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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations on Merchant Seamen's Records


    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 07-06-2014 12:20 PM
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  1. Merchant records

    Where would I find merchant records from late 18th/early 19th century? According to a newspaper article my 5th great grandfather was a merchant and shipowner residing in Old Broad Street, London. So far I have been unable to find any further evidence of this.

    Started by swendeperle82‎, 01-02-2018 11:37 AM
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  2. Henry Athawes Mariner

    Hi All, Wondered if you would be able to help or point me in the right direction. Henry Athawes born 1720 Boxley, Kent, died 1747 at Sea (I'm guessing!) I have his Will and he says he is a Mariner serving on HMS Dreadnought. Does anyone have any idea where I might find some more...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 26-11-2017 9:45 PM
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  3. Mariner Records

    I have a Thomas Vipond, born 1758, who states on the birth record of his son born 1783, that he is a 'Mariner'. Just wondering if there'd be any records with details of Mariners from that far back. Thanks.

    Started by lylacmyst‎, 04-09-2017 10:02 PM
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  4. Trinity House Calendars

    Has anyone ordered documents from the Trinity House Calendars from the SOG. I have located an Ancestor who is listed in the Calendars for 1820 in series 1, book 16. As it is £15 I am wondering what information you may get for your money. This particular family are a seagoing lot but I have no...

    Started by MrsPoppy‎, 04-07-2017 10:17 AM
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  5. Put before the mast

    In 1833 a member of a ship's company was "put before the mast" on the vessel's return to port. Am I right in thinking that this was some form of disciplinary hearing or "court"? It is interesting to note that the individual was one of eight members of the crew who were transferred or...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 25-07-2017 7:56 AM
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  6. Death overseas.

    Between 1848 and 1851 HMS Acheron was engaged in surveying the coastal waters of New Zealand. On 3 February 1850 a member of the crew died and was buried in Wellington. Apart from on his tombstone and in the ship's log, where would his death be registered? No trace has been found in either NZ or...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 22-07-2017 10:47 AM
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  7. Crew Member. Photo. Is it the same person

    Hello Everyone. I have posted this in the Mariner section, well... because he was. However I would be grateful for the opinion of as many eyes as possible. The vessel, the schooner "Charmian" is correct and the photo date (1907/8) and his time of service go together. He was my...

    Started by Peter_NB‎, 06-06-2017 6:22 PM
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  8. Death at Sea?

    Can anyone help advise please. Looking for a record of death for a George E Pawson, newspapers confirm his death at Cape of Good Hope. 28 August 1882 Aged 37 years. We are told he died at sea on a Ship traveling from China to the Cape of Good Hope, he was a silk merchant that lived in London....

    Started by Annette J‎, 05-06-2017 3:48 PM
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  9. cullercoats cobles

    was just wondering if the Cullercoats fishing flee boats had names? A number of my ancesters were involved in fishing and i wondered if they names their vessels?

    Started by Blues Mark‎, 22-08-2010 9:32 AM
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  10. Merchant Navy ship I look under John/Wesley

    I want to look for a crew list for my ancestor an ordinary seaman who was on this ship in March 1854 I have detailed list of the crew and passenger list of the John Wesley arriving at Auckland New Zealand arriving from Sydney (he "ran" from his original ship in 1853 on arriving in Sydney having...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 29-12-2016 11:29 AM
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  11. Alexander Harry Richards, a phoney American?

    Hello all I have a puzzle about my mother’s cousin Alexander Harry Richards. He was a seaman in the US Merchant service in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s and I have a US “Seaman’s Protection certificate” from 1936 (when they were newly introduced, I think) saying he was a US citizen and giving as...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 26-09-2016 1:39 PM
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  12. Welch Mariners

    Stumped with a connection from Amlwch, Anglesey of the Edwards clan circa 1850. Relative maybe David (grandson says his name was David), maybe William (others think William) Edwards possibly born 1853. His wife was Mary Catherine Moulsdale b. 5 Dec 1853 Amlwch and died abt 1927 Amlwch....

    Started by esmotteram‎, 10-08-2016 6:02 PM
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  13. Dis A No

    I have looked at the abbreviations thingy for Merchant Seamen records on the National Archives site and it doesn't tell me what this means and today I am too thick to work it out

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 13-07-2016 1:56 PM
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  14. Where can I find records of ships lost @ sea?

    My Greatgrandfather,Charles Simmonds from Bristol,was rumored to be on a ship as a carpenter that was lost with all hands between 1901 and 1904?. The items I have looked @ have not helped, no lists found.

    Started by mrmaricopa‎, 27-06-2016 7:47 AM
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  15. Name tattooed on a seaman's arm

    Hi everyone, My gg grandfather was a seaman from Montreal, Canada who first appeared in South Australia in 1861 when he gave his name as William George Watson. At the registration of the birth of his children he gave his name as William George Bowden Watson, the precise name he gave to his eldest...

    Started by cam15a‎, 08-06-2016 1:07 AM
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  16. Monkeys as pets - sailors' gifts

    I am just wondering if this may have been common. My great-grandmother's father was a sailor. He gave her a pet monkey, as well as quite a few odd items that he probably got through travels. However, what struck me as odd for some reason was the monkey. I mean the how - why - upkeep -...

    Started by Break2015‎, 10-03-2016 10:14 PM
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  17. Dad's Merchant Navy Records.

    Hi Everyone. If anyone is going to Kew in the near future could you do a 'lookup' for me. I am looking for the service records for my Dad who was in the Merchant Navy 1939-1942. We know the records are at Kew and not Southampton. These are his details: Kenneth Edward Macaulay (formerly Santanna...

    Started by pat fowles‎, 27-01-2016 2:46 PM
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  18. Apprentice record 1850

    I have an apprentice record downloaded from ancestry merchant navy apprentices but part of it I cant read however I cannot upload it Is anyone able to look at this for me it is for Henry Gittings apprentice indentures of London October 1850 he is on the 1st row its looks like "Previously ...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 25-01-2016 12:42 PM
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  19. The Dorothy (1815ish)

    I'm just trying to learn what I can about this ship. I know it went from the UK to Canada in 1815, bringing immigrants. Does anyone well-versed in seafaring history know anything about this boat? Does a picture or sketch exist?

    Started by TreeSquirrel‎, 09-01-2016 7:34 PM
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  20. Shanghaied from Liverpool Docks 1870s

    Hello I have a family story about an ancestor being Shanghaied from the Landing Stage at Liverpool while waiting for his employer. It's true that in 1870 the census records him with an extremely comfortable job as a coachman, and that by 1873 he is recorded as a stoker on a ship. I am fairly...

    Started by Farawa‎, 14-11-2015 2:43 PM
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