the fated ship that went down in a hurricane at Moelfre, Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey en route to Liverpool Harbour. The boat was known as the Golden Wreck, as it carried Gold from the Australian Gold Rush.He is listed as one of the passengers drowned at sea on the http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/ROYALCHARTER.htmlhttp://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/ROYALCHARTER.html which is the first time I have been able to verify the contents of an old Slade family diary, which tells me of his and his families history.
The diary also includes info on the women 's family names who married into the family.
Hannah Storey, my Gt Grandmother was born in 1834 in Cheshire I believe.She married a George William Slade who was born 26.5.1832 or 35 in London, on the 20.1.1858at St Micheals in Liverpool. He was 23 and she was 24. They subsequently moved to the East End of London.
Hannah Storey and William Storey's father was Peter Storey a plasterer and Slater of Liverpool. The Slades are my directdescendents/line.
Peter Storey, Williams father was born around 1799 possibly christened on he 22.4.1799 at Liverpool St Micheals,he died 5.5.1836two weeks short of his 37th birthday, buried at St Michaels church family grave 881. Possibly in a shipping accident? as his son was brought up in a Blue Coat Orphanage from the age of 8.
Peter Storey'sbrother Thomas Storeywas also a plasterer and a brick setter but at an early age took to religion and became a great western Minister who was still alive when the oldSlade family diary was written. Thomas went on to marry and had 4 boys and 3 girls.
Peter Storey married a Sarah Walton or Warton , she was born possibly at Cosbee StreetLiverpool. They had five children,William was the 4th child.
The five children Sarah and Peter had were :
1.Rueben christened 17.8.1827 Liverpool St Peters who was a blue coat orphan after his father died, was apprenticed to the ship Argylebelonging to a Mr Prouse of Liverpool. He made his way up to Captain and then married a Sarah Waightwhose father was a Church of England minister who held an appointment on the Ile of Man. arah and Reuben had two girls, Sarah and Hannah Story. When the girls were young Reuben was appointed as a ships captain of the SS Fideliter belonging to Messers Harrison and Sons ship owners of Liverpoolhe signed his papers for five years but after a short whilst he took sick with yellow fever and diedaged 34 in Africa and was buried out there around 1836. His widow moved to Southport and opened a fancy goods shop being a wax flower and picture maker.
2. Elizabeth christened 2.6.1829 who died aged 8 in 1837
3 Hannah Storey my direct ancestor born/christened 20.11.1831 died 22.8.1884 London buried at Ilford
4 Sarah MariaC 5.4.1834 Preston St Johns who died in 1871 in The infirmary Whitechapel. She married 1860 a James Hailey or Kailey of New York at St Johns church Liverpool He was on the ship the Fanny Fern from Liverpool to Baltimore as a seaman, but was never heard of again.After 11 miserable years she died 26.7.1871 and was buried on poor ground at Ilford London aged 3531.7.1871
5.William Storey the subject of this e-mail, was I believe christened at Liverpools St Peters church 14.8.1835. My
The Slade family diary states that William was apprenticed to a shipwright in London. When he became a man, Sarah Storey,his mother married again to a James Harris., who was a great drinker. In a drunken fit one day James struck Sarah and William being there at the time struck him back, for which he was locked up for some six weeks. When he came out he was so ashamed of what had happened he went on a ship as a carpenter as he could not stay at home. The ship went to Australia to New South Wales, he left the ship there and got married and settled down there and had a number of children. He left Liverpool in 1853 but this is crossed out and 1848 added. In 1860 he came to see his mother in Liverpool and stopped to see his sister Hannah who was then married to George WilliamSlade, and spent some time with them. He then got a ship called the Telegraph and went back again. A few years later he was due home on the SS Royal Charter, that ill fated ship which was lost just outside Liverpool harbour, and amongst the missing persons list of names was that of William Storey. No one in the family had confirmation that it was him, but enquiries showed that he had a tavern called the Labour in Vain in Sydney.
I have researched this and found he did not own the pub probably a story he told people back home, to suggest he was going well. I have made some enquiries about the pub and cannot find him listed as the owner, nor confirmation he was there.
As a widow Sarah Storey ( nee Walton/Warton)re-married to a James Harris 13.7.1847 at Liverpool St Nicholas. So that verifies I think the story of the step-father.
I would be very glad of any information and where any info could be found regarding relatives enquiries, which are mentioned in the diaryas I have failed to trace the Australian/ American relatives, or indeed any Storey relatives in the Liverpool area. If you have any other info please contact me on Val.Palmer1@btinternet.comor 01227-374419 or write to 40, Sea View Rd , Herne Bay, Kent CT66JA