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    Default Richard Rogers - Mariner?

    My x3 great-grandfather Richard Rogers (born London 1780)goes off the radar between the birth of his daughter Ann in 1805 and the birth of his first son Charles Richard in 1817. As Charles says his father was a mariner when he marries in 1843 (Richard appears to have died before 1821 as his wife Ruth remarries in that year), I suspect he may have been pressed (or even volunteered?)into the Royal Navy.

    The British Royal Navy Allotment Declarations 1795-1852 database on FindMyPast lists two able seamen called Richard Rogers which might be him - one on HMS Polyphemus (1805-1810) and one on HMS Seahorse (1812-1813). Previously, I've been able to buy credits to look at individual records, but it now seems you have to subscribe.

    Would some kind person with a FMP subscription be able to check those two for me? If the next of kin is his wife, Ruth Rogers, it will be worth me following up on those records!

    Thank you.

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    You can still buy credits - see the FMP help pages. Your local library service may offer free access.

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    So you can - thank you! I obviously hadn't scrolled far enough down the page to find the PAYG option...

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    I’ve checked 7 records for Richard Rogers Able seaman none of which have a wife named Ruth on the records. The 2 you named both recorded their mothers name in the record.Further records just state wife.

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    That's very kind, thank you! My Richard's mother's name was Betty, but I think she died in 1786. The mystery of Richard's whereabouts between 1805 and 1817 continues...

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