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Monica

Monica Report 30 Jul 2013 19:13

Does anyone know where or how to find Naval Records from 1800? While searching for information on my husbands 3 X great grandfather William Dods born 1781 in Berwickshire, Scotland I found this reference on a family tree on Rootsweb.
I have tried without success to contact the tree owner for a source for this information.
The information in the first sentence is accurate, we have a family bible with records and is also easily verifiable.
I would love to be able to verify the second sentence about the Press gang etc., but have no idea where to look. Any suggestions at all would be great!

William and his wife, Elizabeth, emigrated from Scotland to Canada in
1829 with their family. They pioneered their farm in the 1830's. They had
eight children.

"William was seized by a press Gang while on business in
Berwick, ca. 1800, and served aboard a British Warship for three years
with no communication with his family. This was during the Napoleonic
Wars."
Thanks Monica

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Jul 2013 20:34

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Name: William Dods
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 11 Jul 1781
Christening Place: , EARLSTON, BERWICK, SCOTLAND
Father's Name: Andrew Dods
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11736-2
System Origin: Scotland-VR
GS Film number: 1067895
Reference ID: 2:15XCD5V

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Jul 2013 20:35

Name: George Dods
Gender: Male
Christening Date:
Christening Place: , EARLSTON, BERWICK, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 07 Mar 1811
Birthplace: , Earlston, Berwick, Scotland
Father's Name: William Dods
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11736-2
System Origin: Scotland-VR
GS Film number: 1067895
Reference ID: 2:15XD1N7

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Jul 2013 20:36

Name: Andrew Dods
Gender: Male
Christening Date:
Christening Place: , EARLSTON, BERWICK, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 17 Jul 1809
Birthplace: , Earlston, Berwick, Scotland
Father's Name: William Dods
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11736-2
System Origin: Scotland-VR
GS Film number: 1067895
Reference ID: 2:15XD0KF

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Jul 2013 20:41

Elizabeth/Betty Shillinglaw (christened 18 Nov. 1787 in Earlston, Berwickshire) married William Dods and emigrated to Canada. Elizabeth/Betty's father, George Shillinglaw (1756-1836), was born in Legerwood, Berwickshire, as was his father, Joseph Shillinglaw (1725/26-aft. 1761).


Shillinglaw - Shillinglaw - Family History & Genealogy ...
Elizabeth/Betty Shillinglaw (christened 18 Nov. 1787 in Earlston, Berwickshire) married William Dods and emigrated to Canada. Elizabeth/Betty's father, George ...
boards.ancestry.co.uk/?thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=15&p=... - Cached

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 30 Jul 2013 20:48

Place:Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland - Genealogy
Earlston was a civil parish in the south east corner of the county of Berwickshire. The parish has an ... The Earlston Parish Registers for the Church of Scotland ...
www.werelate.org/wiki/Place:Earlston%2C_?Berwickshire%2C... - Cached

History of Earlston, in Scottish Borders and Berwickshire ...
Berwickshire; Earlston; Related sites; Place: Earlston Berwickshire Location; Historical places and ... , as well as information about parish registers.
www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_?links.jsp?p_id=16674 - Cached
GENUKI: Berwickshire

Nigel Hardie is transcribing and publishing lists of pre-1855 burials and deaths based on the Berwickshire old parish ... parish registers ... Earlston , Eccles ...
www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/BEW/?index.html - Cached

Earlston Church Records | Learn | FamilySearch.org
... you must register and pay a ... Members of Earlston parish who left the Established Church in 1778 obtained supply of ... Return to the Berwickshire Parish ...
www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/?Earlston... - Cached

Monica

Monica Report 30 Jul 2013 23:42

Thanks so much for your time Ann
I was hoping to be able to confirm the story about the Press Gang and so far have not found a source for the Naval Records of that time.
We have the family history back to 1650 in East Lothian from the family bible and confirmed from other sources.
Monica

George

George Report 31 Jul 2013 23:43

Monica ,Try Googling H.M.S. Dadelus or H.M.S. Centurian Gosport

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 1 Aug 2013 03:51

I think that should be HMS Daedalus

Reggie

Reggie Report 1 Aug 2013 08:37

Official records are not likely to make any reference to his having been press-ganged. It wasn't exactly legal