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    Default The Whittington a transportship missing 1879

    Hello - I would greatly appreciate some help with the following:

    With the Wittington a member of crew, Charles Channing born in Marstrand, Sweden 1838, was lost at sea in 1879. He was the son of a Captain (in command) and British Vice Counsel in Marstrand, Robert Channing, born in England on December 6, 1785, whom I have posted a question about here earlier.

    Charles moved to London in 1856 and then he seems to have been back to Sweden occationally, and he got married in Sweden 1875 but, as it seem he still worked for at least one British shipowner, Lancaster Shipowners Co. Ltd. - William Herron, Lancaster.

    There is very little to be found regarding Charles Channing here in Sweden after 1856, which is why I turn to you for help. Maybe there are records regarding his work at sea, maybe he contacted his British family and had them registred as next of kin. Anything and everything is of worth.

    Best regards Karin Jorthé

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    ancestry has this record in the Canada, Seafarers of the Atlantic Provinces, 1789-1935 but the original image is not available
    Charles Channing, Crew age 28 born about 1836, Sweden
    Vessel, Oracle
    Voyage Departure Date - 5 May 1864 from Liverpool, England
    arrived 30 March 1867 at Port Glasgow, Scotland
    Vessel Registration Number - J863004
    Vessel Registration Place - St. John, New Brunswick
    Year Vessel Constructed - 1862
    Date Joined Present Ship - 31 Jul 1866
    Place Joined Present Ship - Valparaiso, Chile
    Crew Number - 130
    Literacy - Signed his name
    Completed What Signed On To Do? -- Yes
    Discharge - 2 April 1867 at Port Glasgow, Scotland
    Discharged at end of voyage
    Last Discharge Date: 31 July 1866
    Last Discharge Place - Valparaiso, Chile
    Registry of Last Ship - English
    Company From Last Ship - 3
    Capacity (Rank) - Able-bodied Seaman
    Payment Type (Time) - By the month
    Wage - 400
    Wage Currency - Sterling
    Cash Advance 0 0
    Cash Advance Currency - Sterling

    he is in the US 1870 census
    Charles Channing
    Age in 1870 - 32 born about t 1838
    Birthplac - Sweden
    Home in 1870 - Boston Ward 5, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    Race - White
    Occupation - Seaman
    Father of Foreign Birth - Y
    Mother of Foreign Birth - Y

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    He and his wife Frederika are on the Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893 on ancestry
    As it is in Swedish I am not sure of some of the column headings on the original document. There is also quite a few lines of information next to their entry but again in Swedish so I have no idea what it says. Maybe purchase a few credits to access the record or ask your local library if ancestry have their free library version in Sweden. Or find out where the original records are kept in Sweden
    Sjoman? Charles Channing
    Enka, Anna Frederika Wallin
    Residence - Malmö Sankt Pauli, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
    Village, Farm, or Croft - Bror VII
    GID Number: 1312.1.16100

    I see his death was indexed in Jan 1880. Once again I can't read the document and the writing is so cramped that I can't even make a guess at the words to use a translator online..
    Sweden, Indexed Death Records, 1840-1942
    Charles Channing Age42 born about 1838
    Death Date - Jan 1880
    Death Place - Malmö Caroli, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
    Page Number - 165
    GID Number: 1308.324.12100
    Roll number: 0008-40

    Original data at Swedish Church Records Archive. Johanneshov, Sweden: Genline AB.


    You probably have all this information but it may be useful to let others know what has been found so they don't waste time posting it.

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    Default Thank you very much!

    Thank you Christina!

    I am very grateful for your help, Canada - Scotland and US census that is all quite unexpected! And yes, the other facts from the Swedish church records I have, please forgive my missing to include these facts.

    Best regards Karin

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