In Gore’s Liverpool Directory for 1853, there is a section of ‘annals’ recording significant events of previous years around Merseyside.
For 1834, it has this entry …
Two boats, crowded with persons returning from a fight near Rock Ferry, upset on the river: between forty and fifty lives lost - Nov 17.
The entry actually reads ‘Bock’ Ferry, but that looks like just a typographical error.
I’ve never heard of this event, which surely must have been recorded in more detail somewhere. Has anyone any further information?