Royal Charter documentary
October 31, 2012
I emailed you a couple months ago regarding the passenger list of the Royal Charter. We are making a documentary on the ship. We have been developing a documentary on the tragedy in association with S4C (Welsh language television), ITV and Australian television. After months of research, we began filming the programme in Moelfre, Anglesey at the beginning of September. At the start of 2013, we will be travelling to Australia to document the beginnings of the fateful voyage.
By looking through your detailed website, and the letters people sent you, I was wondering whether you would be willing to share the email addresses of some of the descendants of the passengers and other
Particularly, we are very interested in contacting Val, whose ancestor was William Storey, a third class passenger (William Storey went down in SS Royal Charter); Norm Clark, of Ontario, whose ancestor was James Tate, a cook (James Tate was a cook on board Royal Charter and perished in the wreck); and Clive Cornock, of Chester, who is a descendant of Stephen Roose Hughes (Who built Royal Charter?)!
Obviously this all depends on the permission of these people to be contacted and of course, your willingness Mac. I would be very appreciative for this help, notwithstanding the help you have given us already.
Hope you're well
I am happy to assist your project in any way I am able, I will need time to gain the agreement of those in whom you are interested, and if in fact I have a valid E-Mail address for them.
When you do come to Australia in the New Year, you will have to come to Melbourne as Royal Charter sailed from here. Its my home city, and I would love to catch up with you,
Personally as mutually convenient.
I will start to research your names tomorrow to get the ball rolling.
My name is JC Dowzell, I am a researcher for a documentary production company, TiFiNi Ltd, based in the UK. One of our projects involves the Royal Charter diaster in 1859. Specifically, I am trying to locate any information on a potential Welsh passenger on the doomed ship. Alas, because of a lack
By reading the various letters on your website, I am aware that you have a full passenger list! I would be very appreciative if you could send this passenger list to me as this would be vital to the making of the documentary
I look forward to hearing back from you,
See this URL:
For a list of Royal Charter passengers.
thanks a lot and yes we were going to visit Melbourne primarily. I would love to meet you to chat about your research when there. We will organise the meeting closer to the date (end of Jan 2013). Thanks for the cooperation and looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Here are some details about a letter from Tate to his wife.
My interest in Royal Charter was sparked by a US Professor Joshua Buch, his wife's Great Great Grandfather was Manus Boyle a 26 year old Miner who sailed in Royal Charter from Melbourne on August 26 1859, and was drowned in the wreck.
Josh asked if I could find Manus on a shipping list, after about a year I turned up the passenger list, including Manus at the Australian Archives in Melbourne.
Josh has visited Anglesey and placed a Marker on Manus's grave site in the church yard where he is buried.
Would you be interested in talking to Josh via E-Mail if he agrees, which I am sure he would.
An interesting snippet about RC.
See this URL:
For an interesting site covering Royal Charter.
You will find a DVD on Royal Charter.
From The Australian.
On a fatal voyage. by: Michael Parry; From: The Australian; November 04, 2009
See this URL; http://www.pasttimesbooks.com/?page_id=5700
For a fictional book about RC.