Kate of Branch, The

DESCRIPTION: In fog man-o'-war Royal runs down fishing boat Kate of Branch at anchor eight miles off shore. All drown. William Daly's body is found and taken to St Mary's where a shroud and coffin are prepared. The body is returned to his parents at Salmonier
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: grief death drowning fishing sea ship wreck father mother
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Roud #18218
RECORDINGS:
Mike Kent, "Kate O'Branch" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Leonard Molloy, "Kate O'Branch" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Mrs. Ryan, "The Kate of Branch" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

NOTES: On her recording, Mrs. Ryan puts the date of the wreck before 1850. Salmonier and St. Mary's are on the south-east coast of Newfoundland. - BS
Last updated in version 4.2
File: RcKatoBr

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