John Grieve – Ship Master

John Grieve is my 4th great-grandfather and the father of Euphemia Grieve the wife of Hugh Bain, hence the connection to the Bain family.

Whilst Hugh Bain and Euphemia Grieve were married in Inverness where there children were born, and later moved as a family to Glasgow.  Euphemia Grieve and the Grieve line were from Haddington and East Lothian area, where coincidentally more branches of the Bain family hail from.

John Grieve was born in October 1805 and baptised in March 1806 in Dunbar, Haddington.

His parents were James Grieve (1778) and Mary Mason (1785).  We can trace his Mason and Runciman ancestors back over 100 years in the Haddington area.

John Grieve was married to Euphemia Darg and they had 10 children, including our direct ancestor Euphemia Grieve.

The documentation I had referred to John Grieve as a Ship Owner, however it is only today that I have come across further documentation an Ancestry UK relating to this and confirming this and his untimely death.

The article below is from the Glasgow Herald in 1864 and details how John Grieve and others from the Inverness shipping industry died at sea during a hurricane.

John Grieve Glasgow Herald 1864

Glasgow Herald Article 1864

 

The documents below show the entries in the Lloyds Shipping Register;

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1850            Ships Masters Certificate 

John Grieve Certificate of Competency 1850

1853-1854   Master of the Schooner “James”, weighing 140 tons, registered Inverness, built 1850, owned by J Sharp. Covered the Inverness, Baltic route.                                      

1854-1855  Master of the Schooner “James”, weighing 140 tons, registered Inverness, built 1850, owned by J Sharp. Covered the Inverness, Baltic route. 

1855-1856  Master of the Schooner “James”, weighing 140 tons, registered Inverness, built 1850, owned by J Sharp. Covered the Inverness, Baltic route. 

1856-1857  Master of the Schooner “James”, weighing 140 tons, registered Inverness, built 1850, owned by J Sharp. Covered the Inverness, Baltic route. 

1857-1858 Master of the Schooner “James”, weighing 140 tons, registered Inverness, built 1850, owned by J Sharp. Covered the Inverness, Baltic route. 

1861-1862  Master of the Schooner “Britannia”, weighing 77 tons, registered Inverness, built 1857, owned by J Sharp. It was a Dunbar coaster.                                       

1864            Death at Sea 

There is much more of John Grieve’s story to be found, the other lines of my family are sort of on the back burner until I get to the bottom of the Bain queries I have, however these documents just jumped right out at me and I would have likely forgotten about them had I not posted right away.

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