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John Knox Moffat[1]

Male 1853 - 1924  (71 years)


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  • Name John Knox Moffat  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Born 10 September 1853  Folkestone, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Occupation Marine Salvage Engineer  [4
    Submitter 20 
    Died 11 December 1924  Le Havre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 15 December 1924  Le Havre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I4431  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 February 2008 

    Father David Moffat,   b. 3 March 1823, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 January 1900, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Jeffries,   b. 5 June 1823, Newton Abbot, Walborough, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 September 1903, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F4007  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Isabella Cairns,   b. 1856, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 October 1920, Gosforth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Alternate Marriage September 1876  Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 1 December 1876  Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Mary Elizabeth "Minnie" Moffat,   b. 9 July 1878, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. David Moffat,   b. 21 December 1879, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Euphemia "Effie" Moffat,   b. 1 July 1881, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. John Moffat,   b. 27 April 1883, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +5. Alfonso Moffat,   b. 12 November 1884, Bilbao, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Annie Aline Isabella Moffat,   b. 12 September 1886, Bilbao, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 August 1887, Bilbao, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +7. Margaret Hardie "Peggy" Moffat,   b. 1 December 1887, Bilbao, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F2390  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • marine engineer, once in charge of construction of Firth of Forth Bridge, had own repair shipyard in Bilbao, Spain

      Born at 2.10am!
      John Knox was a Marine Salvage Engineer living in Newcastle during WW1. On one occasion a sailing vessel with wheat for Ipswich hit a mine outside Harwich. They got her up to Ipswich and John Knox came down from the Tyne to supervise the fixing of a temporary patch, so that the ship could be taken away to be repaired. He visited his relatives in Ipswich and told AAM that he was able to row into the ship's hold through the hole in her side. (HWM)

      Died at Havre on 11 December 1924. Buried there on 15 December 1924. [2, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1735] .

    2. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    3. [S1207] GEDCOM file "waite.ged", submitted by Helier Waite.

    4. [S1629] GEDCOM file titled “Moffat family tree.ged”, from Christina Bradnam.



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