This wonderful photo of Jack and his family was taken by Bertram Parker in his Finkle Lane studio as usual.
The cap band John (Jack) is wearing is the HMT Shackleton, a hired trawler with a 1.3lb gun as armament. Hull Reg. H 1003 Admiralty number 3219 employed as a mine layer. It survived the war but was sunk in the 1920s
Hetty was born around 1889 and raised in Ings Lane (Dam Road) She had 3 brothers-John Lee, b.1887 Herbert Lancelot, b.1891 and Thomas W. b.1886. Charles jnr b.1882. Ernest b.1889 Their father Charles was a riverman, mariner i.e. a Barton waterman.
John Lee and Herbert worked together on The Doris, a Yorkshire registered vessel at the time of the 1911 census.
The information that I got from Steve was that Jack who lived until the 1950's moving away from Barton.
Nettie Gertrude, Sarah Elizabeth, Charles and James. Nellie married Percy Welsh and Sarah married James Clark, the latter living in Mount Avenue through the 60s and 70s.
Jack died in Woodhall Spa Nursing Home in 1958, aged around 78 years old.
Hetty's brothers were John and Herbert, which brings us back to this photo, seen earlier in the blog
Jack Howell, sat left, with Herbert Lancelot Matthews, his brother in law standing next to him. I5 is apparent that John Lee Matthews is in the photo plus two other family members. Given that John Lee would be knocking on 40 years old its still hard to tell which he is.
John Lee Matthews was born on 17th March 1887.