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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2013 09:54

The Marine Society?

One of my ancestors enlisted in the RN in London in 1862. He has born in Clerkenwell.

His papers (downloaded from the NA) under Trade or Occupation says Marine Society Boy with a current address of 7 Waterloo St, Ironmonger Rd, St Lukes.

In the past I have made an internet search for the Marine Society with no success.
Any offers?



George_of_Westbury Report 1 Oct 2013 11:41

Found this, but you may already have seen it, don't know if the one you are seeking



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2013 11:46

Thanks for the link - Its a bit further than I got!

"The Marine Society and Sea Cadets share a similar history. Founded in 1756 and 1856 respectively, both aimed to support destitute children. The Marine Society gave children the skills they needed to work aboard the King’s ships"

Before I email them, any idea who might have the records?


George_of_Westbury Report 1 Oct 2013 11:53

Sorry ive no idea, I can only suggest National Archives, perhaps the Society will tell you.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Oct 2013 11:54

Thanks George :-)


George_of_Westbury Report 1 Oct 2013 12:00

Someone was asking the same sort of question on this site although it was 6 years ago, they were given some links, have a look



Eringobragh1916 Report 1 Oct 2013 19:18

Have you seen this.....

"The Marine Society started life recruiting boys and ... The ship was managed by a committee of the 'National Refuges for Homeless and Destitute Children' ... Records ..."


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Oct 2013 09:42

Thank you for the additional posts - I'll follow up both of those leads.