The most famous of all lighthouse keeper's daughters.
In September 1838 when the SS Forfarshire floundered on Hardcar Rocks near Longstone lighthouse, 22 year old Gace helped her father rescue the survivors by rowing their boat out to the rocks in treacherous conditions. Grace was left alone in the boat trying to control it against the vicious storms while her father checked on the survivors clinging to the rocks.
The daring rescue caught the public interest and Grace received £50 from Queen Victoria. She was also awarded a silver medal from the Royal Humane Society and a medal for gallantry from the National Insitution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (now the RNLI).
Grace died four years later at the age of 26 from TB.