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merchant navy seaman find my past

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Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 27 Jun 2013 14:14

If you go to the national archives web site if you no the ships name/number I think you can search the ships crew list

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/merchantseaman1858-1917.htm

Roy

***Paula***

***Paula*** Report 27 Jun 2013 13:49

Hi Jude
someone in the family seems to think that he was on the ss eastern laying the atlantic cable in 1866, i know that he worked for the indian rubber company that made it but can find no evidence that he was on the ship, we have a piece of the cable but he could have got that when they made it.
Paula

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 27 Jun 2013 06:52

Paula, what exactly are you looking for? There is quite a lot on Alfred son of Elias....and he appears to have been a telegraph joiner.

Jude

***Paula***

***Paula*** Report 27 Jun 2013 06:14

Thank you graham, i will bear that in mind
Paula

Graham

Graham Report 26 Jun 2013 17:15

A little tip about looking at records in Bristol. Bristol is now a unitary authority, but current BMD records consider it part of Gloucestershire. However, that hasn't always been the case. The parts of Bristol that lie south of the river Avon were once part of Somerset. ;-)

***Paula***

***Paula*** Report 26 Jun 2013 16:18

Thank you for looking, anyway george

, i dont think its the one im looking for the dates dont fit do they
Paula

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 26 Jun 2013 15:20

Not much use im afraid, the original does not give anymore info than the transcript, I think the date range rules this out as well, although im not sure if this relates to birth or the range of the records

Transcription page details
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Last name:Knight
First names:Alfred
Age:
Day of birth:
Month of birth:
Year of birth:
Place of birth:Bristol
County/country of birth:Gloucestershire
Card type:
Discharge number:
Identity certificate no.:
Series:BT114
Date range:1845-1854
Piece number:8
Transcriptions © brightsolid online publishing ltd


George

***Paula***

***Paula*** Report 26 Jun 2013 14:45

Good afternoon
Would anyone be able to do a look up for me on the merchant seaman record on find my past, for Alfred knight born in bristol gloucestershire, he was born in 1849.
Im not sure if it is the person im looking for but thought there may be a clue on the record..his fathers name was elias knight
Many thanks paula