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Francis Raby - Cockersands lighthouse, Lancashire


I wonder if anyone can help. My 3rd great grandfather, Francis Raby, was the first lighthouse keeper at the Cockersands lighthouse I have been led to believe that Francis left his farming community in Forton to help build the lighthouse which he would later run, as did some of his descendants until the 1950s. Others, including my direct descendants, moved to nearby Piel Island where they were ships’ pilots.

I am looking for information about the Raby family and the lighthouse. If anyone has anything, I would love to hear.

Best regards

Philip Raby