LIGHT KEEPERS


This is a list of the Lighthouse Keepers on the Isle of Wight, that have been extracted from various records in the IOW Record Office.  Some, ie. the census, show the whole family, so if you would like the details, or wish me to search for someone who is not listed, please
email me here.


The Needles Lighthouse, Alum Bay

BARCHARD John .. Freshwater census 1861.
BARCHARD John .. Postal & Commercial Directory Hants & IOW 1865.
BARCHARD William .. Freshwater census 1841/1851.
COLREIN Thomas .. baptisms of children and burial 1825-1832.
COLREIN William .. Freshwater census 1841 and
                                    bapt of children 1840-1845.
FISHER Joseph .. Freshwater census 1881.
FLAXONER William P. .. Freshwater 1891
FRANCIS William L. 45 .. East Cowes census 1871 [b.Lowestoft, Suffolk].
HENDERSON .. Post Office Directory 1855.
IDDES William L. .. Freshwater census 1871/1881/1891/1901.
SMITH James W. .. Freshwater census 1901.
STEPHENS William I. L. .. Freshwater census 1871.
WARDER William .. Freshwater census 1851/1861.


St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton

CHARLTON Stanley Joseph William .. (Engineer) Niton census 1901.
CUMMING Richard (Principal Keeper) .. Post Office Directory 1855.
CUMMING Richard .. Niton census 1861/1871.
CUTTING Thomas George .. Niton census 1901.
DAVISON Mark Joseph .. Niton census 1861/1871.
GODDARD (Chief Officer) .. Jan 1906 - report of wrecked ketch
"Firefly".
GOULD Brice .. Niton census 1891.
HALL John Pender .. Niton census 1901.
LEWIS Walter Charles .. Niton census 1901.
MILLER Frank Kendrick .. Niton census 1901.
MILLETT Henry C. .. (Engineer) Niton census 1901
NEALE George .. Niton census 1841/1851.
REMBRIDGE Samuel .. Niton census 1881/1891.
ROBERTS Thomas Edward .. Niton, Nov 1908 - bapt of son.
SAUNDERS John Jas. .. Niton census 1881.
STRONG John .. Niton census 1841.
WALLACE George .. Niton census 1851.
WEST William Henry .. Niton census 1901.
WILLIAMS John .. Niton census 1881.

St Helens Fort
LANGTON Mason Charity .. Bembridge c1907-1945.

Mr Langton, although not actually a lighthouse keeper for the Trinity House Service, was the caretaker of St Helens Fort in Spithead for 38 years and his main responsibility was to keep the light burning on the Fort.  The Fort was in the charge of the Royal Engineers and the job a sapper appointment .........

Bembridge Light
WINN William .. Mate of the Bembridge Light Vessel - Dec 1854 birth of son.


BROWN James Stanley .. L/Hse keeper, Bellvue-road, Cowes - Feb 1909 birth of son.
KELLY William .. L/Hse keeper, St Catherine's, Niton - May 1922 birth of son.

LONG Louis Thomas .. Asst L/Hse keeper, St Catherine's - May 1914 birth of son.
MASKELL George Charles .. L/Hse keeper, Cowes - Mar 1915 birth of dau.
PARSONS Albert Stanley .. L/Hse keeper, St Catherine's, Niton - Nov 1919 birth of dau.
ROBERTS Thomas Edward .. L/Hse keeper, St Catherine's, Niton - Jan 1911 birth of son.
WILLIAMS Thomas .. L/Hse keeper, St Catherine's - July 1914/Aug 1918 births of sons.
WILSON Richard .. L/Hse keeper, St Catherine's, Niton - Oct 1909 birth of dau.

FIELDER Thomas .. of Whippingham, Master of Trinity Light Vessel - PO Directory 1855.



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