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The Chisholm tug owners started with Robert Chisholm

    Robert Chisholm and Mary Stephenson married in 1789.
    Stephenson Chisholm, steam boat owner (1803-1868)
    Robert Chisholm, steam boat owner (1823-1877)
    Stephenson Chisholm, steam tug fireman (b.1848, North Shields d.1911, Aberdeen),
    Robert Chisholm, ships rigger (b.1880, North Shields-d.1954, Aberdeen),
    George Chisholm steam boat owner (18??-18??)
    Robert Chisholm steam boat owner (18??-1867)
    John Chisholm steam boat fireman (18??-1867)
    William Roe Chisholm, who was involved in the Merseyside business (18??-1892)
    Stephenson Chisholm was married to Ellen Williams of Liverpool (b 18xx, North Shields, moved to Aberdeen, died Wallasey, 1921

A Mr Chisholm had a narrow escape in 1867 when the tug GUIDE (see below) was run down by another ship and sunk off Tynemouth.

Robert and John Chisholm both died in 1867 when the PEARL of 1866 foundered (see below).

The Chisholms also traded at Liverpool as "Mersey Steam Tug Co". The Liverpool business was closed down after William Chisholm's death in 1892.

Stephenson Chisholm was also a shipbuilder and built tugs at Howdon and North Shields.

The above list of Chisholms was kindly provided by Jacqueline McDonald (jacqui.mcdonald AT lineone.net). Jacqui would be pleased to hear from anyone researching the Chisholm family.

The following tugs were owned or operated:

Name Year
Black Prince * 1874
Caledonia (P) 1846
Conquest 1848
Conquest * 1867
Content 1837
Cruizer 1861
Flying Childers 1856
Flying Childers 1857
Flying Childers 1859
Flying Cloud 1867
Great Conquest 1857
Guide (P) 1866
Helen McGregor 1870
Imperial Prince 1856
Imperial Prince 1858
Integrity 1867
Integrity * 1870
John Usher 1859
Leander (P) 1859
Life Guard 1858
Lily 1888
Lioness 1836
Lord Lyons 1868
Mary Usher 1866
May 1870
Pearl 1865
Pearl (P) 1866
Prudhoe 1865
Queen of Sheba (P) 1865
Quickstep 1877
Start 1869
Stephenson 1862
Stephenson 1886
Stranger (P) 1861
Tam O'Shanter (P) 1851
Vanguard 1858
Wilberforce 1865


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