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.
Try WWW.mycets.co.uk/page 111 The Raby family association with the light is listed.
That should be http://www.mycetes.co.uk - there was an "e" missing from the web address
Thanks for the replies. I've already seen that site and have been in touch with the author. I've also now got a back issue of the association's newsletter which contains an interesting article on Cockersands.