EDWARD BUCKTON CARGILL
Edward Buckton Cargill was a trawler owner from Hull who was born on 25 May 1856 and died on 6 March 1914. His mother was Susannah Buckton who married James Allen Cargill, a lithographer from Perthshire. Her father was Edward Buckton, a mariner from Hull born in 1804/5.
Susannah's brother, also named Edward, set up a sweet factory in Hull. After running into financial difficulties, he sold the business in 1886 to Fred Needler for £100. Edward had taken on Fred as an 18 year old book-keeper 4 years earlier. Fred was obviously an astute businessman as this small enterprise grew into an established factory which still operates today.
Edward Buckton Cargill appears to have had something of a reputation and was not held in affection by his own children. Indeed, his household seems to have been a particularly unhappy place despite the fact that they enjoyed considerable luxury for the time.
As was the tradition at the time, Edward named a steam trawler launched in 1898 (H412) after himself. During the First World War, whilst just 2 hours out of port off Spurn Head, it struck a mine resulting in the loss of the vessel and all the crew.
Edward is buried in Hessle Cemetery near Hull, and his former residence, York Lodge, still exists today (see below). Several of Edward's sons continued in the trawling industry and, of these, Arthur was also prominent in public service as a City Councillor who also became Sheriff of Hull in 1934.
Much mystery surrounds the life of Edward Buckton Cargill, and if anyone has further information to add to the above, I should be grateful to hear from them.