Tyne and Wear HER(13200): Jesmond, All Saints Cemetery, grave of Francis Batey - Details
Jesmond, All Saints Cemetery, grave of Francis Batey
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Urn monument to Francis Batey (1841-1915), steam tug boat owner. Francis joined his father's tug boat business at the age of 11 and eventually gained his master's certificate. When the Albert Edward Dock opened in 1884, he was assistant pilot on the Rio Amazonas, the first ship to enter the dock. He went on to be chairman of several tug related companies on the River Tyne. One of his sons, John Thomas Batey, became Managing Director of Hawthorn Leslie's Hebburn shipyard.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 70