was born in Germany in c1819 (registered as a British subject)
He died in1885.
In the 1881 census he was living at 7 Frederick St. South
Shields. He married to Hannah Gray in 1849 in South Shields.
They had five children:
Joseph Gray b1855
Thomas Gray b.1859
Mary Ann b.1861
Click on the small image
on the right to view enlarged
photographs of the Tose family gravestone.
Frederick St. today. The upper story brick bond suggests
this may have been the original building. Although this is number 7
today, the street may have been re-numbered when a
nearby church was demolished. The building though
would have been similar.
Advertisements in the local newspapers show a William Tose as
being a ships chandler and sail maker, though this was
probably his son William.
In the 1858
Christie's Shipping Register, Maritime
William Tose is listed as the
owner of the Brigantine,
CACTUS (1857-1867) Brigantine.
Snow O.N. 22587 203 tons 87.9
x 25.4 x 14.5
1846 launched by J.T. Alcock, Sunderland Yard No. ? for
his own account. 1851 sold to William Tose, South
Shields. 1856 purchased by E.H. Watts, Blyth. 1857
transferred to Watts, Milburn & Co. 1867 sold to John
Manners, Blyth. 7.2.1883 wrecked in mouth River Tyne.
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