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04-01-2007, 10:26 AM
I am trying to find out about John Steadman POTTER who was born in Rotherhythe in 1813. I have traced him to Tasmania where he was Master of a couple of ships sailing in Australian waters in the 1830's. I am trying to find out when he sailed to Australia and in what capacity. Sadly, the maritime records for Sydney for that period were lost (so I'm told) so I can only try to find out from the source, that is from the UK. I am presuming he has Master's papers which he must have got from somewhere. Can anyone suggest where I might look for seaman's records?

blue eyes
04-01-2007, 8:48 PM
Hi Chopendoz, you may find this link useful.