Samuel Plimsoll originator of the load line known as the Plimsoll Line on ships. Born at 9 Colston Parade, Bristol on February 1824. Member of Parliament 1868 to 1880. In 1872 published "Our Seamen - an appeal" in which he shewed that a large proportion of sailors in the Merchant Service who perished at sea lost their lives from preventable causes such as overloading. Initiated and carried through almost single handed The Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Died at Folkestone in 1898 buried at Cheriton a village nearby.