Henry Seddon & Sons

Famous Fleets feature article Issue 15 - Autumn 2009


NameFleet noJoined fleetRegistration numberRegistration dateBuilder/sourceNotes
AlgiersDaventry 156
Northwich 134
21/02/1900
07/11/1930
New, William Nurser & Sons, Braunston. 26.11.1943 sold to Thomas Johnston, Stoke-on-Trent
AnnieBerkhamsted 34114/06/1911Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co Ltd, Middlewich
BadgerDaventry 35920/05/1896New, William Nurser & Sons, November 1923
BeaverDaventry 35716/10/1923New, William Nurser & Sons, September 1923
DanehurstNot registeredRiver Weaver steam packet boat built by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, 1904. Official number 127946
EmpressNorthwich 12004/07/1912Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co Ltd, Middlewich
EnterpriseNot registeredWooden steam barge from W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, 1903. Official Number 98332
ForgetStoke-on-Trent 48812.07.1922 sold to William Owen, Barbridge
ForwardStoke-on-Trent ?Not known
FoxDaventry 44605/09/1923New, Nurser Brothers, Braunston, August 1933
Fox (m)Not re-registeredConverted ex horse boat in the early 1950s
FrancesNantwich 8607/06/1916For Thomas Seddon & Sons Ltd, Middlewich (sic)
GowanburnNorthwich 2428/07/1931River Weaver dumb packet boat
HollyDaventry 13626/01/1898New, William Nurser & Sons for W. Henry Seddon
IreneChester 58318/07/1922Ex Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Co
IvyDaventry 13823/03/1898New, William Nurser & Sons for W. Henry Seddon
JapanNot registeredRiver Weaver barge (weighed 09.05.1896)
JeanDaventry 32918/05/1920New, William Nurser & Sons, Braunston, April 1920
JoyDaventry 158+16/05/1900Ex William Nurser & Sons, Braunston
LupusDaventry 128
Northwich 122
27/01/1897
09/11/1912
New, William Nurser & Sons, Braunston. Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co Ltd, Middlewich
MailDaventry 145
Northwich 135
22/02/1899
15/01/1931
New, William Nurser & Sons for W. Henry Seddon
MaltaDaventry 15521/02/1900New, William Nurser & Sons, Braunston
NellieNorthwich 12102/08/1912Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co Ltd, Middlewich
NewsDaventry 14422/02/1899New, William Nurser & Sons for W. Henry Seddon
NoahNorthwich 13021/06/1922Not known
NoraDaventry 327
Northwich 130
Northwich 30
07/01/1920
21/06/1922
21/06/1922
New cinder boat, William Nurser & Sons, January 1920, Broken up by 1959
OnwardStoke-on-Trent 501Not known
OrotavoDaventry 17530/10/1901New, William Nurser & Sons, Braunston
OtterBerkhamsted 34308/11/1911Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co Ltd, Middlewich
OtterDaventry 43924/01/1923New, William Nurser & Sons, December 1923
Otter (m)Not re-registeredConverted ex horse boat in the early 1950s
PerseveranceStoke-on-Trent 741Not known
Pride O' Th' WeaverNot registeredSteam barge by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, 1898. Official Number 110630
PurbeckNot registeredRiver Weaver motor vessel
QueenDaventry 12622/11/1910Ex Sir Isaac
Sir IsaacDaventry 126+20/05/1896Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co. Ltd., Middlewich
Sir RichardDaventry 125+25/03/1896Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co. Ltd., Middlewich
SnowflakeStoke-on-Trent 945+27/01/1939Ex Potter & Son, Runcorn, December 1955
SpringStoke-on-Trent 775+29/05/1913Ex Potter & Son, Runcorn
StagBerkhamsted 342+02/12/1901Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co. Ltd., Middlewich
Stanley (s)Not registeredSteam coaster built by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd, launched 14.03.1904. Official Number 118125
Starlight (m)Stoke-on-Trent 934+17/12/1937Ex Potter & Son, Runcorn, December 1955
StoatDaventry 371*20/07/1926Ex Emanuel Smith & Sons, October 1926
SunbeamStoke-on-Trent 93818/06/1953Ex Potter & Son, Runcorn. (July 1964 pleasure boat)
Sweden (m)Stoke-on-Trent 88715/10/1948Ex Anderton Company, Stoke-on-Trent
VictorDaventry 131+
Northwich 123
14/07/1897
09/11/1912
New, William Nurser & Sons, Braunston. Ex Dairy & Domestic Salt Co Ltd, Middlewich
WeaselDaventry 36706/01/1925New, William Nurser & Sons, December 1924
Weaver Belle Northwich 2328/07/1931River Weaver steam packet boat built by W. J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd. Official Number 113430

The canal boat register maintained by Northwich Urban District Council is in three sections; hence the numbers do not run consecutively.

(m) Motor narrowboat  

* Stoat: This registration was for The Miller for Emanuel Smith & Sons Ltd of Brentford, but the boat was very quickly sold to Seddons, no doubt due to Smith’s incipient financial problems. 

+ These registrations refer to the previous owner.