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Joan Frances Vernon

F, #6587, b. 12 February 1926, d. 4 August 2001
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022
Joan Frances (Vernon) Paterson with son David Keith Whitton Paterson - taken by Husband/father David Whitton Hutton Paterson - 1946
Joan F Vernnon, David W H Paterson engagement
The day WWII ended - 7 May 1945, Wedding, David WH Paterson & Joan Vernon, Harrow Middlesex
  • Married Name: As of 7 May 1945, her married name was Paterson.
  • (Witness) Passenger List: She was mentioned on a passenger list with David Whitton Hutton Paterson on the on 4 December 1956 at Liverpool, England, . Departed Bombay, India; arrived Liverpool England.2
    Passenger list 1956
    Passenger list 1956
    Circassia (III); The motor vessel Circassia, the third Anchor liner with that name, was launched at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering, Glasgow, in June 1937. Her maiden voyage, in October of that year, was from Glasgow to Bombay, the route Circassia served for her entire commercial career.
    During World War II, she was converted into an armed merchant cruiser in 1940, then into a troopship in 1942, and finally into an infantry landing ship in 1943. Circassia returned to Anchor's Bombay service in August 1947, and on 13 January 1966 made Anchor's last passenger sailing on that route. She was broken up later that year. Circassia was the sister of Cilicia and Caledonia (V). Sources: Haws' Merchant Fleets; Kludas' Great Passenger Ships of the World. via http://www.greatships.net/ [Feb 2011]
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Joan Frances Vernon is commemorated on the headstone erected by David Harris Whitton in 1913 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, . Inscription reads Frontface: Erected by David Whitton and his wife Catherine Johnston in loving memory of their son David who died 5th November 1913 in his 29th year, also Willie who died in infancy, the above Catherine Johnston who died 21st Janaury 1935 aged 75 years, David Whitton the above named who died 19th December 1943 aged 84 years, also their daughters Elizabeth Moonie Paterson who died 28th September 1963 aged 71 years, and Mary Johnston Maiden who died 27th March 1976 aged 96 years.
    On the plinth: David W H Paterson who died 29th May 1989 in his 75th year, elder son of the above Elizabeth M Paterson, dear husband of Joan Vernon who died 4th August 2001.
    Brass plaque below: In memory of the above Joan Frances Vernon 12/2/26-4/8/01 Much loved mother of David and Carol.
    Sideface: Also in memory of their daughter Robina M Whitton McBride who died 2nd November 1926 aged 38 years, and their grand-daughter Catherine Johnston Maiden who died 8th July 1927 aged 22 years, also her brother James Maiden who died 5th May 1956 aged 48 years, also their grandson Robert Paterson died 18th July 1991.3
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston
    Dundee Balgay Cemetery - David Whitton & Catherine Johnston


  1. [S6] From CPT [Sept 2009].
  2. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Class: BT26; Piece: 1371; Item: 5 Source Information: Ancestry.com. UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26, 1,472 pieces. [Aug 2010]
  3. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , CPT Sept 2009.