On this day: Pilgrims become parents at sea

10th December 1884. A baby was born on the steamship Angier Head. The names of his parents were recorded as Ounian and Sabo Sabo. Along with many other Muslim pilgrims, they had travelled from Bombay or Calcutta to Jeddah, gateway to Mecca, and were on the return journey.

The ship was part of the fleet owned by the Angier company. According to this source, Captain William Macey was in command of the ship at the time and recalled that over 1,000 pilgrims would be on each trip to Jeddah.

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