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1861 census says "Royal Navy At Sea

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Natasha Report 12 Jan 2013 19:17

Royal Navy At Sea And In Ports Abroad

1861 census.

How can i find out which ship he was on if any?

John Perkins- 1838 croydon surrey.
parents- William Perkins & Ann Perkins (Legg)

he doesn't appear on the 1871 census ,well i can't find him, but he reappears in 1881 in reigate with his parents.

he died i believe in 1888..

it say's he was an "Ordinary" ..

thank you for reading :-D


Londonbelle Report 12 Jan 2013 19:30

The name of the ship was 'Cressy'

Number of Guns: Eighty

Name of Captain or Office Commanding: Captain Thomas Harvey


MarieCeleste Report 12 Jan 2013 19:30

Hello Natasha, he was on the "Cressy", the captain was Thomas Harvey.

On the night of the census the ship was at Lat: 37.5N , Long: 11.46E in the Mediterranean. (Somewhere in the Sicilian Channel)

(Just scroll back through the original images to the first page of the enumeration book).

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 12 Jan 2013 19:30

Name Perkins, John
Place of Birth: Croydon, Surrey 10-12-1837
Continuous Service Number: 36477
Date of Volunteering: 05 March 1858

(above Record can be downloaded. £3.36, below link)

Chris :)


Margee Report 12 Jan 2013 19:35

If you go to page 1 of the census images you'll see that the ship was the "Cressy" with 80 guns, captain Thomas Harvey. It was in the Mediterranean, Lat 37.5 N, Long 11.46 E.


Londonbelle Report 12 Jan 2013 19:41

The following has lots of info about the ship

also there is a picture of the ship if you google Images of HMS Cressy 1861


George_of_Westbury Report 12 Jan 2013 19:48

1871 possible

1871 census transcription details for: Reigate Heath (Beer House Skunmington Castle), Reigate Foreign, Reigate
Print Close National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10
Piece: 830
Folio: 31
Page: 10
Reg. District: Reigate
Sub District: Reigate
Parish: Reigate Foreign
Enum. District: 2
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough: Reigate
Address: Reigate Heath (Beer House Skunmington Castle), Reigate Foreign, Reigate
County: Surrey
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
PERKINS, Ann Head F 60 1811 Sussex
PERKINS, John Son M 32 1839 Surrey >>>>>>>>
PERKINS, Robert Son M 22 1849 Surrey
PERKINS, Thomas Son M 17 1854 Surrey
DIVES, Lavinia Granddaughter F 14 1857 Surrey
WATKINSON, James Boarder M 73 1798 Suffolk
BROWN, Joseph Boarder M 36 1835 Surrey

On the original image states he is a Sailor



Natasha Report 12 Jan 2013 22:25

Thank you All so much for your Help . amazing info , thankyou :-D