I found a website that gave full names of passengers lost at sea, including Childrens' names. I know that James John and Arabella Fitz-james were lost at sea on the sinking of the steam mail ship Solway in April 1843 but want the names of their four children who were also lost. can anybody help?
James Fitz James is listed in FindMyPast's Index to Death Duty Registers with a note "Ship Solway to Jamaica"
Arabella Theresa Fitz-James is listed in FindMyPast's Index to Death Duty Registers, a few rows below her husband, as being "Late on board the Solway Steam Ship".
The Executor for both is Judith Farmer of Peckham Grove, Worcester.
Perhaps they can be located near there in the 1841 Census, along with the names of 3-4 children whose births/baptisms can be found around the same time.
FindMyPast's Faculty Office Marriage Licences lists a licence for James John FITZJAMES and Arabella Theresa OFFLEY dated 12 Nov 1832.
The "Will of Arabella Theresa Fitz James otherwise Arabella Fitz James of Hornsey , Middlesex" is available as PROB 11/1984/16. I would expect that this might name at least some of her children.
I don't know if this is of much help, but want to share this. I was doing research on the sinking of the Lusitania recently and one article stated that the Cunard shipping lines did not list infants (usually 1 year or less) on the passenger list since it was not required to pay passage or landing tax for infants. This seemed to be a practice with many of the shipping companies during the 1800's into the 1900's.
That discovery solved a long-time mystery for me. My great-uncle, born in Ireland in 1870 immigrated to the U.S. with his parents within the first year of his birth. When I found my great-grandparents on a passenger list, their child was not listed. I did locate him on the first U.S. census they were counted in during for 1880, so I know he arrived with his parents.
Possibly if any of the Fitz James children were infants, they might not be listed on the Solway passenger list.