||Lifeboat from Titanic
||Lifeboat to Carpathia
|Cavendish, Mrs Julia Florence||6||6||5.00|
|Barber, Miss Ellen Mary||6||6||4.21|
The Kingston (New York) Daily Freeman of April 29, 1912. Mrs. Cavendish clearly describes Peuchen's descent into her boat.
"A Canadian, who stated that he could row, turned to a group of men on deck, who were watching the proceedings, and said: 'I can row, but if there is room for one more, let it be a woman. I am not a coward.' The women in the boat beseeched the man to row the boat for them and those on deck urged him to do so. With a parting handclasp, he lowered hmself by a rope to the lifeboat and took his position there."
Since we know Major Peuchen was in #6, Mrs. Cavendish must be too.
The New York Times of May 4, 1912 says: "Mrs. Cavendish and her maid were assisted into one of the lifeboats by Mr. Cavendish", however, since this is not a direct quote, we cannot say if Mrs.Cavendish related this.
Miss Barber was her maid. We have written notes that say that the Kent & Sussex Courier newspaper of April 1912 states that Mrs Cavendish entered a lifeboat - accompanied by her maid. Unfortunately, we have not been able to track down the original account itself, and therefore cannot be 100% positive she was in #6 with her employer. But we do think it very likely.