I asked if the Russel girls had a brother because a few years ago my late cousin Robert Nicholson told me this tale.
He was the captain of a Sea Going Tug towing a ship across the Atlantic and were hit by a storm/hurricane. Out of sight was a Yacht, and the lady on the yacht (London Lion) needed their position confirmed. Robert checked and when he replied it was her husband who answered. Robert heard the accent and said 'are you a Geordie?' and the man said yes I'm from Hebburn. Robert had since forgotten the mans surname but remembered the man said he was brought up in the Newtown and had 5 (or was it 6?) sisters.The man did say he ran some kind of large business and often sailed across the Atlantic.
I put this on the Board a few years back, hoping someone might help solve it. Five or 6 sisters seemed a good clue.
Now that we getting more and more new visitors to the board we might solve this little mystery, but I can't tell Robert because he died a year ago
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